Designing on a Budget | JC Licht


Designing on a Budget

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Hunter Douglas Wood Blinds available at JC Licht

If you admire custom window treatments but feel incompatible with your budget, we’ll let you in on a secret - they don’t have to be super pricey. Let us show you how to make custom window coverings a reality for your Chicago home on any budget.

Splurge On Hardware

Think about how amazing an average little black dress looks when you add diamond earrings or a gorgeous pendant necklace - the same idea applies to window treatments. So, splurge on the exclusive hardware finishes or add the decorative tape and tassel. We promise you won’t regret it. 

Be Willing to Compromise

Let’s say you love wood blinds, but the price point isn’t in your ballpark. Opting for faux wood blinds will give you more wiggle room in your budget and provide an appearance very similar to the genuine article. Choosing a less expensive fabric for drapery is another way to compromise to get window treatments that wow. 

Window Treatments Are Worth the Investment

Custom window treatments are well worth the investment. The quality of products used alone makes them far and away a great choice, but then factor in the exceptional service you receive, and you can’t lose. There’s something indescribable about the aesthetic of drapery or shades made exclusively for your windows that never loses its appeal. 

Get Creative with Paint and Wallpaper

Paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to freshen up your home’s interior. A quart of a vibrant color is an excellent way to breathe new life into the trim of a room. Wallpaper is another great way to bring visual interest and depth to unexpected areas like built-ins, archways, and even furniture. You can also create fiscally sound artwork by framing wallpaper with a unique print. 

Hunter Douglas Roller Shades available at JC Licht

Layers of Luxury

Layering patterns and textures give any space high-end appeal. You can layer patterned shades with solid drapery or lay a smaller area rug on top of a larger one. Keep balance and scale in mind when working with patterns and textures. A compact space full of large, bold prints will feel chaotic and cluttered. 

Work with What You Have

Buying new items for your home’s interior is always preferable, but working within a budget means paring back purchases when possible. Try switching out throw blankets and accent pillows with the seasons to make a space look new with items you already own. You can also rearrange your furniture and move artwork and large mirrors to new places on the wall. 

Designing on a Budget in Chicago

JC Licht has everything you need to design your dream home without breaking the bank. We are Chicago’s premier retailer of Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and upscale wallpaper

Stop by one of our showrooms across the Midwest or book an in-home consultation today. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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