Interior Design Stories

Browse all current and past decorating ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade.

The Rule of Three in Design | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

The Rule of Three in Design

Odd numbers add a dynamic element to any space. Learn how to create visual interest in your home with the Rule of Three.

Choosing the Right Focal Point | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Choosing the Right Focal Point

The focal point is one of the most important parts of interior design; it anchors your décor. Learn how to choose the right focal point for your room.

Decorating with Mirrors | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrors can really brighten and open up your entire home. Learn how to enhance your décor with mirrors.

Pet-Friendly Furniture Fabrics | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

PET-FRIENDLY FURNITURE FABRICS

Having a pet doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture. Learn about some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s claws and paws.

Home Interior UV Protection | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

PROTECT AGAINST SUN DAMAGE

You probably know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. But have you ever considered how UV rays might harm your valuable furnishings?

Enhance your Health with Plants | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

ENHANCE YOUR HEALTH WITH PLANTS

There’s so much more to houseplants than their beauty. The fact is, they can actually make you healthier and happier.

End Tables | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

END TABLES

It can be easy to think of end tables as an afterthought – until you try to set down your drink or reach for your book. The right end tables are both handy and stylish.

Take Control of Clutter | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

TAKE CONTROL OF CLUTTER

You may not realize how stressed you can become by clutter. But once you start clearing out what you no longer need, chances are, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment.

Create a Sleep Sanctuary | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

CREATE A SLEEP SANCTUARY

Did you know that one in every three people suffers from some form of insomnia? Lack of sleep can be caused by many factors, but the wrong environment can add to the troubles.

Boost Your Home Value | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Boost Your Home Value

If you’re contemplating a home improvement, it can be helpful to know which projects give you the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Learn about some of the most profitable home improvements.

Eco-Friendly Decorating | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Eco-Friendly Decorating

You may not realize how much of your home may be harmful to you and the environment. Fortunately, by making smart choices, you can reduce your carbon footprint and ensure a healthier environment for you and your family.

Unique Wall Decorations | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Unique Wall Decorations

Art and photos can certainly brighten up your walls. But if you think outside the frame, there are countless other ideas that are affordable, multifunctional and sure to impress.

Decorating with Flowers | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Fresh Flowers

Brighten up the colder months with fresh flowers – they can make the whole year feel like spring.

Decorating with Rumba Orange | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Rumba Orange

Make your room pop with Rumba Orange. See ideas for decorating with this trending color.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Throw Pillows

Liven up your space with throw pillows. See how to create a modern, mismatched look.

Upgrading your Guest Room | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Guest Rooms

Get ready to host your holiday visitors in style.

Decorating with Earth Tones | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Earth Tones

Warm up your home environment with earth tones, this fall.

Diagonal Lines in Home Design | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Diagonal Lines

Put a new slant on your décor – it will add a burst of energy to your home.

Decorating with Stone | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Stone

Add a sense of nature and permanence to your home with stone.

Kitchen Island Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Kitchen Islands

Make your kitchen a more functional and social place with a kitchen island.

Decorating with the Color Cream | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Cream Colored Accents

How to create a relaxed interior with the color cream.

Decorating with Bookshelves | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Bookshelves

Reduce clutter and exhibit your treasures with bookshelves.

Kids’ Rooms Decorating Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Kids' Rooms

Learn how to create a fun and durable décor for your child’s bedroom.

Decorating with Lamps | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Lamps

See how lamps add both beauty and function to your home.

Side Tables | Interior Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Side Tables

Side tables shouldn't be a sidelight in your interior plan. Learn how to put them into focus.

Decorating with Greige | Interior Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Greige, the new neutral

Greige (gray + beige) is the trending neutral in interior design.

Floral Patterns | Interior Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Floral Patterns

Bring spring indoors by adding floral patterns to your home décor.

Decorating with Stripes | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Stripes

Stripes can liven a room and make it look crisp and organized.

Deep Blue Accents | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Deep Blue Accents

Create a feeling of safety and positivity in your home with deep blue accents.

Easy Chairs | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Easy Chairs

Life just seems more relaxing and cozy when you are settled in an easy chair!

Adding Texture | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Adding Texture

Transform the feeling of your home with a mix of textures.

Upgrading Your Ceiling | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Upgrading Your Ceiling

Take your décor to new heights with a focus on your ceilings.

Decorating with Pink | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Pink

Add the color of happiness to your home.

Ottomans | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Ottomans

Five ways ottomans can enhance a room.

Vintage Pieces | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Vintage Pieces

A touch of the old can make your home décor look new.

Decorating with Black | Interior Design Blog | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Black

Every room needs just a bit of black!

Dramatic Windows | Home Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Dramatic Windows

Open up your design plan with dramatic windows.

Beautiful Area Rugs | Home Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Beautiful Area Rugs

Add warmth, beauty, and function with an area rug.

Whimsical Décor | Home Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Whimsical Décor

Whimsical accents add an unexpected touch.

Rosé is not just for Sipping | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Rosé is not just for Sipping

Add a touch of rosé to make your interior crisp and refreshing.

The Case for Glass Tables | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

The Case for Glass Tables

Adding a glass table will help your room feel larger and more airy.

Upgrade Your Home Office | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Upgrade Your Home Office

Shape your home office into a space with personality.

Decorate with Light Blue | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Light Blue

Light blue décor soothes the senses.

Decorate with Leather | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Leather Furnishings

Leather adds great texture and color to a room.

Create a Spa Bathroom | Home Design Ideas | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Create a Spa Bathroom

Upgrade your master bathroom to a five-star retreat.

Stunning Light Fixtures - Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Stunning Light Fixtures

Light up your home by adding a stunning chandelier - it can completely change the look of a room!

Decorate with Natural Wood - Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Natural Wood

Wood design elements add color, texture, grain, and a touch of nature to your room.

A Substantial Piece of Art - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

A Substantial Piece of Art

A substantial piece of art adds personality and can be the starting point for your room design plan.

Decorating with Curves | Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Decorating with Curves

Most home interiors have lots of straight lines and square – or almost square – corners. Instead, why not think outside the box and add some curved design elements to your interior design plan?

Mood-Inspiring Candles | Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Mood-Inspiring Candles

Warm up the mood in your living environment by adding candles to your décor. They’re perfect for the cold winter months and continue to add beauty all year long.

Decorating with Brass | Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Brass is Back

Believe it or not, brass is popular again as a home decorating choice. The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a softer, gentler version of brass.

The Color Lime | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

The Color Lime

Lime is a bold, extroverted color. Given its drama and intensity, it’s surprising that the hue works beautifully with many color palettes.

Built-in Seating | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Built-in Seating

Built-in seating feels cozy and inviting – and it can be very versatile, providing not just an additional place to sit, but additional display space or even storage.

Complementary Colors | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors add energy to a room, yet at the same time, they make us feel comfortable and complete.

Decorating with Red - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Decorating with Red

A red accent can create a focal point in your room - and it adds passion to your interior look!

Bathtub Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Bathtub Design Ideas

A beautiful bathtub can change the way you think about your bathroom. See ideas for creating a relaxing, stress-relieving retreat.

Dining Room Storage - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Dining Room Storage

Adding a storage solution to your dining room can transform this room from clutter to clean.

Decorating with White, Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Decorating with White

White is a clear, clean choice for summer decorating, yet it lasts throughout the year, lightening a room on dark winter days.

Books as Design Elements, Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Books as Design Elements

Books add color, texture and scale. Most of all, they create a point of interest and conversation for your guests.

Decorative Moldings, Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Decorative Moldings

Decorative moldings add texture and interest to your home. Add them to your walls, windows, doors, or ceilings.

Decorating with Headboards | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Decorating with Headboards

A beautiful headboard adds instant style to your bedroom.

Decorating with Pastel Colors | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Pastel Colors

Pastel colors make your room feel lighter and more delicate.

Indoor-Outdoor Decorating | Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

Blending your interior and outdoor living spaces enhances summer enjoyment.

The Beach House Look - Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

The Beach House Look

Learn how you can create a beach house look in your home.

Metal Trim on Furniture - Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Metal Trim on Furniture

Adding metal trim to your furniture creates a timeless look.

Decorating with Copper - Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade, Santa Barbara

Decorating with Copper

Copper adds unique style and creates a warm mood.

Colorful Accents - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Colorful Accents

Adding color to your décor can cheer up your house – and your life!

Relaxed Furniture - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

Relaxed Furniture

Relaxed furniture can help you slow down and unwind.

New Countertops - Design Ideas by Santa Barbara Screen And Shade

New Countertops

A new counter can top off your kitchen or bath beautifully.

Decorating with Modern Art - Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade in Santa Barbara

Modern Art

Modern art adds a focal point and conversational interest.

Vintage Finds and Antiques - Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade in Santa Barbara

Vintage Finds and Antiques

Vintage finds and antiques add depth and personality to your décor.

Decorating with Espresso Brown - Design Ideas from Santa Barbara Screen And Shade in Santa Barbara

A Shot of Espresso

A shot of espresso adds a positive jolt to your decor.