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I grew up in two different Colonial homes, which each had a staircase leading up from the foyer. It didn't occur to me until I had grown up a bit that not all homes have this feature greeting guests as they enter. For a while, I just thought that's how

Internal shutters and window reveal decorated in Chinese fretwork by Luke Lightfoot in the Chinese Room at Claydon House, c.1760

from I Heart Nap Time

Tutorial: How to make a wood valance window treatment

Create this Beautiful #DIY window valance for 30 bucks with a piece of wood and crown molding. What a difference it makes!