Renovate or Move: 5 Reasons to Invest in Your Home

Have you been debating between moving and renovating your home? With the current Canadian housing market, you’re not the only one trying to figure out what the best decision is. In many cases, renovating can be easier and more cost-efficient. Here are our top five reasons that may help you decide whether to renovate or move.

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Making the decision to renovate your home is a huge undertaking. It can mean living in sawdust for months, relocating furniture – even relocating your family for a few months! But long-term, it can be the most cost-effective way to upgrade your living conditions.

Often enough, a mini overhaul can make a world of difference. But even if your home needs a major renovation, it may still cost you less than moving – in more ways than one. Here are a few things to consider that can help you decide whether to renovate or move.

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5 Ways to Create the Coastal Décor Trend at Home

The coastal decor trend hinges on natural textures and materials to bring a taste of sandy beaches and ocean life into your home. To turn your space into a beach house-style home with some serious vacation vibes, keep reading. Here are our top tips for achieving the coastal décor trend yourself.

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What is the Coastal Décor Trend?

The coastal décor trend brings in anything and everything that reminds you of white sandy beaches, ocean waves, and a relaxed, beach lifestyle. Natural textures, modern finishes, and hints of ocean blue shades on a white backdrop make this trend really pop. The coastal trend aims to make the room feel natural, light, and airy as a day by the seaside.

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Tips for the Perfect Home Office Design

Working from home has been the new reality for a huge chunk of Canadians over the last year – and it looks like the WFH option may continue well after this pandemic is over. Working from your kitchen table isn’t exactly ideal – especially if your spouse is sitting across from you chowing down while you work. If you’ve been thinking about creating your own home office, keep reading this post. Here are our top tips for the perfect home office design.

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How to Shop for Blinds on a Budget

Looking for anything on a budget can be a challenge. Luckily, we’re shoppers, too. We know how important it is to find good quality products for your home without breaking the bank. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to shop for blinds on a budget.

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Budget Doesn’t Have to Mean Cheap

When someone says they’re on a tight budget, that just means they want to spend less, not get less. No one wants to get an inferior product that won’t last. That’s why we have invested the time and effort into ensuring even our most budget-friendly blinds are still made with the same quality craftsmanship our customers have come to expect from Select Blinds Canada.

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Transform Your Space: Home Décor Trends for 2021

We’ve all been working from home, living with lockdowns, and have spent way more time at home this year than ever before. The more you hang around your space, the more you realize it’s time for a change! Here are some of our favourite home décor trends for 2021 that can totally transform your place.

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Grey and Yellow Décor

Pantone named two colours of the year this year instead of only one. They are naming Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (a bright yellow shade) as their tops picks for home décor in 2021. We like the idea of sticking with grey for the most part and highlighting the room with a few yellow accents for a modest yet trendy look.

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Instagram Influencer Favourites in 2021

If you need a little bit of design inspiration for your spring redecorating projects, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of our most liked influencer photos, straight from our Instagram feed. Browse these images for our influencer favourites, featuring the latest home decor trends – and our fabulous blinds, of course!

Make an Accent Wall

We love this geometric print wallpaper used to create a super simple accent wall. The wall is gorgeous and makes a real statement all on its own. We love how Michelle Amsbaugh decorated with a simple centre mirror and our Premium Plus Bamboo Shades for a texturd effect.

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Everything You Need to Know About Matching Blinds to a Room

Matching blinds to a room is a big decision, as far as home décor decisions go. Should they match? Contrast? Keep reading to find out what we recommend when it comes to matching blinds to a room.

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How Do You Match Blinds to a Room?

Blinds and shades can work as an understated accent or a show-stopping statement piece. The first thing you will need to do is decide what you want. Do you need window treatments to brighten up your space or is the room already decorated perfectly? Once you narrow that down, you’ll have an easier time deciding between these options:

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What Blinds Are Best for Patio Doors?

If you’re looking to outfit your patio doors with the right window treatments, you won’t want to miss this blog post. We’ve got all the details you need to consider when searching for the perfect blinds for your DIY home décor project. Keep reading to find out which blinds are best for patio doors.

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Choosing the Right Material for Patio Doors

If you are looking to get window treatments for your patio doors, you’ll want to start by selecting the right type of material, based on your needs. Do you need privacy, blackout, or light filtering material? Do you get tons of sunlight and want to cut the glare and block UV rays? We always recommend starting your search by selecting the materials that are most functional for that individual room.

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