In the world of window treatments, blinds and shades may as well be apples and oranges. But apparently, to anyone who doesn’t live and breathe window treatments every day, this isn’t quite so obvious. If you’re looking to cover your windows, here’s your chance to learn all about blinds and shades – and what the real difference between them is.
What Are Blinds?
Blinds tend to be made of solid materials, like Faux Wood Blinds, Wood Blinds and Mini Blinds. This makes blinds a very durable option. They’re also really easy to wipe clean and don’t absorb stains. No matter which material you choose, you’re sure to get a window treatment that will endure just about anything you throw at it – and trust us, kids throw a lot at them! Continue reading
Ordering your own custom blinds may seem complicated, but the whole process – from ordering to installation – can actually be much easier than you think. Keep these five tips in mind when purchasing your custom window treatments to guarantee a quick and easy transaction.
1. Determine Your Needs
Before you commit to any blinds or shades, make a list of each room in your home and your needs in each one. For example, you may need total darkness in your bedroom so Blackout Honeycomb Shades would be a good fit. For your kitchen, you may prefer something easy to wipe clean like Faux Wood Blinds. If you’re looking for trendy and chic in the living room, you’ll want to look at something like Roman Shades or Woven Shades.
We’re always up for a good DIY home project – especially when it includes stylish new window treatments! As the fall approaches, it’s a good time to start thinking about winter-friendly products. Here are some of our favourite fall window treatment ideas for your DIY home decor project.
Fall Window Treatment Shopping
If you’re looking to redecorate this fall, here is a closer look at some of the top trends for the Fall 2020 season for your DIY home project.
Spring is in the air. The longer days and vibrant colours often inspire a home décor refresh. If you’re feeling invigorated by this season of renewal, we have some ideas on how to decorate your windows for spring.
Premium Light Filtering Roman Shades in Saffron
Revitalizing the look of a room doesn’t have to mean putting in a lot of work or spending a lot of money. Roman shades can be the perfect fix when you want to swap out an older look with a bright new splash of colour. Roman shades are available in spring-inspired florals, coastal stripes, and a whole rainbow of lighter colours. With a variety of folds, you can choose the Roman shade with a classic or modern look to fit your space perfectly.
Embrace the Light
Light Filtering Sheer Shades in Ice White
Replace dark window treatments with lighter colours and fabrics to brighten and freshen an entire room. Try Light Filtering Sheer Shades that softly filter natural light and create a comforting, warm glow in your home. And take advantage of playful patterns and eye-catching floral prints to bring the outdoors in!
Window coverings can look like art, occupying a significant amount of wall space. Bring spring inside with soft pastels and verdant greens reminiscent of the garden. Mimic spring’s early blooms with the yellows of daffodils and forsythia by selecting a roman shade in saffron. Or choose a honeycomb shade in the lavender of a crocus or a fabric roller shade in moss.
Break away from solid colours and embrace a pattern to show the playful side of spring home decoration. Striped curtains can be a bold statement that still fit your overall style. Florals aren’t the only pattern in town—for example, a honeybee print in brown or green is sure to create a design buzz.
Spring into Action
Spring is a time for regeneration, revitalization, and rejuvenation. Why not bring that same attitude to your home with a quick and easy facelift? A simple change in window coverings can transform any room like a breath of fresh air.
There was a time when we rose with the sun and were active all day, and when the sun set, we headed for bed. But in today’s 24-hour on-the-go world, how do we get enough shut eye to feel rested and stay healthy when it is time for sleep? One simple solution is blackout blinds.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
Studies show that inadequate rest can result in more than just a slow morning. Poor sleep can affect your health. Thinking, reaction time and even memory formation can be compromised. Lack of sleep can also increase anxiety and irritability, and can even lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The good news is that a few simple changes can make a difference in your sleep patterns, starting in the bedroom.
Super Value Vinyl Blackout Roller Shades in Black
One of the most important elements for a good night’s sleep is a truly dark bedroom. Given that light-at-night has been linked to everything from weight gain to depression, it makes sense to start with improving your bedroom environment. Blackout blinds can block up to 99% of outside light. That means better sleep and better health could be as easy as choosing the perfect slumber shades, which have a sidetrack system that seals tightly around the window frame to eliminate all light gaps.
DO YOU NEED BLACKOUT BLINDS?
Blackout blinds are a great fit for so many different lifestyles. Do any of these people sound like you?
- Shift workers: Daytime sleep requires a dark bedroom.
- New parents: Keep the nursery dark for uninterrupted naps.
- Light sleepers: Block early morning rays for a better sleep.
- Northern city dwellers: Reclaim the night during the midnight sun.
- Midday nappers: What better way to catch a daytime snooze than in a room that blocks incoming light.
- Photographers: Control natural light for the perfect shot.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Super Value Blackout Honeycomb Shades in Shiitake Mushroom
Sleep comes easier in a comfortable room, and most blackout blinds & shades are also energy efficient. The insulating qualities of blackout honeycomb/cellular shades, for example, will keep your room warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So sleep tight knowing that you are also saving money on your energy bills!
Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep? We don’t think so. And blackout blinds are a great way to help you stay well rested and healthy each and every night of the year.