Home Decor and Design Trends for 2017

Escapism, Mediterranean Vibes, Renewable Materials and Flexible Furniture are the hottest home decor trends this year.   Sweet Escape: From private reading nooks to “She Sheds”, “Man caves” and sunrooms, these tranquil spaces are must haves in 2017. Imagine curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea, or enjoying an afternoon relaxing in the sun and …

Drapery Treatments

Fall in Love with Drapery Treatments

Draperies are a timeless solution to a window treatment problem and they are always still regularly in demand. They offer a functional layered look that helps finish a room and complete your stylistic decor choices. Draperies do not need to be the finishing point of room though. They can be the starting point, providing inspiration for the rest of your …

Landscaping Tips Gardens

Landscaping Tips: Our Gardens and Homes

If you are a homeowner or have some space to plant, you have probably already done so by now if the old adage about planting and landscaping after May long weekend holds any weight! Our gardens, patios and balconies are extensions of our homes and thus should warrant as much attention as the interior decor of our home and our …

Window Fashion for Kitchens

Window Fashion for Your Kitchen: Where Functionality and Style Meet

The kitchen is a busy place in most homes. It is where meals are cooked, lunches prepared, coffee is brewed and a whole host of other things take place. It may even be the most used room in the house so it’s important that you take care of it. You’d be surprised how important kitchen window coverings can be but, …

Indoor Water Features Home Office

Indoor Water Features to Bring Life to Your Home or Office

Spring has nearly sprung here in Canada, and it seems everyone is getting ready for the madness of the warm weather which comes so infrequently and for so little time. There are gardens to be planted, pools to be filled, outdoor furniture to rescue from storage, and winter jackets to be packed away. The anticipation of summer is palpable, but …

Joy Home Projects

The Joy of Projects: How to be Perpetually Excited about Your Home and Your Life

Home renovations can be stressful. And expensive. And time-consuming. And difficult. Paint stinks and dust makes you blink and who needs new sinks, anyway? If you can set up a space beautifully the first time, why would there ever be any need to change it? We’ll tell you why. Because the secret to happiness is in projects. Making plans, brainstorming, …

Exterior Window Treatments

Window Fashion and Treatments: Considering the Exterior While Planning the Interior

Window treatments are wonderful for adding dimension to a room, but they also have the power to influence how your house looks from the outside. Tasteful window treatments can be major players in ensuring that your home has a consistent, pulled-together feel from the moment you walk up the driveway to the time you’re cozying up in bed. In the …

Top 5 Decor Resources

Our Top 5 Home Decor Resources for You to Consult

Home decoration and interior design is a very personal process that can span years in order to get all of the pieces and style qualities in our living spaces. It requires research and the advice of experts that you trust, including the team at Custom Blinds by Design. Professionals like us are well-versed in what works and what doesn’t, as …

Home Staging Testimonial

Custom Blinds By Design: Home Staging Testimonial

Recently, Custom Blinds By Design had the pleasure of working with Guy and Jim Sachs in order to stage their home. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and the whole experience went smoothly. Part of the relationship between Custom Blinds By Design and our clients involves building a unique sense of trust. We get to cultivate a vision …

Hunter Douglas Roman Shades

Featured Hunter Douglas Product: Roman Shades

Roman shades are a stunning way to bring vibrant colours, prints, patterns and design to any room. They are versatile and easy to work with, as well as being light weight. They don’t make a room feel drab or heavy, and you can use them to compliment your furnishings and other accent decorations. Roman shades are characterized by their ability …