How to transform your space using window coverings.

Window coverings are often left as an afterthought, which is unfortunate as they can impact the overall look of your home. One of the easiest ways to create a luxurious space is by investing in quality window coverings. Even if you’re on a budget, you can transform the look of the most basic room into something more custom and finished. …

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 …

Maintaining Privacy Bathroom Windows

Maintaining Privacy with Bathroom Windows

Maintaining privacy in the bathroom is of critical importance but not at the sacrifice of light control. There’s nothing quite like waking up to a bright sunny morning – and nothing to spoil it like having to have a shower in the dark. Natural light has tons of health benefits, and having it streaming into the room while bathing, pampering, …

Summer Home Decor Tips

Custom Blinds By Design Summer Home Decor Tips

Summer is a time when freshness invites itself back into our lives and we feel invigorated and ready to conquer the great outdoors. It’s the time of water balloon fights and barbeques, of catching up with family and friends, of countless do-it-yourself projects around the house. Few people think to bring some of that freshness into their home decor in …

Know When You Need Professional Help with Window Treatments

How to Know When You Need Professional Help with Your Window Treatments

There are a surprising number of things to consider when purchasing window treatments, and with the wide variety of products available on the market today, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to find the perfect fit for your home and your life. However, in many cases navigating the world of window treatments can be overwhelming and frustrating. That’s …

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 …

Curtains or Blinds

Curtains or Blinds?

When decorating the windows in a space, it can be hard to decide between curtains and blinds. Depending on your lifestyle and the function of the space, the right choice doesn’t always seem straightforward. You’ve come to the right place – Custom Blinds By Design consists of industry professionals who know what works and where. To give you some guidance …

Hunter Douglas Child Safety Booklet

Hunter Douglas Child Safety Booklet

With the ongoing awareness campaign by such organizations as Parents for Window Blind Safety, those families with small children will find comfort in the safety of going cordless with their blinds. As children grown into toddlers, their excitement and enthusiasm for the world around them seems insatiable. It seems like half of a parent’s day is spent chasing them around …

Hunter Douglas Reveal Blinds

Featured Hunter Douglas Product: Reveal Blinds with Magna View

Hunter Douglas products are manufactured with quality and design in mind. More importantly, designers at Hunter Douglas recognize that not everyone has the same needs and tastes when it comes to window coverings. For this reason, the Hunter Douglas brand provides a wide variety of window coverings in different mediums, styles and materials to suit your personal needs and desires. …