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. …

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The Top 4 Reasons We Love Blinds

When most people think of blinds, visions of tacky, white metal vertical blinds usually come to mind.  Probably accompanied by an old couch and a huge tv – perhaps even a some wood panelling.  In other words, dated. Well we are happy to announce: BLINDS ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! Gone are the days of cheap plastic or metal …

Kitchen Window Treatments

Three Things to Think About When Choosing Kitchen Window Treatments

Living and dining rooms get a lot of attention when it comes to design and decoration both because they feel like the centerpiece of a home, and because they are often the most public parts of our homes. The kitchen, however, is in many ways the most important room in the house. As a cooking space, it is very functional, …

Brighten Room with Window Treatments

Brighten your space to beat the late winter blahs

February can be a difficult month. The coziness of early winter has given way to sluggishness, the festivity of December is long over, and the motivation of the New Year has faded. We start to hope for an early spring just over the horizon, but also have to settle in for the possibility of a long winter. Fortunately, the lengthening …

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, …

Blackout Windows

Blackout Windows to Sleep Tight

It is no secret that the key to sleep success is having a very dark, blackout bedroom. This is because when light is no longer present, our bodies start to produce the hormones necessary to induce the most restful kinds of sleep. Sleep goes on to affect every aspect of our daily lives from our moods to our metabolism! It …

Window Treatments Complimentary

Window Treatments & Complementary Windows

Window treatments are fantastic but they are only as good as the windows they are paired with and when building or renovating your home or simply consulting with a professional about which treatments to pair with your existing windows, there are some important things to consider about your possible choices. Of course, a consultant from Custom Blinds by Design will …

Air Flow Windows

Air Flow Tips for Your Home Windows

At Custom Blinds by Design, we talk a lot about how window treatments help determine light control in your home and can therefore dictate temperature levels, longevity of your furniture and even the cost of your heating bill in winter. What we discuss less, but is of equal importance, is how window treatments help air flow through your home while …

Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized Treatments Upgrade Your Windows

We live on the cutting edge of technology but still do somethings the old-fashioned way, and our window treatments tend to fall into this category. Technology has changed how we communicate, cook our food, travel and much more, but our window treatments haven’t yet made all the upgrades that technology can offer: until now. Motorized treatments from Hunter Douglas bring …

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 …