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 …

Awkward Spaces Window Treatments

Awkward Windows: Stylish Treatments for Every Space

Awkward windows can be a challenge in any space but seem to crop up most often in older, character homes where the style of windows have not kept up with the latest window fashions. Instead of going through the hassle of replacing your windows, we have some tips that can take care of the problem of dealing with awkward windows …

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 …

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 …

Build Creative Space

Building Your Creative Space

Whether you write poetry, paint paintings, or design websites, having a functional, productive space is an important part of your success. This area will have to be perfectly tailored to your needs, so we’ve come up with a list of considerations, tips and tricks to help you shape your perfect creative space. What are my requirements of this space? Depending …

Controlling Light in Home

Harnessing the Power of an Underrated Resource: Consciously Controlling the Light in Your Home

Most of us recognize the power of lighting, at least semi-consciously. Having to get out of bed in complete darkness can take a toll on our moods and energy levels, and trying to read in a shadowy room can make anyone frustrated. It can be easy, though, in the busyness of our everyday lives, to forget about the impact that …

Fall Season Decor Tips

The Season of Fall is Upon Us: Cozy Up Your Home With Simple Decor Tips

With the last of the summer days upon us and many people returning to school in September, there is no denying that fall is coming. Warming up your home for the fall season is easy with a few interior decorating changes that are simple to do and make a world of difference. Getting yourself into the spirit of fall can …