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 …

Curtain Tie-Backs

Curtain Tie-Backs to Style your Home

Curtain tie-backs are a simple accent to one’s window treatments but they can change the entire dynamic of those windows. By extension, this can change the feel of rooms in which they are found. Typically found on custom drapery, curtain tie-backs are window hardware that can be decided at the time of professional consultation or might be something to add …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Benefits Interior Shutters

The Benefits of Interior Shutters

At Custom Blinds by Design, we love our Palm Beach® Polysatin Shutters. Known as “plantation-style” shutters (because they were often found in large plantation homes in the South) these window treatments are installed on the inside of your windows and are made of an extremely durable UV-resistant polysatin compound. When you choose shutters, you’re choosing a long-lasting installation for your …