Window Treatment Tips and Tricks

We’ve been making custom blinds and shades since 1951, and in that time we’ve learned a thing or two. The articles below offer tips for choosing the best window treatments for your home.

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Easy-Lift Blinds and Window Shades

Looking for window treatments that are easy to open and close?

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All About Custom Roman Shades

Find out all about Roman shades and where they will shine the most in your home.

A bedroom with two windows has light grey, light-filtering cellular shades.

What Are Light-Filtering Window Shades?

Learn what window treatment companies mean when they call a window shade “light-filtering”.

An opulent modern bedroom features white woven wood shades on three small windows.

How to Buy Custom Blinds and Shades

Know what to expect. Let us walk you through the steps to ordering custom window treatments.

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Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount Blinds and Shades

Knowing the difference between inside and outside mount will help you make the best choice for windows.

A modern living room features white sheer drapery paired with a matte black curtain rod.

Curtain Trends of 2023

Elevate your space with stylish window treatments.

Roller shades cover a sliding glass door and two adjoining windows in a small modern living room.

Roller Shades for Sliding Glass Doors

A modern alternative to covering sliding glass doors with vertical blinds.

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Home Theater Window Treatments

Learn which window treatments will best manage sound and light in your home theater.

Roller shades cover two large windows in a modern living room.

Modern Living Room Window Treatments

Compliment a modern living room by selecting the right window treatments.

A contemporary living room features large windows with woven wood shades paired with sheer shite curtains..

Bamboo and Woven Wood Shades

Learn more about the popular, versatile, and eco-friendly window shades that are always in style.

A contemporary entryway features a large window with a neutral roman shade.

Modern Farmhouse and Cottagecore Windows

Learn more about Modern Farmhouse and Cottagecore and the blinds, shades, and curtains that best suit these decor styles.

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What's the Difference Between Window Blinds and Shades?

Blinds To Go is here to shed some light on the differences between blinds and shades.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

Read on for inspiring and informative kitchen window treatment ideas.

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Bay and Bow Windows: Ideas and Window Treatments

Compliment a modern living room by selecting the right window treatments

A bright and modern living room features sheer white curtains covering a large window.

Standard Curtain Lengths

A guide for styling and measuring curtains and drapes

A modern kitchen features solar shades on a large window over the kitchen sink.

Do Solar Shades Provide Privacy?

Find the Perfect Blend of Privacy and Natural Light

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Window Treatments Terms To Know

The terms associated with window treatments are confusing. We can help.

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How To Clean Blinds, Shades, and Curtains

Learn the tricks and tips of the window experts for keeping your window treatments looking their best.

White cellular shades cover a small window at the bottom of the stairs near the front door of a house.

The Best Window Treatments for Small Windows

Small windows can have big style. 

White and blue bathroom with a large tub and light grey faux wood blinds.

Modern Options for the Most Durable Blinds

If you are looking for modern window treatments that will stand the test of time, read on.

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The Best Window Treatments for Small Homes

The right window treatments can any space feel bigger and brighter.

A roman shade with a blue and silver marbled print dresses up a bathroom.

Curtains and Shades That Dress Up a Room

Window treatments can dress up a room with texture, patterns, and luxurious fabrics.

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Choosing Budget-Friendly Window Treatments for the Entire Home

Let the pros at Blinds To Go help you pick the best blinds and shades for your home and budget.

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All About Sheer Window Shades

Find out why Cascade and Serenity® sheer shades are a favorite window treatment of design professionals.

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Window Treatments That Let in Lots of Light

Let a Blinds To Go design consultant help you choose window treatments that will bring the light in.

Woven wood shades cover four side-by-side windows in a modern, bohemian bedroom.

Fabric Window Treatments: Should They Match or Contrast to the Rest of Your Decor

An expert design consultant offers her take on matching fabric window treatments.

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Certain Curtains: The Right Way to Hang Drapery

Avoid common pitfalls to hanging drapery with tips some from the pros.

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Turn a Room Into a Calming Oasis

If an ocean-like atmosphere puts your mind at ease, go for light and bright in your decor choices.

A modern living room with large windows features sheer white drapery paired with purple velvet drapes.

When to Choose Bold Colors for Window Treatment

Are you looking for tips on how to add color to your rooms?

White faux wood blinds cover a large window in a bright bathroom.

How to Choose Bathroom Window Treatments.

Learn which window coverings best address the unique needs of this intimate space.

Teal curtains cover a window in a splendid living room.

Easy Decor Updates for Summer

Summer is the perfect time to add some color to your home. Read on for tips on where to start if you are color-curious.

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Zebra Shades Are Trending

Find out why our Cascade sheer shades are so popular

Curtains paired with Serenity sheer shades cover three windows in a contemporary style living room.

What's Trending in Window Treatments in 2022

Find out what current trends are inspiring people to update their homes

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Sun and Shades: The Best Window Shades For Sunny Rooms

Do you have a really sunny room? We have the shades for you.

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How Shutters Fit Into Both Modern & Traditional Home Decore

Are you wondering if indoor shutters will fit into your decor?

The clean and modern silhouette of roller shades compliments a contemporary entry way.

The Best Blinds for Modern Homes

Want your home to feel more modern? Window treatments in the right colors and silhouettes can do just that.

A cordless, tan roman shade covers two windows behind a child's bed in a beautiful neutral bedroom.

Four Easy Ways to Child-Proof Your Windows

Child-proofing your home?  Don't forget your window treatments

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Moving Checklist: Everything You Need to Move Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home? We've made a checklist that may help.

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Roller Shades vs Honeycomb Shades: Which Are Best for Kids?

Read all about the best window shades for homes with little ones.

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Open Concept – Should You Use the Same Window Treatments Throughout Your Home?

Tips for choosing between matching or complimentary colors.

Five adjacent tall windows in a contemporary living room feature individual room-darkening roman shades in a neutral tan color.

Why You Need Motorized Blinds & Shades

There are certain situations wherein motorized isn’t just a trendy mechanism, but the best option.

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Choosing the Right Wood Tones

Having the presence of wood in a space is a great way to incorporate natural beauty while benefiting from durability.

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How to Dress Your Sliding Glass Door

Explore the many options available, including some you might not have considered.

Light filters through fabric vertical blinds that partially cover a giant window in a contemporary bedroom in grey tones.

Are Vertical Blinds Outdated?

A common question many people ask is “Do people actually still buy vertical blinds?”

A bright, spacious living room with modern beach decor features a large window with a tan roman shade paired with white sheer drapery..

Best Window Coverings for Your Beach House

This article will concentrate on three specific styles of beach home decor and the shades and blinds that work best in each.

Cascade or zebra striped shades in grey cover a large window in a small dining room.

Cordless Blinds & Shades — Easier & Safer

Cordless is a much sought after option many people look for in today’s window treatments.

A contemporary bedroom in light grey tones has three windows partially covered by black room-darkening roller shades.

Everything You Need to Know About Blackout Shades

Answers to commonly asked questions about blackout shades.

A large window is covered by natural light brown wood blinds with contrasting dark fabric tape behind a large wood dining room table.

Wood Blinds: Real Wood vs Faux Wood

Explore the key differences between real wood blinds and faux wood blinds.

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