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Design Advice

Ready to get inspired? We share designer tips and ideas for window treatments for your home.


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Wood Blinds: Real Wood VS. Faux Wood

A large window is covered with light brown wood shades with contrasting black fabric tape behind a large wooden dining room table

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

What you’ll learn...

  • What makes real wood so beautiful
  • When faux wood makes more sense
  • Features and options available

CORDLESS BLINDS & SHADES — EASIER & SAFER

A modern dining room in grey tones features modern zebra style Cascade sheer shades in alternating bands of grey and transparent fabric.

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Advantages of cordless
  • Safety features
  • How they operate

BEST WINDOW COVERINGS FOR YOUR BEACH HOUSE

A tan roman shade is paired with sheer drapes in a living room with a modern beach vibe.

Depending on your decor, there are a number of products that are available to suit your needs. This article will concentrate on three specific styles of interior decor.

What you’ll learn...

  • 4 Styles for a Naturally Inspired Look
  • 4 Contemporary Styles for the More Modern Beach House
  • 3 Great Styles for the Classic Beach House

ARE VERTICAL BLINDS OUTDATED?

Grey fabric vertical blinds allow light to filter through their material and are halfway closed on a very large window in a contemporary bedroom.

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Do people actually still buy vertical blinds
  • Where to use them
  • Light control options

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WOOD TONES

A modern kitchen in white and grey tones features two windows with black real wood blinds.

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Approaches to keep the colors uniform
  • Common color combinations
  • Size of space considerations

WHY YOU NEED MOTORIZED BLINDS & SHADES

Five tall, narrow windows, situated side-by-side, feature tan blackout shades in a contemporary living room.

Believe it or not, there are certain situations wherein motorized isn’t just a trendy mechanism, but the best option.

What you’ll learn...

  • Uses for high windows
  • Benefits for the elderly
  • Working with room layouts

MOVING CHECKLIST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MOVE INTO YOUR NEW HOME

A room void of all but boxes has a large widow with now window covering.

Moving into a new home? We've made a checklist that may help you with the planning.

What you’ll learn...

  • Tips to help you prepare for a big move
  • Handy materials to have on hand for your upcoming move
  • Helpful things to remember on moving day

THE BEST BLINDS FOR MODERN HOMES

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

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Which shade silhouettes lend a modern feel to your home?
  • Can window treatments in dark colors feel modern?
  • Does a valance fit into modern decor?

HOW SHUTTERS FIT INTO BOTH MODERN & TRADITIONAL HOME DECOR

Shutters cover a large window in small dining room.

Indoor shutters are becoming very popular. Read on if you are wondering if they will fit into your decor.

What you’ll learn...

  • Why did people start using shutters
  • What are the benefits of Morview shutters
  • What are the benefits of Ideal shutters

Sun and Shades: The Best Window Shades For Sunny Rooms

A large contemporary bathtub is situated under three large windows featuring solar shades.

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Which shades will block some of the sunlight but not your view
  • Which shades let light in but also keep the house cool when it is warm outside
  • Which shades offer transparency and privacy

WHAT'S TRENDING IN WINDOW TREATMENTS IN 2022

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

Curious what is trending in window treatments for 2022?

What you’ll learn...

  • What current trends are driving people to update their home
  • Which window treatments are currently the most popular for upgrading your decor
  • Trends in window treatments that can make your home "smarter"

ZEBRA SHADES ARE TRENDING

A painting of a zebra with sunglasses hangs next to a window with Cascade sheer shades

Find out why our Cascade sheer shades are so popular

What you’ll learn...

  • Why are Cascade Sheer shades also called zebra shades?
  • What makes Cascade shades the most customizable window treatments?
  • How can sheer shades darken a room?

Easy Decor Updates For Summer

Teal curtains cover a window in a splendid living room.

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.

What you’ll learn...

  • How to find color inspiration in a room that is mostly neutral
  • Often overlooked spaces that can benefit from color
  • An easy way to add color to the window treatments that you already have

How to choose window treatments for the bathroom

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

Bathrooms can be difficult to style due to humidity and the constant need for privacy. Which window coverings will address the unique needs of this intimate space.

What you’ll learn...

  • The best shades for humid areas
  • The best blinds for humid areas
  • The best window covering for your privacy needs

WHEN TO CHOOSE BOLD COLORS FOR WINDOW TREATMENTS

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

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

What you’ll learn...

  • How to give a room a facelift with little downtime
  • The safest place to try bold colors in your home
  • The best window treatments to add color to a room

TURN A ROOM INTO A CALMING OASIS

A children's room with woven wood shades and a blue and white textured walls.

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

What you’ll learn...

  • How to bring calming colors into any room
  • Which window treatments will bring in the most light
  • The clutter-free way to incorporate plants into your decor

CERTAIN CURTAINS: The right way to hang drapery

A living room with light grey textured sheer drapes

Curtains can add style to any room -- if you know how to hang them. Avoid common pitfalls to hanging drapery with tips from the pros.

What you’ll learn...

  • Proper placement of hardware
  • The right width and fullness for drapes
  • Tips for choosing your hardware finish

Fabric Window Treatments: Should they match or contrast to the rest of your decor

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

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

What you’ll learn...

  • What colors compliment a minimalist decor?
  • What shades will draw the eye to other decorative pieces in a room?
  • What type of decor would coordinate well with small pops of color in your window treatments?

Ready to start shopping?

Shop our full selection of blinds, shades, shutters and drapery at your nearest Blinds To Go showroom or with a FREE in-home design consultation.
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