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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

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...

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

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

ARE VERTICAL BLINDS OUTDATED?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

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

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

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