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Window Covering Basics

Need tips for your window coverings project? Browse tips from our experts at Blinds To Go to learn more about different styles and options for your home.


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Everything you need to know about blackout shades

Black cellular blackout shades partially cover the windows in a light grey and white bedroom.

Let’s go through some of the most commonly asked questions about blackout shades.

What you’ll learn...

  • Will blackout shades make my room pitch black?
  • How dark will blackout shades make my room?
  • What are the most popular blackout shades?

OPEN CONCEPT – SHOULD I USE THE SAME WINDOW TREATMENTS THROUGHOUT MY HOME?

Kitchen and dining room with Aurora roller shade in white.

You can choose the same window treatment within the shared space, or you might prefer similar colors and fabrics.

What you’ll learn...

  • Your style choices
  • Why coordination is still important
  • Options for location & size of the window

HOW TO DRESS YOUR SLIDING GLASS DOOR

Interior shutters in the open position cover a sliding glass door in an open living room.

While there are many options available, there are certain benefits and considerations to keep in mind.

What you’ll learn...

  • Options other than vertical blinds
  • Benefits and considerations by type
  • Why panel tracks are a great alternative
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ROLLER SHADES VS. HONEYCOMB SHADES: WHICH ARE BEST FOR KIDS?

A child's playroom is filled with fun, bright colors including orange roller shades on four windows.

If you have little ones running around you may find yourself wondering what the best window treatments are for homes with children.

What you’ll learn...

  • Visual differences between roller shades and cellular/honeycomb shades
  • Pros and cons of roller shades for children
  • Pros and cons of cellular/honeycomb shades for children
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FOUR EASY WAYS TO CHILD-PROOF YOUR WINDOWS

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

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

What you’ll learn...

  • Tips to make your home safe for little ones
  • Which areas in the home are often overlooked in child-proofing 
  • The importance of high-quality window treatments in homes with children

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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