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Tips for Decorating with Blinds

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Like most home trends, the concept of decorating with blinds has transformed quite a bit over the years. Choices for window coverings have come a long way since the aluminum “mini-blinds” of the 1970’s and the faux wood blinds of the 1980’s.

The options are now virtually endless and include a wide range of colors, sizes and styles to treat both windows and doors. From window treatment ideas for large windows to small windows and everything in between, this guide will explore some of the most popular options available today.

Various Window Top Treatments

If you have a client who really enjoys the classic beauty of curtains, there are a wide variety of options with blinds. Not only can you choose from plenty of standard options, but custom options are numerous. A diverse range of colours, fabrics and styles are at your disposal to play around with.

With custom window treatments in particular comes the wide range of sizes that can be suited to fit any window. Window treatments for small windows, window treatments for larger windows and window treatments for long windows can be contrasted or complemented to create a truly eye-catching look.

Current Window Treatment Trends

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Luxurious fabrics are not the end all for window treatments. A few other materials are becoming quite popular for the versatile and magnificent looks that they offer. These materials include:

  • Bamboo
  • Velvet
  • Silk panel
  • “Smart” blinds

These are only a few examples of the most popular window treatment trends on the market right now.

Room Darkening Blinds

As a society that is not getting enough quality sleep, the utilization of room darkening blinds makes all the more sense. Whether your client works nights, is sensitive to the light, or just enjoys sleeping in total darkness, suggest room darkening blinds as a beneficial option.

Consider the fabric type and colour especially with room darkening blinds, as sheer fabrics will allow in more light. A dynamic semi-opaque or fully opaque fabric, by contrast, will eliminate almost all light. To ensure total darkness, pair the blinds with a set of blackout curtains which can also add depth to your look.

Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

It’s not only windows that need to be covered. Sliding doors are much more common than they were even 25 years ago. Whether the sliding doors are in the master bedroom, kitchen or living room, they need the proper coverage to do the same job as window coverings.

A few examples of the best window treatments for sliding glass doors are:

  • Vertical cell shades
  • Light filtering vertical cellular shades
  • Draperies
  • Sliding shutter panels[1]

For all of your window, shutter or blind inquires, or If you’re looking for more ways to utilize decorating with blinds for your clients, get in touch with us at Fasada today.


[1] 10 Top Window Treatment Trends. HGTV. October 27, 2014. Available online

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