Blinds & Shades Buying Guide

Looking to add some personality to your windows? Installing blinds or shades can instantly transform a room! From roller blinds to vertical, we have all the perfect window coverings for every room.

As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

We have everything you need to give your windows a makeover in just three easy steps. First visit us in-store to speak to a Home Decor specialist or shop online, to find the right blinds or shades from our vast selection. All that's left is to book an in-home consultation with one of our independent installers!

Types of Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Go vertical! These blinds are perfect for large windows or sliding doors! They are versatile available in many materials, widths, and colours.


Faux-Wood Blinds

Faux-wood blinds look just like their natural counterpart but are half the cost!  Made with composite wood or PVC or vinyl material, your guests won’t be able to tell the difference! 


Cellular Blinds

Cellular blinds filter light and insulate windows. Their unique shape allows them to trap air and create a barrier between the window surface and the room. They come in a rainbow of colours. 



Perfect for doors or narrow windows, mini-blinds are available in 1-inch slats and can be shorted to any length. You can have your pick of various colours and materials! 


Types of Shades

Roller Shades

These shades are simple in design. Roller shades covers the window with a roller function that can be adjusted to varying degrees of height depending on how dim or bright you want the room to be.


Roman Shades

Timeless in design, roman shades are versatile, durable, and elegant. They are perfect for high traffic areas like the home office or living room. They are best for blocking the light and are available in many colours and styles.


Solar Shades

Solar shades are the ultimate energy-efficient window covering! Their woven, screen-like material allows the shade to block harsh UV rays from entering your home, while still providing natural light. This means solar shades can actually regulate the temperature of a room!


Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are made from fabric and offer a simple yet effective option for your window coverings. They have a small stack height, which means you’ll have a great view from the window when they’re rolled up. Because they are made from fabric, they come in loads of different colours and can match any decor. 


Blackout Vs. Light Filtering

Transparency is an important aspect to consider when picking out the right shade. Blackout shades are perfect for media rooms, offices, and bedrooms, while light filtering shades are ideal for kitchens, and hallways. 

Go Cordless!

Cordless blinds are in and corded blinds are out! Family-friendly and pet-safe, cordless blinds provide a minimalist, de-cluttered design. Instead of the traditional lift cord, these blinds and shades can be adjusted by pulling or pushing the bottom of the blinds to your desired height.

Along with a clean look, cordless blinds offer safety benefits, since there’s no cord to get tangled up in! It’s a huge plus for any families with small children or pets.



How to Measure Your Window for Blinds & Shades

Before you visit your nearest store, or order online, you’ll need to measure your window to make sure your blinds have an accurate fit. Be sure to measure the precise width, height, and depth. 

Inside Mount Vs. Outside Mount 

There are two types of mounts for blinds and shades, and each one has its own method for measurement. 

Inside MountThese blinds and shades are installed inside the window recess or opening.

  1. Measure the inside width of the window opening at the top, middle, and bottom. Take the narrowest of those three measurements and round it down to the nearest 1/8 inch. 
  2. Measure the inside height of your window following the same process as the width and take the longest of the three measurements. 
  3. Measure the window diagonally across. 

Outside MountThese blinds and shades are installed on the wall above the window frame.

  1. Measure the distance from the outermost points you want your blinds or shades to cover. It’s recommended that the blinds should overlap the window opening by at least 1 inch on either side.
  2. Measure the distance between where the top of the blind will hang to the window sill. The blinds or shades should overlap the window opening at the top by at least 1 to ½ inch.

We'll Install Your Blinds & Shades for You!

We take all the guess work out of installing blinds and shades! Visit us in-store or book online for a free in-home consultation with one of our Independent Installers! Accuracy is key—we always measure twice for a perfect fit! 


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