Purchasing window treatments can be confusing with many options to choose from. To help you out, here are some tips in finding the right window blinds and shades.

faux woo blinds with side curtains in living room

Decorating style

People who want an old-fashioned or old-world look generally choose the 2-inch slats, which are reminiscent of older-style Venetian blinds. The slats can be arranged horizontally, like these or vertically, like these. Vertical blinds are designed for wide window expanses and sliding glass doors, because they stack off to the side, rather than at the top of the window. But bear in mind that an aluminum vertical blind makes quite a commercial statement. It works very well in more modern environments, while not so well in your basic cottage. Source: Houzz

Light and Privacy

How much do you want and need? Decide whether you want your room bright and airy or more “buttoned up” and cozy. Is your goal to block out light for snug sleep in the bedroom or hang a sheer fabric in your kitchen that lets the sun shine in over your farmhouse sink? Are the windows you’re covering near the front door or facing the sunny side of the house? All of these factors will influence the styles and fabrics you choose. Source: GoodHouseKeeping


When investing in high-quality custom window coverings, what you spend may be offset by the substantial savings you’ll enjoy over time in your heating and cooling bills. Many choices provide good energy efficiency. Honeycomb blinds being designed with interior cells just for this purpose and can reduce the heat lost thru your windows by up to 45%. If you have lots of sun you may want to consider solar roller shades to reduce the glare and heat build up to save costs cooling your home.

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Universal Blinds

601 – 1550 W. 10th Ave

Vancouver, V6J 1Z9


Phone: (604 ) 559-1988