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Window Coverings for Odd-Shaped Windows

Custom Blinds to Make Your Specialty Shaped Windows Beautiful Odd-shaped windows are an eye-catching addition to any home, adding character and curb appeal to the outside, and a unique architectural element inside. While specialty-shaped windows add something special to your home, they can be more challenging to dress than regular windows.  Luckily, our team at […]

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How to Add Custom Style with Draperies / Curtains

12 Creative Ways to Use Drapes in your Home Draperies remain a very popular option for window coverings thanks to the vast variety of styles, material types and their ability to bring character and flair to any room. People are starting to discover that draperies can do more than frame a window though. Interior designers […]

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Are Vertical Blinds Still In Style?

7 reasons why vertical blinds are a popular choice in residential and commercial design   Over the past 34 years, Ruffell & Brown Window Covering Centre has grown to become one of the largest independently owned decorating retailers in Canada.  While we’ve seen our share of design trends come and go, vertical blinds are a […]

The Best Window Coverings Enhance Natural Light and Provide Privacy

Let Natural Light in and Preserve Privacy with Custom Window Fashions The best window coverings are designed to enhance natural light while still providing privacy. No longer do you need to close the blinds or curtains during the middle of a beautiful, sunny day. With today’s advanced technologies in window fashions, you can have the […]

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How Do Roman Shades and Blinds Work?

With So Many Options, The Classic Lines of Roman Shades and Blinds Suit Every Home Roman shades and blinds have been around for a very long time. In fact, it’s believed they were invented in their namesake Italian city over 2,000 years ago. Yet, rather than becoming an obsolete fashion, they have remained a popular […]

Parkland Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas

Wood or Faux Wood Blinds

Choosing Between Hardwood or Faux Wood Blinds Wood blinds and high-quality faux wood blinds create a classic, distinctive look in any room. Have you ever considered wood or faux wood blinds for your windows and doors? Hardwood in particular is such a timeless, durable, beautiful medium to work with. Wooden toys are a perennial favourite […]

Cordless Blinds and Cordless Shades by Hunter Douglas

Cordless Window Fashions are Here to Stay

Modernize your Interior Design with Cordless Window Treatments Cordless blinds and shades have come a long way from the first heavy vinyl roller shades that blocked light but weren’t so easy on the eyes. Today’s cordless window fashions are on-trend, with luxurious fabrics and textures and eye-catching designs. They also have the ability to open […]

Honeycomb Shades vs Silhouette Shadings

Honeycomb Shades vs. Silhouette Shadings

Which Window Shade Options are Best For your Home? Window coverings have become so much more than just a way to block natural light. They function as a fashion statement, a way to create energy efficiency, a way to protect your home furnishings and décor from sun damage and to instantly change the mood of […]

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Opacity of Window Shades and Roller Blinds

Let in the Sunshine, Block the Glare “Can someone see through my blinds?” In layman’s terms, the level of opacity is the level at which light passes through an object. In rooms where more light is desired, shades with more opacity are often ideal. To know what will work best for your family and home, […]

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Cleaning Tips for Your Curtains

Caring for Your Curtains, Drapes and Sheers As it gets colder, many homeowners turn their attention away from the yard and back to the interior of the house. This might mean tackling some deep cleaning, paying attention to all those nooks and crannies that may have gone ignored during the warmer months. At this time […]

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Which is Better – Blackout Blinds, Draperies / Curtains or Shades?

Pros and Cons of Blackout Window Treatments Ultimately, whether you use blackout curtains, blackout blinds, or blackout shades really depends on their intended use and where you plan to have them installed in your home. Today’s window fashions offer a trifecta of beauty, functionality and convenience. From automated shutters and shades to eco-friendly blinds, if […]

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Window Coverings for Your Bedroom Windows

The Best Bedroom Window Treatments – Curtains, Blinds, Draperies and Sheers The bedroom is a place to escape the rigours of the day. It’s where we go to get lost in a novel, cozy up with our loved ones on a lazy Sunday, or just relax and fall into a peaceful sleep. The décor we […]