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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Shutters – Looking Good Inside and Out

Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Interior Shutters Window shutters are one of the most traditional ways to enhance the first impression that your home makes to the world. Whether your personal style is more farmhouse fabulous, Caribbean cool, or somewhere in between, shutters create a sophisticated and cohesive look. What are Shutters? Not to […]

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Energy Efficient Window Coverings

Energy Saving, Modern Window Blinds and Coverings Heat Pumps, smart thermostats, awnings and patio covers all go a long way towards improving the energy efficiency of your home.  But did you know that the right window treatments are just as beneficial for reducing excess energy consumption? Up to 25% of a home’s heat is lost […]

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Child Safety for Window Coverings

Child Safe Window Blinds, Shutters & Curtains If you have young children living in or visiting your home, you know how curious they can be and how much work goes into making sure they’re completely safe. When a new baby arrives or starts to toddle around, you automatically set about baby proofing your home, anchoring […]

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How to Clean Blinds

The Best Way to Clean Venetian, Wooden, Vertical & Aluminum Blinds   At Ruffell and Brown, we offer an extensive selection of elegant, low-maintenance window fashions to bring out the very best in your home. As one of the most versatile window coverings, blinds are a perennial choice for homeowners. Functional and streamlined, blinds allow […]