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Is 2019 the Year of New Window Treatments?

A new year is approaching, which means 365 days to add some new touches to the home with new window treatments. Considering how many years window treatments can last, however, how do you know it’s time to replace them? Here are a few indicators you can use as a guide to determine whether 2019 is…Continued

Window Treatments for Your Storefront

Window treatments are typically associated with homes, but they are also often used for commercial purposes, such as an office or store for example. For a store, the right window shades or blinds can draw attention and potentially make shopping for customers that much better. Roller shades are a great option and there are several…Continued

Are These Window Treatments a Better Option?

The classic wood blind look is a timeless one that remains a perennial favorite. However, despite the look of these blinds, they may not necessarily be the ideal choice. The price may be an issue or the place you intend to install them may have a lot of moisture, which can easily ruin these beautiful,…Continued

Window Treatments and Your Sleep

Have you ever wondered how investing in new window treatments can affect your sleep quality? A good night’s sleep is essential to your health and not getting enough of it will make you more susceptible to illnesses while also affecting your mood. How do window treatments factor into this? Privacy and protection. For an optimum…Continued

The Appeal of Cordless Blinds

In the past, most blinds involved the use of a standard cord. As window treatments continued to evolve and phase out the common use of cords, today’s modern blinds do not require cords for purposes of tilting or raising. Today’s cordless blinds are safer and easier than ever to operate. While they’re referred to as…Continued

Roller and Solar Shades: What’s the Difference?

With so many window treatment options, there may appear to be similar qualities among them when they actually have fundamental differences. Let’s use solar and roller shades, for example. Do you know the differences between these? To put it simply, roller shades are window treatments that use a solid sheet of material and a roller…Continued

Reasons to Consider Window Blinds

Did you recently revamp your home and now you’re trying to figure out the right window treatments? There are a few reasons why you may wish to consider opting for window blinds over the use of traditional curtains as these window treatments can transform the look of a room or home into one of contemporary…Continued

Window Treatments for Your Home Theater

Part of the experience of watching a movie is being completely immersed in the film, where the sole focus is the screen and what’s going on. Besides having comfortable seating and a great sound system, it is also imperative to take into account what window treatments you’re going to use to make the experience that…Continued

Dressing up Windows That Are Close to Each Other

There are windows and then there are the windows that are close together. This unique scenario may create a greater challenge when it comes to determining how to best dress up these windows as you’ll have to figure out a solution that works for the limited space between them. An option you may wish to…Continued

Take a Close Look at Your Windows to Determine the Right Treatment

They may not receive quite the same level of attention as the rest of a room yet having the right window treatments can go a tremendously long way in setting the mood and creating a style. A window with a view of a picturesque landscape requires the proper window treatment to effectively frame the view…Continued

Getting Started with Window Treatments

Drapery, plantation shutters, window treatment options are aplenty. The sheer amount of options can be daunting for new homeowners or interior decorators just getting their feet wet. It is important to make the right choices as window treatments will affect the look and feel of a space. One of the easiest ways to begin making…Continued

Can You Benefit from Choosing Blackout Shades?

Countless studies have shown that a good night’s sleep is absolutely critical to the body and mind. Part of an optimum sleep experience means having a cool and dark room free of light sources that might disturb the sleep cycle. Hence, blackout shades should be a major consideration when determining the best window treatments for…Continued

Are Mini Blinds Right for You?

You’ve probably become quite familiar with window blinds, but how much do you know about mini blinds? These types of blinds are defined by their slats, which are about less than half of the width of a standard window blind. They’re frequently used in businesses and homes and are also recognized for their versatility and…Continued

Add a Touch of Personality with Timeless Drapery

                                          The amount of window treatment options available to you are virtually limitless. You can go with something that is budget-friendly such as shades that are also relatively easy to install. Window blinds are available…Continued

The Importance of Window Treatments

Window treatments like shades and blinds might not feel like a priority for your house, but blinds and shades can be a great way to add fashion and flair to an otherwise boring room. Not to mention, they’re useful for getting privacy and darkness. Here are a couple window treatments to think about: Blinds are…Continued

Motorized Shades for Your Home

Motorized shades help add a modern touch to your home. They can roll up or down quickly, without any fuss. Here are some good options for shades that can be motorized. The decorative roller shade looks elegant and helps reduce the heat from the brutal Miami sun. If you want to conceal the motorization hardware,…Continued

Window Treatment Ideas for the Indecisive

There may be men that want to add some decorative touches to their home with some window treatments but they don’t have the same eye when it comes to choosing the right ones as other men do. What do you do if you’re among this group without the creative touch? We have some suggestions for…Continued

Window Treatments for Your New Home

You’ve recently purchased a new home (congratulations) and you’re looking to add a dab of décor with some window treatments. However, you’re running into a slight roadblock in that you can’t figure out what window treatments to use in certain rooms beyond the bedroom. Allow us to shed some light on this, pun intended. The…Continued

Are Faux Wood Blinds Right for You?

With window treatments, you have a world of possibilities to get creative when it comes to your options. Add a tinge of elegance with some drapery, create the perfect home theater with some blackout shades, let light into the bedroom and then keep it out at night with some blinds. With so many options, the…Continued

Stay Cool in the Summer with Window Treatments

The summer temperatures are practically begging for spending the day at the beach but realistically, many of us have responsibilities that require us staying at home and keeping the air conditioning running. However, too much use of the A/C will result in some steep bills. Thankfully, window treatments are here to help shave some money…Continued

The Best Window Coverings for Privacy

Sometimes you just want to relax, escape from your duties, and have some time to yourself. If you’ve got the wrong blinds, however, then getting your privacy will be more difficult than it sounds. If you want blinds or window shades that can give you lots of privacy, check these out. Roller shade screens are…Continued

Cellular or Rolling Shades?

With their great flexibility, shades are a great option that offer plenty of versatility. Mount them on the outside of a window, inside of it, the choice is up to you. As opposed to blinds, there are no slats that allow light to creep in, instead being comprised of a continuous panel of fabric. If…Continued

Shades for the Outdoors

Window shades aren’t just for the indoors. There are plenty of options for outdoor shades as well. If you want to decorate your patio, or just get some shade outside, then think about installing outdoor shades. One of the options you can look at is a roller shade with a cable system. The shade can…Continued

Dealing with Light Entering a Window

Do your shades or blinds allow light to come in from the sides? In the world of window treatments, this is what’s called “light gaps”. The gaps typically occur when blinds and shades are not made to fit correctly to the sides of a window. If the gap is not there, there is a possibility…Continued

Spruce Up a Room with Drapery

The right window treatment can add a wonderful finishing touch to a room that will bring all of the elements together. In fact, if the architecture leaves something to be desired the right window treatments can suffice. To give you some ideas on how to dress your windows consider the following tips. Less may be…Continued

Building a New Home? Think about Blinds for your Windows

Summer is undoubtably one of the biggest times for construction. People build businesses, offices, and homes during this time. If you’re one of the people adding to the construction this summer, then you should remember to buy blinds for your home or building. The little details like blinds can make all the difference in your…Continued

Keep Your Home or Business Cooler This Summer

Yesterday marked the official arrival of the summer, although the recent temperatures in South Florida already signaled its arrival. An easy way to keep your home cool is by adding some window treatments to block out the light coming into your windows, therefore potentially saving you money while keeping you cooler when you’re at home.…Continued

Making Your Curtains or Blinds Decision

How you decide to dress your windows will factor heavily into the look and mood of the room, but there is more to it than just finding the right color and material. You’ll likely need to make a major decision between using blinds or curtains or maybe a combination of both. What factors should you…Continued

Which Drapery Is Best for You?

With all the window covering options out there, it can be hard to choose the right one. If you’re looking for drapery, then Sophie Blinds has two wonderful choices that can both brighten up any room. But choosing between them can be difficult. The pinch pleated drapes are pinched at the top, where the drapery…Continued

Most Common Window Measuring Mistakes

Whenever determining the size and dimensions for your window(s), it is paramount to get the correct measurements before choosing and installing the coverings. Here are some of the most common errors made when doing so, and how to avoid them. Assuming That Similar Windows Are The Same Size Just because windows appear to be the…Continued

All About Illusion Shades

With their intriguing name, you might be curious as to what illusion shades are all about. These types of shades are known for their sleek design that somehow manages to look just modern enough, versus too modern. These shades are also a fantastic option when you want a window treatment you can dress up…or down…Continued

Privacy, Views, and Window Treatments

Allowing natural light to come into a room can create a wonderful source of illumination, and it may even bring your furniture and décor to life. Plus, having a view to the outside is also a major plus. Depending on where your window is located, however, it may reduce your privacy. For example, if the…Continued

Roman Shades or Roller Blinds?

By now, you should probably know based on previous blogs just how important it is to take into consideration your window treatments and what you decide to use to cover up or accentuate your interior. If you’re on the fence between roller blinds or Roman shades, allow us to present a few differences between each…Continued

Give Your Window Treatments the Attention They Deserve

You may think that paying too much attention to your window treatments isn’t the best use of your time. Mini blinds, plantation shutters, what’s the difference, right? However, homeowners should remain aware that the right window treatments create a fantastic opportunity for a great design that may also factor heavily if and when it’s time…Continued

Improve the Look of Your Roller Shades

Roller shades are a standard that has stood the test of time and remain highly appealing. What may turn off someone from choosing roller shades may be the mechanical roller, which may not work with whatever décor you’re aiming for. Thankfully, there are ways to adapt them so that they look stylish and create a…Continued

Add Some Flair with Pinch-Pleated Drapery

Have you ever noticed someone’s drapery and wondered how they look so perfectly tailored? There is a chance they may be using pinch-pleats. This type of drapery has become quite the popular choice to finish off the top of the drapery to create a look that appears immaculately tailored. For those looking to add timelessly…Continued

Window Treatments to Complement Your Creativity

Why should your window blinds be ordinary when there is so much room for creativity? The right window covering can add tremendous life to your existing décor, adding a sheen of elegance and polish to a room to create a look that ties all of its elements together. What’s more, they allow you to take…Continued

Which Window Treatment Is Best for Your Home?

Are you looking to add window treatments to your home? The sheer amount of options such as shutters, blinds, and drapery can be downright overwhelming. To make things easier for you, it’s largely a matter of having a basic understanding of how these window treatments differ and what you intended goals are. For starters, what…Continued

The Versatility of Plantation Shutters

Among window treatments, plantation shutters remain incredibly versatile and provide a great alternative to custom drapery. In fact, plantation shutters may increase the value of a home and it’s not uncommon for them to be financed into a home’s purchase because they are just that desirable. Plantation shutters are distinguished largely by the slat sizes…Continued

Motorized Window Blinds Are the Future

Smart devices that can control various devices in your home such as your television or your lighting are becoming increasingly common. However, if you really want to give your home that futuristic mood, you may wish to consider upgrading to motorized window blinds. As you would expect of window blinds, these motorized variations come in…Continued

Stay Cool with Our Outdoor Options

When you want to create some privacy or shade outdoors, you’re going to need something that not only looks good but can also handle some of the elements Mother Nature may decide to throw in the direction of your outdoor space such as rain, for example. With our outdoor options, we have several solutions for…Continued

Faux Wood or Real Wood

Among the various decisions needed to be made when determining window treatments, one of them will be choosing the material and style. For example, you may find yourself trying to figure out whether to go with faux wood or real wood. Both of these options are available through Sophie Blinds. Real wood blinds are known…Continued

Add Elegance to a Room with Shangri-La

Shangri-La® shades are recognized for their translucent sheer fabric vanes and they are flexible in that they are able to be positioned in several different ways based upon the level of privacy desired. Keep them fully open, close them entirely, or adjust them anywhere in between to allow some light in while still maintaining privacy…Continued

Take the Guesswork out of Ordering Fabric

Attention designers: we have some exciting news to share! If you’re already taking advantage of the power and convenience of BlindsBook, we’re taking things a step further by telling you more about an incredibly useful app for your smartphone that will save you a tremendous amount of time. We would like to acquaint you with…Continued

Window Coverings: More Than Just Decor

The perfect window treatment is more than just blinds or drapes covering your window. Depending on what room you intend to use them on, it’s imperative to take into consideration some key features to ensure that you’re fully satisfied with the window covering. One major thing to consider with window coverings is light control. We’ve…Continued

Vertical or Horizontal Blinds?

Horizontal and vertical blinds are typically the two most common types of blinds used in homes and offices, the former being the more popular of the two. Unlike horizontal blinds which are often found on small or medium size windows, vertical blinds are comprised of larger slats often mounted to a track and they are…Continued

What to Consider When Purchasing Blinds

Window blinds add more than just a layer of privacy and shade to your home or business. Depending on what you choose, they can also tell a lot about you or create a certain mood in the room you intend to place them in. Before you start shopping, however, there are few things worth keeping…Continued

What Length Should the Drapes Be?

So you’ve decided to install drapes in your home or business. Congratulations! Though they’ve been usurped by blinds, draping does remain a popular option. Once you’ve settled on them, however, you’re going to need to determine the best length. Should they hang just above the floor? Should they pool? You’ll need to take this into…Continued

What to Know About Curtains

We’ve discussed window blinds and shades in the past, but there are other window treatments to consider such as curtains, for instance. Also falling under the category of drapes, curtains are a great choice if you’re looking for something that sticks to tradition but still allows for a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes…Continued

Reasons to Consider Faux Wood Shutters

Homeowners seeking to give their residence a unique charm when it comes to its appearance are probably quite fond of indoor shutters. Though they’re typically associated with the home’s exterior, they can also add to the indoor décor of the home as well as offer insulation, privacy, and light control similar to shades and blinds.…Continued

Which Window Covering Works Best for You?

Determining the best blinds for your home doesn’t have to involve a tremendous amount of difficulty. At Sophie Blinds, we believe your window treatments should offer a perfect fusion of form and function. If you’re on the fence about where to start, these tips may help you at least differentiate to determine what works best…Continued

Blinds or Shades?

Are the rays of the sunshine perhaps causing a little too much light to come in? Maybe they’re causing unwanted glare when you’re trying to watch television, or maybe they’re washing out the brilliant color of that lovely couch you just purchased for your living room. If that’s the case, blinds and shades are an…Continued