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How to Make the Most of Your Home Staging Budget

How to Make the Most of Your Home Staging Budget

Window Covering Design Calgary Staging a home is a classic way of increasing its value on the open market, but it can be too expensive. To make the most out of your home staging budget, you need to know different budget-friendly home décor and designing tips and...

How to Measure your Windows for Window Treatments.

How to Measure your Windows for Window Treatments.

Installing custom window treatments in your home creates a unique atmosphere in each room. It also allows light to continue to flood in for practicality. They can also express your individuality, making a room more comfortable by adding drama or privacy. Whatever the...

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Dark colours can be intimidating. Painting a room navy, chocolate brown or burgundy usually has people running in horror, but why? There are many reasons that people shy away from using deep colours; questions arise like, will it make the room to small? Dark?...

Wallpaper for a New You!

Wallpaper for a New You!

Wallpaper is making a comeback! Not the huge, violently colored, floral affairs your Grandma used to plaster all over her home that gave you nightmares when you stayed over, but beautifully crafted, innovative designs with a multitude of rich choices in color, style...

How to Decorate with Throw Cushions

How to Decorate with Throw Cushions

At Normandeau, we love window treatments, and we think we’ve made that pretty obvious over the years. But it’s long overdue for us to write a full blog on one of our other true loves: throw cushions. Is there any home accessory as versatile as pillows? They come in...

Colour Trends that Suit You

Colour Trends that Suit You

At the beginning of each new year, homeowners across Alberta are thinking about what they want and how to achieve their goals. Perhaps you’ve decided to appreciate the little things or to live a happier, less-stressful life.  At Normandeau, we believe a new you...

Design Trends: Wallpaper

Design Trends: Wallpaper

Since the 1930s, wallpaper trends have been up and down every couple of decades. In recent years, wallpapering has swung back into popularity, and it has left many Calgary homeowners wondering what to do. They may look at a patterned wallpaper and not see an aesthetic...

Why Can’t I Just Make my Own Window Coverings?

Why Can’t I Just Make my Own Window Coverings?

Often, we have Calgarians come into our store to take a look around. They’re not sure what they want, but they’re looking for ideas. We’ll ask them about their home and design preferences, and we’ll help guide them towards a window covering that’s a good fit for their...

How to Keep Drapes Tidy

How to Keep Drapes Tidy

We find a lot of homeowners don’t think of drapes as the kind of thing that ever gets dirty. However, just like any fabric addition to your home, drapes collect quite a bit of dust. Carpets need to be vacuumed, throw pillows plumped, and drapes cleaned. Fortunately...

Change the Color of your Drapery and Lift your Spirit

Change the Color of your Drapery and Lift your Spirit

Some people might think the idea of colour effecting moods is pretty hokey, but it’s actually a real branch of psychology. The colour of things has a real effect on humans, and we see corporations taking advantage of this in marketing every day. In medicine, science...