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How-to: Choose Cellular Shades

How-to: Choose Cellular Shades

So you are interested in getting cellular shades but are not sure of the difference between Hunter Douglas Applause shades or Duettes?  With so many options, it can feel like a new language so here's a quick overview! Applause and Duette shades are both a kind of...

How-to: Choose Window Coverings

How-to: Choose Window Coverings

When people decide to change their window coverings, the biggest question is usually “where do I start?”  This is definitely a valid question as there are multitudes of options for window coverings available!   A good place to begin is to take an assessment of the...

How-to: Control the Heat in Your Bedroom

How-to: Control the Heat in Your Bedroom

Window coverings not only control light and add beauty to your home - energy-efficient Hunter Douglas products can help you save energy and money in three ways:  insulation, solar heat control and daylighting. An insulating window covering works in both winter and...

How-to: Window Coverings for Angled Windows

How-to: Window Coverings for Angled Windows

Angled windows may be architecturally beautiful, but they pose some difficulty when choosing window coverings to control light and privacy. Hunter Douglas has a range of window covering products that can be made to fit your problem window. There are hard products to...

Why Ask a Designer?

Why Ask a Designer?

In today’s fast paced and busy society, time is a major consideration in any home décor decision…..especially with your window coverings. There are so many things to think about when deciding on how to finish your windows….style, color, function, light control, not to...

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...