Nostalgic Renaissance For 2023

Nostalgic Renaissance  Nostalgic Renaissance is a style of interior design inspired by elegant home decor styles that borrow from the classic, sophisticated aesthetic of the Italian Renaissance period. Taking cues from the earlier centuries. This style of interior design seeks to combine traditional Renaissance elements such as ornate fireplaces, marble accents, carved molding, and detailed […]

Aesthetic Design 2023 Design Trend

What is Aesthetic Design? Aesthetic Design is composed of elements such as form, shape, proportion, color, materials, finish, texture and typography that create a distinct visual personality. If you are looking for a trend on your shortlist — well this is a surefire bet for 2023! It’s futuristic, space-age style will use references from the heavens. […]

New U.S. Cord Safety Regulations

New U.S. Cord Safety Regulations New U.S. Cord Safety Regulations come into effect May 30, 2023. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined preliminarily that custom window coverings with accessible operating cords that are longer than 8 inches pose an unreasonable risk of strangulation to children 8 years old and younger. To address […]


2023 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS Every year, we discuss the latest lifestyle and interior trends, using them as a basis for choosing manufacturers fabrics. This ensures our window treatments will complement and coordinate with décor seen online, in stores, in magazines, and more—for 2023 and beyond. 1 RESTFUL RETREAT With a focus on creating meaningful connections, […]

Best Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds are here to save the day. We’ve all been there: You’re trying to get to sleep, but the sun is shining in through your bedroom window. Or that misplaced streetlight shines directly into your bedroom. They help keep light out of your room by blocking it from getting into the room. But what exactly is a blackout blind and how does it work?

Add-on Blinds FAQ

Are custom sizes available? Custom sizes are not available. However, ODL Add-On Blinds are designed to fit standard 1/2-view and full-view door windows as well as select sidelights.    What happens if I get condensation on my door glass after ODL Add-on Blinds? Interior condensation is caused by excess humidity in your home. ODL Add-on […]

Inside vs Outside Mount Blinds

Inside vs. Outside- What’s the Right Answer? All of our products are designed for either inside or outside mount use. While some prefer the recessed look of an inside mount cellular shade, others like the look of a faux wood blind that covers the entire window easily. But which one is right? There is no right answer for […]

How to Choose Window Treatments

A Video Guide to Effortlessly Choosing Window Treatments Know you need an upgrade but wondering how to choose window treatments? We’ll walk you through the 9 most important considerations and narrow down your choices to find the perfect fit for your home. Types Of Window Coverings Blinds, shades, drapes, shutters – How do you choose?! […]

Room Darkening & Blackout

Getting Light Under Control Need to darken your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly? Reduce glare on your television when watching a movie? Hunter Douglas offers a range of options for the right amount of room darkness. Room Darkening Materials and Fabrics While every Graber, Shade-o-matic, and Maxxmar product allows you some measure of light […]

Room Darkening Shades Explained

In this blog post we will walk you through the range of options for light-filtering and room darkening shades from sheer to blackout, and then introduce you to a number of innovative new window treatment products & design ideas that give you optimal performance day or night! Light-Control & Privacy Options for Window Treatments Depending […]