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Centurian Window Fashions brings together an exclusive selection of custom blinds, shades and drapes in a wide range of colour choices. Our showroom provides an extensive selection so you can pick the perfect decor fit for your home. Our one stop shop location is made so you don’t have to go shopping around for different brands at different places. Our collection lines consist of the top-of- the-line window covering brands like Hunter Douglas, Shade O Matic, Levolor, Graber, Maxxmar, Robert Allen and many more.

Our wide range of branded window shutters, drapes, blinds and shades can transform your home décor based on your tastes and style. We work hard to bring a repertoire of delicate designs in dignified shades under one roof so you can choose comfortably at the best prices.

Our experienced and trained window treatment professionals stand by you to offer valuable advice during the entire process of consultation and installation. It starts from the time you give us a call or walk into our Vaughan showroom. Tell us your requirements and we will guide you through the journey of altering your window decor. From free in-home consultations to installation services, we offer the best window treatment services in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Our window coverings are of the highest quality and durability. We ensure 100% satisfaction when it comes to our installation services. Our courteous after-sales services guarantee you’re enjoying your new chic window decors.

Without compromising on quality, we have put in hard work to bring you the finest window treatment solutions at the best prices. Our products and services are cost effective, which makes us the top choice when it comes to your window fashions.

At Centurian, our aim is to provide you the best in terms of products and services. This is our unique selling feature that sets us apart and makes us different from the competition.

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Vaughan Showroom

3737 Major Mackenzie, Vaughan, ONL4H 0A2

Phone: 416-998-9993

Fax: 905-266-0677

STORE HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday:10 AM to 4 PM

Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

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6900 Airport Rd.Suite 203C Mississauga, ON L4V 1 E8

Phone: 647-668-2948

STORE HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

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Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, buying new window treatments can be confusing when you have so many options. Plus, if you are surrounded by myths about window coverings, it can needlessly complicate the selection process. In the search for the perfect blinds, shades or shutters, it is necessary to know the difference between facts and misconceptions.

To help you avoid falling prey to certain misbeliefs, we have debunked some myths about window treatments. Have a look.

Busting the Most Common Window Treatment Myths

1) Drapes should be hung on the window trim

Many people believe the perfect place to hang drapes is on their window trim. However, this arrangement creates the illusion of short, squat windows and blocks natural light. It is best to hang drapes high, at least an inch or two from the ceiling. As far as width is concerned, the inner edge of the drapes should fall on the outer edge of your window, thus allowing plenty of natural light.

2) Blinds are difficult to clean and maintain

Although blinds are delicate and cannot be cleaned quickly, it is not difficult to keep them in good shape. All you need is the right method. Unlike other window treatments that can be cleaned using a cloth, blinds need to be vacuumed at least once a month and dusted regularly. Here is a complete guide to cleaning blinds without damage.

3) Window shades are difficult to operate

Shades are one of the most sophisticated window coverings and are perfect for making a room look clutter free. However, it is a common myth that operating them is a hassle. There are a number of motorized and cordless shades available that can be raised and lowered with the click of a button.

4) Window treatments make my home too dark

The primary functions of window treatment are to provide privacy and control light while accentuating windows. But not all window coverings block light completely. In fact, they come in a variety of opacities. Blackout shades and other room darkening window treatments are popular choices for bedrooms and media rooms but can of course be opened during the day to let in light. However, if you want more light in the room, go for shutters and sheer curtains.

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5) Window coverings should be avoided in order to achieve a minimalist aesthetic

Minimalist design has a unique charm and embraces the ‘less is more’ notion. It is a popular but false belief that window coverings must be avoided if one wishes to achieve the minimalist aesthetic. The fact is you need to choose a suitable window treatment option, not skip it altogether. To complement the clean lines and natural light required for minimalist design, Roman shades, plantation shutters, curtains (not overly fancy) or roller blinds are excellent options.

6) Window treatments are all the same

Where did that come from? There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to decorating your windows. Each room has different lighting, privacy and design needs and hence requires a suitable window covering option depending on these factors. For example, you need to block out light in your bedroom to create an environment conducive to sleep. For this, blackout shades are a great choice. Your child’s room requires a safe window covering that doesn’t pose a threat of strangulation, thus making cordless or motorized window treatments an ideal choice.

7) You can’t find window coverings for oddly shaped windows

Many dealers offer custom window coverings that can be tailor-made to fit the size and shape of your windows if they are wider or larger than standard. As far as unusually shaped windows are concerned, go through one of our posts on window covering ideas for oddly shaped windows to get inspiration for covering your unique windows.

8) Window treatments will obstruct the outside view

If you have a sliding glass door or sunroom, you probably use it to enjoy the view outside. But if you think that using a window treatment will obstruct that view, you are wrong. In fact, covering the door or sunroom window with shutters or roller shades provides privacy and light control. They can be easily adjusted from top and bottom to let you enjoy the view outside during the day and cover it at night to protect your privacy.

9) Draperies don’t need to be lined

Many homeowners omit lining when installing draperies on their windows, thinking it is a waste of money. Our window treatment experts advise that lining protects windows from the sun and adds depth and fullness to drapes, thus making them look more luxurious and elegant.

Decorating your windows with a suitable window covering is not easy, especially if you are surrounded by false information. Believing the above-mentioned misconceptions can cost you your home décor. It is time to open your mind and embrace the modern options available. If you need assistance choosing a perfect window treatment for your home, feel free to get in touch with us. We are happy to help.

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Simple Dos and Don’ts of Eye-Catching Window Treatments

Styling windows is not everyone’s cup of tea. It might seem like an easy task but can become a hassle, especially for beginners. But choosing proper window treatments is also necessary as they can make a huge difference to your home’s appearance and comfort level. So, what should you do to dress up your windows so they look straight out of a magazine? Don’t worry! In this post, we will share some simple window covering dos and don’ts that designers swear by. Helpful Dos and Don’ts of Styling Your Windows Dos 1) Take Proper Measurements Before You Buy To style them like a pro, you need window treatments that actually fit your windows. To do this, you need to take proper measurements of your windows before buying. Measure the exact width and height (left to right and top to bottom, respectively) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (top, middle and bottom). Make all measurements to the nearest 1/8th inch, rounding up for height and down for width if necessary. If you are not sure how to take these measurements, ask the sales representative at the window covering store to send a professional. 2) Hang Curtains Wide and High What is the secret to those luxurious windows in top hotels and design magazines? It’s hanging curtains and drapes at least 12” above the window frame or all the way to the ceiling, plus extending your curtain rod 3-6” on each side. This will not only make your space look bigger but also make your windows look opulent. 3) Consider a Valance Many homeowners think adding a valance adds no value to a window covering. However, opting for a fabric valance softens the appearance of your window treatments, especially blinds and shades. This decorative accessory also makes your windows appear taller, conceals drapery hardware and adds depth and detail to the room. 4) Go for Wide Slat Shutters Louvre size plays a vital role in the aesthetic appeal and functionality of shutters. Smaller louvres (2 ½ inch) are a good choice for large windows, but the grand and elegant feel of wide slats (4 ½ inch) is unparalleled. If your windows overlook a picturesque view, opt for wide slat shutters for a less obstructed view and maximize the amount of light and air coming into your home. 5) Opt for Natural Materials Looking at the environmental crisis, many homeowners want to go green. From switching to LEDs to reducing plastic waste, there are a number of strategies to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. But what about your window coverings? Why not choose ones made with natural materials such as wood and bamboo? Wood blinds add warmth and natural appeal to your home décor. Don’ts 1) Don’t Use the Same Window Coverings for Every Room Window treatments are not merely decorative enhancements. They serve a purpose depending on how the room is used. You should consider this when selecting window coverings for different rooms, instead of choosing the same for …

A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Shutter Styles and Louvre Sizes

When it comes to selecting a stylish, secure and easy to maintain window covering, shutters are the go-to option. They not only provide better insulation than other treatments but also give windows a clutter-free look. To make the most of your shutters, make sure you have a suitable style and functional louvre size. Shutter style plays a vital role in your home’s aesthetics; louvre size impacts your ability to see out, your privacy level and the amount of light coming into your home. Here is a quick overview of various shutter styles and louvre sizes so you can choose the perfect combination for your home. How to Choose a Suitable Shutter Style and Perfect Louvre Size Types of Shutter Styles 1) Full Height Shutters These are the most common and suit nearly all window types. These shutters offer maximum privacy and block out light as they cover the entire windowpane. They are an energy efficient option because of the slat panels reaching from the very top to the very bottom of the window. The simple design makes them ideal for homes with minimalist décor. 2) Café Style Shutters Unlike full height shutters which cover the entire windowpane, café style shutters cover only the bottom of a window, leaving the top uncovered. This is an inexpensive choice compared to its counterparts and is ideal for homes with windows that open onto the street or a busy area. The best thing about these shutters is that they give you privacy without blocking sunlight. Choose these to get that French bistro-inspired look. 3) Tier-on-Tier Shutters Tier-on-tier shutters are the most versatile option because they consist of two separate sets of shutter panels. You can open the top or bottom independently or together. Like café style shutters, they provide privacy and light control but are more energy efficient. They are, however, not a good choice for bay windows as they clutter up the surrounding space. 4) Tracked Shutters As the name suggests, tracked shutters open and close on a track and fold away like a concertina. If you have large windows, tracked shutters are a perfect window covering as they provide a great view outside. 5) Shaped Shutters Many homeowners have trouble finding the right window treatments for oddly shaped windows because most come only in standard sizes. Shaped shutters solve this problem as they can be custom made to ensure they fit your home’s unique architectural features. Some available shapes include circle, triangle, angled, hexagon, semicircle, quarter round, octagon and arched. Louvres come in three sizes, each suited to a specific function. Here we explain them in detail. 2.5-Inch Louvres These are the most traditional size and are commonly used in homes with traditional décor. They are a good option in the following cases: If you have small windows (larger louvres dominate them) If you don’t have enough clearance space or depth on your windowsill (larger louvres take more space to tilt and will likely hit your windowpane, thus restricting your ability to …

Buying New Window Coverings? Don’t Believe These Myths

Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, buying new window treatments can be confusing when you have so many options. Plus, if you are surrounded by myths about window coverings, it can needlessly complicate the selection process. In the search for the perfect blinds, shades or shutters, it is necessary to know the difference between facts and misconceptions. To help you avoid falling prey to certain misbeliefs, we have debunked some myths about window treatments. Have a look. Busting the Most Common Window Treatment Myths 1) Drapes should be hung on the window trim Many people believe the perfect place to hang drapes is on their window trim. However, this arrangement creates the illusion of short, squat windows and blocks natural light. It is best to hang drapes high, at least an inch or two from the ceiling. As far as width is concerned, the inner edge of the drapes should fall on the outer edge of your window, thus allowing plenty of natural light. 2) Blinds are difficult to clean and maintain Although blinds are delicate and cannot be cleaned quickly, it is not difficult to keep them in good shape. All you need is the right method. Unlike other window treatments that can be cleaned using a cloth, blinds need to be vacuumed at least once a month and dusted regularly. Here is a complete guide to cleaning blinds without damage. 3) Window shades are difficult to operate Shades are one of the most sophisticated window coverings and are perfect for making a room look clutter free. However, it is a common myth that operating them is a hassle. There are a number of motorized and cordless shades available that can be raised and lowered with the click of a button. 4) Window treatments make my home too dark The primary functions of window treatment are to provide privacy and control light while accentuating windows. But not all window coverings block light completely. In fact, they come in a variety of opacities. Blackout shades and other room darkening window treatments are popular choices for bedrooms and media rooms but can of course be opened during the day to let in light. However, if you want more light in the room, go for shutters and sheer curtains. 5) Window coverings should be avoided in order to achieve a minimalist aesthetic Minimalist design has a unique charm and embraces the ‘less is more’ notion. It is a popular but false belief that window coverings must be avoided if one wishes to achieve the minimalist aesthetic. The fact is you need to choose a suitable window treatment option, not skip it altogether. To complement the clean lines and natural light required for minimalist design, Roman shades, plantation shutters, curtains (not overly fancy) or roller blinds are excellent options. 6) Window treatments are all the same Where did that come from? There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to decorating your windows. Each room has different lighting, privacy and …

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