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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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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.

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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.

Mississauga Showroom

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

Phone: 647-668-2948

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Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: By Appointment Only

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Your home’s curb appeal is related to exterior factors like your landscaping, driveway, paint colours and mailbox. Another factor that can make or break your property’s attractiveness is its window treatments.

But wait. Window coverings are installed inside the house. How can they impact the look of your property when viewed from the street?

The fact is that the overall appearance of a property depends on several factors, including window coverings.

Let’s look at some common window treatment mistakes that could be damaging your curb appeal.

Are Your Window Coverings Damaging Your Home’s Curb Appeal?

Window treatments play an important role in creating a positive first impression about your home, from both inside and outside.

Here are some common window covering mistakes made by homeowners that ruin their property’s curb appeal.

1) No Window Treatments

When you pass by a house and don’t notice its window treatments, you’ll surely notice when there aren’t any. That’s a big no-no. The absence of window coverings not only decreases your privacy but mars your home’s beauty. Make sure your windows are covered by some kind of blind, shade, curtain or drape to make a big impact.

2) Mismatched Window Coverings

A house with a neat, uniform look attracts more eyeballs than one that’s mismatched.

To that end, window coverings play a vital role in making your property visually appealing. Your street-facing windows should be all the same colour to give your exterior uniformity. The safest choice is white as you won’t have to worry about colour fading with sun damage.

3) Asymmetrical Position

This mistake is common when you install window shades. If the position of the shades isn’t uniform – for example, some are lowered halfway while others are raised – it will look unpleasant and ruin your curb appeal. Your best bet is to keep all shades on windows across the front of your house in the same position to make the exterior look symmetrical.

Roman Shades on Windows

 

4) Window Treatments Clashing with Décor

The secret to using window treatments to improve your property’s curb appeal is to choose ones that coordinate with its other exterior features. Avoid making the mistake of buying window treatments that clash with your outside decor. For instance, if you have wood exteriors, sheer curtains won’t match. In this case, the perfect choice would be plantation shutters or wood blinds. Similarly, a house with contemporary features like angled roof lines, large windows and bold, geometric shapes should have vertical blinds or honeycomb shades for a not-so-traditional appearance.

5) Wrongly Sized Window Coverings

Coverings that don’t fit your windows cause functional issues such as light gap around the edges. This can make a big dent on your house’s curb appeal. Common blunders like curtain rods installed too low or panel lengths being too short can make your windows look disorganized.

To keep these decorating fails from ruining your home’s appearance from the street, correctly measure the windows and install treatments with the help of a window covering professional.

6) Non-Functional Window Treatments

Each type of window has a function and requires a specific type of covering to enhance its practicality. Installing coverings that don’t complement the functionality and design of your windows ignores your property’s curb appeal.

For instance, if your bay window is facing the street, go for motorized shades; if you have an arched window in front, choose custom shutters; and if you have a trapezoid window, install wooden blinds. These combinations perfectly match the purpose of these windows.

Additional Tips

If you’ve made the above-mentioned mistakes, you can rectify them. You can even enhance the curb appeal of your property by following these additional tips.

  • To make a positive first impression, install exterior shutters. They’re a good choice for aesthetic reasons and give you the freedom to install whatever type of window covering you want to inside without worrying about curb appeal.
  • To give your windows a uniform look and steer clear of having to keep them in the same position, go for motorized shades. They cover windows with one solid piece of fabric that’ll never be rumpled or uneven, unlike roman shades.
  • Avoid installing mini blinds on windows overlooking the street as these give windows a crowded look when viewed from outside.

The curb appeal of your property is important if you’re planning to sell it. Instead of choosing random window coverings for every room to match your interiors, consider how they’ll look from the outside, for both aesthetic appeal and functionality. Get in touch with our window covering professionals to learn how to get the best of both worlds without ruining your home’s curb appeal.

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10 Unusual Window Treatment Ideas

Are you bored by traditional window coverings? Want to give your windows a unique and unconventional look? If your regular blinds, shades, curtains or drapes have become stale, it may be time to think outside the box and give your windows a makeover. Here’s our list of 10 unusual window covering ideas to make yours stand out. How to Make a Bold Statement With Not-So-Traditional Window Covering Ideas Give your windows an instant facelift with uncommon, trendsetting window treatments that are sure to spruce up your home decor. 1) Old Maps Maps make excellent shades for home office or kids room windows. This unconventional treatment is a perfect way to cover windows and grab some attention. Some stores sell map shades. But if you want to do it yourself, fuse a map-printed fabric to linen and then staple it to the roller of a store-bought shade. Fold the bottom up 1/2 inch, then 1½ inches, then pin and edge-stitch to sew a rod pocket. You can also sew a decorative pull to give it a complete look. Creating Window Shades from Vintage Maps 2) Lace Doilies Lace doilies are a great way to use something traditional to create something contemporary. Add some uniqueness to your little girl’s room with vintage lace doily window coverings. All you need to do is sew some doilies together to make a simple collage. Here’s a tutorial. 3) Macramé Wall Hangings Give your windows a ‘70s look by hanging a beautiful work of macramé in front of the window. The sunlight filtering through and the elegant texture of this uncommon window covering will subtly up your room’s style. This is an excellent way to add an eclectic boho-chic vibe in your living space. You can either buy these wall hangings online or make them  with the help of this DIY video. 4) Creative Curtain Rod Sometimes you don’t need to ditch your regular treatments to give your windows a new look. A slight change to the drapery hardware can also make a big difference. If you’ve dressed your windows with curtains, install some quirky curtains rods for a distinct look. An oar, a piece of reclaimed wood or a piece of industrial-style pipe can be a great way to add a little character to an otherwise ordinary window covering. 5)  Glass-Beaded Curtains Another unusual window covering that not only enhances your room’s visual appeal but acts as a beautiful suncatcher is glass beaded curtains. The colourful rays released by the beads will introduce a retro vibe to the room and transform its look and feel. Use this window treatment as a statement piece or a way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise boring room. 6) Washi Tape Blinds Update your regular blinds by adding colourful washi tape to the slats. This easy craft project is renter-friendly as it’s simple to change from season to season and leaves no residue behind. Choose bright colours like yellow, orange and blue in summer; red, white …

Curtain Linings: What Are Your Options?

Curtain linings are an important but often overlooked part of your window coverings. Apart from bringing a certain fullness to the overall appearance of curtains, they protect its fabric from fading and act as an insulator. But their functional benefits depend on the type you choose. With so many options available, choosing the right curtain lining may feel overwhelming. Your best bet is to go through the features of each before deciding. This list of different types of curtain linings should help you make an informed decision. What Are the Different Types? And How Do You Choose the Right One? Curtain linings come in a variety of materials, each with distinct features. It’s important to learn about each type so you can select the best one for your windows. Polycotton Lining Standard curtain lining is made with a blend of cotton and polyester called polycotton. Generally available in white and cream colours, polycotton linings improve the drape of your curtains, creating a more substantial, fuller look. The manufacturing process of this fabric ensures that the product offers the best of both fibres. Since they’re made with cotton, they’re ideal for warm weather as they allow air to pass through; the polyester ensures insulation, durability and mould resistance. Polycotton is also less prone to wrinkles and is great at retaining its shape and colour. If left untreated for flammability, however, it can easily melt. So, it’s advisable to avoid using them in the kitchen or near fireplaces. Blackout Lining As the name suggests, the fabric of this type of curtain lining will not let light pass through. This is thanks to a coating that blocks the tiny pores in the weave. The material is thick and offers thermal insulation and noise reduction but doesn’t make the lining stiff or unyielding. This type of curtain lining is an excellent choice if you want to improve the privacy offered by your existing window treatments. It’s ideal for use in bedrooms where you’re disturbed by the sunshine peeking in through your curtains. Plus, complete control over incoming light will help protect your furniture and carpet from the fading effects of the sun. Thermal lining is made with regular cotton, polyester or wool coated with acrylic foam or a thin layer of aluminum on one side to give it insulating properties. It’s an effective way to keep heat in and cold air out in winter, thus helping you save on energy bills. This insulating layer doesn’t make the lining thicker, though. Thermal linings are only a fraction of a millimeter thicker than standard ones, thanks to modern production methods. Thermal Lining This type of lining also retains air-conditioned air in summer so a comfortable temperature is maintained inside your home at all times. Plus, it helps curtains or drapes hang better, with less wrinkling and a fuller, more finished appearance. Interlining If you have a lightweight curtain such as sheer or taffeta, interlining is the best way to add fullness to your window treatment. The …

6 Window Treatment Mistakes Ruining Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal is related to exterior factors like your landscaping, driveway, paint colours and mailbox. Another factor that can make or break your property’s attractiveness is its window treatments. But wait. Window coverings are installed inside the house. How can they impact the look of your property when viewed from the street? The fact is that the overall appearance of a property depends on several factors, including window coverings. Let’s look at some common window treatment mistakes that could be damaging your curb appeal. Are Your Window Coverings Damaging Your Home’s Curb Appeal? Window treatments play an important role in creating a positive first impression about your home, from both inside and outside. Here are some common window covering mistakes made by homeowners that ruin their property’s curb appeal. 1) No Window Treatments When you pass by a house and don’t notice its window treatments, you’ll surely notice when there aren’t any. That’s a big no-no. The absence of window coverings not only decreases your privacy but mars your home’s beauty. Make sure your windows are covered by some kind of blind, shade, curtain or drape to make a big impact. 2) Mismatched Window Coverings A house with a neat, uniform look attracts more eyeballs than one that’s mismatched. To that end, window coverings play a vital role in making your property visually appealing. Your street-facing windows should be all the same colour to give your exterior uniformity. The safest choice is white as you won’t have to worry about colour fading with sun damage. 3) Asymmetrical Position This mistake is common when you install window shades. If the position of the shades isn’t uniform – for example, some are lowered halfway while others are raised – it will look unpleasant and ruin your curb appeal. Your best bet is to keep all shades on windows across the front of your house in the same position to make the exterior look symmetrical.   4) Window Treatments Clashing with Décor The secret to using window treatments to improve your property’s curb appeal is to choose ones that coordinate with its other exterior features. Avoid making the mistake of buying window treatments that clash with your outside decor. For instance, if you have wood exteriors, sheer curtains won’t match. In this case, the perfect choice would be plantation shutters or wood blinds. Similarly, a house with contemporary features like angled roof lines, large windows and bold, geometric shapes should have vertical blinds or honeycomb shades for a not-so-traditional appearance. 5) Wrongly Sized Window Coverings Coverings that don’t fit your windows cause functional issues such as light gap around the edges. This can make a big dent on your house’s curb appeal. Common blunders like curtain rods installed too low or panel lengths being too short can make your windows look disorganized. To keep these decorating fails from ruining your home’s appearance from the street, correctly measure the windows and install treatments with the help of a window covering professional. 6) …

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