• Top Trends in Living Room Decor Right Now

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: bedding , blinds , furniture , homedecor , livingroom

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    It was challenging to compile a list of living room decor trends for 2020 because it seems like almost anything goes right now and the off-trend has become what's trendy! Regardless, we accepted this challenge and found some stunning and totally customizable looks that could transform your living room! We hope these trends inspire you as much as they inspired us! 1- Dark Wood Everywhere:     In previous years, light wood was the star but in 2020 dark wood is taking center stage. It will give your space added elegance and a touch of luxury. This dark wood looks stunning in living room furniture, flooring, accessories and…

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  • How to update your bedroom in 2020

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: Custom draperies , decor , downtownpembroke , homedecor , ontario , pembroke , trends

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    Are you looking for some inspiration on how to update your bedroom this year? We have done our research and found some bedroom decor trends that are popping up everywhere.     A mix of textures:       The texture in interior décor is generally added by the use of fabrics, though wood, natural elements, and even painted surfaces can also contribute. Keep your bedroom full of life with an interesting array of textures.    Use mixed-fabric comforters, carpet or area rugs, wooly throw pillows or blankets, plants or other natural elements, textured lampshades or carved picture frames.      Shiplap:       If you want to create a cozy bedroom but you don't have…

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  • Trends in Home Decor this Winter

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: decor , downtownpembroke , homedecor , shoplocal , smallbusiness , style , trends

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    Are you looking to revamp your decor this winter?  We have done some research and came across some design trends that may inspire you.  Gorgeous Peacock Blue:    Peacock blue is a colour that really stands out. One of the most common ways to bring it into your home is by finding multiple accessories such as light fixtures, area rugs and throw blankets to decorate throughout your space. A peacock blue accent  wall in a mostly neutral room would also be gorgeous. When paired with grey, white or wood tones, this blue really pops. Retro is Trending:    It seems that the "Mad Men" inspired mid-century modern…

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  • How to have a more sustainable Christmas

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , holidays , homedecor , ontario , pembroke , sustainable

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    Christmas is traditionally  the period of peak consumption, when we go all out on gifts and food to impress our families and guests. You can, however, have a more sustainable Christmas season without having to sacrifice any magic or festivity. 1- Shop local - Many gifts in today’s marketplace come from halfway around the world, and the impact of transportation contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and global warming. Local businesses often have a much smaller carbon footprint than larger companies. Local businesses are also owned by people who invest in their communities and genuinely care about the community's future and welfare.    2- Give…

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  • Home decor trends (fall 2019)

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: autumn , decor , fall , home , homedecor

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    Home decor trends 2019     Gold accent pieces: Gold is back with a bang in both the fashion world and the home décor world. Shiny gold side tables, picture frames, planters and candle holders will look beautiful in your space this season. Don’t be afraid to search for pieces at your local thrift shop or to pick up a can of gold spray paint and do some DIY projects.   Velvet cushions: There’s no better way to give your sofa a makeover, just by adding some decorative cushions you can make a huge statement. Soft velvet is a perfect way to make your living…

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  • 16 gift ideas for mom - Christmas 2019

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , christmas2019 , gift , giftideas , holidays , homedecor , motherhood , smallbusiness

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    Christmas will be here before you know it. Here are a few ideas of creative gifts for the moms in our lives. 1) Home cleaning services: Moms are busy - whether it's work, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the grandkids (or the kids). Why not treat the woman who gives and gives with a professional deep house cleaning? It would be one less thing on her plate!   2) A weighted blanket: Weighted blankets are popping up everywhere. They are proven to have many benefits from combating stress, to alleviating restless leg syndrome to helping calm anxiety. In addition, many of these blankets…

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  • Finding your perfect pillow

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: backpain , bedding , comfort , cozy , homedecor , pillow , rest , sleep , smallbusiness

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    Finding your perfect pillow         Using the wrong pillow can cause headaches, back pain and sore necks. Here is a list of tips and tricks to get the perfect restful night’s sleep.   Before you start browsing for that perfect pillow, you first need to ask yourself which position you generally sleep in. Since we tend to move a lot in our sleep, the easiest way to determine this is to actively pay attention to what position you’re in when you first wake up.     An overwhelming 74 percent of people are side sleepers who should look for a pillow that supports their head, neck, ear…

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  • Business Spotlight : Custom Draperies & Blinds

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: Custom draperies , Home Decor , Window treatment

    Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you’re looking for more information on Custom Draperies in Pembroke, ON, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • Owner Spotlight: Eileen Malette and Noella Stevens

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: blinds , shutters , Window treatment

    Hi, I’m Eileen Malette, Store Manager, and I’m Noella Stevens, Drapery Manager, of Custom Draperies and Blinds in Pembroke, Ontario.

    We look forward to sharing our story. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know us better.

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  • Get Quality Window Coverings from Custom Draperies and Blinds

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: Custom draperies , Home Decor , Window treatment

    Window coverings offer additional protection from any weather conditions and ensure extra privacy. There are different types of window coverings available to you. These could be drapes, sheers, shutters, or window blinds such as rollers, cellular, faux wood venetians, dual rollers, etc.

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  • They're All Here: Paint Colors of the Year for 2017

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: Custom draperies , Home Decor , Window treatment

    Color-management company Pantone Color Institute recently announced its Color of the Year for 2017, a vibrant spring-green hue called Greenery.

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  • A Concise Guide to the Art of Trending Home Decor and Window Treatments

    Author: Custom Draperies | | Categories: blinds , Custom draperies , Home Decor , shutters , Window treatment

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    As a home owner, it is obvious that you have an aspiration that your family and guests appreciate your house. Owning a property is a matter of accomplishment and hence, this aspiration is obviously justified. But, accomplishing this objective is not a cakewalk. You need to ensure that your space appears soothing, aesthetic and enticing to yourself before your guests appreciate and feel the same. 

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