How to Choose the Right Blinds For Your Home

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The right residential blinds can make a significant difference to your home in terms of style, privacy, and light control. And, with so many attractive and high-end blind options to choose from, we understand zeroing in on the right decision can be difficult. But, by considering various factors such as size, style and purpose, you can easily transform your windows into stunning focal points that perfectly suit your personal style and needs.

Here’s what you need to consider when choosing the right blinds for your home:


Ultimately, the style of blind you choose will be crucial for striking the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics. In short, your blinds can impact the look and ambience of your living space by either seamlessly blending in with your existing decor or elevating the space with a bold statement. Whether you opt for Cellular Blinds, Shutters, Transitional Blinds or Roller Blinds, each style comes in a vast array of colours, patterns, and materials – making them easily customizable to your needs.

Types of Blinds

When it comes to premium blinds and shades, the choices are endless. Available in a broad range of materials, some of the most common blind options include:

Roller Blinds

As their name suggests, Roller Blinds are composed of a single piece of fabric or material “rolled” around a casing. These blinds can be operated by a pull cord or be fully automated to roll up and down to your desired height, thereby offering plenty of privacy and light control.

Cellular Blinds

Sometimes called “honeycomb blinds,” Cellular Blinds are extremely popular among homeowners due to their insulative properties. Comprised of pleated fabric “cells” that expand and contract as the blind is raised and lowered, Cellular Blinds deflect heat and cold, making them incredibly energy efficient. Other benefits include light filtering capabilities and plenty of decorative appeal.

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Motorized Blinds

The latest in window treatment technology, Motorized Blinds are safe, durable and convenient. By using a smart device to control your window treatments, you can increase energy efficiency and security while reducing the need for pesky and often unsafe cords and drawstrings.

Transitional Blinds

Transitional Blinds represent some of the most versatile blinds on the market. Also known as “zebra blinds” due to their horizontal stripes, Transitional Blinds come in a wide variety of fabrics and colour choices – allowing you to be as bold or subtle as you like. Durability, privacy, light-filtering and blackout capabilities are also key benefits of Transitional Blinds.

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds are just that – a perfect fit! These drill-free and screwless blinds are ideal for most windows and doors and are easy to measure and install. Great for families with pets and children, Perfect Fit blinds are also cordless (offering ultimate safety) and easy to clean.


A classic addition to any space, wood and vinyl Shutters are known for their elegance and timeless appeal. Wood and vinyl interior options are perfect for niche or complex areas and can be easily adjusted for just the ideal amount of light and privacy. Child and pet-friendly Shutters are easy to maintain and guaranteed to improve the overall value of your home.

Size and Shape

Be sure to consider the size and shape of your windows when choosing the right blinds for your home. For instance, Cellular Blinds are perfect for larger windows (i.e. bay windows) as they provide ample energy-efficient coverage. Alternatively, Perfect Fit blinds make an excellent choice for longer, narrower windows (especially if there are several in a row). Of course, most premium blinds are entirely customizable, giving you plenty of options to choose from. By carefully considering the size and shape of your windows, you can ensure the blinds you select not only enhance the visual appeal of your home but also provide the desired level of privacy and light control.


When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, it’s important to consider their purpose. Blinds serve more than just an aesthetic role; they are significant in controlling natural light, ensuring privacy, and even regulating temperature. 

To make the right decision, think about the specific needs of each room. For example, if you want plenty of natural light in your living room but appreciate your privacy, Roller Blinds may be the right choice. With their modern appeal and light-blocking capabilities, Transitional Blinds may be ideal for the bedroom. By considering the primary function of your blinds, you can make a selection that perfectly aligns with your needs, enhancing both the functionality and look of your living space.

Northern Shades is a leading provider of premium residential blinds in Edmonton. If you have questions about which blinds may be best suited for your home, we’re here to help. Visit our state-of-the-art showroom or reach out to us today!