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It's clear the Coronavirus has affected us all in some form or another.

One thing for certain is we all stayed home.

What did that mean? It meant we spent a lot of time in our space and perhaps even realized how our space could use a little TLC (tender lovin' care)

Suddenly, we decided that we needed more plants or throw pillows.. Like so!

However, it affected us, the Coronavirus really made us stop and think about our situations and how we live. Despite the hardship it brought on for many of us, I think that it was also important for us to reevaluate ourselves and improve our everyday in how we live to our fullest.

Let's not look at what's wrong, but look to how we live better ❤️

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But when the items arrived, it wasn't what we expected.

Have you been fooled? You're not alone, many of us have. Myself, especially.

And how could I not get pulled into the world of online shopping? It's easy, convenient and it's attached to a device that is carried for many hours of the day.

There are many successes, but there are many failures. As a specialized window decor consultant, I have thought about making the customized window treatments more convenient through the world of online shopping.

But will it look exactly like the products shown in the photograph? Will it feel the same way? It would truly have room for error and may mislead people - which is exactly what I'm NOT wanting to accomplish. Photos can be deceiving at times.

I believe many things like household items (laundry detergent, tissue and batteries) are fantastic for online shopping because as consumers we know what we are getting. However, when it comes to our daily personal items that we wear, see, or use, I strongly believe thought and time be invested.

2 Things...

Firstly, let's talk about PERSONAL ITEMS like SHOES. A well-made shoe that is something is we potentially wear everyday. Our bodies are affected by the shoes that support how we walk, stand, and even, sit. In turn, this will affect our health. For that reason, a shoe must be tested in the flesh! Buying a pair of shoes simply for fashion may make you look "cool", but you definitely may not feel so cool as you trip down the stairs in those too-high a heel. However, we do know those type of shoes are generally worn for one special night only. If you are looking for a daily shoe, maybe try dropping the device and head to the store.

Secondly, HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS that you see or use everyday. These products can range from anywhere eyeglasses to love seats to office chairs to blinds or curtains.

All of these item examples can designed specifically to meet a need that is not available online or even in the big box stores. You can get these items made out of a cookie cutter, however it may not serve you and your home well and here's why:

1. Items tend to be mass produced which may mean they were poorly made

2. Items are not made to suit YOU and YOUR lifestyle which leads to dissatisfaction

3. You may have to replace this item again due to dissatisfaction (which may actually cost you more in the long run)

Some things are worth investing the time and money in. After all, the saying goes "You get what you pay for".


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It's easy to take window coverings for granted. They hang on your walls quietly and perform the job they were originally intended for - generally, the purpose is privacy but they are often times the underdog of interior design. Interior decorators, designers and enthusiasts will tell you otherwise.

By optimizing your window coverings, you can achieve quite a lot.

Here are 6 benefits (including the Privacy) how a good window covering can serve you:


With the right blinds or curtains, you can turn your room into a sanctuary for rest and relaxation or enhance the lighting for a more effective work space. One simple swap of the window decor has the ability to transform the situation whether you want to add colour, create themes or instill a feeling.


When strategically installed, window coverings can enlarge a room and once-small windows. With life in the city and a growing population, space can be increasingly challenging. This simple yet effective technique to redesign tight rooms or for those who just want a grand view!

3. PRIVACY (of course!)

Privacy is a must for any home. Have the power to adjust the slats of your blinds or draw close your curtains together for added safety and security. This is the why window coverings exist in the first place, but there are many option on how you would like to control that privacy.


Window coverings have a great ability to soften the harsh sunlight or accurately control incoming light with your fingertips. You can brighten the room or set the mood for an intimate night in. With so many fabric choices, you can control how much light is coming in and how the light will be dispersed whatever room that may be.


Not all windows are the same. In fact, even two windows side by side that may look "exactly" the same will have slight variations in measurements. This happens when the frames and the room is not perfectly straight which can occur during construction or overtime wear and tear. An inch here or there can make all the difference which is why proper fitting is key. You don't wear a large if you're a medium.. if you want to look sharp, that is.


Window coverings provide effective insulation, offering your home extra protection against heat loss during the colder seasons and heat gain over the hotter seasons. Not just flattering to the eye but also to your pocket.


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