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Choosing the Perfect Window Treatment for Residential Spaces

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Choosing the Perfect Window Treatment for Residential Spaces

Enhance Your Home Decor with MarQi Blinds’ Diverse Range of Residential Shades

17 May 2023  |  Window Treatments  |  Made in USA

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As homeowners, we understand the importance of creating a comfortable and stylish living environment. Every detail, from furniture to decor, contributes to the overall ambiance of our homes. One crucial element that often goes overlooked is the window treatments. The right window treatment can enhance the aesthetics of any room while providing functional benefits such as privacy, light control, and energy efficiency. At MarQi Blinds, we take pride in offering a diverse range of residential shades that cater to various styles and preferences. In this blog post, we’ll explore our collection and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your residential spaces.

Sheer Shades:

If you’re looking to create a soft and inviting atmosphere in your home, our sheer shades are an excellent choice. These shades feature a delicate fabric that filters natural light, allowing a warm glow to permeate your rooms. With sheer shades, you can enjoy privacy while still maintaining a connection to the outside world. Our collection offers a variety of elegant designs and patterns, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your home decor.

Zebra Shades:

For homeowners seeking a modern and eye-catching window treatment, our zebra shades are an ideal option. These shades feature alternating stripes of light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics, allowing for precise light control. By simply adjusting the position of the shades, you can achieve the desired level of privacy and sunlight. Zebra shades are not only functional but also add a contemporary touch to any room, making them a popular choice among interior designers.

Blackout Shades:

Sometimes, complete darkness and privacy are essential, especially in bedrooms or home theaters. Our blackout shades are designed to block out unwanted light, ensuring a restful ambiance and an undisturbed night’s sleep. These shades are available in various colors and textures, allowing you to create a harmonious look with your existing decor. Additionally, blackout shades provide insulation benefits, helping to regulate temperature and reduce energy costs.


When it comes to choosing the perfect window treatment for your residential spaces, MarQi Blinds offers a wide selection of shades to suit every style and requirement. Whether you prefer the soft elegance of sheer shades, the contemporary appeal of zebra shades, or the serenity provided by blackout shades, we have the perfect solution for you. Visit our website or contact one of our authorized dealers to explore our collection and find the ideal window treatment that will enhance your home decor. Trust MarQi Blinds to bring beauty, functionality, and style to your windows.

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How Can You Cool Your Home With Blinds During a Heat Wave?

Better insulated homes and blistering hot summers mean the sun’s rays become trapped, causing the building to overheat. Temperatures in some buildings are even reaching 30 degrees before midday, yes!

Of course, we all want to cool our homes down, feel comfortable, and sleep well. So lots of us are resorting to running air conditioning and floor fans around the clock, causing energy bills to skyrocket.

Looking at average household energy usage over the course of a month, reports running air conditioning during the heatwave could increase your energy bills by a massive 123% per month.

In this article, we will guide you on the simple, cost-effective solution of using your blinds to intercept the heat and reduce the need for costly air conditioning and using fans to cool down.

How to use your blinds to keep your home cool?

You can help prevent excessive heat gain by blocking or reflecting the sun’s rays. To do so, close your blinds during the day when the sun is out, especially on windows where the sun shines directly. Once the sun has set and it starts to cool down outside, you can open your blinds before bedtime to let the now cooler air circulate.

If you have dark coloured blinds in your home, our advice differs. We recommend keeping dark blinds open during the hottest parts of the day, as they will attract the sun and cause the blinds and windows to overheat.

Another top tip is to keep your windows closed during the hottest parts of the day. People automatically assume they should open their windows when it gets too warm. However, in super-hot temperatures like the latest USA heat wave, it’s best to keep the windows closed when the sun is out and open when the sun sets. However, when it’s time to go to bed, ensure your ground-floor windows are closed for security.

Which colour of blinds are best to keep your home cool in fall?

Light-coloured blinds, particularly white are the best choice for keeping your home cool in summer. Dark coloured blinds, especially black blinds, can have the opposite effect. They’ll do their job in terms of privacy and light control, but black blinds will fail when it comes to helping regulate the temperature in summer. The dark colour will attract the sun and could potentially add to overheating.

White or light-coloured blinds are the best choice all year round. They won’t attract the intense summer sun and will still be effective in winter at helping to retain the heat when used correctly.


Which type of blinds are best to keep your home cool in fall?

All blinds have different thermal and opacity properties, making some more superior at blocking the sun and cooling your home than others. Here we will give our expert opinion on the best blinds to cool your home in Fall.

MarQi Blinds – Blackout Roller Shades

Blackout blinds are one of your best options as they prevent sunlight from passing through the opaque fabric and from the room getting too hot. A customer favourite for bedrooms, blackout blinds will not only allow you to sleep at a comfortable temperature but also block any light seepage so the room is pitch black to create the ideal sleeping environment for you and the wider family.

Maybe you work irregular patterns or night shifts and must sleep during the day. Blackout blinds are the perfect choice, especially during heat wave temperatures, which have been breaking records in the early afternoon.

Blackout blinds are available in various styles, including aluminum blinds, vertical blinds, faux wood blinds, roman blinds and wood blinds.


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We hope this article clarifies how to use blinds to help cool your home, which blinds are best to beat the summer sun and reduce your energy bills. If you did find this article helpful, please consider sharing it and spreading the love.

Why Motorized Window Treatments?

Why Motorized Window Treatments?

You’ve already got blinds, shades, or curtains in your home, so why make the switch to motorized window treatments? 
Motorized blinds and shades are cordless and can be opened or closed via remote control, smartphone app, or voice commands, making them ideal for tall, hard to reach windows. If you’ve got children or pets at home, going cordless with motorized window coverings provides additional safety for the ones you love. 
Switching to motorized window treatments adds convenience to your busy life by automating the balance of natural and artificial light in your home. Schedule your motorized blinds and shades to open and close on the schedule that’s best for you and your family. Let the light in when you wake up, but keep the glare away when you need to focus, and even increase energy efficiency in your home. 
The real question is: why not switch to motorized window treatments? 



Create Your Smart Home Your Way

Somfy TaHoma® puts you in the driver’s seat and allows you to control your motorized window coverings, awnings, screens, and rolling shutters with a smartphone, tablet, or the sound of your voice. Prefer to pick up your phone to close the shades when there’s too much glare? Or are you itching to try voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Home? Your smart home, your choice with TaHoma®. 


Live the Good Life in Your Smart Home

Creating a smart home means more than just smart shading; it means interconnectivity between all the smart products you use on a daily basis to make life more comfortable and convenient. Somfy makes this connection easy, connecting to the same smart home management systems you already use in your home. Integration with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Google Assistant means you can control motorized window coverings as well as smart lighting, smart heating and cooling systems, and even smart audio systems in one place.

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