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Sonata Design’s Wallpaper Studio

A home is a place where we live and find comfort in. Every individual has their own style of decorating this comfort zone and that makes each house unique in its own right. There are number of ways of decorating a home. Some like to paint it in their favorite color, others like to experiment with designer walls with textured paints. However, an easy and longer lasting option is to decorate the walls with wallpaper.

Know about different types of wallpapers

Gone are the days of using standard paper wall covering. Currently there are many durable types of wallpapers available in the market. Each type has its own advantage, style and utility. Some of the types are Vinyl wallpapers, Embossed, Foil wallpaper, Mylar, Flock, Fabric backed vinyl papers, Grass-cloth wallpapers, etc. Then there are borders too as well as Murals.

Vinyl wallpapers: These have the design printed on paper and then coated with vinyl to give it durability and ease of maintenance. These wallpapers are widely used since they are easy to install and remove, easy to clean and water and stain proof, making them low maintenance types.

Embossed wallpapers: Instead of plain printing, the design is pressed on the paper backing, hence rendering a raised effect. This type is washable too and can be used in any room. Embossed wallpapers help in camouflaging flaws in the wall and do not need a perfectly smooth surface for its installation.

Fabric backed vinyl wallpapers: Unlike the paper backed vinyl papers, the fabric backed vinyl wallpapers are more durable and easy to handle. The base fabric is weaved woven with the vinyl design coated on it. These wallpapers can safely be used on rough walls since the fabric does not necessarily need a smooth perfect surface. This type of wallpaper can be easily scrubbed and is perfect for kids’ room, kitchen, bathroom, living room, play area, hallways or just any place that you wish to decorate.

Foil wallpapers: These wallpapers have a ground metal added to the paper backing to give it a metallic finish like foil. The design is then printed on top of this foil. For installation of this wallpaper, the wall needs to be perfectly smooth else the shiny foil enhances the blemishes in the wall and the whole concept of hiding the cracks or uneven surface in the wall with the wallpaper is lost.

Flock wallpaper: This type gives a luxurious feel to the room since the texture of the paper is velvety and three dimensional. However, these are not washable and thus should not be used in kitchen or kids room where there are chances of it getting soiled easily.

Mylar wallpapers: The print is on paper backing, but the difference is that instead of vinyl coating the paper is covered with a polyester film that protects the design. Thus these wallpapers are also washable but are best fixed on liner wallpaper for extra support, since these wallpapers have a tendency to crease easily. Mylar wallpapers can be fitted in kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Walls need to be smooth for installation of these papers.

Grass cloth wallpapers: This is a handcrafted paper, where vines or grasses are stuck on the paper backing with glue and gives it a thoroughly natural look and feel. The natural materials used are hemp, sisal, jute, honeysuckle, etc. Due to its natural feel, these wallpapers are not washable and can be used in safer places like bedrooms, dens, dining-room or family room. Pasting and installation of these wallpapers are best done by professionals since these are tricky to handle. The advantages of these wallpapers is that they help in hiding flaws in the wall and help in absorbing noise, thus making the room as sound proof as possible. The natural fibre also gives certain warmth to the room.

Some popular brands in Calgary

When it comes to purchase of wallpapers, Calgary has many brands that are popular and trustworthy for their quality. Some of these are Crown, York, Arte, Metro, Joanne Fabrics (JF) and Hooked on Walls. These brands offer many designs and styles that match the planned décor as well as mood. All these popular brands have a catalogue to choose the preferred wallpaper from.

Many reputed brands have designer wallpapers on display and there are many themes open for selection. Some of the themes are nursery prints or animals for children’s bedroom, leaves, floral prints, geometrical designs for living and other areas, architectural detail designs for hallways along with matching borders, scroll, damask, grass cloth and textures for bedrooms etc.

How to select wallpaper

Wallpaper selection is very important as it gives a definite look and appeal to the room. As mentioned earlier, there are different types of wallpapers to choose from. Thus, make sure that you choose the right type for the right room and area. This way your efforts in installation and then further maintenance will be well worth.

For a quick guide, if the room is small in size then wallpaper with big prints or dark colors will make it appear smaller and congested. On the other hand, pastel shades with delicate prints or just plain textured wallpaper will give the room an elegant look.

If you have large living room with long walls, then Murals make perfect sense as they can be fitted in a sequence to give a complete look. If you choose to have good printed wallpaper for the room, then fixing matching border will help accentuate the room and add some glamour quotient to it.

It is true that wallpaper fitting can be DIY – do it yourself- activity. With proper study and knowhow one can achieve this to great extent. However, as a word of advice, there are some types of wallpapers that need extra care while installation, for example Foil, Mylar, etc. These have a tendency to crease easily if not handled properly. Therefore it is advisable to take a professional’s help to get the job done so that the end effect is perfect and appealing.

Wallpapers are trendy and give a neat look to the home. So when you decide to purchase wallpaper for your home, make absolutely sure that you have done a good survey of the types, designs and textures before making the final buy. Remember, the wallpaper you select is finally going to reflect your personality and choice, so try to make your home stand out by its unique appeal.

Went to Sonata because they are a premium company. The sales person Matt was awesome. The installer was on time, very professional, and fast. I would recommend Sonata to anyone looking for a no-fuss high quality job.

Bryan

Sonata has a great vibe and prices that can’t be beat. Their showroom is SO nice and a must see. Amazing wallpaper and drapery selections. Tyrell and his team are very friendly and helpful.

Melissa

Top notch service! Matt helped me pick out some new blinds and gave me some much needed advice on what to do with different windows in my new home. Blinds look amazing, install staff was great. Couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.

Eric

My wife and I worked with Tyrell/Sonata for window covering selections for our new house. Tyrell was very knowledgable and helpful with lots of suggestions and great ideas. We decided on high end Zebra blinds…We took possession on April 15 and couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out…the installation was flawless and they work great! We are so happy with the blinds that we are going to order the same blinds for two additional windows! Great job Tyrell and team!

David

We had a great experience with Sonata Design for our window coverings! Matt was terrific! He explained all of the different options for blinds and advised what would work best in our home. He priced out a couple of different options so we could decide which best fit in our budget, and brought samples to us so we could choose colors and fabrics in the space. All of this lead us to be very confident in the product we chose. It was a very quick and easy process from our first showroom appointment until the final product was installed. We are extremely happy with our new blinds, they look beautiful, fit each window perfectly, and work great. I highly recommend Sonata Design to anyone looking for window coverings!

Sandi

Had a great experience from start to finish. Matt and Tyrell were very helpful and they were very patient while I looked through the countless options they offered. Was very happy with the installed product and the installer was very personable. Would highly recommend.

Pamela

Sonata has so many amazing styles of blinds and colours. Tyrell was instrumental in helping us choose the perfect blinds for our house. Once ordered, it took a few weeks and installation was quick and easy. We couldn’t be happier with the end product. Thanks so much to Tyrell and his team!

Kayla

Brandi was incredibly helpful with helping organize the repair of my blinds. It was a seamless process, and the repair done in a timely, very professional, manner. I would recommend Sonata to anyone!

Katelynn

Building a new home and selecting window coverings before you’ve physically lived in the space can be a daunting task! Then add in the challenge of how to best deal with high foyer and stairwell windows, while still maintaining an overall congruent look. Tyrell worked with us to understand our needs, took the time to explain our options, and made a recommendation that would give us a sleek and modern design. We recently moved into our new home and the blinds from Sonata are absolutely perfect! Kudos to Tyrell and team!

Carla

Every step of the process, was very easy. The team at Sonata was very helpful in the process of picking out the blinds, drapes, and the wall paper. The motorized blinds that we decided to go to was a decision I’m glad that we made.

Travis

We had a great experience selecting the window coverings for our new house and with the installation process. Sonata provides a very helpful, professional and friendly service. Thank you, Sonata team!

Mike & Karen

The best blinds shop in Calgary. Beautiful showroom. 5 stars. TJ is a great addition to the business.

Cecile

Great business. Very professional and they create partnerships and trusted relationships. Highly recommend.

Alexes

Lynda and Matt from Sonata are amazing to deal with right from the beginning. Not pushy at all and very professional and creative. They both provided amazing direction and choices to our needs for all our draperies in our new home. As a retired developer they treated my husband and I like family and provided amazing direction and selections for us.

I would highly recommend both of them to help you choose the right draperies for your space and budget and Sonata Design. Please feel free to use us a reference to any proposed customers.

Darcy & Steve

The staff were professional and engaging. Made us feel very comfortable with our choices. They went above and beyond.

Dawn

Tyrell from Sonota made buying blinds easy. We knew what we didn’t want but also didn’t know what we wanted. He made picking out blinds an easy experience. We had Shawn install them and he was so quick….and very good at explaining how to properly use them! Highly recommend Sonota

Rachel

Great service. Changed the entire look of our house. Would recommend to anyone.

Criag

needed window coverings. From the first conversation, Matt K was amazing. He was willing to do a quote for us even though we engaged him over six months before we actually took possession. When we got to meet him in person for measurements he was kind, courteous, punctual and super professional. He explained all of the blind options and features and gave us a wealth of information so that we could choose the best product for our needs. We were able to have our blinds installed within two weeks of our measurement appointment which was a fantastic surprise as normally it takes some time for the product to arrive. Our installer was also fabulous and quick – he installed 13 blinds in under two hours. We absolutely love our blinds and highly recommend Sonata, and Matt, to anyone who may be looking for window coverings.

Melanie

Ordered a custom set of blackout drapes for my bedroom. Seamless transaction and professional staff. Lots of options available for my needs and Sonata nailed it perfectly the first time. Highly recommended.

No Name

Sonata Design were wonderful. They helped us pick the just right blinds, and then installed them without a hitch. They actually came a day earlier than requested to meet our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others. This is the second set of blinds they have installed for us.

Frits

We worked with Tyrell at Sonata Designs to dress our windows in our new home and we couldn’t be happier! He had everything prepared for our meeting at the Design Centre and made what could have been a very overwhelming process, enjoyable and easy. He helped us work within our budget and delivered a high quality end product. The installation was seamless and the final product is incredible, we are so happy and would highly recommend Sonata Designs!

Brittany

I worked with Sonata Design on selecting full home window coverings for a client and wallpaper. I was very impressed with their fast and professional service. Some window covering companies take weeks to get back with their quotes. I had a tight timeline and Tyrell was ready to help on a very short notice. I appreciate his great attention to detail and taking the time to find the right products for my clients. I am looking forward to working with Sonata Design on many more projects in the future.

Galina

I have worked with Sonata Design on many projects, including many show homes and most recently the 2019 Parkwood Master Builder Full House Lottery show home! Their service never ceases to amaze me and the product they carry is amazing! When it comes to custom detailing, Tyrell & Nicole are always there to give me a hand, ensuring we have the most stylish show homes in town! I am looking forward to many more years of a great partnership with Sonata Design and I would highly recommend them to all builders and individuals looking for the best in the window coverings and wallpaper industry.

Dustin

One of the best-looking design stores I ever had the pleasure to walk into.

The whole layout and open concepts in the store make a complete novice to curtains and design styles like myself, seem a bit easier to understand.

Classy name brands that I never knew existed until visiting personally and being educated by the kind staff, Nicole, the general manager, and Menaka, the design assistant.

Such as Hunter Douglas which is actually displayed in their affiliated company Revolve, as well as more top quality brands such as Lutron and Altex you can find it all here, totalling 7 major manufacturers with a broad variety.

The staff I must say are all well trained and very knowledgeable in their craft.
Thanks for helping Sonata Design and making all my choices easier for me. Will trust this company for more future projects of mine moving forward.

Brandon

We are very happy with our solar shades from Sonata. Nicole came to our house and gave us really good advice as to what would work best in our older bungalow. The shades look great and are working very well for us! I would not hesitate to work with Sonata again in the future.

Eve

Nicole is great to deal with! Sonata offers reasonable prices. Love the large showroom and great selection of products! It’s also nice to have a virtual showroom option.

Melissa

It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Tyrell. From the beginning when he first came to take the measurements, right through until when the installation was done, he always displayed a high level of professionalism.

I would definitely recommend Sonata Design to any of my friends or family.

Scott

Smooth process from start to finish. Professional company with lots of options that work well with your specification and price range. Installer went above and beyond. Company that cares that takes care of their customers.

Kristiane

Excellent products. They were very helpful in suggesting different options within our budget.

Rizwan

Very fast, professional and high quality service at competitive prices. Tyrell and the team were excellent to deal with. Highly recommend.

Blake

We purchased blinds from Sonata Design for our new home and could not be happier Great product, great service.

Leisa

Tyrell and Sonata made things easy and simple for us. They were able to guide us in the right direction and stay within the budget we had in mind. Thank you!

Fayyaz

We had a great experience..quality, price and service. Explanation of the workings of the blinds made it easy for us to adjust.

Carole

Sonata Design was the company designated by our builder for our new home. They are consummate professionals. From the selection process right through to the installation process, they provided knowledgeable, professional, value-added service. I would highly recommend them… in fact I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Emaa

After having some issues with another company, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Tyrell.

From the beginning when he first came to take the measurements, right through until when the installation was done, he always displayed a high level of professionalism.

I would definitely recommend Sonata Design to any of my friends or family.

Scott

We built a home which came with the blinds. I picked an off white color called coconut. The blinds were all installed before we moved in. They look and work great. They even sent me a follow up email to see how the blinds were working for me and if I had any issues.
Love the blinds and they work and look great!

Jason

We couldn’t be happier with the blinds we ordered from Sonata Design. Tyrell stayed after hours to assist us with our initial selections at the show room and then came out to our house to help us select all of our colour choices and did all the measurements at the same time. The turnaround time was excellent and the product looks amazing in our home. We would highly recommend Sonata Design to anyone.

Lisa

Tyrell at Sonata Design made getting blinds effortless. From measuring up windows fast and efficient, down to installation being quick and of course quality workmanship. Very happy with my new blinds!

Marty

Tyrell walked me through the purchase of window coverings for my new home and did a fabulous job! He recommended the right products for the job and I am extremely happy with all of the final choices. The service provided was professional from the install right down to the payment process. I would highly recommend Sonata for your window covering products!

Alma

I had an excellent experience with Sonata Design in Calgary. I had a chance to meet Tyrell DaSilva there and he did an awesome job for me. He is very knowledgeable and friendly person. I was given the free upgrade on the real wood blinds that saved me lot of money. The blinds were ordered and installed on time. Overall an excellent experience. I would highly recommend to contact Tyrell at Sonata Design.

Zeeshan

I am a new customer to Sonata Design and am extremely pleased with my whole experience in working with the company. From the beginning stages of the project to the end, the staff was helpful, knowledgeable, outgoing and caring. The installation was quick and done properly the first time. Choosing my blinds was the hardest part of the project because there were so many choices! I would definitely recommend Sonata Design to anybody looking for new blinds and will personally recommend them to my family and friends.

Teryn

Thank you so much for the wonderful service, product and attention for details. I appreciated the patience you and your staff have shown while I make my window covering decisions for our whole house. Thank you for the generosity of sharing the sample colours and design. Your installation staff is the BEST. Most of all the Sonata team makes sure you are happy with the results and will work with you until that is achieved.

Janice

The windows have been great! The colour and design go well with our modern style and the quality is excellent! Very little noise on a windy day, not so hot on a hot day and not so cold on a cold day!

Mindy

I would highly recommend using Sonata Design. Tyrell made the process simple and pain free! Blinds look fantastic, concentrating on the finest details to make them as functional as possible. Aesthetically pleasing and quality that will last for years. I would refer Tyrell and Sonata Design to family and friends, no questions asked! THANKS SONATA DESIGN!

Marty

Sonata Design was the vendor designated by our builder to provide window coverings for our new home. We were incredibly grateful for the assistance provided to us by Tyrell. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and professional. We were so impressed by our experience with Sonata that we decided to put blinds in the walkout basement of our former house prior to selling and had Sonata assist with that as well. We would highly recommend Sonata Design as a place that provides high quality product and outstanding customer service.

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