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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

Tips for Installing Plantation Shutters (Even in Non-Square Windows!)

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You’d be hard pressed to find a window that’s perfectly square. Aging homes, shifting foundations and less than perfect construction are just a few contributing factors. Plantation shutters can be especially effected by out-of-square windows which cause doors to...

4 Decisions to Make Before Ordering Plantation Shutters

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Custom Plantation Shutters are available with lots of exciting options so you can fit your home’s style perfectly. Before you place your order, consider these 4 options for customizing your shutters. Seng, who writes at Sengerson.com, walks us through the choices...

One Curtain Mistake Most People Make

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When hanging draperies, you can’t expect them to look perfect right out of the package. It takes a few extra steps to give your windows a professional look, but it’s so worth it. How to Train Drapes Getting Started: Iron...

5 Home Decor Trends to Try in 2016

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Resolved to take more design risks in 2016? The Blinds.com design team scoured through the latest design publications and pulled out the trending looks for the year ahead. Give them a try + bring your home up to date. Faux...

How to Install Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds

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Most people don’t think they can install blinds on their own, but we’re here to tell you that it’s surprisingly easy! Just think about the glow you’ll have after you’ve hung all your blinds and saved hundreds of dollars by...

Scandinavian Style Christmas Trees DIY

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Want to add some modern scandinavian flair to your holiday decor? We love the angular gorgeousness of these DIY Balsa Wood Trees. Whether unfinished or embellished, they look fabulous. Plus, they don’t scream Christmas so they can easily carry...

Neutral No More! Trending Color to Decorate with Today

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Pantone just announced their 2016 colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, so we’ve all got colors on the brain. We’ve got your guide to the top trending colors of this year and a look forward at what will...

4 Thanksgiving Decor Ideas to Make Guests Feel Welcome

You’ve taken down the Halloween decor, and now your home needs some fall flair in time for Thanksgiving. We’ve got some Thanksgiving decor ideas that are trending now + perfect for this transitional time of year. Have a Boll with...

Do Faux Wood Blinds Hold Up To Cats?

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 Q: Does the Fauxwood Economy blind hold up to cats? I foster for an organization and need blinds that are not easily torn up. – Susie M. A: All faux wood blinds are very durable. Your cat would have to be a...

Can Exterior Shades Block Wind and Rain from a Gazebo?

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Q: I have a gazebo and I am trying to block rain and wind, are exterior solar shades my solution? – Tim L. A: Short of putting up a wall, they’re your best bet. Exterior solar shades are designed...