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Abigail Sawyer

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.

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Safer Home Part 2: Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips

r October 17, 2013 | B Home Safety

Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe. Look Out For Hidden Chemicals Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’. Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.   Choose a Safe Floor Plan Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the…

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Take Your Home Decor to the Dark Side – Gothic Elegance

r October 16, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

With black walls trending in home decor, the latest designs are giving off a dark and moody vibe. The look is being paired with vintage pieces that look like the’re straight out of a Victorian curiosities cabinet. These spooky spaces look like they’ve come to life from the pages of a Mary Shelley or Charlotte Bronte novel, and they’re perfect to set the mood as Halloween approaches. Gothic Elegance – Get The Look This dark, brooding look is easier to achieve than you might think. Here’s what you need: Start With Black Walls. Against a dark background, wall art that would  normally blend in becomes a focal point. Antiques and naturalistic accessories (like the fossilized rocks and botanical wall hanging…

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Make Your Windows Cuter…and Safer with InstaFit™

Fab blogger Tiffany is the fearless leader of the cute team over at Making The World Cuter.  She’s an organization freak and her tips for schoolroom organization and keeping legos from taking over your house are so smart! As you may have realized by reading our Safer Home Series, October is National Window Covering Safety Month. We’re trying to do out part to raise awareness about window cord safety, and the dangers that corded window coverings can pose to small children. Read Part 1 of the Safer Home Series: Checklist for Child Window Safety Tiffany just installed our InstaFit™ Cordless Honeycomb Shades and shared her emotional personal experience with a window cord accident. We were so moved that we wanted to share…

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8 Ideas for Halloween Window Decor

r October 8, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Holiday Fun, Home Decor

When you’re pulling out your Halloween decorations, don’t underestimate the potential your windows have to spook and delight trick-or-treaters. Try out these Halloween window decor ideas to make your house the spookiest one on the block! Halloween Window Silhouettes Have a corner house, or one with lots of street facing windows? Fill each window with a hair-raising silhouette like this one to make your house a haunted house. Haunted Windows. Use black posterboard or cardstock to cut out spooky shapes. Windows will have a natural glow with all the lights on, but you can cover windows with orange tissue paper for an even creepier look. Monster Mash. If you have young children, kooky monsters will get your windows in the…

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Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety

Children and window cords don’t mix. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation. When window cords are within reach for small children, these seemingly harmless products may become hazards. At Blinds.com we take child safety very seriously, so here are a few ways that you can make your windows safer for kids. Child Safety Tips for Window Blinds: Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds or Shades. The National Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings be installed in children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Newer blinds are constructed to meet updated safety standards, so replace…

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Save on Child Safe Blinds + Get a Free Cordless Upgrade!

r October 2, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Home Safety

Need to redecorate on a budget? Save on custom window coverings with blinds on sale at Blinds.com. For window covering Safety Month, we’re giving you a discount on all child safe window coverings, and a free cordless upgrade, which makes your home that much safer for kids and pets. Learn more about Window Covering Safety Get 20% Off Bali Blinds & Shades! If you’re looking for big brands, then we’ve got big savings for you. With Bali’s superior line of designer products, you can improve your windows in no time at all. This month, save 20% on Bali blinds and shades! Use the code Bali20 at checkout!   Free Cordless Upgrade on Select Blinds & Shades* Safety and style — there’s…

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Blinds.com Roller Shade Design Challenge!

What could you do with a plain, white roller shade? We sent these mini shades out to a few top bloggers and challenged to transform them to their heart’s content. These creative minds blew us away with their finished products. Scroll down to see them all! Fall Wall Art from The Local Cook Wendy, blogging diva behind The Local Cook, writes about natural cooking, gardening, and home decorating. Did you catch her fab video about how to make a DIY upholstered cornice? With her Silhouette cutting tool in hand, Wendy has become a vinyl decal pro. She created this beautiful fall wall hanging to adorn her newly remodeled three season porch. We’re sure many fall evenings will be spent there…

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Best Faux Wood Blinds – The LBD of Window Fashion

Want a classic look for your windows? White faux wood blinds come standard in many homes for a reason. They’re durable, keep out light, and blend perfectly with molding.  Plus, they look great from outside and comply with white-to-the-street home owners’ policies. Our customers have spoken, and they LOVE the Norman Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds. Hear what they had to say on Facebook and in Blinds.com reviews about these versatile window blinds. Humidity Safe Blinds for the Bathroom The Norman Blinds give classic beauty to this homeowner’s serene bathroom. With carrera marble and a claw foot tub, white blinds bring elegance and serenity. “I love these blinds! They arrived quickly, in individual boxes. My father and brother hung these in…

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Create a Homework-Friendly Reading Nook

School is officially back in full swing, and with that comes daily homework sessions. Help your kids stay focused and caught up by setting aside a special place at home for homework. With a cozy spot like the ones below, your kid might even look forward to homework time! 5 Reading Nooks That Are Perfect For Homework Closet Turned Book Nook If you have a closet that largely goes unused, why not turn it in to a reading hidey-hole? Get step by step instructions for this DIY transformation at Thrifty Decor Chick. She retained a lot of storage space by installing wall shelves and leaving the bottom of the bench open. Another variation is to turn an entry coat closet…

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Blinds.com Sale – See The Savings!

r September 14, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions

New Season, New Shades—Save on the Fabrics of Fall Looking for a simple, yet striking upgrade for your windows? Thanks to their huge selection of colors, simple styles and usability, shades are the perfect seasonal pick to bring that crisp autumn beauty indoors. This month, save 15% on selected shades from Blinds. com, including roller shades, solar shades, cellular shades and ALL of our Roman shades! September Savings—25% Off Levolor Blinds* Ready to save big heading into the fall season? Tackle your windows the traditional way with Levolor’s finely-crafted line of window blinds. In September, save 25% on Levolor Wood, Faux Wood and Vertical Blinds! *Excludes Aluminum blinds   End of Summer Sale—15% Off Graber Want to close your summer out in…

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