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Designing on a Shoestring with Goodwill Glam

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Goodwill Glam is a blog we’ve recently discovered that proves how well one can decorate without spending a fortune. The blog is full of tips and tricks for making your home look expensive when it’s really not (isn’t that what we all hope for?) The 3 Posts You’ve GOT to See 1. The Goodwill Glam Living & Dining Room As far as credentials go, as soon as I saw this living room I knew that Goodwill Glam could be trusted. Anyone who creates a space as stylish as this one while on a budget gets some serious kudos in my book. The room has the perfect mix of eclectic pieces and I love the combination of black furniture with more colorful…

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Blackout Shades in Action at Penelope’s Oasis

One of our favorite bloggers, Penelope, doles out gems of wisdom to her readers about parenting, marriage and tips for creating an oasis out of your home, on her blog Penelope’s Oasis. We love her post about the perfect reading nooks. She has just completed her home renovation and wanted beautiful window treatments to finish it all. Plus, with two kiddos running around she needed something that’s child safe. Penelope chose the Graber CrystalPleat 3/4″ Single Cell Blackout Shades in Moonlight. Here’s what Penelope had to say after shopping with Blinds.com: ” I favored anything easy to clean and that would do a good job screening out the light, since the first windows we’d be dressing are those in the boy’s rooms…

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Woven Wood Shades for The Back Door + Win a Blinds.com Gift Card!

Last week we introduced you to Tyesha and her blog, House Made Home. She is a lover of all things customizable, and goes beyond builder grade in everything she does. She and her husband have given their home unique finishing touches like window-elongating molding, and a DIY paneled wall. When she started looking for woven wood shades to dress up her back door, all of the custom options available at Blinds.com sealed the deal for her. She used this image as her inspiration and landed on the Bali Economy Woven Wood Shades to get the look.   Hear What Tyesha Had To Say About Her Blinds.com Experience:     “As we all know I like customizing anything I can and doing it…

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Nostalgic Wood Blinds Take Mountain Inn Back to 1930s Roots

The Maxwell Inn is nestled among the rocky mountains in Estes Park, Colorado, the premier destination for those visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park. Just two hours from Denver, Estes Park is the perfect weekend getaway with boutique shopping, charming local restaurants, and outdoor activities like the Scottish Highland Festival in the Fall.     The beautiful structure that has been refurbished over the last few months to become The Maxwell Inn. It was originally constructed as a private home in the 1930s before it was expanded to become a dentist’s office, then the ‘Trapper’s Motor Lodge’ in the 1970s. This sterile, simplistic incarnation of the property lasted 30 years, until Peter and Dana Maxwell snatched it up in February…

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Bedroom Window Makeover on The Well Crafted Home

Our friend Lauren runs an incredible blog called The Well Crafted Home. She’s a new wife who shares home decor craft tutorials and recipes for yummy treats that the whole family will love. Tune in every week for Well Crafted Wednesdays where she shares the cutest DIY projects from around the internet. The Well Crafted Home Window Makeover Lauren’s bedroom just got a fresh new look with soft fabric roman shades custom fitted just for her windows. Like many, she is new to the world of window coverings, so she tried out our new service, Face2Face. She  video chatted with one of our in-house designers to find the perfect fit for her window. Here’s what she had to say:  ”I had never bought blinds before so I was not sure how…

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Manly Super Bowl Decor

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Make your Big Game decorating score big! From beer cans to helmets filled with queso, we’ve all seen our not-so-fair share of groan-worthy decorating audibles when it comes to Super Bowl parties. It’s not too late to make your tailgate a little more classy. Here are just a few tips for manly Super Bowl decor. Team Themes One of the easiest ways to bring a little gusto to the gridiron is already pre-packaged for you in the form of team colors. Whether you’re rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers, you can find all kinds of color-themed items in blacks and purples or golds and reds. Silverware, dishes, throw pillows, flags — all of these can easily…

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Blinds.com Bathroom Makeover on The Happier Homemaker

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Serene Bathroom Makeover on The Happier Homemaker Our friend Melissa is an amazingly creative DIYer and decorator who shares tutorials, recipes, and inspiration on her blog, The Happier Homemaker. Melissa has been focusing her design energy on a bathroom makeover over the last few months. She has the prettiest garden tun and chose to update the wall color with a soft powder blue (after having it taped for a few weeks and finally getting around to it – preach sister). As you can see the bathroom gets natural light and a stunning view of the wetlands from this nice, big window. However, when her neighbors started a remodel project that opened up the view to the bathroom she decided to start shopping…

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Home Blog Curbly Gets Blinds.com Makeover + $1000 Blinds Giveaway

One of our favorite blogs, Curbly, follows the DIY renovation adventures of Alicia, Bruno and their new family as they make a 100 year old house into a home. Learn more about window treatments for historical homes In addition to renovation tips they also share smile-inducing DIYs (like this adorable lighted home sweet home headboard) and the latest trends in the decorating and architecture worlds.       We have loved following all of the renovation projects in the Curbly house, but were extra thrilled to see that they choose Blinds.com for their window makeover! Read more about their search for the perfect shades:   “We began looking at blinds, shades, and curtains, and started making lists of the pros and…

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Curbly window makeover + $1000 Blinds.com giveaway

Our home decorating genius pals at Curbly recently underwent a window makeover in the Curbly House! We loved getting to treat them to our Face2Face video design consultation to make sure they picked the perfect product, send them free blinds samples to ogle and compare and then help them make their window covering dreams come true! Visit Curbly for your chance to win! Bruno and the Curbly team will be sharing their Before + After window covering story later this week, but you can hop over to their ‘Curbly Giveaway $1000 Blinds.com gift card’ post and enter to win today! All you have to do to win: Follow @Blindsdotcom on Pinterest Follow @Curbly on Pinterest Leave a comment on what…

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Manly Christmas Decorations

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Apart from shopping, gift-giving and consuming more sweet treats than any human body is able to gracefully endure, one of the best staples of the holiday season would be Christmas decorating. But what if you’re not into the traditional look of red-and-green everything, tinsel that sparkles like a Twilight character and colored lights so bright you could direct a 747 down into your driveway? For anyone trying their hand at a balanced, modern and more rugged approach to the season, here are some ideas for more manly Christmas decorations. The Rustic Christmas One key to adding a dash of gender equality to the Yuletide cheer is the use of natural, earthy touches and colors that will make your space feel…

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