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Wood blinds meet Instagram decor success story

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We love seeing how customers enjoy our custom products.  Recently, one of our happy customers bragged on his windows and we LOVE it! This picture from cocteauboy on Instagram shows our lovely wood blinds installed in his home. The blinds look so amazing with the green paint on his walls, but would also go great with almost any other color too. The plants, framed print, and lamp make for a cool room with his custom blinds having it all come together. If you want to get this look, check out our monthly Blinds.com sale page for great deals and gorgeous look! Share your pictures of your Blinds.com products in your home by uploading to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Follow us on Instagram to see other customer’s photo…

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Decorating Magazine Review: Laura Ashley Inspiration

Flipping through this month’s design magazines we were impressed by the diversity of styles that stood out to us. We want to help you get these of-the-moment looks with hot home accessories from Laura Ashley. Across the pond, Laura Ashley has long been a household name in style, but their classic look isn’t just for Brits. The home accessories, window coverings and bedding are surprisingly versatile and will make any space feel cozy. Summer Sunshine Cheerful yellow and taupe make this dining room feel classic and fresh. Antique accents like the weathered sideboard and iron dish display keep the space from feeling too stuffy. As seen in Better Homes and Gardens February 2014. Get the Look: The Laura Ashley Millwood Fabric is a perfect…

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The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

A few weeks ago we told you about blogger Shannon Fox’s DIY home improvement challenges and desperate need to replace her ugly plastic mini blinds. Shannon’s Fresh Cottage Living Room After overcoming several home decor hiccups, Shannon’s living room makeover is complete! We’re are proud to say that Shannon’s windows are ugly no more. Classic Plantation Shutters now are the perfect compliment to her sweet cottage decor. After she installed her gorgeous new floors, Shannons’ crummy mini blinds stuck out like a sore thumb. The living room looks polished and pulled together with Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com (that she installed herself!). Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings? Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters….

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Trending on the Newsstands: Textural Woven Wood Shades

It’s such a great feeling to find a crisp new decor magazine in your mailbox. Pouring over it curled up with a cup of tea – what could be better? As you may have seen in your latest issues, designers love woven wood shades, and there’s one reason why. Bamboo, grass and jute shades got their start in beach cabanas, but when you mix them with other styles something magical happens. They add amazing texture and instantly make formal pieces feel unfussy and lived-in. Woven wood shades are our go-to for a homeowner who wants to try something a little more daring. Read on to see how bamboo blinds are popping up in our favorite newsstand publications. Coastal That’s Anything…

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Save Your Summer with Coolaroo Outdoor Shades

What Is Coolaroo? Coolaroo shades are known worldwide for keeping patios cool and comfortable without blocking the breeze. The Australian based company developed it’s high tech sun-blocking fabrics out of necessity. The sun-drenched country needed protection from light and heat. How Coolaroo Outdoor Shades Work Coolaroo fabric is made with a combination of monofilament and polymer tape yarns that are patterned in a unique weave. The revolutionary design blocks heat and UV rays while allowing cooling breezes to pass through easily. These materials have been shown to make indoor and outdoor spaces up to 32% cooler. Long Lasting Protection Coolaroo fabric is made from durable exterior grade materials that were designed to withstand the extreme weather conditions of the outback….

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3 Surprising Ways to Decorate with Pastel Blinds

Don’t call us crazy yet. I bet you never thought you’d find yourself considering bright pastel blinds for your house, but neither did we. Blinds.com recently expanded the color collection for the Designer 2″ Wood Blinds to include dark espresso stains, bamboo slats, and 3 bright pastel paint colors. In the world of window coverings we see a lot of classic neutrals, but with spring in the air we’re ready for something bright and fun. Why Pastel? Pastels are making a huge splash in fashion and home decor. Designers are mixing them with neon, color blocking, or layering tons of pastels together for a soft, dimensional look. We love the pastel pop of color that bright SMEG fridges are bringing to homes….

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2 Ways to Let in More Light for Spring

Spring sunshine has arrived and all we want to do is be on a patio soaking it up. We need some Vitamin D to lift our spirits after this tough winter. But alas, many are locked away indoors all day. We’re here to help! Here are 2 tips for choosing window coverings that let in more light. But First, Meet Michaela. This lovely lady is the face behind Michaela Noelle Designs, and one of the freshest new players in the design world. She’s a sunny California native whose spaces make the absolute most of all that west coast sunshine. Michaela’s latest design challenge has been a major update to her family home. The mini-blind clad windows were especially crying out for…

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Reasons to Love NEW Signature Pleated Shades

Our new Signature Pleated Shades give you the best in lush fabrics and premium features. Find out why our customers love pleated shades, and where they’ll fit in your home. Blinds.com Signature Pleated Shades Crisp pleats never lose their shape and will keep your windows looking tailored all year round. When raised, they only take up an inch or two, so nothing stands in the way of your view. Choose From 2 Sizes: Signature 1” Pleated Shades - the classic, most popular size. Signature 2” Pleated Shades - a newer, bolder scale that is gaining popularity. Why Choose Pleated Shades? In one word… fabric! Honeycomb shades (a cousin to pleated shades) are limited to non-woven fabrics made of heat fused fibers. Because the construction of…

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How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds? After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters. But…there was a problem. Windows Gone Weird Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings. DIY Window Hack Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and…

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How to Stop Window Drafts with Insulating Window Shades

Got old windows that are letting icy drafts into your home? Windows can be a huge contributor to heat loss and energy inefficiency at home. Learn how to insulate windows from cold with this brand new insulating shade. New! Ultra Insulating Window Shades Give your windows ultimate insulation with our Triple Cell Shades. These shades will help you save energy and stay comfortable year-round. With the added insulation, you’ll see savings on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning bills in the summer. Triple Layer Insulation The hexagonal cells create air pockets that greatly reduce heat transfer between your home and the outside climate. The more cells you have – the more insulation your get. Customers choose triple cell shades…

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