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Get Ready for Game Day – Best Window Treatments for Media Room

Did bowl game binge-watching over the holidays make it painfully clear that your windows have a glare problem? We’ll help you take care of business before the big game with media room blackout blinds that are easy to install and won’t cost an arm and a leg. During January, save 10% on the Best Window Treatments for Media Rooms! Whether you’re planning for the ultimate game watching party, or gearing up for Sundays dedicated to Downton Abbey, we’ll help you save on the best shades and blackout drapes for media rooms. For Extreme Darkness: Blackout Blinds for Home Theater Signature Blackout Roller Shades Roller blackout blinds are the most popular choice for media rooms. These sleek shades keep out lots of…

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DIY Snowflake Ornament Made From Free Blinds Samples

Have you ordered free blinds samples and don’t want to just chuck them in the trash? Make a greener choice and turn them into DIY ornaments! Don’t already have samples on hand? Browse our cellular shades and be dazzled by the vast color collection and crisp fabrics. Order free samples to see them in person. You might just find the perfect stylish insulator for your windows this winter! How to Make Cellular Shade Ornaments: 1. Shop Cellular Shades from Blinds.com and order free samples. 2. Cut off 1/2″ with an exacto knife and safe cutting surface. 3. Repeat step 2. 4, 5. Hot glue the two pieces on top of each other. 6. Place a little hot glue on the…

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New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself

Plantation Shutters are a timeless, durable choice for homes of any style, but they can be intimidating to install without professional help. Within innovative new design, the Simplicity Wood Shutter is easy to install, even for a window novice. Learn More About Our Easiest Shutters:   We’ve designed a custom shutter with DIYers in mind, but there’s no loss in quality or style. The easy assembly follows steps you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever assembled flat-packed Scandinavian furniture.   Shutter frames arrive already joined at corners and perfectly square. Just join the two sides of the frame by inserting the pin into the cam. Use a screwdriver to tighten the cam-lock and secure the two sides together. Hold the…

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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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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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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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Win $200 of Laura Ashley Window Treatments from Blinds.com

We have a major crush on Laura Ashley, our stylish friends from across the pond. Since 1953 they’ve graced the world with iconic feminine prints and we can’t get enough of them. Get To Know Laura Ashley Bring Laura to Your Windows Blinds.com is honored to be the exclusive carrier of Laura Ashley window coverings. The iconic, feminine prints that you’ve loved for decades can now be found on roller shades and cellular blinds in the Laura Ashley window fashion line, only at Blinds.com. The collection also features draperies, pleated shades and woven wood shades with color accents to coordinate with Laura Ashley home goods and bedding. The entire collection is made with the finest materials and give your home a designer touch. Win…

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Go Mod! Part 1: Mid Century Modern Window Treatments

Mid Century style is playing a huge role in today’s design world. The Mad Men craze brought this era of home decorating to the attention of the nation, but years later the sleek furniture and retro palette are still on trend. Whether you’re restoring a mid-century home as a full blown time capsule, or just want to add some mod flair to your home decor, mid century modern window treatments can make a big impact. Here are the window coverings that were sweeping the scene in 40s, 50s, or 60s era homes: 2″ Horizontal Blinds – in Aluminum Called ‘venetian blinds’ in their time, these wide aluminum numbers were nearly always seen with wide cloth tapes in contrasting colors. The…

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