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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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A Window Into the Past: San Francisco’s Painted Ladies

Painted Lady

After a recent trip to San Francisco (known in my mind as the hilly city) I got a peek at the gorgeous Painted Ladies. For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about, the Painted Ladies are Victorian and Edwardian-style homes that have been repainted to highlight their unique architecture. Needless to say I was in love with these adorably picturesque houses. Struck with inspiration, I decided to do a little research on the best window treatments for preserving the Victorian details of these homes. Here’s the top 3 window treatments I found: Stained Glass Appliques Extremely popular during the Victorian era, nothing looks better on a Painted Lady than stained glass. Not only is it beautiful, but…

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5 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

back to school

It’s back to school season soon and pretty hard to believe that the summer has gone by so quickly! It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to go from vacation mode back to the daily grind, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make the transition more organized and a little more fun! 1. De-clutter Before you even think about going back to school shopping, take a look at what you have first. Whether you’re shopping for your kids or are a kid going back to college like myself, be sure to get rid of things you don’t need and won’t wear. There’s no point in keeping clothes that take up space and only add to the overwhelming pile of…

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Natural, High-Class Tailoring – Grasscloth Roller Shades

Natural fibers make our hearts sing. They’re a renewable resource and bring gorgeous texture to the home in a wide array of applications. You’d better believe that they’re especially gorgeous on windows. Woven wood shades are the most common incarnation of natural window coverings, but if you’d like to see a dressier, cleaner look, try their cousin of the shade world – our brand new Grasscloth Roller Shades.   Effortless Style These lightweight textiles add breathless texture to any window size. The grasscloth fabrics are made with cellulose, polyester, and jute blended in beautifully complex weave patterns. Light filtering fabrics allow sunlight to gently enter while cutting glare and providing an added level of daytime privacy.   International Sensibility This collection…

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Sheer Beauty – New! Cellular Shades with Trilight

Find the perfect balance between privacy and a great view.  Get a sheer pleated shade and cellular shade in one with our new Trilight option. If you love the look of Top-Down/Bottom-Up but need more security, this is the perfect window covering for you. Try Trilight In the past you’ve had to choose between letting in light and maintaining privacy. Top-down/bottom-up blinds and shades let in light from the top, but why not give your windows even more versatility? Our innovative new Trilight fabric is a sheer, lightly textured pleated shade that can be paired with light filtering or blackout cellular fabric. Crisp, larger-than-normal pleats allow for a clearer view outside, but give daytime privacy from the exterior. They also provide UV protection that…

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Let’s Get Nautical: 4 Beachside Rooms to Behold

With the summer sun kicking into full gear, it’s hard not to dream of a beachside getaway. Many of you may be lucky enough to own a seaside home or might be diving into the waves on vacation, but for those of us enduring the heat – we can “sail away” too with this nautical decor. Here’s our 4 Favorite Nautical Rooms from Houzz: The Captain’s Quarters This bedroom is fit for a sailor! I can’t begin to describe how much I would have enjoyed a room like this as a kid. To keep with the nautical theme, I paired the ocean-blue roller shade by Laura Ashley with the windows. The picture shows it in Navy, but these colors would…

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Get Ready for Summer with Blinds on Sale During May

With the housing market back in an upswing, homeowners everywhere are trying to get their homes ready for the moving season. If you want to make your home more attractive to shoppers or simply need to fill your brand new home with beautiful blinds, Blinds.com can help you change your window treatments from the inside out. Browse blinds on sale to find something that fits in your budget. Sunny Skies, Clear Windows — FREE Cordless Upgrades Want a better view this summer? Fewer cords in your window means you get to see even more of those beautiful, postcard blue skies. This month, get free cordless upgrades on Blinds.com brand products — and enjoy more of your window than ever before.   Insulate…

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Houzz into Home: Interior Design Trends You’ve Got to See

While browsing one of our newest favorite sites, Houzz, we came across 4 stunning spaces that we just couldn’t do without so we decided to share them with you. Happy Inspirational Wednesday! This room scene is the perfect marriage between contemporary and country ‘chic’. The antique details add a cozy feel without overpowering the room and sending it into a past decade. The wood accents on the ceiling and doors would pair beautifully with our 2 1/2″ Shutter Style Wood Blinds, adding a touch of warmth to the windows. This beautiful dining room evokes the natural beauty of the outdoors and brings it inside. The warm wood dining table, floral centerpiece, and pale green paint color all help develop the…

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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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New! Blinds.com Signature Roman Pleat Shades

The small pleats of a cellular shade can look busy on today’s larger windows. Get the voluminous look of a hobbled roman shade and the insulating properties of a cellular shade in one with the NEW Blinds.com Brand Signature Roman Pleat Shade. Learn More About These Innovative New Shades:   Bold and Beautiful The Roman Pleat Shades are available in Blackout or Light Filtering fabrics for custom light control and beautiful color coordination. Because of a unique printing method where fabric is colored on both sides,  rich colors never fade, even with light coming through from outdoors. Unlike other shades with hardware that sticks out like a sore thumb, the headrail and bottom rail on the roman pleat shade are wrapped in…

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