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5 Tricks To Reduce Holiday Stress With Your Home Decor

r December 9, 2013 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

  Put down the holiday to-do list for a few minutes and recharge. Here are a few easy changes to make at home to reduce holiday stress. 1. Banish Harsh Lighting – Embrace your circadian rhythm and let light flow naturally throughout the day. Glare making you squint during the day? Adjust blinds or sheer shades to gently filter the light. When you need artificial light in the evening keep it gentle. Several strategically placed lamps are much easier on the eyes than overhead lighting. Lighting a candle or turning on the Christmas tree will give you soft light and is sure to be a mood boost as well. 2. Reconnect with Nature – Experts say that most people use…

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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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DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for The Holidays

r November 5, 2013 | B Seasonal Trends

Ready to ring in the holiday season at home? Here are 10 holiday decorating ideas, ways to prep for holiday guests, and organizing solutions that will make this time of year SO much easier. 1. Perfect the Guest Bedroom Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Photographers Erika Bierman Photography Guest bedrooms can become a dumping ground, so first thing’s first – clear out all the extra junk and stow it somewhere else. Under the bed is a great hiding place. Guests won’t be looking there and will appreciate the room to move around. Think about potential overnight annoyances. Is there a streetlight right outside the window? Hang some blackout shades. Is there a draft? Leave an extra blanket at the foot…

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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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Love Triangle: Emily Henderson + Curbly + Blinds.com

Do you ever have designer fantasies? You say to yourself, “If Emily Henderson were shopping with me right now, what would she buy?” Is that just us? We’re a little obsessed with the HGTV designer’s vintage meets modern style and insane flea market/craigslist picking skills. Although we’re still crossing our fingers for a real life shopping trip with Emily, our dreams got a lot closer to coming  true this week. You can now shop along with Emily at Blinds.com – and see what she picked to style the living room of our favorite bloggers at Curbly! We were honored to partner with Emily Henderson and Curbly as she redesigned their beautiful new living room. Bruno and Alicia have made a 100+…

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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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