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Move Forward or Look Back? Fabric Trends from Heimtextil 2014

r January 29, 2014 | B Design Inspiration, Products + Trends

Heimtextil, the largest trade fair for interior textiles in the world, takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany.  This is where interior designers, architects and retail buyers go to source new fabrics and spot emerging design trends. Each year, a group of prominent visionaries are chosen to identify the key themes for the upcoming season, and are given the freedom to design museum-quality, visually stimulating exhibits to show products that can be found at the trade fair that support their findings.  Their deliverables also include a 45 minute presentation and a book. This year’s exhibit was spectacular, as usual! Kate Franklin and Caroline Till from the FranklinTill Design Consultancy were responsible for developing the vision for the Trend Forum 2014. …

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What is the Difference Between Single Cellular Shades and Double Cellular Shades?

r January 22, 2014 | B Editor's Picks, FAQ Customer Service

Honeycomb Cellular Shades have a lot to offer.  With a wide range of colors, light filtering and room darkening fabrics, and advanced lift options – the custom combinations are endless!  However, many customers aren’t sure when to choose single cellular shades or double cellular shades.   So what is the difference between Single Cell Shades and Double Cell Shades? Single Cell In many cases, single cellular honeycomb shades are less expensive than double cell.  They use less material and generally have a shorter manufacturing time – which gives you big savings. Another advantage to single cellular shades is insulation.  With their single layer of pleats, the honeycomb material reduces energy costs by filtering light and blocking UV rays. We have a wide selection of single cell…

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Waterproof mini blinds – the rubber ducky of window treatments

r January 21, 2014 | B New Products
Waterproof mini blinds Blinds.com

Got bubbles?  We’re excited to announce the launch of our waterproof 1-inch mini blind to make bath time, dish time and anything else you’ve got going lots of fun. Finding great window treatments for your bathroom, kitchen and other high humidity areas can be a challenge if you’re not going with the faux wood blind and shutter look. Perfect for your beach home or cabin near the lake, these rust free mini blinds will stand the test of humidity and time with splash-proof style to spare.  Bert and Ernie’s rubber ducky would be so happy!  

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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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Redecorating Out of Necessity: How To Make The Most of a Natural Disaster

r January 9, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

>>Click to see the featured ¾” Premier Single Cell light Filtering Shades<< With hurricanes in the south, blizzards in the north, and tornadoes in the central states – everyone has natural forces that can wreak havoc on home sweet home. Learn how one homeowner turned major home damage into a chance to redesign. Rainstorm Gone Wrong Blogger Aleks of Busy Working Mama heard a loud crash during a storm and found that 100 foot white oak tree had  fallen right into her second story master bedroom. ‘The incident’ left she and her family with a massive hole in the side of the house and extensive water damage in the bedroom and master bathroom.   Emergency Repair Turns Dream Re-Design With months…

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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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Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013

r December 31, 2013 | B Products + Trends

With lush new fabrics, innovative design and even easier installation, it’s never been simpler to cover your windows in style. Learn more about our customers’ Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013 and start the year off right with beautiful new windows. 10. Blinds.com Signature Solar Shades 2013 has marked a huge comeback in modern style, and rolling solar shades are the darling of this movement. They’re the sleekest choice for minimalist spaces and sheer solar fabrics keep out glare without blocking your view. Choose from 75 available colors and weaves to find the perfect balance between light blockage and a clear view. 9. Signature Roman Pleat Shades with Tandem Liner These innovative fabric shades have pleated ‘pockets’ that insulate windows like a cellular…

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Need a gift for that home decor lover? Try a Blinds.com gift card!

r December 16, 2013 | B Products + Trends
Blinds.com gift certificate

Do you have a decorating fanatic or new home owner in your life that needs a great Christmas gift?  Our Blinds.com gift certificates are PERFECT for helping finish those DIY projects and design dreams. It’s as easy as buying online, printing out the certificate and slipping into your holiday cards.  From custom blinds to designer Roman shades to draperies and beyond – Blinds.com might be the perfect fit for that hard-to-shop-for home lover on your list!  

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A Modern Kitchen Nook from Real Moms Real Views

r December 10, 2013 | B Real Customer Photos

Our friend Hollie shares mom-tested products and savvy parenting tips along with her army of mom experts at Real Moms Real Views. Want to get the inside scoop on stocking stuffers and this year’s top presents from a mom who knows all? Take a peek at Hollie’s site. You won’t regret it. Plantation Shutters for Kitchen Windows On a re-decorating quest, Hollie realized that her kitchen nook needed a modern update. The stained wood blinds once matched her kitchen cabinets perfectly, but 8 years later they’re looking a little dated. With one simple change Hollie took her kitchen to a bright, happy place. White wood shutters match the existing molding perfectly, unlike the stained wood which competed for visual attention….

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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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