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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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Customer Service FAQ – How To Fix Crooked Aluminum Mini Blinds

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Thanks for tuning in to yet another Customer Service FAQ!  In today’s post, we are going to learn how to fix crooked Aluminum Mini Blinds.  Here we go! Tools Needed: Level and Flat head screw driver Step 1: First do a level check on your blind.  Use a level to determine if the brackets, window and mounting surface are level. Step 2: Every cordless blind will use a cordless grip handle to operate the product up and down.  It is important to make sure the handle has been installed in the center of the bottom rail so that it can raise…

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Window FAQ – What Are The Best Blinds for the Basement?

Whether you have a finished basement or not, privacy is still a top priority – and that’s where we come in!  Find out what window coverings Blinds.com deems “Best Blinds for the Basement” in today’s Window FAQ. Sports Themed Basement With football season just kicking off, (no pun intended!), we have the best blinds for the basement for all you crazy sports fans! A great way to show off your pride (and not ruin your fancy upstairs décor) is to create a man cave dedicated to your favorite team. Find your favorite team from our Blinds.com Collegiate Roller Shades and drape your windows with school spirit.  Go Team Go!   Finished or UnFinished Basements If you’d like to be a little more conservative with your…

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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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Customer Service FAQ – How to Replace a Cord Tilter: 2″ Horizontal Blinds

We all know how frustrating it can be when your blinds break - ugh!  Tilting your slats open and closed is a daily routine for most customers, so what do you do if they no longer tilt? Tune in to today’s Window FAQ: How To Fix Blinds That Won’t Tilt – 2″ Horizontal Blinds Tools Needed: Flat Head Screw Driver, Rubber Mallet, Needle-nose Pliers Step 1: Remove the valance from the valance clips.  Tilt the slats horizontally.  Lift and lock slats in the raised position with approximately 1″ of space between the top slat and the underside of the headrail. Step 2: Remove the blind from the mounting brackets. Step 3: Remove the cord tassels and washers from the tilter cords…

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5 Home Privacy Tips + Real Window Makeover

If you’re a parent, you know that privacy and security become a much bigger priority with little ones around. One of our favorite bloggers Kim Delatorre, writes at Shop with Me Mama to help deal-savvy moms save money for their family across the country. With three kids under 8, Kim knew she needed to get her windows covered for peace of mind and safety. Enter to Win a $100 Blinds.com Gift Card from Shop With Me Mama! Here’s what Kim had to say: “I cannot stand windows without blinds, I feel like the world can stare at me and that is not a good feeling! Not in my home! I want privacy!!!” Privacy and Style with Sliding Glass Door Blinds She…

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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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Window FAQ: How Do You Measure for Blinds on Doors?

Measuring blinds for a door can be simple if you know what you are doing.  And that’s where we come in.  Tune in to today’s Window FAQ to learn how to get the best results when measuring blinds for doors! No matter what type of window treatment you choose to install over your door, you should first look to see if you have molding around the glass. I do have window molding around my glass: If you do have window molding, it is important to leave enough space above and below the glass to allow the blinds to operate properly.  Your mounting hardware cannot install into the glass section, so you need proper clearance for the installation on top.  You…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Easy school lunches

Summer is starting to wind down and with that comes the commotion of getting ready for back to school days – backpacks, uniforms, school supplies, and most imporanty, your kiddos lunches! The start of a school year can be hectic so we want to help you get through it with as much ease as possible - I mean hey.. our mission statement is to provide an easy and exciting experience, so its just fitting. Check out this months Pinterest Fab 4: Easy School Lunches DIY Lunchbox Icepacks: The essential to every healthy lunch box is a good ice pack.  How else would you keep those fruits and veggies fresh?  DIY Lunchbox Icepacks are the perfect creation because they are both cheap and easy to make.  Buy a few sponges…

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Cherry Blossoms Blogger Comes Back For More (Blinds)

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Kiley writes about home decorating, her family and everything a savvy mama needs on her blog, Cherry Blossoms. As a veteran makeup artist, she has infused beauty into every space in her life, including her home. Kiley is a longtime Blinds.com customer and busted the myth that you have to pay for installation when she outfitted her home with blackout cellular shades all on her own in 2010. Faux Wood Blinds For A Better Nap Time When the family moved into their new digs a few months ago, it was time to start shopping for window coverings again. In t he kitchen and bedroom, Kiley needed something that would keep the room dark during naptime and was safer for little ones…

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