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Wood blinds meet Instagram decor success story

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We love seeing how customers enjoy our custom products.  Recently, one of our happy customers bragged on his windows and we LOVE it! This picture from cocteauboy on Instagram shows our lovely wood blinds installed in his home. The blinds look so amazing with the green paint on his walls, but would also go great with almost any other color too. The plants, framed print, and lamp make for a cool room with his custom blinds having it all come together. If you want to get this look, check out our monthly Blinds.com sale page for great deals and gorgeous look! Share your pictures of your Blinds.com products in your home by uploading to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Follow us on Instagram to see other customer’s photo…

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Skylight shades and sunshine: a customer story

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Got skylight troubles?  We got answers!  Today’s customer design story comes just in time to save your home from overly toasty summer sunshine. Sure skylights let in amazing natural light, but customer Bob from Seattle was tired of suffering in his sweltering game room when the sun got just a little too brutal. He picked our Graber CrystalPleat Light Filtering Skylight cell shades to filter the light and keep out some of that heat!  We love that the skylight cell shade also adds a welcome pop of color to the room. Bob said: We got 2 of these for our skylights to block the sun that was heating up our room and fading items exposed to the sun beam.  These skylight…

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The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

A few weeks ago we told you about blogger Shannon Fox’s DIY home improvement challenges and desperate need to replace her ugly plastic mini blinds. Shannon’s Fresh Cottage Living Room After overcoming several home decor hiccups, Shannon’s living room makeover is complete! We’re are proud to say that Shannon’s windows are ugly no more. Classic Plantation Shutters now are the perfect compliment to her sweet cottage decor. After she installed her gorgeous new floors, Shannons’ crummy mini blinds stuck out like a sore thumb. The living room looks polished and pulled together with Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com (that she installed herself!). Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings? Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters….

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Featured on: Cedar Hill Farmhouse

r April 8, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

Do you have a friend who you always turn to for design advice? Some people are born with the style bug, and Anita of Cedar Hill Farmhouse is certainly one of them. She writes about french country style on her blog, and uses her own home as the most gorgeous example. But it’s Anita’s helpful, you-can-do-it tips that keep people coming back for decor help over and over. French Farmhouse Perfection Even the most novice seamstress would think, “that looks doable” after reading Anita’s step-by-step linen slipcover tutorial. She’ll hold your hand the whole way and help you give new life to a piece you’re tired of, rather than tossing it and buying new. We had the pleasure of touring…

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Say Goodbye to Plastic Blinds: Oregon Cottage Gets a Window Makeover

r February 26, 2014 | B Home Decor, Real Customer Photos

UPDATE:  Woo hoo!  Check out the grand reveal here of Shannon’s awesome plantation shutters!   Blogger Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage had just finished installing her new wood floors, when she and her husband looked around and had a shocking realization. Here’s what Shannon wrote to her readers: “Come flash back with me… to the day we completed our new wood floors. Let me share with you the first words out of Jim’s (my husband) mouth when he stood back to admire his handy work; ‘I don’t care what it costs, we have got to get rid of those mini blinds!’” In their gorgeous new space, crummy plastic blinds were just bringing the look down. She decided to upgrade her old mini…

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How to Stop Flashing Your Neighbors and (Finally) Get Your Windows Covered

r January 30, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

Chicagoans Kim and Scott bought a very old house, ripped it to the studs, and after months of remodeling are on their way to their dream home. We were first introduced to the couple before they were homeowners and have been following their progress at Yellow Brick Home ever since. Diving in Head First This 200+ year old house came to Kim and Scott in a crumbly, closed off, and very orange state. A lot of changes were in store. Who doesn’t love a brown glass chandelier? The couple took saved a lot by doing a good portion of the demolition themselves. Once everything was stripped down, they handed the reigns over to their trusty contractor. He took on larger…

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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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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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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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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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