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Video Chat with Decorating Experts: Face2Face

Know it’s time to update your window coverings, but don’t know where to start? We empower our independent-minded, DIYer customers to shop for themselves with our wide selection of top-quality products and an easy-to-navigate website. However, when you’re knee deep in a renovation project, sometimes you don’t know what you want or need for your windows. We’re here to give you guidance and expertise when you ask for it. That’s where our innovative and personal new service, Face2Face, comes in. Get Expert Help Choosing Blinds and Shades for Your Home With Face2Face, you can schedule a free video chat with a one of our window design experts at your convenience. Connect with a  consultant via your computer, smartphone, or tablet…

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Window FAQ: What Do I Do If My Blinds Don’t Fit?

Help! My Blinds Won’t Fit! You’ve sent in your measurements, ordered custom window treatments and now they’re on your doorstep. But what if your blinds are the wrong size? Custom window coverings are made to your exacting specifications by our manufacturers so they fit perfectly in your windows. They take the measurements of your window and calculate the perfect width so that your blinds so that they can operate smoothly and have the smallest light gap possible. However, mistakes can happen in measuring and manufacturing that leave customers with blinds that don’t fit. If you come across this problem we’re here to help. If You’re a Blinds.com Customer: We want to make sure that you get the perfect fit every…

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Levolor Cellular Shades- See Insulating Shades In A New Light

r December 13, 2012 | B Seasonal Trends, Solving Design Problems

As Winter approaches, Martha Stewart is telling us to winterize our gardens, but why not winterize our windows too? It’s just as important to keep your family and pets protected from the cold as it is your begonias. 10 to 20 percent of your home’s heating and cooling costs can be attributed to loss of energy through windows. Levolor Cellular Shades act as a thermal barrier for your windows by trapping air in their honeycomb shaped pockets. Bundle up your windows for winter and you could save you a ton of money! Levolor Cellular Shades are made of soft, durable fabric that is easy to clean and comes in over 80 colors, so it’s sure to match your existing decor….

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Window Treatments for Historic Homes

Many dedicated DIYers and history lovers around the country are nursing historical homes back to health. In order to meet the requirements of local historical societies, or just to maintain the old world feel of your abode, you may want to find window treatments that accurately reflect the original decor of the home. Today we’re bringing you window treatments for historic homes that have today’s technology and durability, but will still speak to the period look of your home. Take a walk through the major eras of American architectural with us and find the historical window treatment that’s right for your old house Colonial Colonial style houses were built from 1600 to the 19th century, although this school of design…

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Bathroom Window Treatments

Don’t forget about the bathroom! If you’re outfitting a new home, the bathroom’s probably the first room on your list. While our window coverings are great for light control, insulation, and looking pretty – if we get down to brass tacks, many window shoppers are looking for privacy first. This is especially true in the bathroom. Don’t Let Steam Be Your Only Window Covering! We have a wide selection of waterproof blinds for the bathroom that will take your existing design to a sophisticated new level.  Beautiful faux wood blinds in the powder room will show off your design prowess and make the room feel warm and inviting. Woven wood shades over the tub in the master bath bring natural serenity to soaks at…

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What Cell Size Do I Need? – Cellular Shade Sizes Explained

3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, Oh My! If you’ve ever shopped for honeycomb or cellular shades you know that these window coverings come in myriad sizes. The fractional measurements included with each product represent the size of the cell created by the two pieces of fabric. With cell sizes varying by a fraction of an inch, it can be hard to know which one is right for your window, and what difference these measurements make in the first place. Differences in cellular shade sizes may seem insignificant, but we’ll help you compare the different industry offerings to find the look that suits your window best. We’ve organized the cell measurements into three categories: Small (3/8″), Mid-Size (9/16″ and 1/2″), and Large (3/4″)…

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How to Simplify Holiday Window Shopping

As Black Friday approaches, the repressed memories of crazed holiday shoppers are resurfacing. We want to cut through all the madness so you can get your holiday decorating done without the stress. We have two great services to share that will make holiday window shopping a cinch: our video chat design consultations, and mobile shopping app. Read on to learn more!   Video chat with a designer on Face2Face (for free!)   If you know your windows need an update before the holidays, but don’t know where to start, get design advice from a pro with our new service –  Face2Face. Schedule a free video design consultation with an expert, and they’ll give you personalized advice to find blinds, shades…

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We’re on Houzz! Find out why you’ll love it too!

r October 5, 2012 | B Home Decor, Solving Design Problems

Have you heard about Houzz? We’re in love because we can share our favorite window blinds and woven wood shades and gain amazing inspiration from other home decorators. It’s like if Design Sponge, Pinterest, Angie’s List, and Architectural Digest had a gorgeous social media love child. Houzz is a new social site for remodeling and home design where home improvement professionals and homeowners from around the world can interact to share photos, inspiration, and advice. Here’s what you can do with Houzz: Browse 700,000+ high quality photos for inspiration and collect them in ideabooks. See the work of remodeling and decorating professionals around you. Get advice about a design dilemma from industry professionals. Read reviews from the Houzz community about architects, designers, contractors,…

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Venetian Blinds: What Are They?

r September 5, 2012 | B Editor's Picks, Solving Design Problems

Venetian Blinds are a tried and true window covering option that’s been around for centuries (Really! Find out more about their history) Even though many more varieties of modern blinds have come onto the market since then, let’s see why Venetian blinds are still a classic design choice for your home. Photo: Levolor 2′ Premium Wood Blinds Venetian blinds have 2″ horizontal slats made of aluminum, wood or plastic, one on top of another. In the United States, blinds with wooden slats are often listed as wood blinds, not Venetian. The slats are suspended by wide cloth tapes or cords which allow them to rotate in unison nearly 180 degrees. Photo: Blinds.com 2″ Aluminum Blinds Slats can be rotated so that the inner…

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Voila! Window Treatments for French Doors

r August 29, 2012 | B Solving Design Problems

  French doors are a design element that will add sophistication to your home for years to come. Their built-in glass panes open up formerly closed off spaces to the rest of the home, and give guests a feeling of grandeur when they move from room to room or out onto a patio. However, like any window, there are times when privacy and light reduction are desired- that’s where the wide variety of French door window coverings at Blinds.com comes in. Finding window treatments for doors can be tricky, but with all of the innovative products on the market, you’ll be sure to find one that highlights the elegance of your door.     Roman Shades for your French Door…

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