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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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Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Are you looking for a simple way to update the look of your home? If you thought that traditional vertical blinds were the only covering option for sliding glass doors and large windows, have we got news for you! Over the last few years many modern, but just as functional alternatives have come onto the market. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite options below, but be sure to take a look at the complete list of vertical blind alternatives at Blinds.com.  Woven Wood Grommet Panels These are a hybrid between traditional fabric drapes and a folding door. They have the elegant look of drapes and are installed on a curtain rod, instead of the complicated track system that…

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Home Design Blogger Highlight- Emily Henderson

If you’d like to give your home a new look without any major renovations, look no further than Emily Henderson! Emily has an amazing home styling blog that is easy to fall in love with. Styling is changing the look of a room without major renovation, isn’t that what we all need? After serving as a prop stylist in New York she went on to win season 5 of Design Star on HGTV, and now has her own show, Secrets From a Stylist. The show follows her design consultations with clients and subsequent styling to reflect their individual design personalities. Emily’s  home styling blog is the perfect reflection of her unique style, and wide ranging design capabilities. She has some…

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Sliding glass doors look great with vertical sheer shades

Sliding glass doors or large window challenges giving your window decor ideas a run for their money?  Our vertical sheer window shades could be your new favorite home design addition! These soft vertical shades are an elegant way to update your home’s look with all of the functionality of a traditional vertical shade, but a far more elegant feel! Washable, beautiful and durable – you’ll love these sheer shades! Beautiful and durable, you can freshen up your sheer shades in your washing machine on the gentle cycle with cold water (no dryers, please!).  And best of all,  the great new sheer shading colors are just right to spruce up any room – our free sample ordering makes it easy to pick your favorite in person! What…

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What’s the difference between wood blinds and fauxwood blinds?

Blinds.com UX Designer John S. has been spending some time exploring the different products available at Blinds.com in order to get familiar with what we carry. Here’s what he found out about wood and fauxwood blinds! As a recent home…

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