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The Ultimate Guide to Blinds + Child Safety

By | r March 7, 2014
B Home Safety

Not sure what all the fuss is about blinds cords and child safety? Get educated and find out why the Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings are used in homes with small children. Educate yourself with some of our top child safety articles and find out how you can save when you upgrade to cordless blinds or shades. Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety Children and window cords don’t mix. Find out how to make your home the safest it can be. Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish…

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

By | r March 6, 2014
B Uncategorized

Woven Wood Shades might be our favorite window covering (shh… don’t tell the draperies!). They add the perfect amount of texture to windows and glow beautifully with the sun behind them. Check out the magical light in the room below (sigh). Windows Get Crazy Wonderful These are a few of the reasons that design-savvy blogger Shelley of Crazy Wonderful chose bamboo blinds for her living room. But mostly she was tired of her windows being wide open for all the neighbors to see. Read Shelley’s Full Blinds.com Review at Crazy Wonderful! Here’s what Shelley had to say about her Blinds.com experience: “Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. We…

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5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top 5 Air Leaks in the Home and How to Stop Them: 1. Unsealed Windows and Doors Take a huge step towards a more energy efficiency by caulking around cracks in window and door frames. Check for cracks by moistening your hand with water and running it around drafty areas. An air leak will feel like air blowing through a straw on your hand. Use a clear paintable caulk on the interior window frame so you can cover it up later if…

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On the Spot: Polka Dot Decor

By | r February 28, 2014
B Home Decor

Did you know how Polka Dots got their name? Some think they’re inspired by the short tuba blasts that are the polka’s most memorable characteristic feature. Others believe that the polish word for “little woman,” polka, was naturally applied to this petite, feminine print. Learn more about where polka dots came from in this article from The Hairpin. Polka Dot Decor Add a shot of happiness to your home with these dotty pieces for the home. Gold Polka Dot Pillow Cover – Grinn Polka Dotted Potholders – Anthropologie Polka Dot Cereal Bowl – Fishs Eddy Blue vs. Pink Wall Clock – Etsy Painted Dot Airgo Chair – PB Teen Dualit Emma Bridgewater Toaster – John Lewis Green Paper Straws – Cutetape…

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HomeTalk Heroes Fire House Remodel Reveal!

By | r February 27, 2014
B Charity, Home Decor

What a transformation! As we told you earlier this week, bloggers Dria and Nina have been hard at work giving Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA a brand new look. Before: Before Dria and Nina got their hands on it the room was drab, cluttered and truly falling apart in many places. After: Dria and Nina gave the space a modern, masculine look with a bold graphic rug, black leather recliners and fresh window treatments. Windows with Industrial Flair Grommet curtains are a more modern hardware choice and give windows a cleaner look. They chose the Geneva Grommet Drapery Panels and added another industrial touch with DIY curtain rods made from conduit pipes. See more photos from the big reveal…

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

Do you have a friend who seems to have been born with the decorating gene? She knows what her home’s style is and executes it effortlessly. That’s how we feel about Shannon Fox. We’ve got a hopeless decor crush. Meet Shannon At Fox Hollow Cottage, Shannon shows her readers how to get the cozy cottage look down pat. With shabby chic accessories, clean white spaces and classic seasonal decor, you’d never guess that this thrifty chick makes it all happen with thrifted and dollar store finds. Adventures in Flooring After a refrigerator leak and resulting flood that ruined lots of flooring, she and her husband made lemonade by upgrading the floors to beautiful dark hardwood. When the floors were nearly…

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3 Alarm Decor Emergency – Firehouse Remodel with Hometalk Heroes

By | r February 25, 2014
B Charity, Home Decor

Decor savvy bloggers Dria and Nina saw the state of Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA and decided to partner with home improvement community, Hometalk to lend a hand. They started Hometalk Heroes as a way to give these unsung heroes a less outdated and cluttered space to come to work everyday. See Firehouse 1 Before With the help of some of the biggest brands in home decor and top interior design bloggers, Dria and Nina are transforming the station from a neglected mess to a modern hangout that’s worthy of the lifesaving work these heroes do. We’re honored to be a part of this small project that will make a big difference in the lives of Hudson’s firefighters. Dria and Nina…

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Meet Our New Friend Stevie

By | r February 24, 2014
B Blinds.com Culture

We were honored to attend the National Stevie Awards for Best Sales and Customer Service in Las Vegas this weekend. The Stevie Awards are the world’s most premier business awards. Winners are selected from over 1,500 nominations and judged by an elite panel of 129 business leaders. Here’s What Blinds.com Brought Home: Best Sales Team of the Year Sales gurus Chris and Kathy celebrate the win with an on-stage selfie! Best Customer Service Department of the Year Sharon and Rachel bring home gold for the Customer Service team. Senior National Sales Executive of the Year  Congrats to our very own Steve Riddell! Blinds.com’s Sharon Scheckter Accepts the Award for Best Customer Service Department of the Year Blinds.com’s first employee Sharon Scheckter,…

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In the Lap of Luxury – Downton Abbey Inspired Decor

Have you been spending your Sunday nights the way we have? Sure, the drama, glamour and complicated relationships of Downton Abbey keep us watching, but it’s the interiors that we absolutely adore. Downton Abbey Inspired Decor Bring a bit of the upstairs-downstairs feel to your home with these  luxurious spaces. Interior designer Ann Ueno of House and Host has created upper class and lower class versions of this look (appropriately enough). Ann scoured many of these one-of-a-kind antiques from One King’s Lane. Head over to the flash sale site to search for gems of your own. These corner chairs look like the perfect perch for a lady in a glamorous ball gown. Both of these looks are paired with the…

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And The $1000 Winner Is…

By | r February 14, 2014
B Uncategorized

We gave you the chance to show your windows that you LOVE them by entering for a chance to win a $1000 Blinds.com window makeover. By ordering free samples you could’ve won $1000 worth of window blinds, shades, shutters and more to spend on your latest home decorating project. We chose a winner just in time for Valentine’s Day! Let’s give a big congrats to… Joan B.!   If your name is Joan B. check your inbox for a message from the Blinds.com crew!   If You Didn’t Win this Time… You can still get big savings during February! Shop our extended Valentine’s Day Sale before it’s over!

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