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Where to Hang Curtains in the Dorm (Other Than The Windows) – Dorm Decor 101

By | r August 15, 2014
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At a loss for how to make your dorm room feel like home? Curtains to the rescue! Whether printed or solid, drapes are one of the most versatile things on your college packing list. Read on for the many ways you can use them, besides covering your windows! Cover a Wall for Extra Coziness Wall-to-wall draperies are great for adding dimension, color and can cover a multitude of sins. If you’ve got uneven window placement or ugly, beat-up walls try this look. In this space the wall of curtains acts as a visual headboard and unifies the look of the room. Get the Look:  Blinds.com Adjustable Drapery Hardware Laura Ashley Rod Pocket Drapes in Northwind Gold Make an Instant Closet Door Don’t want…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Washi Tape Wall Art

Blank walls can make a dorm room seem sad and empty. But don’t despair, we’ve got an adorable solution that will keep your room looking happy all year long. We don’t know why we never thought of using washi tape on the wall before, but it’s so easy and versatile! The great thing about any washi tape wall art projects is that they peel off clean. That means no lost deposits or angry RAs hunting you down at the end of the year. Deck The Walls With Washi Tape Give a blank wall some pizzazz with washi tape stripes. Super easy and SO cute! Via Anna Kelle. OR create a wallpaper-like pattern of washi plus signs. Via Everything Emily. We like geometric…

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Breathtaking Laura Ashley Room Makeover

We’ve always been obsessed with Laura Ashley products and imagining how they would look in our rooms. Domino magazine and interior designer Traci Zeller paired together to redecorate a forgotten guest bedroom with Laura Ashley everything. With new wallpaper, a bed spread, and small details they transformed the drowsy bedroom-pun intended- into the epitome of cozy chic. The Bland Before: The room is missing color and personality, which makes it dull and a bit unwelcoming for a guest. The Amazing After: After the design transformation, this room is warm and somewhere guests won’t want to leave. The colors are brighter and far more inviting. This wallpaper, Aviary Garden, was the inspiration for the change. The trailing foliage and birds are cheery…

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Don’t Pinch Your Wallet With Pinch Pleat Draperies

Finish off any room with our newly launched Bali Pinch Pleat Draperies! This product has all the amazing features you’d expect from designer drapes at warehouse prices. ‘ These drapes come in 100+ fabrics, including everything from sheer to jacquards. In addition to fabric colors, there are a crazy amount of options for trims and bandings. Featured Fabric: I especially love these drapes in Granada Shadow for a neutral colored room that needs just a little bit of color. Multi-purpose Draperies Once you get the drapes looking how you want, add other options to make them do more than just look pretty. All Pinch Pleat Draperies come with some type of liner, but feel free to upgrade to a blackout, light…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Surviving a Tiny Bathroom

You’ve heard the tales of roommate disputes and passive aggression. Tiny cramped bathrooms can be a serious battle ground. BUT with lots of organization and some mood-boosting cuteness, you can head off the drama. Here’s our 2014 Dorm Checklist for the Bathroom. Just remember – don’t use the last of the shampoo! Countertop Storage Cuteness Waste less plastic and save money with a refillable soap dispenser. Buy soap in bulk (we like these from Mrs. Meyers) and fill ‘er up! Could cotton swabs BE any cuter? We love this little guy. Keep toothbrushes off the grimy counter with an aviary holder. Keep rings in order with this tentacled trinket dish. Don’t let your dryer and other tools (not to mention your…

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Woven Wood Shades Wonder Trending Now

Woven wood shades have once again proven extremely popular in home design magazines across the board. But if you’ve grown tired of the set in your house or aren’t sure if woven wood shades are for you we’ll show you some fresh and fun new ways to add them to your home. Layered Love Bamboo shades could work well in a dining room to match with a wooden hutch or table. As seen in Better Homes and Gardens 2014.   Woven wood shades also go well in bedrooms to help soften light. We adore the look of draperies over bamboo shades! Since woven wood shades are variations of neutral colors any curtain could go over a set. As seen in…

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See the Light With 3 New Ways to Decorate With Sheer Curtains

In summer time, it’s hard to avoid sunlight wherever you go, including your own home. Trending on the newsstands right now, we found sheer curtains, just the solution that offers style but also lets only a fraction of light filter in. We’ve always admired them, but after this post you’ll fall in love too. Crisp and Clean   In an almost all white room, sheer curtains let just enough light in to highlight other pieces in different colors. As seen in Elle Home Decor June 2014. Get the Look:   Lucerne Wanda Pleated Panels in White are a pretty close match. You can even add a privacy liner the these curtains if you want more light blockage. Matching Madness   Try…

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10 Things You MUST Know When Buying Blinds For Doors

While doors with windows can be beautiful, they often leave less privacy for our home than we desire. Learn how to choose the perfect blinds for French doors, sliding glass doors, and front doors. Blinds for French Doors A common problem for French Door blinds is that the handles get in the way of functionality. The solution is to buy shallow blinds for your French doors that fit comfortably between the door and decorative handles. French door blinds should enhance the beauty of your doors, and match the other window treatments in the room. The blinds or shades you choose may depend on the amount of light you want to let in. If you prefer to completely block light, choose a blackout roller or…

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Meet New Blinds.commer (and Graphics Whiz!) Rachel

By | r July 29, 2014
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Hello from Blinds.com land! This is Abigail, resident social media gal, and I’d like to introduce you to our latest guest author on The Finishing Touch, Rachel. Rachel is a fabulous graphic designer who has recently joined our team and we’re thrilled to have her. You may see some of Rachel’s design work sooner than you think. If you order free samples and notice that the sample pack is looking extra spiffy, or get a super cute post card from us in a few weeks, she’s the one to thank. Without further ado, meet Rachel! Hi there! My name is Rachel Smith and I am the latest graphic designer to join the wonderful family that is Blinds.com! I was born…

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3 surprising ways to get patterns into your home decor

Whether with tile, wallpaper, or window coverings, designers are dying to get patterned pieces for their homes. We collected some cool ideas to bring patterns into your house. Mix and Match Hues By matching different patterns in the same color, eyes can’t figure out where to look first in a good way. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get the Look: If you don’t want to commit to wallpaper, try Bali Pinch Pleat Drapery in Granada Breeze. The pattern is easy on the eyes and  has a few shades of blue to match if you wanted to pattern your floor. Black and White   Patterned black and white draperies go great over solid roman shades. It’s a quick way to…

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