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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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Name This Fabric – Enter the Giveaway Now!

Every once in a while, we get stumped figuring out what to name our cool new fabric. Going on now, we have a Name This Fabric giveaway. All you need to do is go to Facebook.com and comment what you think this should be named. The winner will have their suggestion appear on Blinds.com AND win Bright Bazaar, the all new home design book  by Will Taylor! Will Taylor is the author of brightbazaarblog.com where he shares his obsession of colors in every aspect of life, especially home decor. His blog and book include pictures of his home to help inspire those redecorating. We love his 10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend posts that he does each week; there’s always…

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Quirky House Gets Ambient Light from Shutters on the Ceiling

We spotted the amazing home of Armin Blasbichler on Design Sponge this week.  Around every corner you’ll find another unexpected surprise, whether it’s neon signs in the bathroom, doors covered with Pantone color slides, or the casual looking stack of logs that makes up the home’s exterior. Glowy Shutter Ceiling But our favorite feature by far is the living room ceiling which is covered with shuttered doors. The louvers let in amazing indirect light that gives the room an beautiful glow. This unique design gives the natural light that skylights bring, but they can be closed easily. See more of the Bablicher House on Design Sponge How To Put Shutters On A Skylight This unique space made us we ask ourselves, “CAN you…

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Summer Time Beach House Decor For All

Ever wanted live by the sea, but you’re landlocked in the city? We’ve gone through decorating magazines to find a solution for this problem. We found some beach inspired home design ideas that won’t make the ocean feel too far away. Way Cool Color Combo Get a beach-y feel for your room with an unexpected color like a bright pink. The pink accents combined with tan and white walls come together almost effortlessly. A large beach related picture and a garland of shells make it feel like a house on the coast without trying too hard. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get the Look: We would recommend our Designer Woven Wood Shades in Mandalay Linen to cover the windows…

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4 DIY bookshelves for summer

Summertime is a time for relaxation, reading, and lots of DIY projects.  But after a summer full of reading, where should all the books go?  Tune in for today’s Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Bookshelves for Summer Reading. DIY Fabric Hanging Book Display Get crafty with this first DIY bookshelf.  The Fabric Hanging Bookshelf display is a one of a kind bookshelf and easy to make.  Going in a kids room or play room?  Let your kiddos pick the fabric based off their favorite colors or patterns. Tools Needed: A 47-inch by 42-inch piece of fabric Two curtain rods – Check out the Blinds.com Adjustable 1″ Metal Drapery Hardware Level Stud Finder Sewing kit  DIY Drawer Bookshelf Have an old desk…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Deck Out Your Desk

In college, a desk is so much more than a desk. It’s where you eat dinner, watch TV, put on your makeup and even where you fall asleep after studying into the wee hours of the night. We’ve rounded up the best college school supplies and DIY ideas to decorate your dorm room desk. Awesome Desks to Inspire You: This desk via the glitter guide is enviable, but so easy to recreate! Just hang some inexpensive shelves (like these) on the wall, add colorful accessories, and tape up photos and prints with washi tape. Like many dorm rooms, this basement study space from Mom Spark is lacking natural light. But with lots of indirect lighting it still feels bright and airy. Grab…

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3 Ways to Craft with Frosted Window Film

By | r July 11, 2014
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You’ve heard us talking about the amazingness of frosted window film before. We love the stuff. It’s inexpensive, easy to apply, and will give windows privacy without losing light! With Thomas Hicks Window Film, you can even get creative and cut out patterns before you apply it to the windows (in fact, we made a video about that!). 3 Great DIY Projects with Frosted Window Film We wanted to test the crafty potential of this amazing stuff, so we sent rolls of frosted window film to our craftiest blogger friends, and let them have their way with it. Here are 3 great projects that they came up with! Move Your Windows in The Right Direction Kim of Design Thoughts Interiors is an interior designer, and…

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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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