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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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How to organize that dorm room!

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In college it’s easy to let cleaning get away from you. You’ve got a packed schedule full of classes and no one to tell or help your keep your room looking cute and clutter free! So after installing some blackout shades for sleeping in, what’s a college student to do? Here are some ways to keep your dorm room neat: 1. Stackable Containers Yes, you could just put your shoes into a huge pile by the door or you could put them in a storage unit that you can personalize any way you want. Since this is made out of PVC pipe it can be painted or just left white. Via removeandreplace.com 2. Over the Door Storage One necessity of every college…

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Crafting, Dorm Life and Becoming a Blinds.commer with Intern Evie

By | r July 2, 2014
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It’s summer and that means fun, talented interns are in the Blinds.com office! We’re thrilled to introduce you to Evie, our Social Media Content Intern, and one of the newest additions to the Blinds.com family. You’ll be hearing a lot more from Evie over the next few months, so read on to hear what this fun-loving crafter-extraordinaire is all about! – Abigail Since this is my first post, the first thing I want to say is how thrilled I am to be the Social Media Content Summer Intern for Blinds.com! I look forward to writing some great articles, pins, tweets, and more. Honestly, I didn’t know that much about the company before my interview. I had read through a few blog…

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Lift it, baby! What are the different window covering lift types?

  At Blinds.com, we want to make your shopping experience both easy and exciting.   With countless custom options, we know the purchase process can feel overwhelming – most specifically when it comes to lift types. Here, we’ll outline the most popular lift options available on a lot of Blinds.com products. Standard Pull Cord The standard pull cord is the most common lift you will see on binds or shades.  The standard pull features a sturdy cord that hangs straight along the side of the product. Choose between left or right side pull locations. The standard pull cord is not recommended for heavy products or on wide windows. Cordless The are many benefits to selecting the cordless option.  For starters, the blind or shade is…

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