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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

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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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Get The Coziest Bed Ever – Dorm Room Decor

In college it’s important for your bed to feel cozy. You’ve left behind your ‘real’ bedroom, but with warm bedding, cute decor and the perfect bedside accessories, your dorm room bed will be feeling homey in no time. Here are our favorite dorm room decor ideas for the bedroom (or the corner that serves as one). Image via Little Booklet. Get Comfortable The first thing to buy when planning out your dorm room decor is a comforter. Find one you like and work off of its color scheme and style as you do the rest of your shopping. Here are a few we love: Dilan Confetti from Urban Outfitters A Good Bright’s Sleep from Mod Cloth Dreaming Porch Quilt from Mod…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Make Your Front Door Fab

When it comes to college, first impressions are everything. We found some funky dorm room decor ideas that will make your door stand out from the pack and show passers-by how fun the folks inside are! Write White Here First thing’s first, you’ve got to have a whiteboard. It’s on every dorm checklist. You’ll use it to leave your roommate notes when you’re gone, and let you’re whole floor know about movie night at your place. A small generic whiteboard will do, but this DIY Framed Whiteboard is worth the crafting time. Via Voyages of the Creative Variety The Wonder of Washi Dress up your generic dorm door with a simple washi tape design. Washi tape peels off easily, so you…

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The Best 4th of July Party Ideas

Whether you’re having a blowout 4th of July party, or just want to make this year’s family gathering more special, we’ve rounded up the best snacks and decor for the occasion. Read on for lots and lots of 4th of July party ideas. Patriotic Ice Cubes Make simple drinks fun and fruity with raspberry and blueberry ice cubes. Via mom.me. DIY Old Fashioned Flag Bunting This classic flag bunting makes us think of breezy front porches, barbershop quartets wearing straw hats and 4th of July celebrations of yore. Via HMH Designs. Fun Fourth Photo Backdrop Make giant tassels with tissue paper and mylar and drape across an empty wall for an instant photo spot. Via Fab. Red, White and Blue Dipped…

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5 DIY Home Decorating Smartphone Apps To Love

Make your phone work as hard as you do to beautify your home. Last year I featured 5 popular apps to help with home decoration in the post: Design Help From Your Smartphone – 5 DIY Apps. Because of its tremendous success, I’m back with more great iPhone and Android apps to help you decorate! Metal Detector As a company, one of our core values is to make everything easy and exciting for our customers. So, the metal detector app was a great find.  Available for the iPhone only, the metal detector app is the perfect tool for anyone ready to hang a window blind, a picture frame, etc.  The app helps customers locate steel studs in the wall or lost magnetized…

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Decorating Magazine Review: Laura Ashley Inspiration

Flipping through this month’s design magazines we were impressed by the diversity of styles that stood out to us. We want to help you get these of-the-moment looks with hot home accessories from Laura Ashley. Across the pond, Laura Ashley has long been a household name in style, but their classic look isn’t just for Brits. The home accessories, window coverings and bedding are surprisingly versatile and will make any space feel cozy. Summer Sunshine Cheerful yellow and taupe make this dining room feel classic and fresh. Antique accents like the weathered sideboard and iron dish display keep the space from feeling too stuffy. As seen in Better Homes and Gardens February 2014. Get the Look: The Laura Ashley Millwood Fabric is a perfect…

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Skylight shades and sunshine: a customer story

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Got skylight troubles?  We got answers!  Today’s customer design story comes just in time to save your home from overly toasty summer sunshine. Sure skylights let in amazing natural light, but customer Bob from Seattle was tired of suffering in his sweltering game room when the sun got just a little too brutal. He picked our Graber CrystalPleat Light Filtering Skylight cell shades to filter the light and keep out some of that heat!  We love that the skylight cell shade also adds a welcome pop of color to the room. Bob said: We got 2 of these for our skylights to block the sun that was heating up our room and fading items exposed to the sun beam.  These skylight…

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Win our Laura Ashley Summer Makeover sweepstakes!

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Transform your home decor this month from winter-y blah to summer fab with our 10% off Laura Ashley window covering sale and exciting Laura Ashley home makeover sweepstakes! Need a Laura Ashley Summer Makeover? We’re so excited about our Laura Ashley sale this month that we’re giving away THREE amazing Laura Ashley-themed prizes to make your home look fabulous. Enter our sweepstakes here (and share with your friends for extra entries) to be in the running for our fabulous Laura Ashley prizes: Grand prize:  Laura Ashley $300 gift card, quilt set and chandelier Two more prizes:  $100 Laura Ashley Blinds.com gift cards Laura Ashley style – fashion, decor and beyond Few designers have impacted so many generations of home stylists and…

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