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8 Porch Light Upgrades

By | r January 27, 2014
B DIY Projects, Home Decor

That tarnished brass porch light isn’t doing anything for your curb appeal. Swap it out for one of the many stylish alternatives available today. This is an easy project that just about anyone can do, and it makes such a difference!   1. Traditional Lantern – Glass panes and wrought iron will bounce light for a soft, romantic feel on your live-in porch.  Get the look   2. In-Line Lighting – Make sure every inch of your wrap around porch is well lit with matching light fixtures down the entire length. Get the look   3. Clean Lines – Try this minimalist fixture above your front door to welcome guests with simplicity. Get the look   4. Starry Light –…

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What is the Difference Between Single Cellular Shades and Double Cellular Shades?

Honeycomb Cellular Shades have a lot to offer.  With a wide range of colors, light filtering and room darkening fabrics, and advanced lift options – the custom combinations are endless!  However, many customers aren’t sure when to choose single cellular shades or double cellular shades.   So what is the difference between Single Cell Shades and Double Cell Shades? Single Cell In many cases, single cellular honeycomb shades are less expensive than double cell.  They use less material and generally have a shorter manufacturing time – which gives you big savings. Another advantage to single cellular shades is insulation.  With their single layer of pleats, the honeycomb material reduces energy costs by filtering light and blocking UV rays. We have a wide selection of single cell…

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Waterproof mini blinds – the rubber ducky of window treatments

By | r January 21, 2014
B New Products
Waterproof mini blinds Blinds.com

Got bubbles?  We’re excited to announce the launch of our waterproof 1-inch mini blind to make bath time, dish time and anything else you’ve got going lots of fun. Finding great window treatments for your bathroom, kitchen and other high humidity areas can be a challenge if you’re not going with the faux wood blind and shutter look. Perfect for your beach home or cabin near the lake, these rust free mini blinds will stand the test of humidity and time with splash-proof style to spare.  Bert and Ernie’s rubber ducky would be so happy!  

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Want to win a $1000 window makeover? (it’s easy!)

By | r January 21, 2014
B Giveaways and Promotions
Blindscom samples sweepstakes

Give your windows a blind date with Blinds.com! Feeling lucky, friend?  Show your windows that you LOVE them by entering for a chance to win a $1000 Blinds.com window makeover. That’s right, you’ll have $1000 worth of window blinds, shades, shutters and more to spend on your latest home decorating project – BOY are you going to look amazing! How to win the $1000 makeover Entering our giveaway couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is order FREE samples from Blinds.com and you’re automatically entered to win! Find out all of the details here and start samples shopping! We will pick our winner on February 14, 2014 – cross your fingers for a Valentine’s Day surprise!

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At Sea! Boy Nursery Decor – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

Lots of little ones will be arriving come spring time, and that means moms-to-be are in full on nesting mode. There are so many adorable nursery themes out there, but it’s important to think about style and safety when decorating. Check out these Nursery Safety Tips before you start shopping. Boy Nursery Decor Ideas: This nautical nursery theme by interior designer Ann Ueno of House & Host will ensure that your little guy has an adorable place to call home. Who wouldn’t want adorable little whales on their windows and bedding? Other seaside accessories like a color blocked oar, sailboat mobile and life preserver make this room decidedly boy-ish and will transition easily as he gets older. Shades That Make a…

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40 Fabulous Fabrics from the Frankfurt Fabric Fair – Heimtextil 2014

By | r January 17, 2014
B Design Inspiration

Ready to get textile crazy? Here are forty of our favorite materials found at Heimtextil 2014 – One of the largest fabric shows in the world. With hundreds of thousands of fabrics from around the world to choose from, we narrowed down our choices to the freshest and most innovative for the coming year. Top Fabric Trends of 2014: 1. A Blueprint For Fashion. Printed, weathered denim bedding with images of patterns for apparel production by Adalberto Estampados. 2. Stunning Sheer. Dark blue, patterned sheer by the Albani Group. 3. Mod Meets Mustard. Amaravathi’s craft-inspired jacquard woven. 4. Hook and Loop. Aquanova’s shiny and matte knitted horizontal stripe. 5. Decoupage Design. Avelino’s travel, sketchbook and nature- inspired print; popular themes this season. 6….

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Cozy home tips from bloggers you love (and giveaway)

Please snuggle cozy home decor

While the winter winds might be howling outside, what better time to up the cozy quotient in your home decor this year? Some of our favorite home decorating bloggers are sharing their tips on keeping warm and beating the post-Christmas decoration blues with the Creating a Cozy Home Tour. How to keep your home cozy this winter Read what some of the cozy home tour bloggers have to share so far: Cedar Hill Farmhouse:  Liven up your mantle Savvy Southern Style:  Quilts and textures for a great winter look Confessions of a Plate Addict:  Handmade decorative hot chocolate mugs The Tablescaper:  Ice skates and winter-y objects for a lovely table design Housepitality Designs:  Welcome shivering guests with a  tea party Top…

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How to Stop Window Drafts with Insulating Window Shades

Got old windows that are letting icy drafts into your home? Windows can be a huge contributor to heat loss and energy inefficiency at home. Learn how to insulate windows from cold with this brand new insulating shade. New! Ultra Insulating Window Shades Give your windows ultimate insulation with our Triple Cell Shades. These shades will help you save energy and stay comfortable year-round. With the added insulation, you’ll see savings on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning bills in the summer. Triple Layer Insulation The hexagonal cells create air pockets that greatly reduce heat transfer between your home and the outside climate. The more cells you have – the more insulation your get. Customers choose triple cell shades…

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13 Stylish Bar Carts

By | r January 11, 2014
B Home Decor

Not all awkward corners can be filled with houseplants. Designers are turning to vintage bar carts which bring functionality and style to small spaces in a snap. A well stocked cart gives endless flexibility during a party, and is perfect when you want to take gathering out on to the patio. Achieving this look is essentially effortless. Spray paint a salvaged cart gold, and stock it with fun bar ware, and add some colorful accessories. Seems easy enough, but scroll down for endless variations and inspiration. What To Look For In A Bar Cart: Sturdy wheels for a quick get away. Anything rickety might be a risk to your pretty glassware. A push handle is nice too. Interesting Details. The…

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Redecorating Out of Necessity: How To Make The Most of a Natural Disaster

By | r January 9, 2014
B Real Customer Photos

>>Click to see the featured ¾” Premier Single Cell light Filtering Shades<< With hurricanes in the south, blizzards in the north, and tornadoes in the central states – everyone has natural forces that can wreak havoc on home sweet home. Learn how one homeowner turned major home damage into a chance to redesign. Rainstorm Gone Wrong Blogger Aleks of Busy Working Mama heard a loud crash during a storm and found that 100 foot white oak tree had  fallen right into her second story master bedroom. ‘The incident’ left she and her family with a massive hole in the side of the house and extensive water damage in the bedroom and master bathroom.   Emergency Repair Turns Dream Re-Design With months…

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