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How to Mix and Match Window Treatments

There’s no better feeling than personalizing a room to make it your own. Whether you’re using color, fabric, art, wall hangings or a combination of all of these things, it’s always rewarding to mix and match — and this month at Blinds.com, it pays too. Save 10% when you order anything from our list of coordinating products — and 15% when you order $595 or more. Shop our big sale in coordinating products or read on to and learn how to layer your windows like a pro. How to Layer Windows… …If You Love Drapes If you want your windows to have visual softness and voluminous fabric, layer blackout drapes and sheer panels. Your room will be airy and bright during…

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DIY Lace Cut Frosted Window Film (VIDEO)

Etched glass is a huge trend for DIY home decor. People are using etching chemicals to create permanent designs and labels on drinking glasses, glass storage containers and mirrors. Today we’re using Etched Window Film from Blinds.com to get this patterned look for windows without the long term commitment. We’ll be cutting a decorative lace-like border around the edge of the film to give it a custom look. Get the Skinny on Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film This versatile window covering is one of our favorites. It’s perfect for covering odd shaped windows, and gives full privacy to areas like bathrooms without losing light. Customers love it for glass doors too! How it Works Thomas Hicks Windows Film from Blinds.com…

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2 Ways to Let in More Light for Spring

Spring sunshine has arrived and all we want to do is be on a patio soaking it up. We need some Vitamin D to lift our spirits after this tough winter. But alas, many are locked away indoors all day. We’re here to help! Here are 2 tips for choosing window coverings that let in more light. But First, Meet Michaela. This lovely lady is the face behind Michaela Noelle Designs, and one of the freshest new players in the design world. She’s a sunny California native whose spaces make the absolute most of all that west coast sunshine. Michaela’s latest design challenge has been a major update to her family home. The mini-blind clad windows were especially crying out for…

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Reasons to Love NEW Signature Pleated Shades

Our new Signature Pleated Shades give you the best in lush fabrics and premium features. Find out why our customers love pleated shades, and where they’ll fit in your home. Blinds.com Signature Pleated Shades Crisp pleats never lose their shape and will keep your windows looking tailored all year round. When raised, they only take up an inch or two, so nothing stands in the way of your view. Choose From 2 Sizes: Signature 1” Pleated Shades - the classic, most popular size. Signature 2” Pleated Shades - a newer, bolder scale that is gaining popularity. Why Choose Pleated Shades? In one word… fabric! Honeycomb shades (a cousin to pleated shades) are limited to non-woven fabrics made of heat fused fibers. Because the construction of…

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5 Ways To Welcome Spring into Your Home

By | r March 20, 2014
B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

It’s Bloomin’ Spring! Welcome in the first day of the season with these beautifully fresh spring decor ideas. 1. Freshen Up a Wall with White Platters Winter white, be gone! For spring, mix white with neutrals and bright green to keep the look lively. Another variation: Use vintage floral china and create a wall bouquet! Via The Inspired Room. 2. Be a Nest Fairy Did you know that yarn is the perfect nesting material for birds? Ask your favorite knit-a-holic for 4-8 inch yarn scraps and fill up a bird feeder. Keep an eye out for feathered friends weaving colorful nests. Via Fiber Farm. 3. A Surprisingly Simple Centerpiece How easy is this? Throw some artificial eggs in a vase, and…

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How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds? After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters. But…there was a problem. Windows Gone Weird Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings. DIY Window Hack Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and…

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10 Things to Make with Old Plantation Shutters

By | r March 10, 2014
B DIY Projects

We’re all for anything that saves one man’s trash from the land fill. If you have old plantation shutters lying around, or have nabbed some from a garage sale, there are tons of creative ways to upcycle them. Shutters Headboard Make a unique headboard with old shutters painted a fun color. If you have shutters in several sizes you can create an arch shape, although straight across will do too. Via Samantha Elizabeth Plant-tation Shutters Turn shutters with open slats into a succulent planter. Fill the slats with rocks and allow the little green guys to peek out. via Lila B. Design Shutter Pendant Lantern Tack 4 skinny shutters together to make a beautifully intricate shutter ‘lantern’. You can even adjust the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Blinds + Child Safety

By | r March 7, 2014
B Home Safety

Not sure what all the fuss is about blinds cords and child safety? Get educated and find out why the Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings are used in homes with small children. Educate yourself with some of our top child safety articles and find out how you can save when you upgrade to cordless blinds or shades. Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety Children and window cords don’t mix. Find out how to make your home the safest it can be. Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish…

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

By | r March 6, 2014
B Uncategorized

Woven Wood Shades might be our favorite window covering (shh… don’t tell the draperies!). They add the perfect amount of texture to windows and glow beautifully with the sun behind them. Check out the magical light in the room below (sigh). Windows Get Crazy Wonderful These are a few of the reasons that design-savvy blogger Shelley of Crazy Wonderful chose bamboo blinds for her living room. But mostly she was tired of her windows being wide open for all the neighbors to see. Read Shelley’s Full Blinds.com Review at Crazy Wonderful! Here’s what Shelley had to say about her Blinds.com experience: “Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. We…

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5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top 5 Air Leaks in the Home and How to Stop Them: 1. Unsealed Windows and Doors Take a huge step towards a more energy efficiency by caulking around cracks in window and door frames. Check for cracks by moistening your hand with water and running it around drafty areas. An air leak will feel like air blowing through a straw on your hand. Use a clear paintable caulk on the interior window frame so you can cover it up later if…

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