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Get Ready for Game Day – Best Window Treatments for Media Room

Did bowl game binge-watching over the holidays make it painfully clear that your windows have a glare problem? We’ll help you take care of business before the big game with media room blackout blinds that are easy to install and won’t cost an arm and a leg. During January, save 10% on the Best Window Treatments for Media Rooms! Whether you’re planning for the ultimate game watching party, or gearing up for Sundays dedicated to Downton Abbey, we’ll help you save on the best shades and blackout drapes for media rooms. For Extreme Darkness: Blackout Blinds for Home Theater Signature Blackout Roller Shades Roller blackout blinds are the most popular choice for media rooms. These sleek shades keep out lots of…

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Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013

By | r December 31, 2013
B Products + Trends

With lush new fabrics, innovative design and even easier installation, it’s never been simpler to cover your windows in style. Learn more about our customers’ Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013 and start the year off right with beautiful new windows. 10. Blinds.com Signature Solar Shades 2013 has marked a huge comeback in modern style, and rolling solar shades are the darling of this movement. They’re the sleekest choice for minimalist spaces and sheer solar fabrics keep out glare without blocking your view. Choose from 75 available colors and weaves to find the perfect balance between light blockage and a clear view. 9. Signature Roman Pleat Shades with Tandem Liner These innovative fabric shades have pleated ‘pockets’ that insulate windows like a cellular…

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Ornaments, Math and Blinds, Oh My!

By | r December 24, 2013
B DIY Projects

Our awesome friend Bon writes at MathFour.com about teaching math and using everyday situations as learning opportunities. Today she’s crafting with free Blinds.com samples and she made gorgeous geometric Christmas ornaments. Did we mention that Bon did all of this cutting and gluing from her cozy room in the delivery wing, waiting to have a baby! That’s what we’d call crafting commitment. Bon used her Signature Roman Pleat sample in Snow to make a modern Christmas Tree. Doesn’t this ornament made from the Velvet Red and Sage samples look just like old fashioned ribbon candy? See all of Bon’s festive creations over at MathFour.com and check out how she used each design to teach the different kinds of symmetry. Take a…

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Blog Roundup: 5 Posts for a Happy Holiday

By | r December 23, 2013
B Uncategorized
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Make the holidays merry and bright with these posts from some of favorite blogger buddies: Styling a Holiday Table from House & Host   This tablescape would be stunning for a Christmas dinner or even for New Year’s! We love the floral arrangements, candles, and gold place cards that create such a chic look! 11 Christmas Photo Tips from Making the World Cuter One of the most memorable parts of Christmas is sending and receiving holiday photos! Make sure that your holiday pictures turn out extra special with these tips! Creative Ways to Display Christmas Cards from Mrs. Hines Class Instead of letting them pile up on the kitchen counter, display your Christmas & New Year cards proudly so that they…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Inexpensive Holiday Decor

By | r December 23, 2013
B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves

It’s not to late to try these DIY Christmas Decor Projects that’ll bring spirit, joy and warmth into your home. At Blinds.com, we are all about saving money, so let’s get festive with these inexpensive holiday decor ideas! Holiday Door Every year around this time, I take at least one night to drive around and look at the holiday lights and décor. Decorating the outside of your home is just as much fun as the inside!  Be the talk of the street with your very own Nutcracker themed front door. Find step by step instructions on how to create this great look here. Floating Candle Centerpiece Go to your local dollar store, to find the supplies to this next holiday décor…

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Gift Guide for Guys from Blinds.com

By | r December 19, 2013
B Blinds.com Culture
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With Christmas getting near, it’s time to cross some names off that shopping list! To make gift-giving a little easier, we’ve asked the guys of Blinds.com what they’ve got on their holiday wish list! Here’s What They Told Us: John said:  The XBOX One / PS4 “Cause it’s epic. Newest game systems that every dude should want. Pushing some of the best high end graphics that will make your eye balls bleed pixels.” Arduino Starter Kit  “Every geek has been wanting to get into an Arduino project. You can create just about anything with an Arduino kit and some patience. I’ve always wanted to create an wifi controlled garage door opener. That way I can close the garage if I…

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

By | r December 18, 2013
B DIY Projects

You’ve already spent a lot on holiday gifts, why dole out another chunk of change on expensive gift wrapping supplies? Save some money by using kraft paper (found with the postage supplies) and easy DIY embellishments. Learn how with guest host, and scrapbook diva, Sarah! Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas: Find out just how easy it is to make this year’s presents pop with heat embossed wrapping paper and DIY paper bows. What You Need: Scrapbook Paper (double sided preferred) Scissors Hot Glue Gun Kraft Paper or Butcher Paper Holiday Stamps Embossing Powder Clear Embossing Ink Embossing Heat Tool How To Make Embossed Wrapping Paper: 1. Wrap gifts with kraft paper. 2. Moisten stamp with embossing ink and press…

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Need a gift for that home decor lover? Try a Blinds.com gift card!

By | r December 16, 2013
B Products + Trends
Blinds.com gift certificate

Do you have a decorating fanatic or new home owner in your life that needs a great Christmas gift?  Our Blinds.com gift certificates are PERFECT for helping finish those DIY projects and design dreams. It’s as easy as buying online, printing out the certificate and slipping into your holiday cards.  From custom blinds to designer Roman shades to draperies and beyond – Blinds.com might be the perfect fit for that hard-to-shop-for home lover on your list!  

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3 Minute Sugar Scrub – How To!

By | r December 11, 2013
B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

Wintertime brings holiday cheer and time with family, but for many it also means itchy dry skin. Make homemade sugar scrub for yourself and decompress from holiday stress (get ready for buttery soft skin). Or make a big batch – this is the perfect gift idea for grandmothers, moms, sisters, and aunts. Honestly, the guys in your life will steal a scoop when you’re not looking, so don’t be afraid to make an unscented batch for them too. 3 Minute Homemade Sugar Scrub This project is deceptively easy (and cheap!). All you need is sugar from the pantry and baby oil. What You Need: Granulated Sugar Baby Oil – We used this shea & cocoa butter scent. Essential Oils – Find…

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Retro-inspired Kitchen – Wordless Wednesday

By | r December 11, 2013
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