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How to Stop Flashing Your Neighbors and (Finally) Get Your Windows Covered

r January 30, 2014 | B Real Customer Photos

Chicagoans Kim and Scott bought a very old house, ripped it to the studs, and after months of remodeling are on their way to their dream home. We were first introduced to the couple before they were homeowners and have been following their progress at Yellow Brick Home ever since. Diving in Head First This 200+ year old house came to Kim and Scott in a crumbly, closed off, and very orange state. A lot of changes were in store. Who doesn’t love a brown glass chandelier? The couple took saved a lot by doing a good portion of the demolition themselves. Once everything was stripped down, they handed the reigns over to their trusty contractor. He took on larger…

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Cozy home tips from bloggers you love (and giveaway)

r January 14, 2014 | B Design Links, Giveaways and Promotions
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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Sheer Beauty – New! Cellular Shades with Trilight

Find the perfect balance between privacy and a great view.  Get a sheer pleated shade and cellular shade in one with our new Trilight option. If you love the look of Top-Down/Bottom-Up but need more security, this is the perfect window covering for you. Try Trilight In the past you’ve had to choose between letting in light and maintaining privacy. Top-down/bottom-up blinds and shades let in light from the top, but why not give your windows even more versatility? Our innovative new Trilight fabric is a sheer, lightly textured pleated shade that can be paired with light filtering or blackout cellular fabric. Crisp, larger-than-normal pleats allow for a clearer view outside, but give daytime privacy from the exterior. They also provide UV protection that…

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Blackout Shades in Action at Penelope’s Oasis

One of our favorite bloggers, Penelope, doles out gems of wisdom to her readers about parenting, marriage and tips for creating an oasis out of your home, on her blog Penelope’s Oasis. We love her post about the perfect reading nooks. She has just completed her home renovation and wanted beautiful window treatments to finish it all. Plus, with two kiddos running around she needed something that’s child safe. Penelope chose the Graber CrystalPleat 3/4″ Single Cell Blackout Shades in Moonlight. Here’s what Penelope had to say after shopping with Blinds.com: ” I favored anything easy to clean and that would do a good job screening out the light, since the first windows we’d be dressing are those in the boy’s rooms…

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The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows

Ready to shed those drab winter layers and liven up your look for spring? In the fashion world, Spring 2013 is blooming with bright colors that don’t hold back. Your home decor can fall victim to a wash of greys and oatmeals during winter too, so brighten it back up with spring’s hottest hues on your windows.   Cellular Shades in Top Spring Colors Cellular shades are the colored skinny jeans of the window fashion world. They can be dressed up or down, are uber functional, always crisp, and a no brainer solution to brighten up a room. Our Norman Brand Cellular Shades have just undergone a complete color makeover with extensive research into what’s trending now in the home…

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WINDOW FAQ: Best Window Coverings for French Doors and Sliding Glass Windows

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Tips on Patio Doors… Patio doors provide homes with access to fresh air and the beautiful outdoors.  And, since they are the focal point in any room, you of course want the perfect window coverings! Today, we have created a few patio door tips that we think will help with your next purchase – enjoy! There are two kinds of patio doors: French doors and Sliding Glass Windows French Doors Cell shades are the perfect option for French doors.  Their low profile design prevents the shades from sticking out…

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WINDOW FAQ: Should I install my blinds as an Inside or Outside Mount?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount  At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! One of the first questions I get asked in Customer Service is “How should I install my blinds… Inside or Outside Mount?” First things first… check your window depth!  Do you have a shallow window or a deep window? *If you missed our last FAQ on Window Depth, be sure to check out the following link:  Do I Have Enough…

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How to Winterize your Home for A Cozier Winter

Winter has arrived in full force, and in order to keep things cozy and warm it’s important to insulate your home against piercing drafts. These simple steps will help you winterize your home so your family will stay comfortable and your heating bill will cost you a lot less each month. Did You Know? - Properly winterizing your windows can save up to 15% on your energy bill. Make a Draft Snake to Snuggle Up Against Doors and Windows A Draft Snakes are wintertime door and window insulation standbys that worked just as well for grandma as they do today. These tubes of fabric can be filled with dried beans, kitty litter, rice, cotton, dried corn, or anything that will help…

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Light filtering shades: real customer photos

r December 5, 2012 | B Products + Trends, Real Customer Photos

Whether you want a splash of color in your windows or increased privacy, our Norman brand light filtering cell shades are a great window shade upgrade for your home.  Seriously, check out all of the 120+ colors! The insulating honeycomb shades mean better room temperature control and, if you’re looking forward to sleeping in on the weekend, you’ll go crazy over our selection of blackout cell shades too. Click through our window covering sale page this month to see how much you can save. Cell shade love from a real Blinds.com customer “Fantastic Light Filtering Shades” feedback from customer Loretta E. The shades arrived quickly. They were labeled clearly so that I knew which one went where, and they were cut…

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What Cell Size Do I Need? – Cellular Shade Sizes Explained

3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, Oh My! If you’ve ever shopped for honeycomb or cellular shades you know that these window coverings come in myriad sizes. The fractional measurements included with each product represent the size of the cell created by the two pieces of fabric. With cell sizes varying by a fraction of an inch, it can be hard to know which one is right for your window, and what difference these measurements make in the first place. Differences in cellular shade sizes may seem insignificant, but we’ll help you compare the different industry offerings to find the look that suits your window best. We’ve organized the cell measurements into three categories: Small (3/8″), Mid-Size (9/16″ and 1/2″), and Large (3/4″)…

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