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Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety

Children and window cords don’t mix. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation. When window cords are within reach for small children, these seemingly harmless products may become hazards. At Blinds.com we take child safety very seriously, so here are a few ways that you can make your windows safer for kids. Child Safety Tips for Window Blinds: Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds or Shades. The National Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings be installed in children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Newer blinds are constructed to meet updated safety standards, so replace…

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Nursery Decor Fit For Royalty – Will and Kate’s Style For The New Heir

As the world welcomes his Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Sources close to the royal couple say that Will and Kate, “have a small nursery prepped, but it’s humble.” Whether royally extravagant, or as affordable as some of Kate’s fashion choices, the nursery style is sure to make waves in the baby decor for decades. A Neutral Face Before the royal birth, the couple kept tight lips about the gender of the baby, and although Kate purchased a light blue Bugaboo stroller, the nursery is said to be decorated in a mix of neutral colors. The suite above is a recently remodeled room in London’s Grosvenor House. Lush draperies, a four poster bed and crib canopy give traditional elegance, while…

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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 Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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Kids Bedroom Window Shades + Win a $100 Blinds.com Gift Card!

The house of our Blogger friend, Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog, is getting prettier and prettier as she finds the perfect window coverings for each room. She started off with the window of her rustic-fabulous kitchen, and now it’s time to tackle her son’s bedroom. Safety and easy operation is important for kid’s bedrooms. We recommend cordless shades to keep homes with small children and pets that much safer. Kelli chose the Levolor Accordia 9/16″ Designer Single Cell Shades, and the Chili Spice color was perfect for her son’s Alabama Crimson Tide bedroom. These shades are available in a wide range of designer colors that will look beautiful in any space of your home. Order free samples to…

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Safer Home Giveaway Winner!

r October 16, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Home Safety

Congrats to Donna L. who is the winner of $1500 of Norman Brand Cordless Window Treatments in our Safer Home Giveaway! Thanks to all of you who entered! (Psst… If you didn’t win this time, keep your eyes out for a HUGE cash giveaway coming up this Friday!) Are Your Windows Safe? Don’t forget all the ways you can make your home safer for kids and pets! Find safety recommendations and tips on these helpful pages: Blinds and Shades Safer for Kids from Blinds.com Basic Window Cord Safety from The Window Covering Safety Council Are Your Window Coverings Safe? – from the Consumer Product Safety Commission   Make Your Home Safer With Cordless Even if you didn’t win, the Window…

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Venetian Blinds: A History

r September 24, 2012 | B Blinds in History, Editor's Picks, Home Decor

The History of Venetian Blinds: Not so Venetian after all. In the earlier post Venetian Blinds: What Are They? we mentioned that the history of Venetian blinds goes back several centuries. As we continued to research a vast and rich history unfolded before us. We’re nerds about blinds around here, so we were excited to dig into the harrowed past of these iconic window coverings and share it with you! Image thanks to bertc.com Venetian Blinds appear in Edmund Charles Tarbell’s  painting from the turn of the 18th century,” The Venetian Blind.”  Although the early history of Venetian window blinds is mostly conjectural, they are thought to have originated in Persia, not Venice. Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through their trade interactions in…

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Venetian Blinds: What Are They?

r September 5, 2012 | B Editor's Picks, Solving Design Problems

Venetian Blinds are a tried and true window covering option that’s been around for centuries (Really! Find out more about their history) Even though many more varieties of modern blinds have come onto the market since then, let’s see why Venetian blinds are still a classic design choice for your home. Photo: Levolor 2′ Premium Wood Blinds Venetian blinds have 2″ horizontal slats made of aluminum, wood or plastic, one on top of another. In the United States, blinds with wooden slats are often listed as wood blinds, not Venetian. The slats are suspended by wide cloth tapes or cords which allow them to rotate in unison nearly 180 degrees. Photo: Blinds.com 2″ Aluminum Blinds Slats can be rotated so that the inner…

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Product Highlight- Blinds.com Brand Completely Cordless Cellular Shades

We’re excited to share our SALE on the Blinds.com Brand Completely Cordless Cellular Shades. Alone, they give your room a clean modern aesthetic, but can also offer a softer, more versatile look when layered under drapes. The cellular design makes them a great insulator that maintains constant temperatures in extreme heat or cold. They come in a wide range of colors – neutrals to provide a clean backdrop for your existing decor, or bolder tones to bring a dramatic accent to your room. Pebble Beach or Isle of Capri would be perfect for a vacation home or summer decorating in any space. The cellular design allows this shade to compress to just a few inches, making it our sleekest option. Because these…

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Home Design Blogger Highlight- Emily Henderson

If you’d like to give your home a new look without any major renovations, look no further than Emily Henderson! Emily has an amazing home styling blog that is easy to fall in love with. Styling is changing the look of a room without major renovation, isn’t that what we all need? After serving as a prop stylist in New York she went on to win season 5 of Design Star on HGTV, and now has her own show, Secrets From a Stylist. The show follows her design consultations with clients and subsequent styling to reflect their individual design personalities. Emily’s  home styling blog is the perfect reflection of her unique style, and wide ranging design capabilities. She has some…

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