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Wood blinds meet Instagram decor success story

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We love seeing how customers enjoy our custom products.  Recently, one of our happy customers bragged on his windows and we LOVE it! This picture from cocteauboy on Instagram shows our lovely wood blinds installed in his home. The blinds look so amazing with the green paint on his walls, but would also go great with almost any other color too. The plants, framed print, and lamp make for a cool room with his custom blinds having it all come together. If you want to get this look, check out our monthly Blinds.com sale page for great deals and gorgeous look! Share your pictures of your Blinds.com products in your home by uploading to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Follow us on Instagram to see other customer’s photo…

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13 Stylish Bar Carts

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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5 Tricks To Reduce Holiday Stress With Your Home Decor

r December 9, 2013 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

  Put down the holiday to-do list for a few minutes and recharge. Here are a few easy changes to make at home to reduce holiday stress. 1. Banish Harsh Lighting – Embrace your circadian rhythm and let light flow naturally throughout the day. Glare making you squint during the day? Adjust blinds or sheer shades to gently filter the light. When you need artificial light in the evening keep it gentle. Several strategically placed lamps are much easier on the eyes than overhead lighting. Lighting a candle or turning on the Christmas tree will give you soft light and is sure to be a mood boost as well. 2. Reconnect with Nature – Experts say that most people use…

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Leather Accents for the Home – Beyond the Recliner

r November 20, 2013 | B Home Decor

Leather accents at home bring a warmth and natural feel that’s perfect for this time of year. Whether it’s highly polished for a glam space or worn in like a baseball glove for masculine decorating, we love it. Leather isn’t just for overstuffed recliners. We want to go beyond seating and show you how else to incorporate leather at home. P.S. If real leather’s not for you, the imitation stuff is almost indistinguishable these days, and your budget will thank you. For The Living Room This petite leather lamp is perfect for a side table or small desk. Can’t afford a leather couch? Toss on a supple stitched pillow. Here’s a surround sound system you won’t mind leaving out in the…

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Tips to get your home ready to sell

r August 25, 2013 | B Budget Design, Home Decor
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Ready to sell your home?  With home prices rising at record levels in 2013, we don’t blame you!  Moving is stressful enough, here are a few easy ways to get your house in tiptop shape for sale – your realtor will be proud: Curb check your home – what will visitors see? Walk through your home and property as a prospective buyer would – starting from the minute they drive up.  The key is to remove emotional attachment to your casa and eyeball it like a professional. Keep your lawn, trees and bushes trim, power wash the driveway to remove oil stains, remove the kiddo and pet toys from the area. And don’t forget those little details!  Make your entry…

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4 Man Caves Dad Would Love for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, why not post about something our Dads can enjoy too? These Man Caves we found on Houzz would inspire any man to renovate his home. Here’s a Few of Our Favorites: This definition of a Man Cave is quite literal. This Batman-themed media room would be a favorite for any Batman aficionado or movie-lover. Blackout shades are a MUST in a TV-watching room like this. Just like Batman, your Dad needs some high-tech gadgets in his Bat Cave like the Motorized Cellular Shades that he can control with the push of a button. This room may be a Man Cave, but it sure has style. The elegant flooring and rich hues create a stunning look. Any guy would…

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Roman Blinds 101

True to their name, Roman Blinds got their start in Ancient Rome. In the time before roads were paved, heavy foot traffic, travel by donkey, and constant construction left the air in the city extremely dusty. To trap dirt and dust before it came into the home, Romans hung wet cloths over windows. When people noticed that these fabric coverings also kept homes cooler by blocking the sun, window coverings of all kinds became more popular and elaborate. Bali Custom Tailored Roman Shade Roman shades are most well known for their overlapping folds. Some historians attribute the inspiration for this design to the fabric awning that sheltered spectators from the sun in the Colosseum. The long awnings extended out over…

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4 Ways to Modernize Your Home

r April 4, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

  Spring has sprung, and along with it, the season of home improvement and redecorating is upon us. The design world is ripe with modern minimalist spaces for spring 2013. To achieve this look you don’t have to throw out all your belongings and leave behind one bare bulb.  Here are 5 easy ways to modernize your home. Turn Up the Contrast The modern look is all about industrial shapes and clean lines, but this visually stunning furniture can be cold an unwelcoming in reality. Add comfort and high contrast by pairing hard shapes with soft textiles. This wire chair and furry throw are the perfect match. Even more traditional shapes, like this Windsor style rocking chair look cozy with…

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Breathe New Life into Winter Days – Pinterest Fab 4

Feeling the winter blues after weeks of grey days? Create an indoor oasis from all things cold and bland that will brighten your spirits until spring comes. Our favorite Pinterest picks will rejuvenate your home as you reconnect with nature and create cozy spaces to finish out your hibernation. 1. See the Sea – This nautical influenced decor won’t be found on any other beach house on the block. Natural elements are always in style, but keep the look modern by mixing clean lines and unruly organic pieces. 2. Set a New Benchmark – Add extra cushiness and eclectic charm to your kitchen table by replacing a few chairs with a plush high backed bench. Crisp stripes add formality to the…

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Manly Christmas Decorations

r December 14, 2012 | B As Seen On..., Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

Apart from shopping, gift-giving and consuming more sweet treats than any human body is able to gracefully endure, one of the best staples of the holiday season would be Christmas decorating. But what if you’re not into the traditional look of red-and-green everything, tinsel that sparkles like a Twilight character and colored lights so bright you could direct a 747 down into your driveway? For anyone trying their hand at a balanced, modern and more rugged approach to the season, here are some ideas for more manly Christmas decorations. The Rustic Christmas One key to adding a dash of gender equality to the Yuletide cheer is the use of natural, earthy touches and colors that will make your space feel…

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