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Top 10 Window Coverings of 2013

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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Energizing Yellow Bathroom Design – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 25, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor, Styled By

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: An Energizing Yellow Bathroom If dreary winter weather has got you down, brighten up your morning routine with this lively palette. A storage ladder like this one from West Elm will corral towels and toiletries to add storage to even the tiniest of bathrooms. Natural teak accessories will make an all-white bathroom feel warm and welcoming. The Norman Premium Wood Shutters are available in 16 paints and stains, so you can coordinate the finishes perfectly. These shutters have…

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DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

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New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself

Plantation Shutters are a timeless, durable choice for homes of any style, but they can be intimidating to install without professional help. Within innovative new design, the Simplicity Wood Shutter is easy to install, even for a window novice. Learn More About Our Easiest Shutters:   We’ve designed a custom shutter with DIYers in mind, but there’s no loss in quality or style. The easy assembly follows steps you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever assembled flat-packed Scandinavian furniture.   Shutter frames arrive already joined at corners and perfectly square. Just join the two sides of the frame by inserting the pin into the cam. Use a screwdriver to tighten the cam-lock and secure the two sides together. Hold the…

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Let’s Get Nautical: 4 Beachside Rooms to Behold

With the summer sun kicking into full gear, it’s hard not to dream of a beachside getaway. Many of you may be lucky enough to own a seaside home or might be diving into the waves on vacation, but for those of us enduring the heat – we can “sail away” too with this nautical decor. Here’s our 4 Favorite Nautical Rooms from Houzz: The Captain’s Quarters This bedroom is fit for a sailor! I can’t begin to describe how much I would have enjoyed a room like this as a kid. To keep with the nautical theme, I paired the ocean-blue roller shade by Laura Ashley with the windows. The picture shows it in Navy, but these colors would…

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We <3 Your Home – Share Your Home Love Story

Do you remember the moment when you walked in to your home and knew it was “the one”? Did you fall in love with the big oak tree out front where kids could play, the dining room that was perfect for thanksgiving dinner, or the built-in work workshop off of the garage? When we think of home, all of us have a special space that we love the most. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we want to help you rekindle the love with your home. Even though the pipes burst last winter and the stairs still squeak, don’t forget about the things that made you first fall in love. We asked Blinds.com employees to share what they love most about home:…

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Window Treatments for Historic Homes

Many dedicated DIYers and history lovers around the country are nursing historical homes back to health. In order to meet the requirements of local historical societies, or just to maintain the old world feel of your abode, you may want to find window treatments that accurately reflect the original decor of the home. Today we’re bringing you window treatments for historic homes that have today’s technology and durability, but will still speak to the period look of your home. Take a walk through the major eras of American architectural with us and find the historical window treatment that’s right for your old house Colonial Colonial style houses were built from 1600 to the 19th century, although this school of design…

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