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The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

A few weeks ago we told you about blogger Shannon Fox’s DIY home improvement challenges and desperate need to replace her ugly plastic mini blinds. Shannon’s Fresh Cottage Living Room After overcoming several home decor hiccups, Shannon’s living room makeover is complete! We’re are proud to say that Shannon’s windows are ugly no more. Classic Plantation Shutters now are the perfect compliment to her sweet cottage decor. After she installed her gorgeous new floors, Shannons’ crummy mini blinds stuck out like a sore thumb. The living room looks polished and pulled together with Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com (that she installed herself!). Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings? Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters….

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2 Ways to Let in More Light for Spring

Spring sunshine has arrived and all we want to do is be on a patio soaking it up. We need some Vitamin D to lift our spirits after this tough winter. But alas, many are locked away indoors all day. We’re here to help! Here are 2 tips for choosing window coverings that let in more light. But First, Meet Michaela. This lovely lady is the face behind Michaela Noelle Designs, and one of the freshest new players in the design world. She’s a sunny California native whose spaces make the absolute most of all that west coast sunshine. Michaela’s latest design challenge has been a major update to her family home. The mini-blind clad windows were especially crying out for…

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How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds? After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters. But…there was a problem. Windows Gone Weird Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings. DIY Window Hack Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and…

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Say Goodbye to Plastic Blinds: Oregon Cottage Gets a Window Makeover

r February 26, 2014 | B Home Decor, Real Customer Photos

UPDATE:  Woo hoo!  Check out the grand reveal here of Shannon’s awesome plantation shutters!   Blogger Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage had just finished installing her new wood floors, when she and her husband looked around and had a shocking realization. Here’s what Shannon wrote to her readers: “Come flash back with me… to the day we completed our new wood floors. Let me share with you the first words out of Jim’s (my husband) mouth when he stood back to admire his handy work; ‘I don’t care what it costs, we have got to get rid of those mini blinds!’” In their gorgeous new space, crummy plastic blinds were just bringing the look down. She decided to upgrade her old mini…

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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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