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5 Home Privacy Tips + Real Window Makeover

If you’re a parent, you know that privacy and security become a much bigger priority with little ones around. One of our favorite bloggers Kim Delatorre, writes at Shop with Me Mama to help deal-savvy moms save money for their family across the country. With three kids under 8, Kim knew she needed to get her windows covered for peace of mind and safety. Enter to Win a $100 Blinds.com Gift Card from Shop With Me Mama! Here’s what Kim had to say: “I cannot stand windows without blinds, I feel like the world can stare at me and that is not a good feeling! Not in my home! I want privacy!!!” Privacy and Style with Sliding Glass Door Blinds She…

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Go Mod! Part 1: Mid Century Modern Window Treatments

Mid Century style is playing a huge role in today’s design world. The Mad Men craze brought this era of home decorating to the attention of the nation, but years later the sleek furniture and retro palette are still on trend. Whether you’re restoring a mid-century home as a full blown time capsule, or just want to add some mod flair to your home decor, mid century modern window treatments can make a big impact. Here are the window coverings that were sweeping the scene in 40s, 50s, or 60s era homes: 2″ Horizontal Blinds – in Aluminum Called ‘venetian blinds’ in their time, these wide aluminum numbers were nearly always seen with wide cloth tapes in contrasting colors. The…

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4 Patriotic Rooms That Would Make the Founding Fathers Proud

Eclectic Bedroom by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

With the 4th of July just a day away, we’re excited to share these 4 patriotic rooms that showcase style in the USA! Most of us would never have thought to use a vintage American flag as a wall accent, but boy does it work! The bright colors really make the room pop and bring out the red in the tribal pattern bedding. To match the room’s vintage feel, we’d pair the windows with Bali’s Northern Heights 2″ Wood Blinds, equipped with tape cloths for a retro look. The American flag wall art gives this room a unique edge – it brings color to the space while adding personality. To accentuate the contemporary-modern style, we’d add the Mirrored Vertical Blinds…

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Houzz into Home: Interior Design Trends You’ve Got to See

While browsing one of our newest favorite sites, Houzz, we came across 4 stunning spaces that we just couldn’t do without so we decided to share them with you. Happy Inspirational Wednesday! This room scene is the perfect marriage between contemporary and country ‘chic’. The antique details add a cozy feel without overpowering the room and sending it into a past decade. The wood accents on the ceiling and doors would pair beautifully with our 2 1/2″ Shutter Style Wood Blinds, adding a touch of warmth to the windows. This beautiful dining room evokes the natural beauty of the outdoors and brings it inside. The warm wood dining table, floral centerpiece, and pale green paint color all help develop the…

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Nostalgic Wood Blinds Take Mountain Inn Back to 1930s Roots

The Maxwell Inn is nestled among the rocky mountains in Estes Park, Colorado, the premier destination for those visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park. Just two hours from Denver, Estes Park is the perfect weekend getaway with boutique shopping, charming local restaurants, and outdoor activities like the Scottish Highland Festival in the Fall.     The beautiful structure that has been refurbished over the last few months to become The Maxwell Inn. It was originally constructed as a private home in the 1930s before it was expanded to become a dentist’s office, then the ‘Trapper’s Motor Lodge’ in the 1970s. This sterile, simplistic incarnation of the property lasted 30 years, until Peter and Dana Maxwell snatched it up in February…

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Summer Window Projects: Quick and Easy Repairs for Open Window Season

r May 1, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Well-made windows can last for decades if they’re maintained well. These easy fixes will have your windows in tip top shape in time for the open-window weather that’s coming soon.   Loosen Stuck Sliding Windows Buy silicone spray lubricant at the hardware store to get old windows moving again. Spray lubricant onto a rag and wipe along window tracks. This is safe for metal, plastic, or wood surfaces.   Lubricate a Difficult Window Latch Open the latch and rub an old candle all over the mechanism. Open and close the latch a few times to fully lubricate. A skinny taper is perfect for getting around intricate hardware.   Clean Window Screens Dirty screens ruin your view and mess with air…

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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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Home Blog Curbly Gets Blinds.com Makeover + $1000 Blinds Giveaway

One of our favorite blogs, Curbly, follows the DIY renovation adventures of Alicia, Bruno and their new family as they make a 100 year old house into a home. Learn more about window treatments for historical homes In addition to renovation tips they also share smile-inducing DIYs (like this adorable lighted home sweet home headboard) and the latest trends in the decorating and architecture worlds.       We have loved following all of the renovation projects in the Curbly house, but were extra thrilled to see that they choose Blinds.com for their window makeover! Read more about their search for the perfect shades:   “We began looking at blinds, shades, and curtains, and started making lists of the pros and…

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Cornices: The Ultimate Window Accessory

r November 29, 2012 | B Blinds in History, Home Decor, New Products

We’re excited to tell you about our new line of Designer Wood Cornices. These well made window toppers lend sophistication to many window treatments. Wood blinds, fauxwood blinds, mini blinds, sheer shadings, draperies, and vertical blinds all look beautiful when crowned with custom hardwood. Want to find out what Cornice style is right for you? Jump to our style selector to find out! Cornices have been a feature of classical architecture for centuries, and were used on the outside of buildings to keep rain water away from walls. When modern drainage systems were developed, cornices became functionally obsolete, but they can still be found as a decorative feature on many modern structures. Where Do You Use a Cornice? The word cornice has roots…

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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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