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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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September Blinds.com savings

r September 13, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Have you heard about our monthly coupons? Blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and more—that is precisely what you’ll find at Blinds.com along with tons of great coupons and deals so you know you’re getting the best price on your window treatments.   Take advantage of a Blinds.com coupon code that’s good for discounts on window treatments as well as shipping services. The codes are listed on our Monthly Sale Page. This Month’s Savings: 20% off Norman Blinds and Shades 20% off Norman Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds & Norman Cell Shades with minimum purchase of $250 20% off Norman Shutters with mininum purchase of $1000 Save Up to 20% On Bali Blinds and Shades During September, the more Bali products you buy – the more you save! The…

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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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Pinterest Fab 4: Back to School

r August 31, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

There’s a wonderful feeling of newness and excitement that comes with the start of school. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” captures this feeling best when Joe Fox asks Kathleen Kelley: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Whether or not you or a little one are starting school this year, let’s get back that first day of school feeling with these classroom-inspired finds. 1. Smile-inducing school lunch ideas- Pack a lunch that makes your student smile when they open their lunch box, or feel like a kid again by bringing some creative eats to work….

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Real customer photos: Wood blinds for the dining room

r August 9, 2012 | B Real Customer Photos

Already have your dream dining room furniture and fabulous china that make your dinner party soirees sparkle?  How are those dining room windows looking? We love what one customer has done throughout her home with our beautiful custom 2-inch wood blinds, just look at how her dining room windows glow! 2-inch Deluxe Windows: ” Love these wood blinds!”  I liked these wooden blinds right away; (I chose golden oak) measured, ordered and had them installed in less than 2 weeks. I admire them and wonder why I didn’t do these window treatments sooner! After doing 5 windows in my bedroom and bath, I measured, ordered and received the blinds for my remaining bedrooms and dining room, pictured above. Next, I…

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Q & A: What is Winter White? How Do I Create the Look?

white winter wonderland

Q: This may sound like a stupid question, but what exactly is “winter white?” A friend of mine claims she decorated her living room for the holidays in winter whites, but I went to her house, and it looks like…

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