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Trending on the Newsstands: Textural Woven Wood Shades

It’s such a great feeling to find a crisp new decor magazine in your mailbox. Pouring over it curled up with a cup of tea – what could be better? As you may have seen in your latest issues, designers love woven wood shades, and there’s one reason why. Bamboo, grass and jute shades got their start in beach cabanas, but when you mix them with other styles something magical happens. They add amazing texture and instantly make formal pieces feel unfussy and lived-in. Woven wood shades are our go-to for a homeowner who wants to try something a little more daring. Read on to see how bamboo blinds are popping up in our favorite newsstand publications. Coastal That’s Anything…

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How to Mix and Match Window Treatments

There’s no better feeling than personalizing a room to make it your own. Whether you’re using color, fabric, art, wall hangings or a combination of all of these things, it’s always rewarding to mix and match — and this month at Blinds.com, it pays too. Save 10% when you order anything from our list of coordinating products — and 15% when you order $595 or more. Shop our big sale in coordinating products or read on to and learn how to layer your windows like a pro. How to Layer Windows… …If You Love Drapes If you want your windows to have visual softness and voluminous fabric, layer blackout drapes and sheer panels. Your room will be airy and bright during…

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

r March 6, 2014 | B Uncategorized

Woven Wood Shades might be our favorite window covering (shh… don’t tell the draperies!). They add the perfect amount of texture to windows and glow beautifully with the sun behind them. Check out the magical light in the room below (sigh). Windows Get Crazy Wonderful These are a few of the reasons that design-savvy blogger Shelley of Crazy Wonderful chose bamboo blinds for her living room. But mostly she was tired of her windows being wide open for all the neighbors to see. Read Shelley’s Full Blinds.com Review at Crazy Wonderful! Here’s what Shelley had to say about her Blinds.com experience: “Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. We…

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Create a Homework-Friendly Reading Nook

School is officially back in full swing, and with that comes daily homework sessions. Help your kids stay focused and caught up by setting aside a special place at home for homework. With a cozy spot like the ones below, your kid might even look forward to homework time! 5 Reading Nooks That Are Perfect For Homework Closet Turned Book Nook If you have a closet that largely goes unused, why not turn it in to a reading hidey-hole? Get step by step instructions for this DIY transformation at Thrifty Decor Chick. She retained a lot of storage space by installing wall shelves and leaving the bottom of the bench open. Another variation is to turn an entry coat closet…

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Win $200 of Laura Ashley Window Treatments from Blinds.com

We have a major crush on Laura Ashley, our stylish friends from across the pond. Since 1953 they’ve graced the world with iconic feminine prints and we can’t get enough of them. Get To Know Laura Ashley Bring Laura to Your Windows Blinds.com is honored to be the exclusive carrier of Laura Ashley window coverings. The iconic, feminine prints that you’ve loved for decades can now be found on roller shades and cellular blinds in the Laura Ashley window fashion line, only at Blinds.com. The collection also features draperies, pleated shades and woven wood shades with color accents to coordinate with Laura Ashley home goods and bedding. The entire collection is made with the finest materials and give your home a designer touch. Win…

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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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Win a $100 Blinds.com Gift Card from 3 Boys and A Dog!

  We’re obsessed with our friend Kelli’s blog, 3 Boys and a Dog. She started off as one little writer many moons ago, and has since grown to a team of 8 amazing bloggers who share words of wisdom for the up and coming blog community, delicious recipes (anyone brave enough to try chocolate bacon crunch?), and they are the queens of amazing giveaways. Kelli is redecorating and just got the prettiest woven wood shades for her kitchen. She chose the Blinds.com Budget Woven Wood Shades in Aspen Walnut. With this fabric valence and glossy red windowsill she totally nails the rustic-chic look. We can only image how adorable the rest of her kitchen is! At 3 Boys and A…

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Alternatives to Vertical Blinds

Are you looking for a simple way to update the look of your home? If you thought that traditional vertical blinds were the only covering option for sliding glass doors and large windows, have we got news for you! Over the last few years many modern, but just as functional alternatives have come onto the market. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite options below, but be sure to take a look at the complete list of vertical blind alternatives at Blinds.com.  Woven Wood Grommet Panels These are a hybrid between traditional fabric drapes and a folding door. They have the elegant look of drapes and are installed on a curtain rod, instead of the complicated track system that…

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Covering an old home’s windows with woven woods

Here’s a juicy confession:  while I work at Blinds.com and love seeing all of our customers’ window transformations, I have secretly been holding out on a few windows in my own home.And it’s not because I don’t love our products.  I’m just in love with our old school cylinder glass windows.  You know the kind you might have seen at your grandparent’s home that look a little wavy and smeary when you look outside?  Let’s just say I got a little over-protective on what would cover those panes. But the high visibility of the wall of windows in question finally got to me (I mean, how much should my neighbors REALLY know about my Wii Just Dance 3 moves?) and I began my window covering…

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The designer look of eco-friendly bamboo blinds

r July 13, 2011 | B Editor's Picks

It seems a bit strange, calling these blinds “matchstick blinds,” but it’s one of their many aliases. They’re the last thing you’d want catching on fire in your home, considering their all-natural construction. Also known as bamboo blinds, bamboo shades…

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