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Top 5 Most Popular Blinds

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Here are the 5 most popular window treatments to guide your decision making. There is a reason these blinds are the most popular. Read on. #1 Cellular Shades Cellular shades are one of the most popular shades in the country because they do so much. The offer a lot of insulation, they offer light control and they come in a wide variety of fabrics and colors. They are available cordless, and some can be raised from the top down. Cellular shades will enhance your windows and work with most decors. Because windows can account for 25% of heat and air loss in the home, the insulation value of cellular shades saves money on heating and air conditioning, a major plus for this product. The structure of the shade creates the insulation. Honeycomb pockets trap air inside and these pockets become instant insulators that stop or slow down the transfer of heat between your windows and the rest of your home….

Picture of the Week: Niteguard™ Faux Wood at BlindSaver

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This unique faux wood blind featured exclusively at BlindSaver.com has a new way to combat light gaps that keep your privacy from being complete. The slats of the blind are angled with the route holes in the back of the slat. As a result, the route holes are completely hidden when the slats are closed and almost no light passes between the slats. These blinds are a great window covering solution for any room where privacy is an imperative, and will help you sleep easier and deeper.

Picture of the Week: Bali Diffusion

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Welcome to natural light and a bright, open feel with privacy intact. Welcome to a sleek, modern appeal. Welcome to Bali Diffusion. Bali Diffusion is an innovative product offered exclusively by Bali. The privacy is created by the textured side of the blind, which scatters light while allowing it to fill your room, creating complete privacy in your home. From as little as 6 inches away from your blind, your privacy is complete- and so is your enjoyment of the beauty of natural light.

Sometimes, Being Fake Is a Good Thing

Wood blinds are a beautiful creation. They bring warmth and color to a room while blocking light and providing privacy. Basswood blinds are economical but beautiful, while North American hardwood has a luster to it that brings any room to life. But wood blinds can be a drag on your style in certain settings. They have very limited resistance to moisture, which can result in warping and cracking over time. Wood blinds are available in a variety of stains to match your furniture, but those stains are vulnerable to chipping and gouging, especially along the edges. Faux wood blinds are a great, economical alternative. Named “faux” — the French word “false” — these creations provide more value than their name implies. They have all the same great options available like routeless, cordless, and decorative tapes. Many brands coordinate colors between their faux wood and real wood collections, so customers who have their hearts set on Wood can put a sturdy alternative…

Choosing the Correct Slat Size for Faux Wood Blinds

If you are looking for the elegant look of wood window blinds but can’t squeeze them into your budget or the window is exposed to a lot of moisture, consider faux wood blinds as an equal alternative. Some faux wood styles even mimic the texture of natural wood. Faux wood blinds are available in a variety of natural white tones as well as a whole range of replica wood tones and matching valance is included with every order. Faux wood blinds have adjustable slats that come in two sizes: 2 inch or 2-½ inch, and each size serves a different need. Two-inch slats, the most popular size, offers privacy and light control which is important for bedrooms and bathrooms. Many brands offer upgrades for faux wood blinds to eliminate more light by hiding or disappearing visible route holes for a smoother appearance and increasing sound absorption. Another option available to cover the route holes are 1 ½ inch tapes which add a decorative embellishment to enhance your…

How to Clean Wood Blinds

Wood blinds are beautiful and are one of the first things that people notice when they walk into your home. They can also be a challenge when it comes to the task of cleaning them. Cleaning wooden or faux wood blinds keeps the dust off so they look their best. With a few simple cleaning techniques, you won’t work up a sweat while cleaning your wood blinds. With regular cleaning, dust will not build up making each cleaning quick and easy. You can get away with dusting your blinds about once per month (depending on how dusty your home gets), or just dust whenever you see a layer of dust start to form. For a quick dust, tilt the slats down and dust with your favorite furniture dusting tool. For a more thorough cleaning wipe each slat with a soft cloth. Do not use water, solvents or abrasive solutions to clean the blind. This will cause damage to the blind. In very dusty…