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Whole-Home Color Coordination with Levolor [Video]

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Transcript is proud to offer Levolor custom blinds and shades. Levolor is an industry leader in blind and shade color coordination, both within each category and across all categories in general. This coordination allows you to select a beautiful color and use it again and again in your home on a variety of blind and shade styles and with different light-filtering levels. Let’s take a look at how Levolor manufactures blinds and shades that are both beautiful and functional. This first image shows our incredibly popular and energy-efficient Accordia cellular shades that coordinate beautifully with our top-of-the-line large window solution, Perceptions soft vertical blinds. These blinds can be found in the vertical alternative section. Perceptions combine the look and movement of a drapery with the functionality and room darkening of a vertical. This image shows our gorgeous translucence fabric in sterling that can be ordered as both a Perceptions soft vertical and an Accordia cellular. Moving in to a…

Picture of the Week: Kristan Cunningham Roller Shades

Brrr! Here at BlindSaver, the chill of the fall is in the air, and with it the knowledge that the season is here. The season of Halloween parties, Christmas Dinners, and New Year’s count downs. Of extended family stays featuring big dinners and big messes. So why not choose a window covering that can stand up to all that? Kristan Cunningham’s exclusive line of roller shades are made of 100% Polyester, so spills wipe off easily with just a damp rag. Plus, with a wide range of unique patterns and familiar colors this collection will fit in any home during any season.

Ordering a Perfect Fitting Roller Shade

Roller shades can bring style to any room with these three to help you order the right size. 1. Roller Shades are Ordered “Tip-to-Tip” When you order a roller shade, the width you are ordering is that of the roller tube itself, from one tip to the other- even on an outside mount shade. This also means all inside mount roller shades, like the ones above, will have light gaps on the sides. These light gaps are typically more noticeable on blackout fabrics. 2. Even Outside Mount Shades Have Fabric Deductions Since roller shades are ordered tip-to-tip, the fabric will always be about 1.5″ narrower than the tube. When you order a roller shade to be mounted on the outside of the window opening, you will need to add 1.5″ to the width of the window opening- then add the amount of overlap you would like to have on the width and the height. For example, if the window you…

Your Roadmap to a Dream Roller Shade

Ordering Roller shades can be a frustrating process. There are so many fabrics, technical terms, and options that the whole process can be overwhelming. Take a deep breath- and use this guide to find your dream roller shade. 1. Light Control First you need to decide how much light control you need. Do you want to be able to see out while protecting your furnishings? Or do you want to make the room dark to enhance your home theatre experience? There are essentially three kinds on fabrics to choose from: Solar Screens Solar screens keep a room bright by allowing light in and preserving your view while blocking most UV rays from damaging your furniture. Solar screens are displayed with their “Openness Factor”- the percentage of the weave that is open. The higher the openness factor, the more details you can see through the shade. Another thing to consider is the color of your solar screen. The human eye perceives…

Picture of the Week: Great Prints, Good Housekeeping

What we love about this picture is how the light print adds life and whimsy to the room while letting in the perfect amount of light. Available in Rollers, Flat Panel Romans, and Cellular Shades, this pattern can pretty up any room and coordinates easily throughout the home. What’s more, the Good Housekeeping line of window coverings passed the vigorous testing of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, so their quality is guaranteed like no other shade on the market.

Getting HGTV’d BlindSaver Style

In episode #201 of HGTV’s show HGTV’d, designer Antonio Ballatore transformed an out of date 50’s-style living area and kitchen into the hip industrial scene the owners were looking for. To add the perfect touch to a newly modernized kitchen, his choice may intrigue you — it was our own BlindSaver Creations Roller Shades! A perfect choice for this room, BlindSaver Creations Roller Shades are available in over 50 different colors, prints and borders, and also in a Roman Shade style for a more traditional feel and softer fabric. When you choose BlindSaver, you aren’t just choosing a great price — you’re choosing high style!

How to Treat Oversized Windows Without Breaking the Bank

Outfitting your home can get expensive. There is always furniture to buy, home improvement projects like flooring and kitchen countertop replacements to facilitate, and countless other expenses to worry about. Window treatments can also prove to be quite expensive since most homes have a lot of windows that require covering. With the wide range of custom blinds, staying within a strict budget can be difficult. Fortunately, has you covered from all angles. No one will guess you paid so little for your window blinds. The key to staying within your budget is to know what type of blinds you are looking for. By comparing different styles in reference to your expectations of the blinds (light control, privacy abilities, ease of cleaning, ease of operation, overall appearance, etc.) you can get an idea of what you can afford while keeping in mind what you want. Here are three of the most affordable yet attractive window blind options for large windows:…

Transform a Room in 3 Hours for Under $100

Sounds impossible, right? Changing your window treatments and painting the room can completely transform the feel and atmosphere of any room in your home. This is an easy project that can be done in less time than it takes to cook a turkey. First, click on over to our online store and pick the style of shade you want for your room. For our under $100 challenge, we picked an 8’ x 8’ room and the Bali Roller Shade style in green. The Bali collection of roller shades is stylish, simple and functional. The Chorus fabric collection features light filtering opacity, which should help balance the light and privacy needs of the room. The beaded chain is easy to operate and always stays the same length no matter the position of the roller shade. We chose an inside flush mount to accent the wooden window frames. With free shipping to the contiguous US, the total price is under $50.00 (plus tax,…