Posts Tagged ‘Window Coverings’

Ideas for Accessible and Affordable Window Coverings [Video]

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Transcript Hi there, I’m Kristan Cunningham and you are joining me at my new shop, “Hammer and Spear”. I’ve spent the last decade as a television host teaching people how to live beautifully on a budget. And I like to call it “The live a little bit lovelier approach.” And you have choices you can make every single day to elevate your lifestyle to make the really small things in life add up to something that feels really, really beautiful. But what I find after all of these years of dealing with clients and even viewers is the one question still remains, “Where do I start?” Your windows take up more visual real estate in your space than basically anything else, maybe the flooring. So, there’s an opportunity to make an amazing statement, and you have a choice. The absolute best compliment that someone can pay me is to walk into my home and say “It feels so comfortable, I…

Dress Your Dining Room for Thanksgiving

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The dining room is sometimes the least used room in the house, but it takes center stage for Thanksgiving. While the focus will be on food, serving your Thanksgiving dinner in a beautifully decorated room will only make the food taste that much better. The dining room takes center stage for Thanksgiving dinner. Dress up your dining room for its biggest event of the year with these simple tips.. Linens Starting from the bottom up, first decide on what table linens you’ll be using. Then determine your place settings: plates, chargers, silverware, glassware, etc. Establish your color theme based on the colors already present in your room while adding traditional fall colors such as burnt orange, browns and golden yellows. If your dining table can take the abuse, don’t worry about covering it with a table cloth. A table runner with coordinating napkins can be more dramatic. If your table needs protecting, use a padded vinyl table protector under the…

For Timeless Beauty, Look to Rome(ans)

When you think of Roman shades, what comes to mind? Is it home-made, bulky, drapery-mimicking window coverings that obscure half the view of your window and have no place in your modern home? Roman shades don’t have to be that. In fact, a Roman Shade can be as versatile a window covering as a cellular without the crisp pleats and modern style of a cellular shade. Because of the wide variety of patterns and fabrics available, these gorgeous creations can lend themselves well to any home, and have an added bonus: Timelessness. Romans are available in many fold styles, but most internet retailers limit themselves to a tailored flat panel or a hobbled style for the greatest variety of lift options.  A hobbled shade can add rich texture to a formal room, while the clean uncluttered lines of flat panel shades offer a deceptive simplicity. A flat panel Roman is the perfect touch to a simplistic modern style of design,…

Welcome to BlindSaver, Good Housekeeping!

This year, when you’re looking for quality window treatments with a name you can trust you can look to a name synonymous with quality and trust: Good Housekeeping. Good Housekeeping now has a complete line of window treatments available on BlindSaver.com! This unique collection offers cellulars, rollers, roman, horizontal sheers, wood blinds, faux wood blinds, and two innovative solutions: Panel Track Blinds and Cellular Blinds. Each collection carries fabrics and patterns exclusive to the Good Housekeeping line, along with all the most trendy colors and patterns. No matter what window you need covered, these shades are sure to suit your style. In addition, all of the Good Housekeeping Blinds and Shades are the only products in their line to be tested be the Good Housekeeping Research Institute for safety and quality. So put your mind at ease: with Good Housekeeping and BlindSaver, you have an unbeatable product headed your way.

Reduce Your Heating Bill with Cellular Shades

With the rapidly and wildly rising energy costs, many people are eagerly looking to reduce the heating bill in any way that is feasible. One simple and effective way to reduce the cost of your next heating bill is to install cellular shades. Honeycomb blinds are very popular window treatment solutions and a key component in efficiently and effortlessly saving energy while helping to maintain the indoor temperature in your home or office. Easy to install cellular blinds can help reduce your heating bills this winter and even your cooling bills next summer. In fact, out of all manufactured blinds, honeycomb blinds are by far the most energy efficient option. No other type of blind comes close to the energy efficiency of honeycomb-shaped blinds. Here is how cellular shades work to save money on the heating bill: Honeycomb blinds strategically trap air inside their unique “honeycomb” shaped pockets. These pockets become instant insulators that stop or slow down the transfer…

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,…

How to Remove Old Blinds Without Damages

You’re excited to finally get rid of those dirty, bent, tacky blinds from 1988. Put down the pry bar for a minute and read this article before you accidentally damage your wall or window frame. Removing mini blinds, roman blinds, and wooden blinds without damage can all be accomplished by taking your time and using the right tools. Before starting the removal process, you will need a few tools: a screwdriver, pliers, joint compound, a small putty knife, a sponge, paint that matches the wall’s current color, a paint brush, and wall primer if you think you need it. The wall primer is optional. Step 1: Raise up the blinds all the way before doing anything. This makes them easier to handle. Step 2: Some products use a valance or cornice to cover the top rail and brackets.  Next you will want to remove this valance.  Be very gentle for this step. Grab the bottom of the valance and push…

Keep Both Light and Privacy with Top Down/Bottom Up Shades

One of the top reasons people shop for top down/bottom up shades is for privacy. Most people don’t want the inside of their home exposed to complete strangers, especially from ground level floors when it is easy to see inside. Window shades are often purchased to help remedy this. This brings up the dilemma of totally blocking out the light during the course of the day. With top down shades, you no longer have to pick between privacy and natural sunlight in your home. Top down/bottom up blinds are shades that not only slide up from the bottom but also slide down from the top, hence the name. This allows you to block the view from outside on the bottom, and let in as much light as you want from the top. This is great news for those who have been previously frustrated at being forced to choose between having a dark room at high noon or a fully exposed…