Child Safe Blinds

Children are in their second semester of school, which means summer vacation is getting closer. Keep your children safe while you’re at work by buying child safety blinds for your home. Now is the perfect time!

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So, how are blinds—an object that does not move—not safe? Some blinds come with looped cords that spark children’s curiosities, and think it is something to play with. When that happens, blinds become strangulation hazards.

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Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

Stores everywhere are stocked up with Valentine’s Day decorating things- pink and red is everywhere! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, is your home feeling the love too? Here are a few of our favorite last-minute Valentine’s Day decorating ideas for ways to spread the love in your home! It is never too late.

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Wreaths

I know what you’re thinking. Wreaths for Valentine’s Day? Yes! It is a quick and easy way to decorate the outside of your home. It’s also unique! Most people wouldn’t think about making or buying a wreath for any other holiday besides the holidays. It will make your guests feel welcome even before they step into your home.

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Garlands

Valentines Garlands are really easy and affordable to make. They can be put anywhere in your home! Take a day and enjoy it making garlands with a loved one. You’ll need to buy colored paper, string and glue. Then cut hearts, circles, or whatever you like, and paste them on the string. Ta da! That’s it.

There are many ways you can hang them. Try making a bunch with the same length and hanging them by your window like vertical blinds. Another great idea is taking a long garland and hanging around on a chandelier above your dining table to create the look of hearts falling into the center of the table. Maybe you have a display on your mantle and it needs a little something extra? The possibilities are endless.

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Pink or Red Accents

If crafts aren’t your thing, adding random pink or red accents all over your home is for you. Remember to keep it simple! These next few tips are for things that you have around your house that can be turned into Valentine’s decor in no time!

Do you have a lot of candles? Replace all of them with red or pink candles. It can get pricey, though. If you don’t want to splurge, and you have white candles, buy a small ribbon that has hearts or a red/pink color, and wrap it around the candles with a bow.

Do you have picture frames? Make some quick heart “photos” to put in the picture frames like the photo above. Just like photos are different, try to make each frame have it’s own character.

Lastly, my favorite Valentine’s Day decorating idea, apothecary jars! They are really a great item to purchase if you want a quick and stress free way to decorate for any holiday! Replace your holiday apothecary fills with heart candies, Valentine colored jawbreakers, or Valentine M&M’s. I even saw someone fill their jar with pink marshmallows!

Don’t just stop with your home– take these ideas and use them in your office as well! Share these ideas with your friends and colleagues and cheer up the office.

Chic Shades Guide

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Our homes are all different from one another, which means there has to be a large variety of window treatment design. What happens when those options become overwhelming or confusing? Some of us might settle and buy whichever window covering to save ourselves the headache. Don’t settle for anything but chic shades!

We are going to help you select chic shades for these four common styles: Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, and Eclectic. For you lofty people out there-we included an industrial style bonus, too! Continue reading

Short Shades for Small Windows

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You get this great idea to put a window above some built-ins next to the fireplace, go to a  superstore, and find that they only carry shades in standard window sizes. What do you do now? Make them yourself? That’s where we come in. The difference between superstores and BlindsOnTime is custom window treatment design.

Take that great idea and maximize it’s potential with our chic roman shades, or simple roller shades–whatever you wish! There are plenty of fabrics and designs to choose from. We even offer free swatches! Here are some design ideas to get your creative juices flowing: Continue reading

DIY Blind Cord Anchors


I was exploring some DIY ideas on Pinterest and ran across this idea for keeping blind cords tidy and safe.

Drawer pulls or cabinet knobs are normally used for drawers in the kitchen, bathroom, or furniture. Did you know they can also be used as blind cord anchors? They come in many shapes, sizes, colors and finishes which means they can blend into any style in any room. Cabinet knobs are also very inexpensive and easily found in any hardware or decor store.

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