How To Choose Blinds For Your Home

How to choose blinds for your home is a great question to have! Choosing to purchase discount blinds is a cost-efficient move for any homeowner, but it helps to get to know the different materials available so you can make the most out of your investment. The three common materials used for blinds are wood, faux wood, and vinyl. Each has its own set of distinct traits that makes it ideal for different uses. Read our tips on how to choose blinds and materials for your home!

Wood: Although more challenging to clean than other materials, blinds made of wood offer a classy, polished look to any home design. Wood blinds are best used in rooms that aren’t too humid, such as a bedroom or study. The material has a tendency to warp when kept in moist conditions. Wood is also a natural insulator. Installing wood blinds helps promote energy efficiency in the home. They serve as a barrier between the room and the window, which can help you save energy and lower cooling and heating costs.

Faux Wood: Also known as composite wood, faux wood is a mixture of wood components and synthetic plastic materials. Blinds made with this material provide you with the wood-grain texture of natural wood at a more affordable price. It’s even possible to find discount blinds in this material that offer protection from ultraviolet rays as well. Although faux wood blinds lack the large color selection that wood blinds have, you can easily install them in areas or rooms with high levels of humidity. Faux wood blinds aren’t prone to warping or cracking; because of their tolerance to humid climates, they can be installed in most rooms, no matter if it’s hot or cold outside.

Vinyl: Because vinyl is easy to clean and is available in various colors and grains, it has been a popular choice for those looking for discount blinds. Vinyl window blinds are some of the best options for areas where there’s a lot of moisture and frequent direct contact with water, such as bathrooms and kitchens. No single blind is perfect for every room in the house. By looking into the benefits each material provides, it becomes easier to not only narrow down your choices, but also to select discount blinds that will serve your home well in the long run.

Inspiring Interiors: Summer Lovin’

I’m really  getting a lot of inspiration while browsing through Pinterest today. Here are some of my picks!

These woven woods give this room a cultural and rustic look. Paired with a couple of tribal pillows and an awesome mirror, this room definitely shows an eclectic personality. Check out our BlindsOnTime.com woven woods here!

Gingham Draperies. Stunning. I absolutely love this crisp Parisian pleated drapery choice. It gives the room a fresh look, accompanied by the English-style accessories and greenery. Check out our fabric selection, and our Parisian Pleated Draperies here.

Groovy font on the wall, and yellow bar stools…enough said.

Earthy off-white roller shade screens. An energy efficient, yet chic choice for this contemporary, yet warm dining room. Check out our BlindsOnTime.com Roller Shade selection here.

Get inspired.

 

DIY Chalkboard

DIY-Chalkboard- (from Signature Style Blog)

DIY Chalkboard Trays (from Signature Style Blog)

At BlindsOnTime.com we not only want to help you with your window covering needs, but we also want to inspire you to be a DIY designer! Here are steps on a DIY Chalkboard!

  1. Go into that cabinet where you keep all your little knick knacks and housewarming gifts you never want to see again.
  2. Grab a faux silver tray, and start crafting with this nifty & cute DIY idea!
  3. Grab some chalkboard paint from your local hardware store, paint it evenly on the tray (you can just paint the center if you’d like), wait until it dries, and oila!
  4. You can label all your cheeses and spreads or write out recipes, wine lists, or little notes for your guests on the tray.

Roller Shades For Your College Dorm Room

Collegiate Roller Shades

Introducing: BlindsOnTime.com Collegiate Collection Roller Shades

BlindsOnTime.com is proud to introduce our official Collegiate Collection roller shades for your college dorm. Show your team spirit, with your favorite university logo on a custom roller shade for your dorm room. Whether you’re a University of Florida Gator, or a University of Georgia Gator-Hater, we’ve got the shade for you. The roller shades are available in both light-filtering or blackout material. The BlindsOnTime Collegiate Collection would be the perfect addition to any children’s room, den, or game room! They are custom fit for your window, and your school logo/mascot will be centered and proportional for the size you need. Remember, Roller Shades are a perfect way to splash your windows with style, easy-to-use functionality, and are an environmentally friendly choice. Click here to check out our college roller shades and blinds! Remember, we are here to help. Call us, 877-230-3006 for any assistance you may need.

Green Guard

BlindsOnTime wants you to “Nurture the Air You Breathe.” The GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute works hard in protecting both human health and quality of life by setting standards to reduce exposure to chemicals and thus improve the air quality indoors. Were you aware that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air? Since people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, air pollution levels are typically higher than outdoors. The primary sources of this pollution are from furnishings and building materials, as well as day-to-day activities like cooking and cleaning. These products release thousands of pollutants, mainly volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Breathing these pollutants can heavily affect one’s health and can cause a plethora of problems from allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, et cetera.

Therefore, indoor quality is our concern, because the hours we spend cooking in the kitchen, sleeping at night, working in offices or being in schools adds up. GREENGUARD® Certified products must meet strict requirements and guidelines regarding chemical emissions and toxicity. The products are then screened for over 10,000 chemicals including carginogens, toxins, and irritants.