Colored Blinds for Fall

When looking for colored blinds, find inspiration for the inside of your home, by looking outside your window.

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As we draw closer to the fall season, the leaves around you start changing colors, so why not give your windows a little seasonal change with colored blinds? Choose from an array of drapery & roman shade fabrics to give your living room or bedroom a warm feeling as the weather gets colder. Check out the swatches above, and give your room a touch of color, whether it’s red, orange, purple, gold or brown! And the best part is that colored blinds are easy to update with the changing seasons!

How To Measure For Wood Blinds

Learn how to measure for wood blinds from our design team as you pick out your favorite styles!

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It’s that time of year… Redecorate your windows, so you don’t cringe every time you look outside to see the changing fall leaves or the bustling city you live in. The beauty of wood blinds is that they fit in any room, traditional or contemporary. Out with the old, in with the new! But, the first step is learning how to measure for wood blinds.

Key Point: Decide if you want to mount your blinds on the INSIDE or OUTSIDE.

INSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Don’t make any deductions, the manufacturer will already do that.

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(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from inside surface at top of window to sill at the left, middle and right and use the longest height. If you don’t want your blind to touch your window sill, deduct 1/4″. If you don’t have a sill, measure height to point where wood window blind is to reach.

Inside Mount Height Measure

OUTSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest1/8″ between the outermost points where the natural wood blind is to be placed. For best light control, this measurement should extend 3/4″ beyond the window opening on each side (or 1 1/2″ for the entire width).

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(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from where top of natural wood blind will be located to top of sill. If there is no sill or if the wood window blind is to overlap window frame, measure to point natural wood blind is to reach.

Make sure to ask for extension brackets if you need them!

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For other measuring How-To’s visit our Measure & Install page! Now that you’re done measuring your windows, check out our vast selection of 2″ & 2.5″ wood blinds!

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.