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.

InsideWidth Measure

(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!

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.