Blinds & Shades

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How to Install Blackout Roller Blinds

It only takes six steps to get better sleep at night!

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Remove Blinds from Your Windows Step-by-Step

Whether you want to replace your old blinds with new ones or go with a different wall treatment altogether, this is how you remove the existing set.

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All About Outdoor Bamboo Shades

Outdoor bamboo shades are a great way of reducing the amount of sunlight and heat that enters a room.

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Thermal Curtains vs Blackout Curtains

Block light and cold air with the proper window coverings.

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7 Advantages of Owning Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds are usually made of vinyl or a blend of real wood and vinyl.

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Make Your Own Blackout Shades

To make a bright room dark, blackout shades are a must.

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How to Install Front Door Sidelight Blinds

Let the light in, or don't.

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How to Uninstall Inside Mount Blinds

Inside mount blinds are window furnishings that are installed inside the frame of a window.

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How to Install Cordless Cellular Shades

Cordless cellular shades protect your family and belongings.

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How to Tighten Loose Plantation Shutters

After several months of use, the louvers in plantation shutters may gradually loosen.

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How to Repair Stained Roller Blind Fabric

Accidents can happen to your roller blind fabric.

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Tips for Measuring Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains can effectively keep light out of a room, making sleeping better.

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How to Replace Vertical Blinds

Replacing vertical blinds can be expensive, but it does not have to be.

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Tips for Shortening Cellular Shades

With a few tips and tricks you can shorten your cellular shades to the exact length you need.

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How to Repair Pleated Shades

It's usually a matter of replacing the cord.

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How to Cut Honeycomb Shades

Installing honeycomb shades, or cellular shades, in your windows offers several benefits.

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Balloon Shade with a Gathered Top 101

A balloon shade is a soft, blousy window treatment.

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How to Make Beaded Door Curtains

Add flair and color to match your design or personality.

How to Replace Vinyl Vertical Blind Slats

They're designed to be relatively easy to replace.

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About Roman Shades Pt. 4: Fabric and Lining

Roman shades offer an attractive and elegant alternative to standard blinds or drapes.

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How to Replace the Fabric of Blackout Roller Blinds

Update the blackout fabric in any room.

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Pros and Cons of Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden venetian blinds are among the most common type of wooden blinds available today.

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Tips for Painting Faux Wood Blinds

Taking Apart the Blinds Before you begin to paint you will need to take apart the blinds.

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Cleaning Pleated Shades

Pleated shades can quickly gather dust and attract other unsightly grime.

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How to Make Custom Bamboo Roller Blinds

They're good-looking, affordable, and sustainable.

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How to Make Bamboo Window Blinds

Bamboo window blinds are an easy DIY project.

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How to Make Flat Roman Shades

Roman shades are functional and fabulous.

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Tips for Replacing Skylight Shades

Skylight shades that open allow a cool breeze to enter the house and provide sufficient ventilation in the summer. They help to release hot air from the room. A skylight shade that is cheap and poorly installed may not work appropriately to release hot air. It is a good thing to replace old, damaged

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Tips for Putting Bamboo Roman Shades Together

Bamboo roman shades give a classic feel to any room and are easy to install. These are also much cheaper than curtaining. For more privacy, you can opt for more, denser packed reeds or slats. Here are some tips for putting together bamboo roman shades. Some Tips for Putting together Bamboo Roman Shades

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Easy Ways to Clean Skylight Shades

Skylight shades help to regulate the amount of light that passes through the skylight. They are made in various styles and from a range of materials. Naturally, they need to be cleaned from time to time, as dust accumulates on them. Here are some tips about cleaning skylight shades quickly and easily.

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Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Bamboo Roman Shades

Bamboo Roman shades look great, but what actually makes them a good option among window treatments is that they are easy to maintain and cleaning them is pretty simple. Tip 1: Dust Frequently Bamboo shades get dirty easily. To ensure that your bamboo Roman shades look new for a long time, you need to

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Tips for Keeping Silk Roman Shades Clean

If you have silk Roman shades, you will want to keep them clean and fresh looking so they can enhance the appearance of your room. Silk Roman shades can be expensive to purchase, but keeping them clean will prolong their life and protect your investment. Tip 1: Remove Dust Use the brush and dusting attachment

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Tips for Cutting Custom Roman Shades

Custom roman shades are a great way to render a fresh look to your interiors. They add insulation to you rooms according to the temperatures outside and also adds a feel of privacy. Making custom roman shades involves various cutting, sewing and installation techniques. The following cutting tips shall

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How to Make Insulated Roman Shades

Making use of insulated Roman shades offers an interesting way to fight the weather at home during any time of a day. They come in easy to fit packages and are meant for windows so that you can prevent hot and cold winds from affecting the room temperature. They are also great as bedroom equipment as

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5 Decorating Ideas for Roll Up Shades

Roll up shades can be a great way to add some creativity and flair to a room. Though these shades typically

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3 Safety Tips for Auto Blinds

Auto blinds are a great window treatment that will automatically close with a touch of a button. This

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How to Choose a Roman Shade

Select from several options to update your space.

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Make Your Own Shade Screens

When you need a window covering fast, start here.

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Make Your Own Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are functional, neat, and decorative.

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How to Dye Fabric Roman Shades

Revive old roman shades with fabric dye.

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How to Clean Roman Blinds

Depending on the type of material they are made from, there are ways to clean the grime off your Roman blinds.

How to Make Your Own Insulated Curtains

Insulated curtains can help you by saving you money on heating and cooling.