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To many people, upgrading window treatments seems like a lot of hard work. Whether it’s the price of changing treatments, the lack of knowledge or being overwhelmed by selection, there are a number of reasons that homeowners put off getting new blinds and shades.

“The 2" blinds look stunning in our Mid Century modern Home, built in 1959” – Nick P.

At Blinds.com, we try to make upgrading your windows easy. And not just easy, but a process that can be fun and exciting. As far as we’re concerned, each window is a labor of love waiting to happen, and we’ve got thousands of satisfied window shoppers to prove it.

Here are some tips to fall in love with your new window treatments.

What do you know about your windows? Getting familiar with your windows can open up the possibilities of your room like never before, and even help push you in the right direction.

Some important questions to help you get started:

1) How do my windows look uncovered?

Knowing this can help you distinguish between an outside or an inside mount. Outside mounts are great to hide uneven or unsightly windows, and can really open up a space by making them look larger. Inside mounts create a clean, simple look – simple but only if you’ve got enough mounting depth.

Which leads us to the next question…

2) What size are my windows?

Depending on the size of your window, you might be limited in your options. Certain fabrics can’t be cut past widths of 70” or more – and even less depending on what you’re interested in. If you’ve got an extremely wide window, you also might want to consider a lighter product, as hanging them might prove difficult. Or you can take advantage of multiple blinds/shades on one headrail to really unify the look of your room.

3) What type of window do I have?

From double hung windows to lattice windows, windows come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Figuring out what type of window you have in your home can go a long way toward giving you the perfect treatment. For instance, bay windows are a great match with cellular shades, so you can have minimal light gaps and great privacy. Likewise, casement windows work well with any kind of blind that can be outside mounted and raised high, such as wood or faux wood, for those times when you want the windows to open inward.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that can change the way you look at your windows. Getting to know them helps you understand that you have more options than you ever realized.

“We have five large windows and a large sliding door in our livingroom/diningroom that I wanted bamboo woven blinds. They came sooner than expected, look as lovely as I expected, and my husband didn’t have too bad a time putting them up. They MAKE the room look classy and finished.” – Tracey B.

Do you want modern or classic? Clean lines or soft fabric (or both)? Deciding the look you want for your room can help you choose window treatments that really make an impact – and can dramatically change how you feel about your windows. Here are a few brief style pointers for some of our most popular categories.

Wood/Faux Wood Blinds – The classic choice for window treatments, these blinds have an excellent, stained finish that match almost anything in your home. They pair well with modern furniture or even something more rustic.

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Cellular Shades – The classic choice for window treatments, these blinds have an excellent, stained finish that match almost anything in your home. They pair well with modern furniture or even something more rustic.

This month: get 25% off Levolor blinds!

Roller Shades – The modern, sleek design of roller shades makes them a great accessory for your windows. With a variety of fabrics, colors and styles to choose from, roller shades are designer favorites.

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“These shades are beautiful and were easy to install. They give a soft look to the room when the sheers are open and full privacy at night when the blinds are fully closed. I couldn’t be happie r with them. Drapes will eventually go up also but for the summer we like the look with just the shades.” – Nancy D.

The best way to fall in love with your new window treatments? Find a price that’ll make you swoon. The best thing about shopping at Blinds.com is that you can find some of the lowest prices on the biggest brands, or choose from our house brand products, which offer many of the same features and quality at a much lower cost. Shop around – you’re sure to find the style, the look and the price that you’ll go head over heels for.

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