Give the Gift of Beautiful Windows


by Charlene 9 Dec 2014

If you haven't gotten all your holiday shopping done yet, and if you're holding out for an amazing gift for someone special, we have just the thing. This year, give the gift of beautiful windows.

Take a look at some of our most popular window coverings and click on them to be taken right to that product. See if anything pops out at you or matches the style or that special person on your holiday shopping list.

If you need a little more help, look through our buying guides. They will help you find the perfect window coverings for every member of your family.

 

 

 

 

The Cozy Home by Carriann Johnson


by Carriann 5 Dec 2014

We all want it. Here's how you get it...


Happy December, everyone! Can you even believe that I'm saying that? I can't either.  It feels like yesterday that I was telling myself, "Christmas is only 4 months away!" Ahhh! And here we are. As temperatures plummet, it's only natural to start craving comfort foods like chili, meatloaf, and hot cocoa. The electric blankets are making their way from the hall closet to our beds. Those warm sweaters and extra thick clothing items are pushed to the front of our closets as our calendars inch closer and closer to "First day of Winter". The reality of the season is upon us. (Sniffle).


While many of us anxiously wait all year for the soothing temperatures of Summer, most of us live in climates where temperatures drop and seasons change. So if you can't afford to move to the Canary Islands where temperatures year round are 64 - 77 degrees, then why not embrace each season by looking at the positive? After all, attitude is everything, right? Part of that attitude is acclimating to the changes that need to take place in our homes. While it may be chilly outside, consider some of my design tips to cozy up your home this winter!


Add A Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace


I was sitting in the lobby of a local business and saw one of these mounted on the wall. As I walked over it to it, I discovered that it actually was radiating heat from it! "How awesome is that?" I thought. Imagine the possibilities in your home? How about that room that never seems to get warm enough? That space that doesn't allow for a fireplace but you've always wanted one? In your dining room where you know you'll be entertaining guests anyway? After a few minutes on the internet, I discovered all different shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges on these. Perhaps there's one that meets your needs?

A Basket of Slippers


Place a basket of slippers near the front door to encourage guests (and yourself!) to keep their feet warm. Cold feet and hands are to be expected in the winter months....but they don't have to be inside your home. Find a large, fun basket that coordinates with your décor and fill it with 6-8 pairs of slippers. Make them different colors and sizes to accommodate everyone. I can promise you that you will love this idea, especially when you notice your basket is empty and smiles are all over your home!


Soften all those hard surfaces


Our senses are a portal to our moods. Ever notice how everyone starts to feel better as we approach the dinner table for a meal? Or how we immediately feel like taking a nap when we snuggle up on a cozy chair or sofa? Or how happy we may feel when we hear one of our favorite songs as we enter a restaurant or a clothing store? The smell of apple pie or cinnamon can calm our soul. Upon discovering a faux fur pillow or blanket, we may find ourselves protecting it like a newborn!  Our surroundings can surely alter our moods. Successful interior design occurs when the human element is considered.  Spaces can have the illusion they are colder than they actually are when they don't invite us into them. Here is my list of items to add to hard surface spaces that immediately add the cozy factor:


* Add a wool or heavy cashmere blanket and/or pillows to a leather sofa.


* Add a rug under seating areas, even if the floor is carpeted. (Rugs also help define a space, so it's a double win!) Add rugs to hard surfaces like tile and wood floors. Especially under dining tables and kitchen tables. Feeling something soft under your feet while you eat encourages you to slow down, enjoy your meal, and the moment.

* Add florals, silks, or artificial greens to tabletop areas. A space that has a lot of hard surfaces will also have a lot of noise reflection. If you can hear an echo in your space, chances are it needs some 'warming up' with the right décor items. Adding florals is the fail-proof cure.  Notice how this foyer looks in this home. The floral on the hall table, the rug, and the pillows and throw on the bench all invite you into this warm and cozy space.


Illuminate!


I can't say enough great things about candles. Not only do they add color to our spaces ,but (when lit) they add ambiance. They let off heat. They change the entire mood of a space! Coordinate with your seasonal décor and don't forget....to use them!! Light them. All of them!!

Window Coverings For Warmth


You wouldn't bake a birthday cake and not add frosting to it, right? The same idea applies to great spaces. They are by far one of the most overlooked areas of your home that add function, style, color, warmth, design, and help insulate. I've always loved standard window panels to complement windows. Choose a panel that is a part of your color palette within the space. You'll be happy you did!

Warm Colored Shades


Choose a color palette that coordinates with the colors in your space. A warm color will always soften the look in your room and create warmth. And if you select just the right color,
you will have a timeless look that lasts for
years to come.

Follow these tips when making your home cozy this Season and it will have you feeling warm all the way to Spring!


Happy Decorating! 


 

Carriann Johnson

The Select Blinds 2014 Cyber Monday Sale is Extended - Buy 3, Get 1 and 35% Off


by Charlene 2 Dec 2014

If you missed our 2014 Cyber Monday Sale, don't worry! We've extended the big sale just for you. Buy 3 or more and get 1 free + 35% off all orders and + free shipping. You don't want to miss this sale at www.selectblinds.com! Get your home ready for the holidays with all new window coverings!

Charlene Jimenez

 

2014 Black Friday Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 + 35% Off + $10 Instant Cash


by Charlene 25 Nov 2014

Are you gearing up for Black Friday? With all the sales coming up, it can be hard to sort through them all and find what you really want and need. But we make it easier for you to find the good deals. This year, avoid the lines and the massive crowds. Instead, get everything on your Black Friday wishlist at www.selectblinds.com. Here's what you'll see starting at midnight on Black Friday:

  • Buy 3 or more window coverings and get 1 free! Available on all products sitewide.
  • Save an extra 35% on all orders.
  • Free shipping on all standard orders.
  • $10 instant cash for the first 2,500 orders.

Which window coverings are you most excited to buy this Black Friday? Sheer shades? Wood blinds? Or how about honeycomb shades?

 

Charlene Jimenez

Roller Shades in SIUE's Locker Room


by Charlene 21 Nov 2014

The folks over at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville took our vinyl roller shades and printed over the top to create a one-of-a-kind locker room design full of school spirit and school pride.

 

BEFORE

 

AFTER

 

How could you use our roller shades?

 

Charlene Jimenez

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