Anne B. Is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer!

“We moved a few years ago to this cute ranch with a huge picture window in need of replacement. You can see in our “before picture” that we had to use several window treatments (shade, curtains, valance) to cover the expanse and still have a little privacy. 

bay window with curtains

Before

Just before your Labor Day sale our new windows were installed and they cried out for  shades. Using the guide on your site we measured and ordered three Signature Light Filtering Cordless Cellular Shades in Perfect White. They look fabulous, block the sun if needed, and give us privacy at night. Our small grandchildren can’t get tangled up in cords with the cordless feature. I don’t even need to rush to put up a valance because they look great just the way they are. Thank you!”

bay window with new signature light filtering cordless cellular shades

After

Announcing Our 2018 $1000 College Scholarship Winner!

Kudos and congratulations to Aiden Stephan, recipient of the SelectBlinds.com 2018 $1,000 College Scholarship! Aiden is a 17-year-old freshman at George Fox University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Music.

Congratulations Aiden Stephan for winning the Select Blinds $1K College Scholarship Award

Aiden was selected for the scholarship award from more than 600 eager applicants. To apply, students were challenged to come up with creative things to do with window coverings, or a new technology for designing tomorrow’s window treatments. They also had to submit an essay on one of five different topics related to their field of study and how they could help make the world a better place.

Intrigued with the intricacy and beauty of origami since he was a child, Aiden used that for inspiration in his submission of a new exterior window shade that generates environmentally friendly, renewable solar energy.

“I love to design and create things from origami to paintings to scenic photography to computer designed house plans to music.  I aim to combine my Engineering degree with my passion for origami to help serve others.  Origami, the art of creating a 3-D object from a single, flat piece of paper, is one of my passions.  Origami has been used to design satellites, space products, modify interior design, build heart stints, create bullet proof shields and much more.  There are unlimited opportunities for origami to enhance and improve our lives and through engineering I will explore designing and creating new products that utilize origami to improve our lives.”

Winning 2018 College Scholarship

Aiden’s design for an exterior solar shade that generates renewable energy for the home wowed our judges in this year’s scholarship competition. Check out the details for his new Solar Shade here.

We’ve changed up the criteria for the Select Blinds 2019 $1,000 College Scholarship, this time appealing to students with designs on becoming an interior designer. Know a deserving student who’d make a good candidate? Send them this link for details on how they can apply.

Alice L. Is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer!

bay window with Select Light Filtering Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Shades

Go ask Alice what she thinks of her new Signature Light Filtering Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Shades in Perfect White. We think they’re pretty perfect (and we’re just a little green with envy of that view!).

“We are very happy with them.  We have never covered any of these windows, but now are enjoying the control of shade in places and privacy for the bay window at night. Thanks for the opportunity to share these post-installation photos.”

The Feels of Fall (for Extra 5% Off!)

 

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#fallisintheair and wood is the new pumpkin! This collection of old wooden bowls shared by Sarah @graceinmyspace serves up one of the hottest trends in fall decor this year. Get on the Fall Follow Train on IG for more like this. 

Ah, September! Cooler temps, vibrant fall colors and warm, woodsy feels. Sweater and boots weather is finally here, ushering in the season of fab fall decor. Time to break out those fuzzy, furry throws along with some other easy ideas on how to change up your interiors with the change of seasons.

Bring in fall and warm up a room with rich looking wood blinds paired with voluminous and dramatic panel drapes in a deep color like burgundy or brown.

We love the look of darker drapery with our lighter colored real wood window blinds!

Here’s a switch. Go darker with drapes over light wood blinds, like our 2″ American Hardwood Blinds.

Reclaimed wood is a good arbiter for fall. Bring in reclaimed accents in a bench, chair, mantel, or wall art. Spruce things up by pairing pieces with seasonal greenery gathered during a walk in the woods or a stop at the local florist for some fall florals.

(BTW, you can also get the reclaimed wood look on your windows with our 2″ Artisan American Distressed Wood Blinds, shown here in fall-look Endinburg. It’s a great time, too, because all this month you’ll get an extra 5% off all of our fabulous wood blinds!)

Window Treatments from SelectBlinds.com

One of my go-to inspo sites any time of the year is Housebeautiful.com, and they certainly don’t fall short on ideas. One super-simple suggestion I found there is to put firewood on display. Practical and pretty, just grab a large basket by the handles to easily lug your logs to the fireplace.

Photo credit: Don Freeman - Found on House Beautiful

Get the fall feels with fringe and pom-poms to add some whimsy and unique texture to a plain throw, pillows, even shower curtains.

Add a warm, patterned rug to your bathroom to fall in love all over!

I already had pom-poms on my shower curtain, but saw this cray-cray idea on HB for cozying up the bathroom with a throw over the tub. Had to do it! Just realized it even has fringe. Bonus two-fer! Like how it turned out? (And adding a warm, patterned rug they say will make you fall in love with your bathroom all over.)

Leap for leopard-print accents this fall! Choose softer tones for a more subtle, almost neutral look, then layer on some wood accents for a totally earthy, grounded feel.

Any other favorites you’re falling for this season? Leave a comment and let us know!

Linda S. Is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer!

“We recently replaced a door with a large window and needed a shade for privacy. Our new Select Double Cell Light Filtering Cordless Lift & Lock Top Down Bottom Up shade [in White] is the perfect solution. It was so easy to install and looks great. Thank you, Select Blinds!”

As they say, Linda, when one door closes, another opens! Great way to protect your privacy and still enjoy that beautiful view. Thanks for sharing!

 

Carmen B. Is a Happy SelectBlinds.com Customer!

“I ordered the 2” Premium Faux Wood Blinds and they are PERFECT! Your company has perfected the window covering industry and deserve to be recognized for it. I love the way everything is so customizable, and that everything came precisely as measured. Also, it was VERY affordable!!! I will forever order my window coverings from here and will highly recommend them to my friends and family as long as the high quality service continues!”

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Thanks so much, Carmen! We’re thrilled that you’re so happy with your new blinds! They look fantastic! Hope to be of service to you again soon! 🙂