Is it time to freshen up your space with drapery or new curtains? We can help with that! After all, nothing beats the classic look of custom drapery.
But what do you do with your old curtains? We can help with that too! Here are a few ideas to repurpose and upcycle the extra fabric.
Create a cozy enclosure by transforming your drapes into a bed canopy! Sheer curtains are the best to use for this due to their lightweight, airy material.
Tablecloths / Table Runners
Get a brand new tablecloth simply by laying your drapes over your dining room table or customize it (see tutorial); you could also hang it over a side table to hide storage! For a table runner (tutorial here), measure out the proper width you need and cut the drape. Depending on the fabric, you may need to use fabric glue or sew the edges so it doesn’t fray. You can even craft matching napkins (see tutorial)!
If the drape is more than 50% polyester, you should be safe to clean them in the washing machine and air dry them flat. However, your local dry cleaner is the safest option to best maintain the original color and texture of the material, especially if the material needs to be dry cleaned, like velvet.
Can we all agree that pillows can be a bit expensive? Upcycle your drapes by learning how to make pillow covers! Get an idea for this project by checking out these directions by The Spruce Crafts.
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more about SelectBlinds window coverings. Call (855) 714-1942. They’re easy to talk to!
Vintage designs have made a comeback in recent years, and they’re going by a new name: Grandmillennial. Yes, you read that correctly.
To break it down, “grand” refers to grand, traditional aesthetic, similar to what you see in your grandmother’s home. Think bold prints, tassels, fringe, embroidery, textures.
Millennials, the 25-40 age group, are the ones taking this and weaving in modern designs. It’s a step away from mid-century modern, but this current style juxtaposes old-fashioned patterns with contemporary pieces. As for the phrase itself, it originated in a 2019 House Beautiful article; it’s synonymous with “Granny Chic.”
We love the personality this style brings into a home! Here’s how you can incorporate Grandmillennial style with your window coverings. (And if you want to get your feet wet first, consider crafting pillows or tablecloths from our fabrics – get them by the yard!)
Play with Patterns
Popular vintage patterns include chintz, baroque florals and glam jungle. You can achieve this with the V&A William Morris Collection or any of our flower designs.
If flowers aren’t your style, art deco is another Grandmillennial design to incorporate with its geometric patterns and linework.
Try Different Textures
Instead of velvet furniture, try out velvet drapery with our Jewel Tone Drapery! The soft texture can contrast with hardwood floors or nearby tables. On the flip side, perhaps your window coverings will bring in the natural warm wood look with woven wood shades. Edge binding is also a way to apply texture to your woven wood shades or roman shades.
Is the Grandmillennial trend for you? Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more! Call (855) 714-1942. They’re easy to talk to!
Panel tracks not only provide window coverage; they also give you the opportunity to creatively divide up a space! Inspired by Japanese shoji screens, panel tracks provide a contemporary look and an ingenious solution to design issues.
Create stylish sliding closet or pantry doors, or develop smaller sections in open rooms. You can also use them as a separator between living rooms and dining rooms for when you want extra privacy.
Simply install the inside mount track system on your ceiling and hang your panels. When you order, you’ll have the option to stack them to the right, left or “free flow.” When you’re done using them as a divider, move the panels to stack neatly behind one another.
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants for more info! Call (855) 714-1942. They’re easy to talk to!
Classic Roman shades are a simple yet stylish way to adorn your windows. Its polyester fabric creates a warm, casual atmosphere to any room while its texture adds depth and dimension. Choose a soft fold for the traditional roman shade look, or the pleated fold for a more modern look when pulled down.
I love the material of the blind and the simplicity of the design. It really is a great and simple way to update your space. We are slowly working on updating every room and look forward to using SelectBlinds from now on!
Get a better night’s sleep with these budget-friendly blackout shades that block up to 99% of incoming light. The energy-efficient, 3/4″ single-cell pleats also help you save on heating and cooling costs and even act as a buffer to outside noise. Did we mention it was rated the Best Blackout Shade by Wirecutter?
Easy ordering, super quick order, excellent quality, excellent service! Great price! Seriously, I don’t often leave reviews, but these guys are awesome!
Give your windows a sleek, lighter look with these faux wood blinds! The sleek, 2″ wave-shaped slats let more of the outside in when open while sealing tight for maximum room darkening when closed. The color-coordinated headrail blends right in with the S-shaped blades, so no valance is needed.
Really love these faux wood blinds. Easy to install and operate. The ordering process was easy, shipping was fast, packaging was great!
Take your windows to the next level with these trend-setting favorites! Clutter-free, stylish, and affordable, its natural materials breathe a whole new life into your space. With its varied colors and patterns, it easily blends in with any style.
We are so in love with these shades. The quality and look of them is everything I was wanting. Very pleased! Would purchase again.
Available in popular neutrals and solid tones, this pleasing, pleather blackout roller shade works with a variety of interior styles and decors. These roller shades are made of flame retardant vinyl fiberglass and are then laminated with another layer of vinyl for extra strength and durability.
They are easy to install, they are easy to use, they look neat and attractive, and they really darken the room. I’m going to order more!
Refreshing your home doesn’t mean you have to buy new furniture, art decor, or even window coverings. Little touches can take a space from meh to marvelous!
Replace Your Curtain Rod
Small changes from the shape of the end piece to the metal finish can make your window coverings feel new. SelectBlinds curtain rods are available in 4 finishes, and they are available in 4 or 5 preset sizes ranging from 28”-240.” Plus, they will ship in 3 days after you order them!
Get Creative with Fabric
Did you know that SelectBlinds sells fabric by the yard? You can DIY accent pillows, wall coverings, or tablecloths with the same fabric as select roman shades and drapery. Perfectly match them for a cohesive look, or contrast styles and patterns.
With a variety of colors, patterns, lace and sheen, we have you covered for any DIY project. For each yard (54″ x 36″) you order, you will receive 1 yard of uncut fabric just in case you need it. Order samples today to see what works!
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants for more details! Call (855) 714-1942. They’re easy to talk to!
Shoutout to all the moms out there – and we mean, all the moms. Whether you’re a mom to children, pets, or even plants, thank you for taking care of them! Now it’s time for us to take care of you. Check out our recommended shades that can support you with the little ones and decrease your stress levels.
A mom’s best friend is a blackout cellular shade. It’s energy efficient, insulates against the heat and cold, and reduces noise. The inside of the cells are lined with mylar, so it blocks up to 99 percent of incoming light. What better shade can you think of for a nursery?
Not only will blackout window treatments help your little ones sleep, but they’ll help you sleep better too! Install them in your bedroom for a good night’s sleep.
And don’t worry mom – if cellular shades aren’t your style, you can always see there’s an option to upgrade to a room darkening or blackout liner for your current window covering. The liner restricts light from going through the shades’ fabric.
Plus, all our products come with a Cordless Lift option, which is the safest choice for homes with young children and pets.
For Plant Moms
As a plant mom, you know all about the importance of light control. Too little or too much can harm your plant baby, which is why you need a window covering with automation.
Automation is an add-on when you upgrade to a Motorized Lift, so you can pair it with Alexa, Google, & Apple products. Set the time when you want the shades to rise and lower based on how much your plants need. If you can’t remember if you lowered the shades, you can check your smartphone and adjust them.
For Dog (or Cat) Moms
We love fur-babies as much as the next dog mom, but dogs and cats can be a handful. We’ve seen a fair share of blinds and curtains destroyed from pets peeking through blinds or zooming through the house. Unfortunately, no one has invented an indestructible, pet-proof window covering yet. So here’s what we suggest doing in the meantime.
First off, safety! If you didn’t read it earlier, we’ll say it again: window coverings with the Cordless Lift option is the safest choice for homes with pets and kids. There is little to no risk of them accidentally getting tangled in dangling cords.
Let’s say now that your window coverings did take a beating. Our 5-Year Unlimited Warranty covers any damage you can think of, including bored pets. Depending on the product, you could get a warranty replacement in 10 days.
There you have it!
These window treatments and features can relieve some stress as you go through the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Treat yourself with shades you’ll love and that will help you out!
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!
Cellular shades are the most popular customer choice here at SelectBlinds. The purpose of this high-level guide is to break down the basics of cellulars and answer any questions you have about them. We’ll help you understand the different terms and features so that you’ll feel more confident throughout your journey. And if you have more questions, you can always call our Design Consultants!
What Even Are Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades are constructed by several soft-spun lace fabric “cells” that resemble a honeycomb. (Some people also call them honeycomb shades.) They act similarly to an accordion in that they expand or compress when you raise or lower them. The cell construction traps air and heat and provides insulation, which makes them the most energy-efficient window covering. In addition to their functionality, cellular shades come in a variety of colors, and they can be framed with curtains or drapes to create dimension.
Types of Cellular Shades
Single Cell vs. Double Cell
SelectBlinds cellular shades come in single- or double-cell constructions. Double cells simply means there is twice the amount of cells. It traps more air and adds another layer of insulation.
Light Filtering vs. Blackout
Both light-filtering and blackout shades block harmful UV rays. Light-filtering shades softly filters in light and creates a soft glow in the room. For blackout shades, the inside of the of the cells are lined with mylar, and it blocks up to 99 percent of incoming light.
“It was a cinch! Measurements were perfect, and they look so classy. We slept so much better in the dark, and to our pleasant surprise, it kept the rooms warmer!” – Donna from Colorado
Top Down Bottom Up cellular shades maintain your privacy while allowing incoming light. They utilize a mounted top rail along with a second floating rail that can be operated independently. To adjust them, you pull the tab down to lower the top of the shade and up to raise the bottom of the shade.
Eliminate the need for multiple coverings with this two-in-one custom window treatment. Trishades can both filter light or black it out entirely, depending on how you adjust the sections. Simply pull down the light-filtering handle to let light in, or pull up on the handle for the blackout feature.
Why You’ll Love Them
Energy efficient – The “cell” construction traps air and provides insulation from the heat and cold. In addition to insulation, the soft fabric diffuses light and reduces heat from entering the room, saving you money on electricity.
Noise reduction – Their layers block out not only light, but also outside noise. Put them in rooms by busy streets to block out extra commotion.
Light Control – Blackout cellulars can block up to 99% of incoming light.
Cordless or Motorization Lifts – Like all our blinds, you can choose if you’d like a Continuous Cord Loop Lift or one of our Cordless Lift options. Motorization is another feature that customers love. Choose from a remote control, motorized wand, or home automation system.
How to Choose the Right Cellular Shades for Your Home
When choosing the shade, factor in the climate where you live, where in the home the shade is going, and the size of your window.
If you’re somewhere temperamental, a double-cell shade will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you live somewhere warm, a single-cell shade may provide enough insulation for you.
SelectBlinds cellular shades come in a variety of pleat sizes, from ⅜” to 2” wide. Typically, double-cell construction means smaller pleats, and single-cell means larger pleats. Smaller pleats will look more natural in shorter window frames; while the wider pleats are more proportional for larger sized windows.
Wider pleats are also lighter per square foot, which makes them ideal for large sliding doors and wider windows. This principle also applies when using them for skylight blinds and arches and window arches.
Because of their fabric material, cellular shades can absorb moisture and even odors. They’re not ideal for rooms exposed to condensation, such as kitchens or bathrooms. They are great though for rooms by busy streets because they reduce sound, and blackout cellulars help support a better night’s sleep.
I have installed dozens and dozens of shades during my lifetime, both personally and professionally. This blind was the easiest install I have ever done. It took longer to remove the old shade and hardware than it did to install the new unit. – Bob from North Dakota
Our process is 100% do-it-yourself! We’re a DIY company, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be there for you every step of the way when you need us. Along with our Design Consultants, we also have instructional guides and/or videos on how to measure, install and even clean your shades!
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more about cellulars! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!
If you’re looking to spice up your home with new window treatments but don’t want to deal with the hassle of installation, SelectBlinds’ No-Tools Headrail products are the way to go! They’re quick, easy, and hassle-free.
These window coverings require no drilling or mounting. In fact, it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!
Position the headrail in the window frame
Press up on the lever to lock in place
Attach the product and done!
SelectBlinds offers a wide range of no-tools products in different styles, materials, and colors. Your home will look great with minimal effort on your part.
It’s no debate that vertical window blinds are the best window covering for sliding patio doors. With summer around the corner, you’ll need something that’s beautiful and easy to utilize.
AtSelectBlinds, our vertical blinds come in various colors, fabrics and textures to complement any interior design style! Plus, all of our vertical products are available as 100% cordless to keep young children and pets safe. Read more about our sixtypes of vertical shades and blinds below.
Inspired by Japanese shoji screens, panel tracks give your home a soft, finished look, similar to curtains, but with the functionality of a full window shade.
Faux Wood Vertical Blinds
Have peace of mind with these affordable and durable Select Faux Wood Vertical Blinds. They’re also humidity and moisture resistant, which makes them perfect for sliding glass doors located in the kitchen.
Vertical Cellular Shades
This energy-efficient cellular design helps lower your energy bills by keeping out the heat and cold! Smaller pleats look more natural in narrow window frames; the wider pleats, like in the 2″ Premier Light Filtering Vertical Cellulars, are more proportional for wider sized windows.
Sheer Vertical Shades
The Modern Sheer Vertical Shade has alternating vanes between sheer and opaque fabric. Enjoy the flowing elegance and coverage of curtains with the separate, hanging vanes and spacing of vertical shades.
Fabric Vertical Blinds
Create a warm, cozy atmosphere with vertical fabric blinds, like the Designer Fabric Vertical Blinds. Its high-quality polyester gives window a smooth, modern flow.
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to talk through which style is your perfect match. Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!