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!
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!
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.
Buying blinds is an investment! After all, window coverings can last 10-15 years before they need be replaced. So how do you choose the right blinds for your home? That’s what we’re here for.
Let’s start with some big-picture questions:
Aesthetic: What’s your current interior design style? Is your window covering going to match, or are you going for an eclectic approach?
Placement: What room is the shade going in? Certain factors, like exposure to humidity, will affect the type of blind or shade you should consider.
Texture: Are you looking for something light and airy, or something with more depth?
Features: Decide what’s important to you. Is it energy efficiency, room darkening, or privacy? Does the user have limited mobility and need a motorization lift? (Spoiler: We do it all.)
Once you land on those answers, it’s time to decide between custom-made blinds or ready-made blinds. However, you might not find exactly what you want with pre-cut blinds. As an online custom blinds retailer, we are obviously biased and here’s why:
Custom-made shades aren’t built until we receive your measurements. Meanwhile, pre-cut shades are constructed based on standard window sizes. They have limited sizes, which makes them readily available for whenever you need them. (But just because they’re available, does that really mean they’re right for you?)
Both types come in limited colors; however, custom-made companies typically have more colors and prints to choose from. At SelectBlinds, we set you up for success with free samples. This allows you to see if you love the color, the texture and even how they filter out light. Choose up to 15 free samples per day, and we’ll ship them free to your home!
Play with Customization
Custom-made goes beyond window covering sizes. You can have control over product features, from selecting the fold style, liner and even the lift mechanism. For example, you can choose to add edge binding on a roman shade or woven wood shade to create a more finished look.
We recognize and agree that it’s a bit more work on the front end to purchase custom-made blinds, but isn’t that what makes a relationship worth it? We think so! Now that you have all your answers, head over to SelectBlinds.com and find blinds you’ll love!
Have more questions? Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!
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!
Do you love the flexibility of slated wooden blinds, but don’t love the grain texture? Let us introduce you to fabric blinds. Get the light control of a regular slatted window treatment plus the soft, light filtering or room darkening effect of a shade. It’s the best of both worlds!
Made from a patented flame-retardant, wrinkle- and kink-resistant cloth fabric, they hold up well in high-traffic spaces. They repel static, moisture and dust all while protecting your interiors from damaging UV rays. They also provide an extra layer of insulation on windows against unwanted heat, cold, and even noise.
Add your own decorative touch with color-coordinated valance inserts (pictured right) and optional cloth accent tapes to cover routing holes (pictured left). We have a variety of colors in both fabric blinds and cloth tape, so you can mix and match to create a style you love.
Need to cover an extra large window? If vertical fabric blinds don’t fit the aesthetic, you can design a seamless finish by hanging two or three cloth blinds on a single headrail. This helps prevent sagging from the weight of a single, extra-wide blind. You can also raise and lower sections independently for more light control.
Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more. Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!
The dingy white, metal vertical window blinds you’re probably thinking of right now are out of style. Since their inception in the 50s, there have been a number of improvements to vertical window blinds, which is why they are still the best option as sliding glass door blinds.
AtSelectBlinds, these versatile verticals come in various colors, fabrics and textures to complement any interior design style! Plus, all of our vertical products are 100% cordless to keep young children and pets safe.
This sheer vertical covering has alternating vanes between sheer and opaque fabric, similar to our dual shades. Enjoy the flowing elegance and coverage of curtains with the separate, hanging vanes and spacing of vertical shades.
These blackout, cellular coverings are ideal for home theaters, bedrooms, nurseries, or for any other room you need to block outdoor light. The energy-efficient design can also help lower your energy bills by keeping out the heat and cold.
The real question is: are your vertical blinds out of style? Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to find out which style best suits your home. Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!