Face Your Fears: 4 Things You Can Do to Make Buying Blinds Less Scary

Spiders like this one top the list of people's top 10 fears

Everyone is afraid of something. Spiders (#1 in top 10). Clowns. Heights (my biggest phobia). Snakes. Public speaking. Bellybuttons.

Innies and outies???

Yes, omphalophobia (fear of the navel) is a real thing. Along with other uncommon fears such as turophobia (fear of cheese), pogonophobia (fear of beards) and nomophobia (fear of being without mobile phone coverage — talk about the stuff of nightmares. 😉 )

Another irrational fear we found? Chrometophobia, the fear of money. Specifically, spending it. Especially when it comes to buying blinds.

While there is no scientific word for the fear of buying blinds and shades per se, in a short, unscientific survey we conducted on Facebook and IG, respondents ranked “Nice Blinds Are Too Expensive” as their #1 fear when shopping for new ones. Also related to money was the fear of paying for and scheduling someone to install them, along with buyer’s remorse (wasting money on something they didn’t like after they bought them).

Wasting money on blinds you don't like is #1 fear when shopping for them

We understand. Questions like, what kind of coverings should I get for my windows? What if I make a mistake measuring them? What if my shades don’t fit? What if I don’t like the color? What if my husband has no idea how to use a hammer, much less hang a shade? can definitely make you want to hide under the bed. (Unless you suffer from teraphobia and are afraid of monsters there.) But here on selectblinds.com, we help you face those fears. And overcome them! All while saving you time — and money — too!

How? It’s easy! Just follow these four simple steps to buying blinds you’ll love.

1. Sample your style & get inspired!

Get started right here with The Blinds Spot design blog. You’ll find inspo from our team of window design experts along with some of our favorite inspiring decorators and bloggers. Then check out some of the more than 300,000 5-star reviews real customers just like you have given our products for more great ideas (along with peace of mind about buying your window treatments online!). Browse the different categories you’re interested in and order lots of free samples to find the perfect product in the color you need to match your style.

Get inspired by one of our favorite influencers and partners, Alicia Armstrong of Our Vintage Nest!

2. Measure your windows for the perfect fit!

Follow this handy guide on How to Measure Your Windows and you’ll be an expert in no time! You can save hundreds, even thousands of $$ when you do it yourself. And tons of time. No waiting around or opening your home to high-pressure salespeople and installers. And if you make a mistake, no worries. With our F.I.T. Guarantee, we’ll always make it right!

3. Customize with confidence!

Ordering your own high-quality custom window coverings is easy on SelectBlinds.com. Just select the style, color and features you want. Questions? Give the experts on our Customer Care team a call to help guide you through the process and fill your cart with everything you need. Or find the answers here online with the numerous buying guides, frequently asked questions and other helpful resources on our site. You also get free delivery and a 90-day satisfaction guarantee on everything, so you never have to be afraid of wasting money on something you don’t need or want.

4. Take pride in a job well done (and all the time and money you saved!

With a few simple tools and our easy install guides and videos, you don’t need to spend money on installers. You can do it yourself and have your beautiful new custom window coverings up in no time. We like to say, ‘if you can hang a picture, you can hang your own blinds.’ It’s really that easy.

Hanging blinds and shades from selectblinds.com is easy

Keep reading The Blinds Spot for more in this series on how to find blinds you’ll love. Over the next three weeks we’ll be sharing the results of more customer polls to find out what customers just like you are looking for, how they rate their DIY skills, and how we can help you find custom window coverings you won’t be afraid to hang in your home.