Monthly Archives: May 2013

Roman Shades

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Roman Shades

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Gray Home Decor  | New Roman Shades

Do you love a neutral color palette? Try decorating with the newest trend, a gray color scheme. Bring modern elegance into your home by decorating with slates, silvers, cool grays. Grays are often used as a color for sophistication and formality and will capture a cool, contemporary look in any space.

3 Day Blinds is excited to present new Roman Shade fabrics, with an extensive line of gray fabric options. Roman shades elevate a rooms sense of style and when used in gray tones they add a chic and modern look to your room. Check out how amazing a gray inspired living room looks with Roman Shades in Merida Granite.

Whether you chose to decorate with gray accents or go monochromatic with a complete gray palette, your space is sure to look fabulous. The new 3 Day Blinds Roman Shade fabrics varying in gray tones, can help you achieve this textured, sophisticated and soothing look in any room.

horizontal sheer shades

Be Smart and Safe With Motorized Shades | 3 Day Blinds

horizontal sheer shades

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Be Smart and Safe With Motorized Shades

When you are shopping for new window treatments, you might wonder about the benefits of motorized shades. After all, you have been operating blinds with wands and window cords for years. Why would you need them motorized?

Ease of Use

As it turns out, there are many benefits to having motorized window treatments, but the most obvious of these is convenience. With motorized shades, you can open your shades with a remote control, which comes in handy in a number of ways.

Light levels in the home can be quickly adjusted with the touch of a button. So if you are in a hurry but would really like a little more shade, you don’t have to go around and adjust all of your blinds individually.

Motorized shades are also a great choice for the hard-to-reach windows often found in larger homes and businesses. Instead of having to get up on a ladder to adjust them throughout the day, or just being resigned to always having them closed, simply push the button, and voila!

Roller Shades

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Set and Forget

Motorized window treatments can be programmed to open and close at certain times. This allows them to automatically open to let in sunlight during the day, and close to keep the house warm at night, or vice-versa when the weather is hot. The cost of the energy used by the shades pales in comparison to the money they can help you save on heating and cooling bills.

The Safety Factor

Convenience aside, motorized blinds also have safety benefits. Window cords can pose a hazard for children and pets. Motorized blinds eliminate these cords, making them an ideal choice for households with children.

3 Day Blinds offers motorized options for many of our products, including our energy efficient Honeycomb Shades, our stylish and low-maintenance Roller Shades, and our subtle but sublime Horizontal Sheer Shades.

Cellular Shades

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Types of Blinds We Offer

With all of the varieties, styles and colors of blinds available, it’s no wonder they are such a popular window treatment. At home in just about any type of décor, our blinds are stylish, durable and functional. 3 Day Blinds offers top-quality custom blinds that will fit correctly, stand the test of time, and look great once installed in your home.

We understand that having so many great options to choose from can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we offer our clients a free, in-home consultation. One of our Design Consultants will come to you, and help you choose the best options for your home. Not only that, but they will also take precise measurements. When you call 3 Day Blinds, you can rest assured that your new blinds will fit perfectly, in every way.

Wood Blinds

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Wood Blinds

Wood Blinds boast of an ageless style that remains relevant, regardless of passing trends. Wood blinds are a great choice for rooms with hardwood floors and natural wood furniture, but they can easily blend with a wide range of design aesthetics.

Our Wood Blinds have 2 or 2 ½” slats, and are constructed of American Basswood, or hardwood. They can be ordered with stained, painted, or natural finishes. Or, if you want that special, time-tested patina, then consider a rustic or distressed finish.

Faux Wood

3 Day Blinds’ Faux Wood Blinds are a high-quality, durable window covering solution that offers the look and feel of real wood, but at a lower price point. Faux Wood Blinds are an excellent choice in areas where moisture is a concern, such as kitchens and bathrooms. You’ll appreciate their classic looks, and rest easy, knowing that they’ll last.

Vertical Blinds

There’s a lot to like about Vertical Blinds. They are easier to clean than some other window treatments, and are very durable, which makes them a wise option for homes with children. Their clean, chic lines add an extra element of style to any room.

Our Vertical Blinds are available in vinyl, sheer or fabric styles. Fabric Vertical Blinds are well suited for many different styles of décor. Sheer Verticals offer privacy, while letting in natural light. Vinyl Vertical Blinds are minimal and modern looking, and they lower energy bills, due to their insulating properties.

Mini Blinds

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Mini Blinds

The sleek styling of Mini Blinds goes well with just about anything, and we offer them in colors to complement any room. Mini Blinds also offer superior light control, especially if you select our exclusive Light-less®  option, which eliminates light leakage almost completely.

Not only are Mini Blinds great looking, long lasting, adaptable and supremely functional, but they are also a very economical choice.

Vinyl Blinds

An excellent complement to our Vinyl Verticals, our Vinyl Blinds are another budget-friendly way to dress your windows in high style. And, like our Vinyl Verticals, our long-lasting Vinyl Blinds are available in a wide palette of colors that coordinate back to our Vertical Blinds and are easy to clean.

Cellular Shades

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Cellular Blinds

Our attractive Flexcell Honeycomb Cellular Blinds come in a wide array of striking colors that pair well with any interior and make a bold statement in any room of the house.

While very stylish, they also provide superb functionality. We offer Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds with different levels of opacity to suit all of your light filtering needs. And as an added bonus, their insulating properties will help lower your utility costs.

When it comes to blinds, 3 Day Blinds has you (and your windows) covered, offering quality, and custom blinds that complete the look of any room.



3 Day Blinds | Memorial Day

Memorial Day | 3 Day Blinds

3 Day Blinds | Memorial Day

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Memorial Day | 3 Day Blinds Inspiration

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it’s time for 3 Day Blinds to bring out the red, white and blue! I always love a burst of stars and stripes that pop up in home decor over the holiday weekend as people welcome summer with open arms. Inspired by Memorial Day, here are some 3 Day Blinds window treatment fabrics for shades, blinds, shutters and draperies that will add a patriotic flare to any room in your home.

This Memorial Day as we kick start summer with barbecues and baseball, let us pay tribute to those who have given their lives to protect and defend our freedoms. However you choose to spend your weekend, 3 Day Blinds wishes you a safe, and happy holiday as we honor our veterans this Memorial Day.


Window Treatment

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Window Treatment

Choosing the Right Window Treatment

Should you go with Wood Blinds or Cellular Blinds? Roller Shades or Woven Wood? What about Curtains or Drapery Panels? With so many window treatment choices available, it can be extremely difficult to narrow it down to just one or two.

So what factors should be considered when choosing window coverings for your home? How will you know when you’re making the right choice?

Window Treatment Functionality

Determining the specific qualities needed for each window will go a long way toward narrowing down your choices for window coverings. Remember, you don’t have to choose the same type of window coverings for the whole house. In fact, it is often better not to.

Large windows with picturesque views to the outside world would likely benefit from window treatments that make the most of the view, and allow for plenty of natural light.

Vertical Blinds and Horizontal Blinds with wide slats maximize view space, and create a dramatic focal point that will further enrich the natural appeal of scenic views. Then, you can pair Drapery Panels and Decorative Hardware with these window treatments to frame the window like a work of fine art.

Windows in rooms where privacy is a concern, such as bathrooms and bedrooms, should have window treatments that create seclusion, while allowing light control at the same time. Cellular Shades with our Top Down/ Bottom Up feature are ideal in this respect, as they provide both privacy and natural light.

In media rooms where screen glare is often a problem, and in the bedrooms of those who enjoy sleeping in late each morning, room-darkening window treatments are a must. We offer room-darkening options on many of our products, such as Honeycomb Shades and Roller Shades.

In households with small children or pets, cordless window coverings are strongly recommended. Window cords can pose a serious safety risk to kids, and to animals, which may become entangled in them.

Window treatments used in rooms where humidity and temperature vary frequently, such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, should be able to weather these conditions in style. Faux Wood Blinds and Vinyl Blinds are often ideal choices, due to their durability and easy cleaning.

Window Treatment Style

While practical concerns should certainly be high on the list of considerations when choosing window treatments, so should aesthetics. After all, choosing the right window treatments can make or break a home’s decor.

If you’re going for a charming, rustic look, then Wood Blinds and Plantation Shutters are hard to beat. The richness and warmth of real wood adds a stately coziness to any interior.

If modern minimalism is more your design style, Mini Blinds and Vertical Blinds might be just the thing. Their clean, architectural lines are often a perfect match for mid-century and ultra-modern interiors.

To add a sensual softness and opulence to a room, consider the regal elegance of Drapery Panels. They can be utilized on their own, or paired with other window treatments for the ultimate in light control and insulation.

Not just for tiki bars anymore, Woven Wood shades are making serious inroads as a favorite window treatment among interior design cognoscenti. They are a great way to add organic textures to modern interiors, and they have a laid-back elegance all their own.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

If you’re struggling with choosing window treatments, don’t worry. We at 3 Day Blinds know that choosing the right window treatment is important to you. That’s why we offer free consultations with our professional Design Consultants. Make an appointment – you’ll be glad that you did.

Energy-Efficent Cellular Shades

Best Energy-Saving Window Treatments | 3 Day Blinds

Energy Saving Window Treatments

Best Energy-Saving Window Treatments

You might think finding energy-saving window treatments that are still attractive decor elements is a difficult task. Actually, there a variety of energy-saving window treatment options that will look fantastic in any home and are extremely functional.

3 Day Blinds offers the best of both worlds with high-quality custom window treatments that are energy-efficient. Selecting the right options can not only save you money, but it can also help you to reduce your carbon footprint.

Energy-Efficent Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades

The construction of our Cellular Shades, (also called Honeycomb Shades) makes them ideally suited for increasing energy efficiency in the home. They trap air in their hexagon-shaped cells, just like your blanket traps air around you, keeping drafts out.

Our Cellular/ Honeycomb Shades are available in sheer, light-filtering, or room-darkening fabrics, so you have plenty of options when it comes to opacity levels. Choose room-darkening fabrics for windows that let in a lot of solar energy, and you might be surprised at how much it lowers your cooling costs during the warmer months.

Cellular Blinds

Our Cellular Blinds, also known as Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds, are among the most versatile energy-efficient efficient window treatments we offer. Like our Cellular Shades, these blinds provide an excellent thermal barrier for your windows. Plus, they have the added benefit of offering the precise light control of a Mini Blind.

Energy-Efficent Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds look splendid on large windows and sliding glass doors. But did you know they are also quite energy efficient? Fitting large windows and sliding doors with Vinyl Verticals can help keep homes warmer during the winter by trapping heat inside the home, and cooler during summer months by blocking out solar energy.

Roller Shades

From playful to elegant, 3 Day Blinds’ Roller Shades come in a wide range of colors and patterns. They make an excellent addition to any room in the home. They are also available in room-darkening fabrics, which make cooling your home much less costly.

Curtains and Drapes

Like many of our other offerings, our Curtain and Drapery Panels are available in room-darkening and light-filtering fabrics. Paired with another window treatment such our Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds, they are elegant and functional, adding another layer of style, insulation and light control.

DIY Window Pane Seat Chart

DIY Windows | 3 Day Blinds

Last summer I went to a wedding that had an adorable idea for a seating chart, a DIY window frame with names etched on each glass pane. That got me thinking that there are tons of fun project you can make using old windows.

DIY Window Pane Seat Chart

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DIY Window Pane Seating Chart

This window pane seating chart was where I recognized all the creative uses of old window panes. This window pane seating chart  is the perfect way for you guests to find their seats at any party or wedding and adds a beautiful rustic feeling to your events theme.

DIY Window Jewelry Holder

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DIY Window Pane Jewelry Holder

Every girl is looking for a functional yet, attractive way to display their jewelry, and this this old window pane achieves both! This eclectic, bohemian window pane jewelry holder is so easy to make, all you need is, wire, hooks and screws and you’ve got yourself an eye catching piece.


DIY Window Pane Table

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DIY Window Pane Table

In my own home no matter how many magazine racks I purchase, my magazines always end up sitting on top of my coffee table. This window pane coffee table would be the perfect solution for storing books, magazines and other items.  Who knew a reclaimed window pane could transform to such an shabby chic yet, elegant piece of furniture?

DIY Window Pane Wall Decor

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 Window Frame Wall Decor

An old window pane can be turned into a fantastic family memo center, that is both functional and full of personality. Simply remove the bottom panes and replace one with fitted chalk board and the other with fitted cork board. For the shelf, attach an old piece of plywood and decorate with mason jars or a vase of flowers.


DIY Shutter Headboard

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DIY Shutter Headboard

Possibly the most unlikely use of shutters, but this headboard looks adorable. Add a fresh coat of paint, and a few screws and you’ve got yourself a rustic and chic headboard that’s nearly no cost. Since you used your old shutters as a head board, time to update your window treatments!

3 Day Blinds Window Treatments

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New 3 Day Blinds Window Treatments

I am the biggest fan of DIY projects but window treatments are something I am just not willing to cut corners on. Take it from someone who has attempted to sew her own window treatments once upon a time… You will have gapes of light shining through  not matter what, and there’s a pretty good chance the valance will fall to the floor within 2 hours of installation. So save yourself the headache and let the professional guide you through the process. With 65 new Roller Shade fabrics from 3 Day Blinds I had a hard time selecting just three of my favorites to share with you. But here they are, from right to left, Mikado Cherry, Canna Maize, Alhambra Navy.

Hope you have fun with the DIY window pane projects, and don’t forget to cover your new windows with 3 Day Blinds new selection of Roller Shade fabrics!

3 Day Blinds | Sell This House Extreme

The 3 Day Blinds and Sell This House: Extreme team head to Tucker, Georgia to help Joy and James and sell their house. With four growing children, Joy and James are desperate to sell their house and move on to a larger and more suitable space.

Sell This House Extreme- Kitchen Before

Sell This House Extreme: Kitchen- Before

There is nothing groovy about this 1970’s kitchen. Outdated cabinets, faux vinyl flooring, and ancient appliances, this kitchen is in definite need for a makeover.

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 Sell This House Extreme: Kitchen- After

The Sell This House Extreme and 3 Day Blinds team brought this kitchen into the 21st Century, with modern appliances, new cabinets, flooring and window treatments. 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Helane Kramer wanted to play up the rich wood tone of the cabinets and selected Woven Wood Shades in Catania Sable, they provide the perfect balance of privacy and light filtering capabilities. The ugly, and outdated wallpaper was removed and replaced by cool gray tiles creating modern and sleek look that potential buyers are looking for.

 Sell This House Extreme- Living Room Before

Sell This House Extreme: Living Room- Before

When looking at this living room three things come to mind, beige, boring, and more beige. Homeowner Joy said she defaulted to painting the whole house the same shade of beige because she is scared of color. Designer Daniel Kucan was confident he could convince Joy to embrace color in home decor.

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Sell This House Extreme: Living Room- After

Daniel succeeded in helping Joy overcome her fear of color by showing her how to use color correctly. He used a dark teal on the wall and bright green accent colors. The fun green pillows were made from 3 Day Blinds fabric in Madagascar Lemongrass and complement the 3 Day Blinds Draperies in Addison Verdant. To continue to carry the rich wood theme from the kitchen into the living room, Design Consultant Helane Kramer chose the same Woven Wood Shades in Catania Sable.

Sell This House Extreme- Dining Room Before

Sell This House Extreme: Dining Room- Before

It’s not surprising Joy and James continued the boring beige wall color into their dining room. This formal dining room has just two major furniture pieces a table set with chairs, and china cabinet, and is dire need for some decor.

Sell This House Extreme: Dining Room- After

Despite Joy’s fear of color Daniel insisted on bringing a splash of brick red to the walls of the dining room. This space utilizes the same furniture pieces with a few alterations, like the reupholstered chairs in 3 Day Blinds Fabric in Savannah Paprika. The previously bare windows are now dressed with Woven Woods Shades in Catania Sable and complemented by 3 Day Blinds Draperies in Andes Sugarcane. Joy admits, she loves this space and is convinced color looks good when you pair it with the right accent colors and pieces. Sell This House Extreme- Family Room Before

Sell This House Extreme: Family Room- Before

While this space actually uses some color, it is lacking texture and dimension. Additionally, the horizontal organization of this room’s furniture makes it seem much smaller than it actually is. 3 Day Blinds Sell This House Extreme- Family Room

Sell This House Extreme: Family Room- After

Designer Daniel Kucan transforms this family room into a functional space by grouping furniture together and moving the couch away from wall. He also shows how to use neutrals without making the space seem dull. Pulling the brick red theme from the dining room into the living room with a table and chair is a subtle way to add color and create unity in the home. The 3 Day Blinds Draperies in Dharma Cocoa were selected by  Design Consultant Helane Kramer because they add texture to the room and complement the Woven Wood Shades in Catania Sable.

The Sell This House Extreme team and 3 Day Blinds team brought Joy and James home in the 21st Century. Now, when potential buyers enter the home, they can see the full potential of this sleek and refined design. Be sure to check out 3 Day Blinds on the next all new Sell This House: Extreme, Saturday, June 1st 10a/9C on A & E.


Blinds and Shades


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Blinds vs. Shades

Experienced designers know that the right window treatment can really complete a design aesthetic, but the wrong one can do the opposite. Because of this, selecting the proper window treatment is a big part of decorating your new home, or updating your existing one.

If you’re a first-timer when it comes to choosing window treatments, you might be a bit uncertain about the differences between shades and blinds, and similarly unsure about which would make a better choice for your home.

There are plenty of variables to consider, and not all of them are immediately obvious. But you’ve come to the right place! At 3 Day Blinds, our goal is to make your window covering decisions as easy and painless as possible. Let’s take a look at the differences between blinds and shades, and some of the factors that should be taken into account when making your final decision.


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What’s the Difference?

Some people use the terms “blinds” and “shades” synonymously, so it’s okay if you’re a little confused about which is which, and the defining characteristics of each.

Blinds have vertical vanes or horizontal slats. They allow elements such as light, privacy, and airflow to be adjusted by rotating the slats or vanes. They can also be fully raised, or in the case of verticals, moved to the side.

Blinds are typically composed of vinyl, wood, faux wood, or aluminum, and are considered a “hard” window treatment (more on that later).

Shades are typically made of cloth, flexible vinyl, or woven wood. They can be raised or lowered for privacy, light control, and insulation. They are considered a “soft” window treatment.


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Practical Advantages of Blinds

Blinds offer more precise control over light and privacy than shades do, owing to their adjustable slats. For example, if you want to let the midday sun into you home but also maintain your privacy, you can simply rotate the slats to an angle at which the natural light comes through, but the view from outside the home will still be obscured.

Because they are typically constructed of non-absorbent materials, blinds tend to be easier to clean than shades. Usually, a quick wipe with a damp cloth is all that is needed to return them to their original glory.


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Practical Advantages of Shades

While not as adjustable as blinds, shades do offer several practical advantages. For one thing, they tend to offer better insulation than blinds, especially if you choose Cellular Shades. Shades have built-in air pockets that create a thermal barrier between the home and the outside world, trapping hot or cold air between the shade and the window.

While blinds offer more precise control of light, room-darkening shades tend to do a better job of blocking it out completely. This can be an important consideration when choosing window treatments for bedrooms and media rooms.

The Style Factor

With all of the styles, colors, and materials available in both blinds and shades, you can find a fitting choice in either category, for just about any room. That being said, there are certain situations that might sway you in one direction or the other.

For example, in rooms where a sensual, romantic atmosphere is the desired effect, soft window treatments such as Roman Shades or Honeycomb Shades are often ideal. If you’re after a clean, minimal look, the crisp lines of blinds are hard to beat.

Spring Decorating Shutters

Home Decorating Ideas

Spring Home Decorating Ideas | 3 Day Blinds

Spring is when nature resurrects itself, it’s also a perfect time to bring your décor back to life, and a superb source of inspiration for interior spaces in need of a little bit of extra seasonal cheer.

Spring Shades

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Living Rooms Are for Living!

Living rooms and shared spaces that could use some vitality can be revived by swapping out thick, cozy window treatments for something lighter and more airy.

Spring Decorating Polymer Shutters

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The Festive Kitchen

Make your kitchen splendid. Cheery yellows, pinks, and greens give walls a new lease on life, and you can’t go wrong with a garden-fresh tulip arrangement.

Add a touch of continental class with our Polymer Shutters in a soft creamy white. They provide privacy and natural light, and as an added bonus for the kitchen, they’re water-resistant. You can even dress up the tops of your windows in homespun charm with handmade handkerchief valances.

Honeycomb Blinds

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Light up Your Life

During the winter, you might be tempted to hibernate the morning away, but sleeping in during springtime is a waste of a beautiful sunrise.

Let a little more light into your bedroom with our airy Honeycomb Shades. They gently filter natural light, and provide ample privacy. They’re also available in an array of inspiring colors. Frame them with a complementary Sheer Curtain for a feeling of ethereal élan.

Faux Wood Blinds

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Go Bold in Bathrooms

Bathrooms are an ideal place to let your design fancy run wild. Redecorating the smaller spaces typically requires less commitment than redoing larger rooms. Don’t be afraid to go with bold greens, blues, or pinks that might be overwhelming in a larger space. Swap out that dowdy old shower curtain for something with a little more panache.

Add some romance to bath-time with color-coordinated accent candles. Faux Wood Blinds are a great choice for providing privacy to bathroom windows, as they are stylish, easy on the eyes, and water resistant.

Need Help?

Helping you make your home an inspiring space is what we live for. 3 Day Blinds Design Consultants will be happy to visit you in your home. They’ll help you put your ideas into form, and make the best window treatment choices for all of the rooms in your house. Best of all, the consultation is free, and there’s no obligation.