Make Windows Your Holiday Centerpiece


It’s that time of the year to unpack the holiday decorations and fill your home with Christmas cheer.  Dress up your windows with cute holiday curtain ties and decorations that will make them a Christmas centerpiece.

Window treatments can make your space look polished and homey. These simple, DIY holiday ties coupled with 3 Day Blinds custom draperies will bring attention to your windows, and add that final touch to your home.

Here are a few simple holiday ideas to make your windows an eye-catching feature when having friends and family over this season.

1. Rustic Holiday

Going for a simple, cozy look? Add this simple decorative ornament as a curtain tie back.  Use any ornament of your choosing to make your windows festive.

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2. Pine cone and evergreens

This elegant holiday tie back can be made with a few pine cones, wire, rope and some evergreens. Add a decorative branch and voila! This tie is easy to put together and will certainly dress up your window treatments.  Just a few evergreens around the house will make it feel more like Christmas. Many Christmas tree lots will let you take branches from their trimmings.

Pinecones and evergreens as a curtain tie

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3. HolidaySnowflakes.

These holiday snowflakes will make it feel like the holidays and add pizazz to your seasonal décor. This is a low-cost, easy way to decorate your windows.

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4. Jingle Bells

Want a simple solution to dress up your curtains? Grab some sleigh bells as ties. Bells are always a Christmas favorite.

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5. Hanging Ornaments

Your favorite ornaments turn “everyday” windows into eye-catching holiday centerpieces.

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6. Mix ‘N Match

Mix in some snowflakes with your ornaments to make your windows festive.

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7. Christmas Wreaths

Why not dress up your kitchen with some sweet-smelling, Holiday wreaths?   Use a gold ribbon for the finishing touch.

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8.  Holly Curtain Tie Back

This simple decoration is the perfect final touch to your holiday decor. A branch of holly is all you need to make your curtains festive.

Holiday curtain: Decorating your curtain with Holly

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 9. Candles in the Window

Make your home glow with some candles and soft twinkle lights.  You can see the lights from outside and spread the holiday cheer.  This will make your windows a perfect holiday centerpiece.

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10.  Holiday Bow

Picture a bright, cherry, holiday bow in a color of your choosing. Add this to your window treatment and you’ll be ready for the holidays.

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11. Hanging Pine Cones

We love these decorative pine cones hanging in the window. This holiday decor is inexpensive and easy to put together.

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12. Deck the halls with garland, lights, and a wreath

This stunning window turns any space into a holiday masterpiece. Dress your Window Treatments with garland, colorful twinkling lights, and your own favorite hanging holiday decoration.

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8. Rose Clusters

Going for a gentler look? These rose curtain ties are simple to make. Stop by craft stores for some embellishments to pin or glue onto a piece of fabric. Add a bit of straw, and you have a curtain tie. You can add any decorative ornament to a simple piece of material.  A tie like this will make your curtains a statement for the holidays.

Dress up your home with some decorations for your window fashion

Don’t let your window treatments be boring this holiday season. Dress up your home with some fun window decor.

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3 Day Blinds Embraces Earth Day

Today, in over 192 countries events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is an annual holiday where people celebrate nature, educate on environmental issues and inform each other on how to live greener lives. If you desire to lead a green lifestyle and don’t know where to start, a great place is in the home. Follow these tips and ideas on how to decorate your home with eco- friendly goods.

Eco Friendly Wall Art

Photograph by: Grace Bonney from Design Sponge

1. Eco- Friendly Wall Decor for Home:

This may appear to be an expensive wall fixture but you’ll be surprised to find out, it’s actually made from old toilet paper rolls. Snip up toilet paper rolls about an inch wide, bend them to achieve the shape you desire and start hot gluing them together. Looking to make more of a statement on your wall? Use non-toxic paint to add a splash of color to your toilet paper rolls. This project is not only a great way to recycle but you end up with a fabulous wall fixture.

reuseable bags

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2. Live Green with a Reusable Tote:

Everyone knows that reusing bags, water bottles and other items can make a huge difference on the environment. But how much of a difference? Well, according to Wall Street Journal, a plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose. Do yourself and the earth a favor and and vow to only use reusable bags, it’s an easy way to make a huge difference.

recycled wrapping paper

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3. Recycled Wrapping Paper:

Creative, cute and eco- friendly! Completely eco-friendly these gifts are wrapped with a  brown paper bag or old tissue paper and accented with old buttons and a burlap bows. There’s nothing more fun than receiving a present that’s as pretty on the outside as it is once it’s unwrapped.

Kids Recycled Furniture

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4. Teach Your Kids to Live a Green Lifestyle:

Creating eco- friendly spaces like this one for your children to play in will get them thinking about keeping our earth green at a young age. What is especially great about  these eco- friendly furnishings is that they have a simple, urban, flair that help achieve a minimalist and modern look.

Woven Wood Shades

Photograph: 3 Day Blinds Woven Wood Shades, Nassau Nutmeg

5. Decorate with Natural Fibers:

According to Country Living one of the top 10 eco- friendly decorating tips is to buy eco friendly shades, and at 3 Day Blinds couldn’t agree more. 3 Day Blinds is dedicated to protecting our earth and help you live a greener lifestyle by providing eco- friendly window treatments.

Woven Wood shades are one of the best environmentally friendly window treatments because they are made from natural textures like bamboo. These shades provide a clean, sophisticated look that’s also earth-friendly (bamboo grows with few chemicals and naturally regenerates).

We all want to be more eco- friendly, and the home is a great place to start. Hopefully these tips have inspired you to bring some green practices into your decor. 3 Day Blinds is dedicated to providing you with eco- friendly window treatments to help preserve our natural resources and limit landfill waste. For more details on eco- friendly window treatments check out 3 Day Blinds environmental certifications.

 

Tips to Preparing Your Home for the Holidays | 3 Day Blinds

tips to preparing your home for the holidays

Holiday Home Tips| 3 Day Blinds

As the last signs of summer fade away and fall is rapidly upon us, I find myself caught somewhere between excited and anxious with the holiday season approaching. The widely agreed upon stereotype of the holiday season is- family, warmth, giving, receiving, joy, thankfulness, and feasting. That’s where my excitement for the holiday season stems from. On the other hand, less popularized notions of the holidays are- stress, uncertainty,  perfectionism, and exhaustion. Hence my feeling of anxiety toward the holiday season.

For me, the holidays mean opening my home to family and friends for our annual Halloween party, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinner. While I love having guests in my home this time of year, preparing my home for company be a bit overwhelming. Over the years I have found a few easy tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays that I am excited to share with you!

Paint trim holiday preperations
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Add a fresh coat of paint | 3 Day Blinds

Adding a fresh coat of paint can polish off a rooms look. I am not suggesting that you go and paint you’re entire living room but focus on small pant jobs like, trim or an accent wall.

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Update with custom window treatments | 3 Day Blinds

Custom window treatments can transform a dull and dated looking space into an stunning, eye- catching room. An additional benefit of choosing 3 Day Blinds window treatments, is that we handle everything. With a free in-home design consultation, we design the perfect window treatment for your home, we measure for that custom fit, and we install- while you relax!

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Add new home accessories | 3 Day Blinds

An easy way to freshin up your homes look is with accessories. Add a new chevron rug, or a few embroidered throw pillows, you will be amazed on how a much a few decorative pieces can make your home feel more welcoming and homey. Looking for home decor ideas check out 3 Day Blinds Pinterest page, you’re sure to be inspired!

Cleaning home for holidays

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Clean, clean and then clean again | 3 Day Blinds

For some reason in the fall and winter moths, no matter how many times you vacuum the floor, leaves, dirt and other debris perpetually end up scoured across the floor. Don’t you wish someone had cautioned you against the white tile and carpet before purchasing your home, now that’s a whole different story! On a serious note, there is nothing more unsettling about being a visitor in a home that is so dirty you are compelled to avoid touching anything. Grab your cleaning supplies and check off- new vacuum from your Christmas wish list, you might need this gift from Santa a little early this year!

Hopefully these easy tips on getting your home ready for the holidays will help you prepare for the fall and winter months that are just around the corner. From custom window treatments to keeping your home spotless, follow these few tips and your home will be holiday ready in no time.

Tips My Dad Taught Me About the Home

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The modern day mother and father now comes in various forms. No longer are fathers the traditional married breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family. My family is a product of the times, where my dad and mom wore many hats and often had overlapping roles. In honor of Father’s Day, here are a few tips my dad taught me about making a home that I am forever thankful for.

Tips My Dad Taught Me School Lunch

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School Lunches

As a child I was always jealous of the kids that got to buy lunch from the cafeteria. Looking back, I am extremely grateful I didn’t have to eat half defrosted chicken nuggets every day. Thank you, Dad. Yes, my dad made my siblings and I lunches every day for school because my mom worked early in the morning and that’s just how it worked out. What I remember the most about these lunches was the little notes he would put in them with loving and encouraging words. This continued into my high school years and if I could, I would have had my dad make me lunches in college. Judge if you want but you haven’t tried one of my dad’s PB & J’s. The best part was, Dad gives not one but two gummy snacks… and if Mom asked about them, the extra was to… “share with our friends”!

Tips my dad taught me- lawn mowing

Gardening

While most people hire gardeners to upkeep their landscape, my Dad to this day does it all. How my Dad keeps his lawn the greenest on block I will never know, but he did teach my brother and I how to push a lawn mower around. It was probably my least favorite summer, ever. Every two weeks my brother and I had the pleasure of taking turns on lawn duty. Looking back, I see my dad was trying to teach us discipline, hard work and responsibility around the house, all characteristics that I hope to instill in my kids someday.

tips my dad taught me comfortable furniture

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Comfortable Furniture

It is truly comical to go furniture shopping with my dad. Without fail, he always gravitates towards the biggest, brownest, most comfortable couch on the sale rack. I’m certainly not praising my dad’s eye for home decor, but rather appreciating his practical nature. If it was solely up to my Mom we would have been sitting on a designer couch that’s hard as bricks, and nothing is worse than that. With that in mind, my parents would meet somewhere in the middle between aesthetics and comfort. So thank you Dad for allowing me to come home from soccer practice and relax on a little slice of heaven after a long day.

Tips my dad taught me cleaning blinds

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Now my dad wouldn’t want me to use the word obsession, but for lack of a better term, I’m going to. My dad is obsessed with cleaning windows and blinds. This wasn’t like a spring cleaning type thing, it was more like an every two weeks take off all the window screens and apply dusting spray to all of the blinds type of thing. Another one of my favorite pastimes growing up, window and blinds cleaning day! I can hear my dad now, “do you want to be sick from breathing in all that dust and all those germs? Get cleaning.”  On a serious note, thanks to my dad I now have a phobia of a cloud of dust blanketing my blinds. If you’re reading this and starting to taste the dust you’re breathing in from your blinds, check out 3 Day Blinds window treatment cleaning tips to put your mind and lungs at ease.

Tips my dad taught me- home with character

 Embrace a Home’s Character

One weekend my Mom was out of town and my brother and I were fairly young and spent the day painting on canvases outside on our driveway. When Dad went inside to watch the rest of the football game, my brother and I got creative and took the paint to the driveway. We then invited our neighbors over to join in on the fun and before we knew it looked like one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces covering the driveway. Accept our angels were depicted with dragons, leprechauns and unicorns, but same idea.

Amidst our creative paint session my father came out to check on us, I don’t recall his initial reaction but I distinctly remember him partaking in the painting activity. Needless to say when my Mom returned she was furious but my Dad somehow  was able to convince her that the art brought our house character. For one whole year I was able to brag about being the house on the street with the driveway adorned with angels and dragons. While this was an extreme incident of character in a home I think every home has a little bit of character that makes their house a home and I appreciate that my Dad embraced this.

These are just a few tips my father taught me growing up about homemaking that I will forever cherish. 3 Day Blinds wishes all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s 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.