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How to Use Texture in Home Decor

Decorating with vibrant colors and unique patterns, definitely make bold statements in the home. On the other hand, decorating with texture is a bit more subtle but can have dramatic impact on your homes decor.

Textured fabric

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Texture Adds Dimension  | Custom Window Treatments

Textured fabrics make a room more interesting because they appeal to both of our senses- visual and tactile. Textured fabrics are often used in rugs, pillows, custom window treatments and anywhere you use fabrics.

Textures in home decor

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Accessorize with Textures

Woven wood accessories are a great way to add textural interests to everyday items- chairs, pillows, and especially, window treatments.Their natural pallet will complement any homes decor and create a calming and tranquil environment.

Eye Catching Texture

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Coordinate Texture and Color

If you are looking to make a bold statement in your home, adding multiple textures and colors to a space will help you achieve a fun and eclectic look.

Neutral Textures

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Neutral Elegance

This neutral pallet is anything but boring. From the walls, to chair and footstool, this space is extremely tactile, but its neutral pallet gives this living room a sophisticated and elegant ambiance.

Light and Texture

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 Enhanced Texture

Using texture in moderation can create a very dramatic look when adding the perfect amount of lighting to a space. Playing with dramatic and soft light in a room can create multiple dimensions and create the illusion of a larger space.

If these tips have inspired you to bring texture into your homes decor, a great place to start is with your window treatments! Schedule a FREE in-home design appointment with one of our expert Design Consultants to get this look today!




Blinds to help you sleep

Window Treatments That Help You Sleep

Do you struggle getting a good nights sleep? You should consider window treatments that will help you get a good nights rest.

Cellular Shades trap in air creating a perfect temperature to help you sleep.They also are energy saving window treatments, that will help lower your electric bills.

Curtains absorb sound to ensure your bedroom stays quiet.

Roller Shades also called blackout shades, will create a dark environment to help you sleep!

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Trending- Summer Blues

When it comes to home decor trends the color blue consistently ranks as a highly desired color palette when decorating in and outside the home. Consumers are most attracted to shades varying from cool colbalt, indigo, and aquatic blues. It’s no wonder that once Summer rolls around these colors are popping up more than ever in all home decor items. Inspired by the many shades of blue trending in home decor here are a few 3 Day Blinds window treatment fabrics that complement any rooms look.3 Day Blinds blue

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Why Paper Blinds Fold Under the Pressure | 3 Day Blinds

Why Paper Blinds Fold Under the Pressure

Anyone who has ever moved from one location to another knows that it can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, not to mention costly and time consuming. After all, you’re packing up your entire life, and whether you’re moving across town or across the country, that’s no small task.

Once the moving truck is gone, and the last box has been unpacked, most of us just want to sit down and relax, or maybe take a long nap. But, unless you are moving into a fully furnished house or apartment, the window treatments in your new place might be severely lacking, or nonexistent.

Feeling Exposed Without Window Treatments?

It can be really difficult to feel settled without proper window treatments. You might have taken them for granted before, not realizing how much warmth, style and privacy they brought to your old house. Now, their necessity has never been more evident.

Because of the practical and aesthetic impact that window treatments can have on a new home, many people prioritize the purchase of blinds, shades, or drapes as the first order of business. But when calling around to popular online and local window treatment vendors, they end up shocked at how long it will take to receive the order. When the salesperson senses the hesitation and disappointment in the caller’s voice, they might recommend buying paper blinds from a retail store.

Are Paper Blinds Worth the Trouble

Paper blinds are temporary window coverings that are often used when waiting for permanent window treatments. They consist of accordion-folded paper with an adhesive strip, with a set of small clips that is typically included to hold them up.

While paper binds do provide temporary privacy, they have many drawbacks. First of all, they can’t be cleaned, so if a child decides they are an ideal canvas for his next masterwork, then you’ll have to look at the painting or drawing until the long wait for some of our competitors’ window treatments is over.

Second, while fairly easy to install, removing paper blinds can be very difficult. The residue left behind by the adhesive backing can be tough to remove, and many recommended removal methods run the risk of damaging your paint or walls.

Third, installing paper blinds adds extra, unnecessary cost and work to the already stressful experience of getting settled in a new place. If you are paying for window treatments, why should you have to make an extra trip to pay for tacky paper blinds that you’re just going to have to tear down anyway? Don’t you already have enough to do?

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The 3 Day Blinds Difference

When you order your window treatments from 3 Day Blinds, you’ll be pleased at how fast and easy the process is. We can often schedule an in-home appointment with one of our design consultants the same day you call, and our products are delivered and installed in as little as 3 days.

You’ll get sound advice, precise measurements, and professional installation, along with great service and custom window treatments that fit right the first time.

And, you won’t be stuck looking at paper blinds for months.


Drapery Install

DIY Drapery Disaster

To begin, I am a huge fan of DIY projects- from party decor ideas, to refurbishing old furniture- I love it all. That said, I have learned that regardless of your expertise, there are some projects that don’t fall under the “do it yourself” umbrella and should be left to the professionals. Draperies and curtains are at the top of that list.

I’m happy to say I didn’t have to find this out first hand, but it was still painful watching my mother run into disaster after disaster when attempting DIY curtains. Working for 3 Day Blinds you would think my mother would have listened to my advice as I cautioned her  that curtains and draperies are much harder to construct  then they look… But no, stubborn in nature and a born seamstress she decided to take on the DIY drapery challenge.

Drapery Design

Drapery Design

Off the bat my mother was stumped with the drapery design, she never knew there were so many ways to hang curtains on decorative hardware. She went back and forth between applying draperies by gathering the fabric directly across the rod but then questioned if attaching the fabric to rings would be more aesthetically pleasing. I explained to her that this happens to many people looking for window treatments, these are things you don’t initially think about. With the help of an expert Design Consultant from 3 Day Blinds they can help answer these questions.

Drapery Fabric

Drapery Fabric

The next speed bump my mother encountered occurred with a trip to the fabric store. Sure my mom knows a lot about fabrics- for clothing, and even upholstery. Naturally she thought she could identify fabrics appropriate for draperies and curtains. Wrong. It took about three months and several trips to the fabric store just to select the drapery fabric. With knowledgeable of fabric types even my mother didn’t know which fabrics would provide precise room lighting conditions, or how the fabrics would lay after being hung. Once again, I reminded her  that 3 Day Blinds Design Consultants are highly trained in products and without hesitation would be able to provide recommendations for draperies that would be both functional and attractive home décor.

Drapery Decor

Drapery Decor

Curtains and draperies are powerful decorative elements that can make or break the look of your space. The problem with DIY curtains is that you probably have a specific look in mind and more often than not it doesn’t always turn out the way you had envisioned. This happened to my mother. When selecting fabric for the draperies she wanted a light airy look and bought a bundle of cream sheer fabric. No offense to my mother but the fabric reminded me of the curtains I bought from Target for my college dorm. After purchasing the fabric, my mother held it against the windows as a visual and it was then she knew she had made a mistake. But as I said before, stubborn in nature and with several yards of purchased sheer fabric she decided to sew the draperies anyway.

Drapery Install

Drapery Install

In theory, installing draperies is easy as- one, two, three. Watching the drapery install unfold it’s more like… as easy as- one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven. As someone who assisted the install, trust me, it’s not easy. The saddest part of my mother’s DIY drapery project was that not even the cats liked the way they looked. Within 24 hours of being installed, the cats had seen the cream sheers flowing in the window and pounced on them, leaving a pile of fabric on the floor. Total DIY drapery disaster.

3 Day Blinds Draperies

3 Day Blinds Draperies 

Shortly after, I got the call. My mom had surrendered and wanted the help of the experts at 3 Day Blinds. I explained 3 Day Blinds in-home consultation process, the Design Consultant comes to your home, takes measurements, and walks you through the various styles and options that suit your decor preference and budget. My mother agreed that this is a totally stress free process and is happy to abandon any future DIY drapery projects.

If you want to avoid the headache of updating draperies or any kind of window treatment in your home schedule a free appointment with 3 Day Blinds and let the expert guide you to the perfect window treatment solution.