Functional Drape and Curtain Ideas | 3 Day Blinds

Functional Curtain and Draperies

Functional Drape and Curtain Ideas

When you think of Curtains and Drapes, the word “decorative” might come to mind. And, while it’s certainly true that Curtains and Drapery Panels can add extra style to any interior, they may serve many practical purposes as well.

Keep Out the Cold

Those choosing window treatments for homes in cold climates should consider pairing Cellular Shades with luxurious, floor-length Drapery Panels. This combination acts as a blanket for the home, and adds a warm coziness that just can’t be gotten from Mini Blinds.

Light and Privacy

In kitchens, an abundance of natural light is generally considered a good thing. After all, you want to be able to see what you’re cooking, and there’s nothing like eating your morning oatmeal in the sun. Café-length Curtains provide a dash of pizzazz, just enough privacy, and a great view of the morning sky.

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Warmth and Elegance

The combination of Sheer Curtains and opulent, 200% fullness Drapes can make for a stately, elegant living room. The Drapes provide privacy at night and insulate the home. Sheer Curtains allow light in during the day, and protect the Drapes from the dust that might get in when the windows are open.

A Cocoon of Respite

In bedrooms, Drapes can be fitted with our room-darkening liner, which can be used to eliminate the light gap around the outside edges of other window treatments, such as Roller Shades or Honeycomb Blinds. This is also useful in media rooms, where you don’t want stray sunbeams ruining you and your family’s cinematic experience.

Just Enough Sunshine

A light-filtering liner can be added to Curtains and Drapes located in rooms that receive a little too much sun. These types of linings typically pay for themselves, as they reduce cooling costs, and protect furniture and carpet from damaging UV rays.

We’re Here to Help

At 3 Day Blinds, we offer Curtain and Drapery Panels in just about any configuration you can think of. Whether you want to convey the regal opulence of a Victorian mansion, the clean simplicity of modern minimalism, or the homespun comfort of a country cottage, we’ve got you covered.

And, if you’re having trouble deciding on the perfect window treatments for you home, help is close at hand. We at 3 Day Blinds offer free, no-obligation consultations with our experienced Design Consultants. They can help you refine your ideas, show you interesting new options, and assist you in making an investment that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Fun and Safe Window Treatments for a Kid’s Room | 3 Day Blinds

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Fun and Safe Window Treatments for a Kid’s Room

As we mature, some of our tastes get a little more refined. After a long commute, we might want our bedroom bedecked in colors that soothe the mind. However, that’s not necessarily the case with kids, who tend to want window coverings that are playful and bright.

Color isn’t the only consideration that should be taken into account when choosing window coverings for a child’s room. We all want our children to be safe, first and foremost. Second, choosing a durable window covering for a kid’s room is another smart idea.

3 Day Blinds offers options that fit the bill on both accounts with fun and safe window treatments.

Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

Our Wood and Faux Wood Blinds are a wise choice for the children’s room. The natural wood really warms up an interior, making the kids feel right at home. The faux wood offers the natural look of wood at a lower cost, and it is moisture resistant as well. As you might imagine, that often comes in handy when kids are around.

And further, choosing the liftless option with our Wood or Faux Wood Blinds eliminates the standard lift cords, which can pose a hazard to little ones.

Roller Shades

Our Roller Shades are available in playful colors that children will love, and they are great for keeping your youngster’s room shady when it’s a little too hot to play outside.

When installing roller shades in a kid’s room, go with the cordless option, or instead select the motorized, remote control system. Both options eliminate potentially hazardous lift cords.

Cellular Shades

 Like Roller Shades, Cellular Shades are available in cordless or motorized options, which is a definite child-safety plus. They are also among the most energy-efficient window treatments around, acting as a blanket for junior’s windows during the cold season, and filtering out solar energy during the summer.

With so many colors available, we’re confident you can find one that will complement your décor, and make the kids say, “Wow!”

Child safety is very important to 3 Day Blinds.  All products manufactured by 3 Day are in conformance with the current voluntary American National Standards Institute for corded window covering products. We are proud to provide safe window treatments that are also attractive decor elements for any space.

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!

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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!

 

 

Adding Shutters Inside Your Home 3 Day Blinds

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Adding Shutters Inside Your Home

When you think about shutters, the first thing that comes to mind might be the kind meant for the exterior of one’s home. But, interior (or plantation) shutters are making a comeback among the interior design cognoscenti, and with excellent reason.

Interior shutters quickly add style and value to a home. They are often seen in restored historic buildings, as they possess a high degree of old-world-style authenticity. Not only that, but they are also extremely durable and easy to maintain, and provide excellent privacy, insulation and light-level control.

Plenty of Options for Interior Shutters

Our timeless hardwood shutters are available in richly painted, stained and rustic finishes, and our durable polymer shutters come in a variety of whites and off-whites.

The options, however, don’t end with finishes and materials. Our plantation shutters are available with 2 ½”, 3 ½”, or 4 ½” louvers, astragal or rabbeted stiles to reduce light gap, magnetic or button catches for securing your shutter panels to the window frames, and more.

Of course, we offer our shutters in many configurations, as well. Whether you’re looking for a set of café shutters for the kitchen, a bypass shutter for a sliding-glass door, or custom shapes such as arches, octagons or circles, 3 Day Blinds can customize your interior shutter solution with ease.

Plantation Shutters for Every Application

Generally, it is best to select polymer shutters for areas where moisture or messes are a potential issue, such as kitchens, children’s bedrooms, and bathrooms. They boast the appearance and texture of our hardwood shutters, and they are water resistant, non-toxic and fire-retardant, too.

The double-hung configuration is especially popular for bathrooms, as it offers both extra privacy and natural light simultaneously, as the top and bottom panels can be independently operated.

Despite the practical advantages that our polymer shutters afford, the richness of real hardwood is difficult to deny. Bedrooms, studies, dens and any other rooms that could use that extra touch of class are all ideal applications for hardwood plantation shutters.

Will Interior Shutters Work With My Décor?

Plantation shutters have been around for a very long time, and lend themselves well to a period-correct restoration of a Greek Revival or Federal-style home. However, their clean lines and ageless style make them a versatile window treatment, and a welcome design addition to nearly any home. 3 Day Blinds plantation shutters complement any style of interior, from art deco, to mid century, to ultra modern.

 

Room Darkening Shades

cellular blinds_bedroomGet Some Sleep With Room Darkening Shades | 3 Day Blinds

For many people, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of the sun on your skin. But, let’s face it – sometimes, sunlight is an unwelcome intruder.

Is the sunshine waking you up (or your kids, who then wake you up) too early on Saturdays? Is the sun’s glare on your new television screen interfering with your enjoyment of your favorite movies? Maybe the sunlight in your office is making it hard to see your computer screen?

If you answered, “yes” to any of those questions, then it sounds like it’s time for room darkening shades. When you want to darken a room, room darkening shades are the perfect solution.

Your Bedroom Is Your Refuge

When you have worked hard all week, or maybe stayed out celebrating the arrival weekend a little too late, the last thing you want is to be rousted from dreamland before you are ready. As soon as sunlight hits your eyelids, your brain starts getting the message: “Wake up, it’s morning!”

Cellular/ Honeycomb shades block out the sunlight so you don’t have to rise from slumber until you are good and ready.  Also some room darkening shades filter out more noise than other types of window treatments, so outside noises stay outside, instead of ruining pleasant dreams.  

Not only that, but they also provide excellent privacy, so you can be yourself, without having to worry about whether or not the neighbors might happen to be looking at your bedroom window.

Keep the Kids Comfy With Room Darkening Shades

Don’t forget about the kids. Room darkening shades make a great window treatment for children’s bedrooms, too. They work well for filtering out intrusive artificial light and sunlight, and help to ensure that your children get adequate sleep.

They are also an excellent choice for the baby’s nursery. Babies tend to have their own ideas about when it’s time to sleep, and when it’s not. Getting cellular shades for the baby’s room can help tired new parents have more influence over their baby’s sleep schedule.

Save on Energy Costs

Room darkening shades are ideal for keeping sunlight under control, and they can also help to make a home more energy efficient. In fact, they are one of the simplest, cost-effective ways to reduce both heating and cooling costs.

During the winter, the room darkening fabric and cellular design of the shades acts like a blanket for windows, keeping warm air in while keeping drafts out. During warmer months, they reduce the amount of the sun’s thermal energy coming into the home.

Plenty of Options with Room Darkening Shades

Room Darkening shades are available in many styles and configurations. They pair well with our custom drapery panels and curtains, as the combination eliminates light seepage from the edges of the shades. And of course, the right combination can really increase a room’s “wow” factor.

For those who want the light filtering capability of a blackout shade, but prefer a different style of window treatment, we offer Room Darkening in other products as well (Pleated Shades, Horizontal Sheer Shades, FlexCell Blinds, Roman Shades, Soft Roman Shades, Simply Sheer & Woven Wood Shades. All of which are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.  These options can also be quite effective in controlling the amount of light coming into a home or office.