Energy Saving Window Treatments

We all want to be energy-efficient, whether its to help the environment or to simply reduce our monthly bills. Window treatments can lower your cooling costs during the summer and reduce heating costs by keeping your home warm during the winter. Besides looking fantastic, you’ll find that your 3 Day Blinds window treatments serve a far greater purpose than giving your home that finished look.

Window treatments in every season

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Window Treatments can Benefit You in Every Season

During the summer, your windows can sometimes feel like a magnifying glass when the sun is shining directly into your home.  Window treatments can give you a pleasanter summer by reducing glare and blocking unwelcome sunlight.  Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds from 3 Day Blinds provide both light control of a blind and the energy saving of a Cellular/Honeycomb Shade. You can still enjoy the daytime light without letting your home heat up from the UV rays. Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds are even more effective at reducing heating and cooling bills when room darkening fabric is selected. If you want a different type of window treatment, consider installing shades. If properly installed, Shades are one of the simplest and most effective way to reduce your energy use. If your furniture, flooring are becoming damaged, or your pictures are fading due to Ultraviolet rays, window treatments can help protect your belongings. If you have irreplaceable pictures, family heirlooms, or beautiful home decor you have invested in, think about ways to protect your belongings and keep your home cool during the warm summers. Window treatments are a investment that will be well worth it in the long run.

During the winter, window treatments play a major part in controlling the heating inside your home. A great deal of your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. Curtains, blinds, and shutter can provide window insulation,  and reduce your energy consumption and save on heating costs. Insulation is a key factor in choosing window treatments that are right for your home. While there are several options for insulation your windows such as rubber weather sealing, or window insulation film, these could give your windows an ugly, cloudy look, or damage the paint and leave a sticky residue. You want a long term solution that will last for years to come. Your best option is to choose permanent window treatments that will not only look great, but also keep you warm in harsh weather.

Be energy efficient in every season

Types of Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

Most window treatments will provide some energy savings when closed or lowered. For the best energy efficiency, we recommend Cellular/Honeycomb Shade and Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds. 

You can choose blinds, shades, or shutters and cash in on these energy-efficient properties. Try our Cellular/Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, and Shutters.

For the maximum in energy saving window treatments, combine a blind or shade with one of our Custom Draperies. The layering effect will reduce the amount of heat/cold passing through your window. Studies show that medium-colored draperies can reduce heat by 33%. An extra layer of insulation for your windows is a great way to finish off the look of any room.

Conserving energy is important, and 3 Day Blinds wants to help you get the right window treatments to meet your needs. Meet with a design consultant this week to help reduce your current heating costs and prepare your home for the summer.

Check out some of our favorite custom window treatments! Shutters for the Home

 

Blinds for the home

Roman Shades for the home

woven wood shades for the home

Faux Wood blinds for the home

 

How to Clean Your Window Treatments

Choosing the right window treatment is an emotional decision as well as a financial investment. You thought long and hard before making your selection. Now that you have those perfect drapes, shutters, blinds, or shades in your home, its time to read up on how to maintain the beauty of your custom window treatments for years to come. Learn how to clean your blinds, shades, and drapes.

How to Clean Your Window Treatments by 3 Day Blinds

Benefits

Window treatments are more than just for decoration. By caring for your window treatments, they will not only look better, they will help you prevent health problems and protect your belongings. Did you know that window treatments help protect your furniture, flooring, and accessories from damage caused by sunlight? Without the proper care, dust and dirt can build up causing allergies and respiratory issues. By regularly cleaning your window treatments, you can cut down on household allergens and extend the life of your investment. Follow these steps to maintain the beauty of your custom 3 Day Blinds window treatments for years to come.

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• Dust regularly with lambswool or feather duster.
• Carefully vacuum periodically with the brush attachment.

 

How to Clean Blinds

There are several types of blinds and many of them require different procedures for cleaning. Find out how to clean your blinds by the types listed below.

Horizontal Metal, Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

• Use wood dusting spray and wipe dry.
• Rub with a dryer sheet to slow down dust collection.

Honeycomb blinds, Sheer Vertical Blinds & Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels.
• Wash vertical fabric casings on Sheer Vertical Blinds in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and immediately re-hang on the window treatment with towel beneath.
• Do not place in dryer.
• Always spot test a non-prominent small area first for Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds and Sheer Vertical Blinds.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent for Honeycomb Blinds and Sheet Vertical Blinds.

 

How to Clean Shades

Many shades can be cleaned similar to the cleaning methods listed for blinds. Follow these cleaning procedures for your honeycomb and horizontal sheer shades.

Honeycomb & Horizontal Sheer Shades

• Use a hair dryer on the COOL or WARM setting to blow dust out of the channels of your shades.
• Always spot test a non -prominent small area first.
• Clean with damp cloth and mild detergent.
• Do not place in dryer.

 

How to Clean Curtains & Drapes:

• Dry clean only.

 

Don’t overlook your window treatments when cleaning your home. Our window treatments are made to last. Make your 3 Day Blinds window treatments look new again with the proper care and upkeep.

For more cleaning tips, visit 3dayblinds.com

Find Out What Home Decor Style You Prefer?

Something everyone should consider when decorating a room is that window treatments can completely transform a space and help you achieve a desired look. Follow these quick steps to find out which home décor style you prefer.

Step 1: This neutral style living room via Pottery Barn is missing a key element, window treatments. What window treatment would you select for this space, 1, 2 or 3?

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Step 2: Read what your selection says about your home décor preference.

  1. Traditional and Classic: You have selected Draperies in Giverny Goldenrod. You gravitate toward timeless prints and classic furniture. While this floral print is something that may have hung in your grandmother’s living room, it has a fresh look with a warm pallet. The beige, gray and muted yellow tones are an unexpected complement to this classic floral print. You like the idea of color but done in moderation, a few colorful accent items are just enough to tie the room together.
  2. Casual with a dash of Exotic: You have selected a Woven Wood Shade in Terra Rouge Ebony. You live by the philosophy form follows function, and home décor or window treatments are no exception to the rule. You have an appreciation for style but you are looking to achieve a comfortable and casual living space. In your opinion, it is a bonus that the Woven Wood Shades are made from natural reeds and fibers because they bring a touch of the outdoors into your home. You prefer items in rich wood tones because they unify your home décor while adding textural interest to your space.
  3.  Modern and Sophisticated: You have selected Soft Roman Shades in Trellis Daffodil. You follow trends and sometimes are even ahead of times with your home décor items. Lines and geometric shapes are something that help you achieve a balanced look. The thought of mixing colors and patterns excites you and gets your creative wheels turning. You’re not afraid to take a risk and be bold with your décor because your space and decor are always changing and evolving.

For more information on design styles, check out our inspiration page or Pinterest page.

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.

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!