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Rebecca Robeson works with 3 Day Blinds

Robeson Design Gets a Window Makeover!

Over the holidays, 3 Day Blinds teamed up with Robeson Design to give their office a Window Makeover! We were thrilled to help Robeson Design make their workspace as beautiful as the homes they design.

Check out the before and after pictures!

The Robeson Design Office Before the Window Makeover…

Robeson Design Entry


Robeson Design Kitchen


Robeson Design Before picture

Rebecca’s Office Before

Robeson Design Before

Sharrah’s Office Before


After the Window Makeover…

The Finished Look - take a peak inside the Robeson Design office. We installed custom window treatments to make their office look as beautiful as the homes they design.

The Finished Look

The Finished Look

The Finished Look


The Finished Look

The Finished Look

The Finished LookDesign is our passion. We love to delight our customers by creating a unique look for their space and finding the right window treatments to fit their needs.

Do you need to reduce glare? We have you covered. Read 5 reasons to love solar shades.

Want to insulate your home and reduce energy usage? Check out window treatments that keep your home warm.

Choose from our extensive selection of drapes, curtains, valences, shutters, blinds, shades and vertical blinds. Whatever you need, 3 Day Blinds can make it happen.

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Window treatments in every season

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


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


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Roman Shades for the home

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Faux Wood blinds for the home


How to Clean Your Window Treatments by 3 Day Blinds

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


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.

3 Day Blinds Care & Cleaning 

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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.

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Window Treatment Styles

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.

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Window Treatment Styles And Trends For 2014

 Glimpse into the Window Treatment Industry

Window Treatment Trends 3 Day Blinds

Source: Jenni Su, Director of Merchandise at a Trade Show.

Every great living space is a blend of fashion and function. Window treatments are no exception to this rule of thumb, as they serve both an aesthetic and practical purpose in the home. For over 35 years, 3 Day Blinds has lead the window treatment industry in design, style and innovation. To stay on top of the latest trends, our Merchandise team attends trade shows, fabric markets and interior design conferences held all over the world. Check out these top five window treatment trends you will be seeing in 2014!

Window Treatment trends- Gray Window treatments

Gray Is The New Neutral- Greige

Historically, using gray hues in the home was avoided because many feared it would create a dark and cold space. Now we are seeing grays ranging in tone from soft dove to deep charcoal expressed in all elements of the home, especially in window treatments. Gray draperies and gray soft roman shades are already front-runners in 2014 and we expect to see this trend continue to flourish throughout the year.

Window Treatment trends 2014- world traveler inspired

Fabrics Inspired By A World Traveler

Now more than ever people are connecting throughout the world thanks to advancing technology and social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram. We are seeing this interconnectivity infused into everyday living and home décor. Bohemian, tribal and moroccan inspired prints are making a resurgence in the market and most commonly expressed with draperies.

Window Treatment Trends 2014- Traditional

Keep It Classy With Traditional Home Decor

Classic colors like gold in all shades mixed with reds and blues create a soft, traditional and beautiful palette. Rich fabrics such as, velvets and faux silks with bold prints like damasks, floral and paisleys have stood the test of time and are still important and used in many homes.

Top 2014 window treatment trends- embroidery

Look Closely, These Window Treatments Are Stitched

Embroideries bring a rich, luxurious feel to any space. Tone-on-tone embroideries have a subtle texture, giving greater visual interest than a plain solid.

Top window treatment trends for 2014

Nature Inspired

Bring the outdoors in by using nature- inspired textiles. Woven wood shades are a great way to play up a home’s natural, rich earth tones and adds textural interest to any room. On the textile side of things, we are seeing a lot of fabric with birds and delicate insects incorporated into soft floral patterns.

Inspired by these window treatment trends? Consider the experts 3 Day Blinds, call 800-700-1860 or click for a free in-home consultation!


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Be Smart and Safe With Motorized Shades | 3 Day Blinds

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Source: 3 Day Blinds, Horizontal Sheer Shades

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

Source: 3 Day Blinds, Roller Shades

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 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

Source: DIY Home

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

Source: Oh Glory Vintage

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

Source: Hip 2 Thrift

 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

Source: Samantha Elizabeth

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!



Client Photos from Designer Barbara Sloss: A 3 Day Blinds Window Makeover

Barbara Sloss, Design Consultant for 3 Day Blinds, specified a Flat Roman Shade in Savannah Titanium for her client. Cathedral Cornices added the perfect finishing touch.

Barbara Sloss, CID, 3 Day Blinds Design ConsultantAt 3 Day Blinds, we love it when clients share their photos with us, and allow us to see how our custom shades, shutters, blinds and drapes transform their homes!  We were especially excited when Barbara Sloss, CID (Certified Interior Designer), our Window Treatments Design Consultant who serves our clients in Hercules, Pinole and El Sobrante, CA sent us beautiful photos from a home makeover where she  managed the window covering update.  Considering all of the options available in our just-introduced Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Collections including the 168 hand-chosen fabrics and the variety of sizes we offer, virtually every product we make is one-of-a-kind! 

Maison Cafe au Lait fabric in an Tailored Pleat Panel with Rings.“My client fell in love with our Soft Roman Shades, Draperies, Decorative Hardware and Fabrics.  We collaborated to create a palette of fabrics that complemented her beautifully decorated home.  Ultimately, she chose 4 fabrics from our line and decorated over a dozen windows with our custom Soft Roman Shades and Draperies,” said Barbara.

“I was so excited when I saw the results of our work.  I love my career at 3 Day Blinds because it allows me to be creative, and to apply my product and technical knowledge as well.  My client truly felt that I delivered great value, she was impressed with our quick turnaround, gave rave reviews to our professional installers and she now feels that the 3 Day Blinds window treatments we designed are a core part of what brings the style to her home that she has always dreamed of.  It gives me great confidence to know that I represent a quality company with a sterling, 30-year reputation.”

We asked Barbara how she approaches such a challenging project.  “It starts with what the client is wishing for.  There are many aspects to window treatments, including aesthetic choices such as silhouette, scale, color story, pattern,  texture and how all of these components fit into the existing decor.  Then there are the practical considerations such as desired light control, insulation, privacy and how the window treatment operates,”  said Barbara.  “Each client has their own preferences.  It is my job to personalize the right solution from the more than 1000 products we offer, and to ensure that all of their needs are met.”

living and bedroom 3 day blindsShona Topaz fabric in a Pleated Drapery and Addison Verdant Fabric in a Flat Roman Shade

Any other advice?  “Don’t be afraid of pattern! The many great fabrics in the 3 Day Blinds collection can address style from modern to traditional.  Our assortment is updated, yet it offers fabrics that are timeless in their beauty.”

Barbara or your neighborhood 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant is ready to meet with you to show you these wonderful new products.  Just call us at877-614-3329 or click here to schedule online.

The assortment of fabrics that Barbara chose for her client: Masion Cafe au Lait, Addison Verdant, Shona Topaz and Savannah Titanium

Tantalizing Window Treatments from Thailand and Tokyo

windows-Untitled - 19Wood Blinds in Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand

What are windows wearing around Asia this summer?  We took a quick trip there to check it out, and we snapped a few photos for you along the way!

Call 3 Day Blinds at 877-614-3329 when you are ready for a window treamtment update of your own!  Meanwhile, scroll down and enjoy…

windows-Untitled - 20Sheer draperies in a guest room at the Shangri La Hotel soften the view of the Chao Praya River in Bangkok

windows-Untitled - 7Woven Wood Shutters filter the light at the Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

windows-Untitled - 9Dramatic Draperies soften hard edges at the St. Regis in Thailand.
windows-Untitled - 11Thai Silk draperies in Angelini Restaurant, Bangkok

windows-P1040506Outdoor Shutters in a cheerful, weathered shade of blue on office windows surrounding the Royal Palace in Bangkok

windows-P1040544Wood Blinds with Ladder Tape at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok

windows-Untitled - 16Sheer Draperies at the Tokyo National Museum, Japan
windows-Untitled - 15Sheer Roman Shades at the Tokyo National Museum, Japan

windows-Untitled - 21Vertical Wood Slats on a window from the Treasures from Sacred Izumo Exhibit Building, Tokyo

windows-Untitled - 18Motorized Roman Shades Framed by Tassled Draperies in the Shagri La Hotel, Tokyo
windows-Untitled - 14Solar Screen Roller Shades at Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan

Handmade with Love in the USA! New Custom Soft Roman Shades and Draperies by 3 Day Blinds

3-day-blinds-drapes-and-shadesCustom Drapery Panels, Decorative Hardware and Top Down Bottom Up Shades from 3 Day Blinds.

We took a trip to visit the 3 Day Blinds Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Panel factory last week, and loved what we saw!  It has been 6 weeks since we launched the program, and we have been deluged with orders.  

What is so fascinating though, is to see a factory full of products that reflect the creativity of our designers and clients.  Each product is completely unique, and custom-made to the exact specifications of the window it is intended for.  We saw Draperies and Soft Roman Shades being made in free flowing sheers, classic stripes, bright, modern prints, embroideries, textures and solids, ranging from natural linens to durable synthetics.

drapery-factory-3-day-blinds-P1030694Estrella has been making custom Soft Roman Shades for more than a decade.

“What we also saw was the LOVE that goes into making each of these custom products.  Most of the people who work in our factory have been making these products for more than a decade, so they are true professionals.  Part of the beauty of the decorative fabrics we chose for our line is their variability in drapability, weight, transparency and tendency to wrinkle.  Because of that, creating these shades and drapes is both an art and a science.  They can’t be mass produced, assembly line style, like the products you might find in a big box store,” says Karin Jeske, SVP, Merchandising and Product Development, 3 Day Blinds.

drapery-factory-3-day-blinds-P1030691Surrounded! Dave Hall, CEO, 3 Day Blinds, taken out of his element, which usually involves white boards and spreadsheets….pictured here with bolts of fabric for the new 3 Day Blinds Soft Roman Shade and Drapery Lines.The 3 Day Blinds Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program provides our clients with an extensive, exclusive fabric collection to choose from, and dozens of style options.

Your neighborhood 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant is ready to meet with you to show you these wonderful new products.  Just call us at877-614-3329 or click here to schedule online.