Window Treatments: The Latest Scare Tactics for an even Spookier Halloween.

Looking for a way to add more scary fun to your home for Halloween? Then why not look to your windows, where there’s plenty of space for creating haunting effects for both inside and outside your home. From window clings and silhouettes, to creepy crawly curtains, your imagination is the key to unlocking a venerable dungeon of spooky looks! Plus, once you invest some creativity and a little time, over the years you’ll assemble a collection of stunning Halloween window decorations that are reusable over and over again. And with the affordability of most craft supplies, it’s surprisingly easy and economical to create the perfect look and vibe that will be popular for both family and friends during the Halloween season.

 Black Cats, Witches, and Ghosts. They’re all invited!

Even if you don’t have lots of time, a little online research and shopping will yield an array of fun and spook-worthy options from which to choose from. There’s always that symbolic jet black cat, available as a window cling, silhouette, or in fine-gauge lace. Or why not feature the wicked witch, also in convenient cling or silhouette treatments. Ghosts, goblins, witches and just about any and all of your favorite Halloween “spookies” are easily created for windows by simply downloading a template online, printing it out, and then calculating the size you want. Using your template, you can easily sketch out and then cut a silhouette to fit almost any window size. Detailed instructions are easily available online using a few simple keywords, such as “Halloween window templates” or Halloween window silhouettes”.

 Creepy Clings that are ready to hang, and more.

Festive Jack o’ Lanterns and such that are “hang ready” make Halloween a snap if you go with a window cling. This popular material comes in a great selection of classic Halloween characters, including spiders, webs, skeletons, witches, and ghosts, among others. Clings are easy to apply and remove, and the graphic quality is highly professional.  Another great idea is setting up a video projection for your window. All you need is a bright harsh light, a cape with a fedora hat and you can stand, maybe holding a knife, in front of the sheet with the light behind you and sway back and forth. All they see outside is the shadow. This makes a great Halloween site for greeting trick or treaters!

 Horror “Reborns” are the Rage.

You can also take advantage of the current rage in zombie dolls. What’s scarier than a doll? A wide-eyed, open-mouthed baby doll.  And what’s even more terrifying than that baby doll? One that’s deliberately been taken apart, painted, and “all dolled up” into a vampire, zombie or even a werewolf, and placing them in your window, either hanging from a rope or having them sit on a window sill. If you haven’t heard of reborn dolls, you’re late to the game: refurbishing factory-made dolls is a 15-year-old phenomenon. Today, there are kits specifically designed for “reborn artists” to craft their own realistic babies and toddlers. But about five years ago, an entirely new subcategory arrived on the “reborn doll” scene – horror reborns. Although creating these spooky, realistic creatures is more time consuming, you can make these yourself or purchase them as well. To make your own, simply do some online searching using the key phrase, “how to create reborn horror dolls”.

As you can see, there’s no limit to what you can do with windows to amplify the sights of Halloween. All you need is a little time and imagination to create window decorations the whole neighborhood will be talking about!

Don’t Let El Nino Spook You…Be Prepared.

As we get closer to the annual fun and spookiness of Halloween, you’ll probably see many costumes decked out in the latest “monster” that’s trending this year: El Nino. Yes, that’s right! It’s not often a severe weather pattern would make the grade when it comes to creating something scary for one of our more popular holidays, but this year’s arrival of El Nino is reportedly packing a powerhouse punch of cold temps and moisture for much of the U.S., and its effects will likely spill over, literally, across several states this winter. Forecasters are predicting with 95% confidence that this year’s edition of El Nino could become the third strongest since 1997-98, according to Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

How to Stay Ahead of What’s Heading Our Way.

Despite the fact we can’t control Mother Nature, there are some smart action items you can check off your list to help minimize the negative effects of this weather phenomenon. We’ll briefly cover three ways to prepare for what El Nino might bring this winter. One checklist item includes checking your roof and repairing small cracks, loose tiles or broken shingles. Don’t let these seemingly small wear and tear issues become more expensive problems down the road. A second way to help prepare for El Nino is to change your home’s furnace filter. These filters only cost about $15, and they help to ensure your furnace performs efficiently during colder weather. A third item involves window treatments. Long considered a fashion statement for enhancing a room or entire home, window treatments have become a popular insulator, depending on the type of window treatment solution selected.

From Shutters to Shades, the Right Window Fashions Make a Difference.

Also known as Plantation Shutters, Shutters are not only durable and visually attractive, they also offer superior insulation from colder temperatures. In addition, features such as Prescription Wood Conditioning, that reduces post installation shrinking and swelling, offer resistance to moisture, and Shutters made of Polymer offer superior resistance to warping, fading, or cracking. Cellular Shades, also known as Honeycomb Shades, are another popular window treatment that’s energy efficient. In addition to providing excellent light control, innovative, hexagon-shaped cells allow Honeycomb Shades to filter harsh sunlight and retain room temperature, while providing privacy at the same time. Looking for energy efficiency in blinds? Then you may want to consider Cellular Blinds, which offer the same, innovative soft look and energy efficiency of Honeycomb Shades but with the functionality of a blind. While prepping for adverse weather is never easy, it’s nice to know there are indeed some proactive precautions you can take that will help to handle some of life’s uncontrollable weather.

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Welcome Fall. Fall in love with these inspired patterns for your home. Get ready for Fall.

Fall in Love with these Fall Inspired Patterns

Spruce up your home for Fall

Spruce Up Your Home for Fall! 

It’s that time of the year again! Prepare to be bombarded with comfy sweaters, hot coco, pumpkin spice scented candles, and beautiful scenery!

After the weather change, you’ll want to change up your color scheme and usher in Fall with new home decor suited to the season.

FALL in love With these Fall Inspired Patterns for Your Home

As the weather gets colder each day, you’ll want to find new ways to insulate your home and lower your heating bill. Drapery panels are just the thing. Drape them over your blinds or shades for a gorgeous look that is not only beautiful, but also functional.

Spruce up your Home for Fall

From left to right:
Quill Beet Red, Witton Saffron & Marrakesh Clay

The holidays are coming up and we know you want to be prepared for visits from the in-laws and hosting holiday gatherings. Beautify your home and make a statement with your window treatments.

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From left to right:
Knoll Garden Ruby, St. Thomas Chocolate & Caravan Spice

Schedule a free in-home consultation to design your new Fall inspired Window Treatments!

Tips Tuesday Mounting Options

Inside vs. Outside Mount? What’s the Difference?

Mounting Options 

Inside or Outside Mount? What’s the difference?

If you’re having trouble deciding between the two, we’ve got a simple explanation that will help you better determine which window treatment mounting option is right for you!

Outside Mount

The outside mount is the most common mounting option for drapery. The decorative hardware is attached to the outside of the window frame and you get to decide exactly how much of the curtain rod you want to be visible. 3 Day Blinds offers a variety of different decorative hardware options! You’ll enjoy choosing between Custom Wrought Iron, Adjustable Metal, and Custom Wood. Your design consultant will help you decide how exactly you want to hang your window treatments.

Check out our Custom Drapery!

Outside Mounting for Custom Drapery

Outside Mount for Custom Drapery

Outside Mounting for Custom Drapery

Inside Mount

The inside mount is ideal for Cafe curtains and is also great when using Rod Pocket top and bottom panels. This type of mount attaches to the inside of the window frame. Choose an inside mount for areas where you want to allow light in from above, or minimize the distraction of a beautiful decorative hardware piece.
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Cafe curtains with an inside mount

Schedule your in-home consultation to speak to your design consultant more about your window treatment needs! We will design, measure, and install your window treatments while you relax.

3 Day Blinds Referral Program. Share for a Chance to Win a $200 Amazon Gift card!

Share a 3 Day Blinds Special Offer for a chance to WIN $200 Amazon.com Gift Card*

3 Day Blinds would like to say Thank You to our loyal customers by offering great rewards with our referral program! If you love our products and refer a friend who purchases, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon card!

Why not share with your friends if you found an amazing solution for your home?

3 Day Blinds Referral Program

It gets even better. With our Referral Contest, you can share to earn points to increase your chances of winning a $200 Amazon gift card! The user with the most points will win!

The more you share, the more points you earn = a greater chance of winning!

Sharing is almost as easy as picking out your next $200 Amazon.com purchase. Get started today!

Check out our Referral Contest and CLICK to share to earn points.

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Spruce up your home for Labor Day. Add teal curtains or brown curtains for a simple, elegant style.

Spruce Up Your Home For Labor Day!

 Labor Day Inspired

It’s Labor Day weekend and we’ve selected some gorgeous new styles and fabrics that will look great everyday in your home as well as add that little something extra for when friends or the in-laws come to visit.

Red, White and Blue

Nothing spells out the holiday theme like this beautiful room. Like our other fabrics, these floral blue curtains look fantastic for everyday against the light colored walls. When you add the stars on the wall and the red and blue pillows, this room is clearly ready to host a holiday party.

Spruce up your home for Labor Day with some gorgeous blue curtains. Don't forget all the beautiful shades of Red you can add to your home decor to complete the holiday theme.

Nautical Themed

Picture blue curtains that create this nautical theme in your home. It looks great for the everyday, and even better when you want pair them with red pillows or other holiday decorations. It will look like you put in the extra effort to make your home gorgeous for Labor Day.

Spruce up your home for Labor Day. Add teal curtains or brown curtains for a simple, elegant style.

Spruce up your home for the holidays with these Labor Day inspired fabrics! It’ll be so easy to add that extra touch once you decorate your home with beautiful Window Treatments like these.

Check out our other colors/fabrics or schedule a free in-home consultation to speak to a design consultant and see sample.

There are a million shades of red and numerous ways to transform your home with these beautiful Labor Day Inspired fabrics. Try some Blue curtains or Red Curtains for a gorgeous holiday look.

It's Reading A Book day

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Reading

Not all addictions are harmful. Stress reduction, vocabulary expansion, and memory improvement are only a few of the benefits of making reading part of your routine.

If you’re a reader, you probably already know that today is National Read a Book Day. Are you contemplating on what series to start next? Or just finishing up your favorite novel?

Here are some signs that you may be addicted to reading.

  1. You mention character’s names in everyday conversations as if they’re your friends.
  2. You have a favorite chair or seat for reading.
  3. You joined a book club.
  4. You’re tired at work because you stayed up late reading.

    Read a Book Day - 10 Signs you're addicted to reading.

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  5. You’re excited for the weekend because it means you have more time to start a new book.
  6. You could spend hours debating about your favorite authors.
  7. You have at least 1 book on your person at all times.
  8. You love Solar Shades because they allow in just the right amount of natural light and reduce glare.  3 Day Blinds Roller Shades
  9. Instead of PEOPLE Magazine or Vogue for light reading, you have your favorite novels scattered around your home

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  10. Your Pinterest profile looks like a virtual library Read a Book Day on Pinterest

These are just 10 signs that you may have one of the healthiest addictions in the world. Embrace it and enjoy National Read a Book Day!

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3 Day Blinds Visits Children's Hospital of Orange County

3 Day Blinds Visits Children’s Hospital of Orange County

This year, for Be Kind to Human Kind week, our Marketing team at 3 Day Blinds decided to visit Children’s Hospital of Orange County and donate toys.

For over 50 years, CHOC Childrens has been committed to providing medical care to children and has led the way in many areas of pediatric health care. They are the first hospital in Orange County to care exclusively for children. Some of their supporters include Disney and the Anaheim Ducks. 3 Day Blinds is glad to join in their cause and participate by donating toys for Be Kind to Human Kind week.

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3 Day Blinds Visits Children's Hospital of Orange County

If you would like to donate or learn more about CHOC, please visit www.choc.org

Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds

Bad Poetry Day

It’s Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds!

We showed our team spirit this week with some creative poems about an industry we are proud to be a part of. Bad Poetry Day is a day to find your creative spark and have fun sharing some cheesy rhymes. We have an incredible team at 3 Day Blinds and came up with some great poems.

Here are three of our favorites about window treatments!

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Bad Poetry Day at 3 Day Blinds. Our team enjoyed creating rhymes about window treatments.

 3 Day Blinds celebrates Poetry Day with some window treatment rhymes!

This Bad Poetry Day, ignite your creative spark and start creating some fun poems of your own! As Kurt Vonnegu says:

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

 

 

3 Day Blinds is celebrating National Watermelon Day with some delicious, mouth-watering recipes.

National Watermelon Day!

Today is National Watermelon Day. What may surprise you is that it is August is also National Goat Cheese Month. What do you have when you put these two together? I’ll show you with a mouth-watering appetizer as part of the 5 delicious watermelon recipes I’ve put together.

For today, celebrate National Watermelon Day and find out all the different meals and appetizers you can make with watermelon. The fruit is 92% water and there are over 300 different varieties

In honor of National Watermelon Day, I’ve selected this beautiful Kippling pattern that best represents the spirit of the holiday. Feeling inspired to have a family BBQ and try out these delicious recipes? First, schedule your free in-home consultation and spruce up your home. Our talented design consultants will help you choose window treatments that fit your style and budget.

3 Day Blinds Watermelon Day Fabric

 

Surprise your kids and family members by bringing something different to the table today.

5 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Recipes

  1. Watermelon, Avocado & Cucumber Salad

    3 Day Blinds celebrates National Watermelon Day with delicious recipes

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  3. Chicken Melon Salad Bowls 

    3 Day Blinds celebrates National Watermelon Day with delicious recipes

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  4. Watermelon “Caprese” with Balsamic Glaze 

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  5. Watermelon and Goat Cheese Appetizer 

    3 Day Blinds celebrates National Watermelon Day with delicious recipes

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Try out some of these recipes and let us know what you think!

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