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Reasons to Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds

Thinking about upgrading your window coverings to something more modern, stylish and functional for your space? We recommend taking a look at our selection of cordless blinds. These versatile window coverings are just like typical blinds, but instead of opening and closing via a pull cord, they’re operated by simply […]

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How to Pick Commercial Window Shades

Did you know that studies have shown that there’s an ideal temperature and brightness for office environments (68-70 degrees F. and natural lighting, respectively). The way you decorate your office or commercial environment can have a big impact on productivity and employee happiness, so it’s well worth your while to […]

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What Are Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades?

When you’ve worked in one industry for years on end, the jargon becomes second nature. We bet your workplace has a bunch of words and phrases that would make us scratch our heads! And you’re certainly not the only ones. We have our own bits of jargon, too.

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4 Minimalist Design Ideas—and Why Cordless Blinds Are Your Next Must-Have

Minimalism isn’t just for the sleek, contemporary crowd. If there’s one thing that Marie Kondo has taught America, it’s that minimalism is a way of life, not just a home decor trend.

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6 Reasons to Install Your Own Shades and Blinds—and What You Need to Know to Do It Right

Intimidated by the thought of installing your own custom shades or blinds? Banish the notion that you can’t do it. We know you have it in you. Why are we so certain? Because after 25 years in business, all of us at Factory Direct Blinds have coached thousands of customers […]

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Our Favorite Child-Safe Window Blinds and Shades

If you have children (or adventurous small pets), window safety needs to be on your radar. Research on kid-safe blinds suggests that more than one child a month dies after becoming tangled up in the cords from window blinds and shades. However, if you shop smart, you’ll never have to […]

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6 Most Energy-Efficient Blinds and Shades

Looking to lower your utility bill without sacrificing comfort? Our energy-efficient window coverings enable you to do exactly that—with some serious style to boot. Combine the latest in energy-efficient blinds and shades with our tried-and-true tips for making the most of your window treatments and you’ll conserve energy and save […]

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6 Best Window Blinds and Shades for Reducing Dust and Allergens

6 Best Window Blinds and Shades for Reducing Dust and Allergens

Allergy season is dreadful for those who have a sensitivity to the outdoor environment. However, most people don’t realize that their home environment causes just as many sneezing spells and congested sinuses as the outdoors. Unfortunately, your house is a playground for dust mites and particles. If you don’t clean […]

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Blinds for the Boardroom: Classic Mini Blinds and More

You spend just as much time at your workplace as you do at home, so it’s important to create a space that you’re comfortable in. Sure, you might not be able to completely decorate the way you’d like, but there are some window coverings that are perfect for the office. […]

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The Natural Choice: Enhancing Your Home with Woven Blinds

The natural look is a very trendy in-home interior, but it’s also a design that will stay in style for years. What’s better is that its neutral tone blends with a variety of colors and styles. If you’re in need of some style tips, just keep reading. What Are Woven […]

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The Ultimate Window Covering Glossary

Window coverings are essential for your home for a number of different reasons. Not only do they keep the neighbors from looking in, but they also keep the sunlight from disturbing your afternoon nap. Not to mention, they’re an important part of bringing together your home decor. Nowadays, there are […]

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The Best Window Coverings for Curb Appeal

Having a beautiful home isn’t just about the interior, but the exterior as well. If you want to make a bold statement that the neighbors can admire, you need curb appeal. Making your house look stylish from the inside out is no easy feat. But with a few adjustments, your […]

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Which Window Coverings Are Best for Your Home’s Style?

The way you decorate your windows plays a huge role in setting the vibe of the atmosphere in your home. If you’re in the process of giving your house a makeover, there are some things to consider when choosing the right window covering. If you need a little assistance, this […]

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Your Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Types of Shades for Each Room

Literally referred to as “soft” window treatments, shades could be considered the cushier and more amenable, yet still refined, cousin to the harder and more ridged blinds. Technically speaking, blinds are made of hard materials such as wood and faux wood, while shades are created from an infinite number of […]

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How to Install Custom Shades and Blinds

The benefit of ordering custom blinds and shades is the endless amount of choices. Whereas most retailers or home improvement stores have a fixed number of options, manufacturers offer a variety of textures, designs and styles to create the window treatment that best suits you and your home. Creating your […]

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Faux Wood Blinds

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Ordering Custom Blinds

Window blinds are an essential element of the home we can sometimes take for granted. While they can work as a lovely bit of décor, they are more than a pretty face for your windows. Rather, their function is fundamental, not only in providing home dwellers with privacy, but also […]

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Battle of the Blinds: The Differences Between Faux Wood and Real Wood–and How to Choose

If you’re looking for a new set of shades or blinds, there are a nearly endless number of combinations of materials and colors available to you. While products like Roman shades, zebra shades and vertical blinds still retain their market popularity, one of the most sought-after styles among homeowners today […]

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How Do Cordless Blinds Work?

Fall is a great time to upgrade your home’s interior. In addition to festive autumn décor, warm paint colors and plush pillows and blankets, investing in new window treatments will upgrade your indoor aesthetic and help to keep warm air in when it gets cooler. As you explore new window […]

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7 Advantages of Custom Window Blinds

Whether you’re shopping in-store or buying online, you have many choices for where and how you get your window blinds. Before you select a standard vertical blind or shade, you should know the benefits of ordering personalized coverings. Custom blinds are window treatments that are specially made to fit any […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Cordless Blinds

If you’re looking for new window treatments for your home, consider cordless blinds. They’re one of the most popular types of coverings today for their style, function and safety options.  Before you compare them to your other favorite choices and browse for the right kind for your needs, it’s important […]

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