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  • Creating a Guest Room No One Will Want to Leave White bed one brick wall With the holidays in full swing, your spare bedroom is probably seeing guests for the first time in months. And while it may seem like a guest bedroom needs nothing more than a bed, that’s far from the truth. Especially if your loved ones are staying for a few nights, try to ... Continue Reading
  • What Makes Bloomin’ Blinds Unique Modern kitchen with white shades Windows — they’re one of the first things people notice when they walk into your home. Needless to say, your window treatments can set the tone for your entire home. So isn’t it important to send the right message? Whether you need to repair your existing treatments or want ... Continue Reading
  • Schedule a Virtual Consultation with Bloomin’ Blinds Today Sea foam green breakfast nook and rolling shades When the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America earlier this year, our first priority quickly became keeping our customers and franchise owner/operators safe. In an effort to limit in-person communication while still providing the services we’ve become known for, we decided to ... Continue Reading
  • Can You Motorize Existing Blinds? Motorized blinds “Can I motorize the blinds I already have in my home?” is one of the most common questions we’re asked here at Bloomin’ Blinds. And while there are some unique situations, we can almost always motorize your current treatments! Let Bloomin’ Blinds Motorize Your Existing ... Continue Reading

Cellular Shades

  • Help! My Furniture is Fading Living room with large windows Ask anyone what they look for in a new home and odds are “big windows” or “natural light” will be high on their priority list. But fast forward a few years and you may find that your furniture is starting to fade because it’s constantly sitting in direct sunlight. If your ... Continue Reading
  • Single Cell vs. Double Cell Single Cell vs Double Cell Shades As one of the most popular window treatment choices around, cellular shades offer a number of benefits and customization options. One of those options includes single cell versus double cell construction. What does this mean and which option is best for you? Let Bloomin' ... Continue Reading
  • Will Bloomin’ Blinds Repair Treatments I Bought Somewhere Else? white shades formal living room Have your window treatments seen better days? Repairing broken blinds, shades, and shutters is far more cost effective than buying new ones. Best of all, our on-site repair services means you’ll never have to take your treatments into a showroom to be fixed. But a question ... Continue Reading
  • The Difference Between Light Filtering and Room Darkening Shades grey and white bathroom At first glance, the terms “light filtering” and “room darkening” can seem like the same thing — as their names imply, they both block out light, right? While they may seem similar, each one accomplishes a very different function. If you choose one over the other without ... Continue Reading

Cleaning

  • Cleaning Blinds and Shutters with Supplies You Already Have at Home grey shades When it comes time to clean, most homeowners stick to the same routine — clean the floor, wipe down the countertops, and scrub the tub. But when was the last time your window treatments got a good cleaning ? If you can’t remember, odds are it’s time to break out your duster. ... Continue Reading
  • Can You Wash Window Blinds? Modern wood blinds Sure, you clean your windows regularly, but what about the blinds that cover them? Aside from just keeping your blinds looking beautiful (because who wants to see a thin layer of dust every time they look out the windows), regular cleanings can also prolong the life of your ... Continue Reading
  • How to Clean Faux Wood Blinds man cleaning faux wood blinds with rag Maybe you moved into a new home with dirty blinds, or your blinds have built up grime over months or years since you last gave them a thorough clean. If your faux wood blinds are looking a bit dusty, dirty, or smudged, you’re in luck, because they’re one of the easiest ... Continue Reading
  • How Do I Clean My Cellular Shades? cellular shades Cellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, have a unique, pleated, accordion-style fabric design that stylishly and effectively blocks out sunlight and helps control room temperature. While they are easy to maintain, they can trap dust and debris from the air that ... Continue Reading

Drapery and Curtains

  • How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher Vaulted ceilings are lovely, but not every home is built to accommodate them. In fact, according to the International Residential Code, habitable rooms like bedrooms, kitchens, and living spaces are only required to have a ceiling height of 7 feet. So what can you do if ... Continue Reading
  • Best Nursery Window Treatments for Style & Safety Baby nursery Photo by Jimmy Conover on Unsplash With a baby on the way, most parents-to-be go into nesting mode, putting together the perfect nursery for their little one. A nursery often evokes images of subdued colors, soft textures, and warm, diffused lighting—a soothing place for ... Continue Reading
  • Ultimate Window Treatment Design Guide modern gray window treatments Window coverings can inject color and style into any space, as well as providing functional benefits of light, temperature, and privacy control. Installing new custom window coverings is one of the most effective, affordable methods of updating your living space. With such a ... Continue Reading

Faux Wood Blinds

  • What are the Different Types of Window Treatments? Honeycomb Shades Window treatments are often the unsung heroes of the interior design world. Just like windows, treatments can make or break a space — not only do they need to be beautiful, but they also have to function well in your home. Fortunately, with so many options to choose from, ... Continue Reading
  • How to Clean Faux Wood Blinds man cleaning faux wood blinds with rag Maybe you moved into a new home with dirty blinds, or your blinds have built up grime over months or years since you last gave them a thorough clean. If your faux wood blinds are looking a bit dusty, dirty, or smudged, you’re in luck, because they’re one of the easiest ... Continue Reading
  • How Do I Clean My Cellular Shades? cellular shades Cellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, have a unique, pleated, accordion-style fabric design that stylishly and effectively blocks out sunlight and helps control room temperature. While they are easy to maintain, they can trap dust and debris from the air that ... Continue Reading
  • Top Window Treatments for Reducing Dust and Allergens large modern living room When we talk about allergies, one season tends to dominate the conversation — spring. However, it’s possible, even likely, to suffer from allergies all year long. Especially in the winter, when our homes are closed up tightly for months, people who are allergic to pet dander ... Continue Reading

How To

  • How to Block Light Gaps Around Blinds How to Block Light Gaps Around Blinds If you have window treatments, you might have noticed that even when they are lowered and closed some light peeks in through on the side gaps. If you enjoy a darker room or even if the sun hits that gap just right, these gaps can be a nuisance. Luckily, there are a couple of ... Continue Reading
  • How to Choose Blind Color How to Choose Blind Color For some, decorating comes easy. For others, there are too many options and too many ways to make mistakes. One of the best ways to make your room look brand new is to get a new set of blinds. The right color with the right lighting with the right paint can make your living ... Continue Reading
  • How to Measure a Window for Window Treatments How to Measure a Window for Window Treatments Before shopping for new blinds or shades, you need to know exactly how your new window treatments are going to fit over or in your window. The best way to do this is to take the measurements yourself. To start, make sure you have a steel tape measure. Steel tape measures ... Continue Reading
  • How to Shorten Blinds How to Shorten Blinds Unless you’re getting customized blinds designed to fit your window exactly, you might have to adjust the “one-size-fits-all” model you just bought. People typically decide to shorten their blinds because they hang a little too far over the window ledge. Not only is this ... Continue Reading

Industry Information

  • What Makes Bloomin’ Blinds Unique Modern kitchen with white shades Windows — they’re one of the first things people notice when they walk into your home. Needless to say, your window treatments can set the tone for your entire home. So isn’t it important to send the right message? Whether you need to repair your existing treatments or want ... Continue Reading

Karen McGuffin

  • How to Choose Blind Color How to Choose Blind Color For some, decorating comes easy. For others, there are too many options and too many ways to make mistakes. One of the best ways to make your room look brand new is to get a new set of blinds. The right color with the right lighting with the right paint can make your living ... Continue Reading
  • How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher Vaulted ceilings are lovely, but not every home is built to accommodate them. In fact, according to the International Residential Code, habitable rooms like bedrooms, kitchens, and living spaces are only required to have a ceiling height of 7 feet. So what can you do if ... Continue Reading
  • Best Window Treatments for Kitchens Best Window Treatments for Kitchens As one of the busier rooms in your home, the kitchen serves many functions. Preparing meals, foraging for snacks, gathering with family to talk about the day—the kitchen is a household hub. If your kitchen features one or more windows, you may be wondering what kind of ... Continue Reading
  • Best Window Treatments for Bathrooms Best Blinds for Bathroom Windows Bathroom windows can contribute to a bright, relaxing atmosphere—or create a logistical nightmare. Not every home bathroom has this particular design element, but if yours does, you likely identify with one of those two extremes. Love them or hate them, virtually all ... Continue Reading

Kelsey Stuart

  • How Bloomin’ Blinds is Constantly Adapting to Meet Your Needs Bloomin' Blinds virtual consultation For nearly two decades, we’ve worked hard to ensure that every customer we work with leaves 100% satisfied with their repair, purchase, installation, or consultation. And the way we do that is by constantly looking for new ways to improve our services. The Bloomin’ Blinds ... Continue Reading
  • The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Shopping for Window Treatments Kitchen shades Buying blinds or shades isn’t something you should do after a quick online search or trip to the store. The window treatments you choose today will sit in your home for years to come, so it’s important to do your research before placing your order. If you’re in the market ... Continue Reading
  • Will Bloomin’ Blinds Repair Treatments I Bought Somewhere Else? white shades formal living room Have your window treatments seen better days? Repairing broken blinds, shades, and shutters is far more cost effective than buying new ones. Best of all, our on-site repair services means you’ll never have to take your treatments into a showroom to be fixed. But a question ... Continue Reading
  • Making the Most of Your Online Window Treatment Consultation wood kitchen white blinds Are you in need of new window treatments but have no idea where to begin? How about with a consultation in the very room you’re trying to buy window treatments for? Thanks to our virtual consultation services, you can find window treatments for every room in your house ... Continue Reading

Kevin Stuart

  • How to Block Light Gaps Around Blinds How to Block Light Gaps Around Blinds If you have window treatments, you might have noticed that even when they are lowered and closed some light peeks in through on the side gaps. If you enjoy a darker room or even if the sun hits that gap just right, these gaps can be a nuisance. Luckily, there are a couple of ... Continue Reading
  • How to Measure a Window for Window Treatments How to Measure a Window for Window Treatments Before shopping for new blinds or shades, you need to know exactly how your new window treatments are going to fit over or in your window. The best way to do this is to take the measurements yourself. To start, make sure you have a steel tape measure. Steel tape measures ... Continue Reading
  • How to Shorten Blinds How to Shorten Blinds Unless you’re getting customized blinds designed to fit your window exactly, you might have to adjust the “one-size-fits-all” model you just bought. People typically decide to shorten their blinds because they hang a little too far over the window ledge. Not only is this ... Continue Reading
  • My Motorized Shades Aren’t Responding To My Remote, What Should I Do? Blue living room Anyone with battery-powered motorized shades will tell you that they’re one of the most convenient additions to any room. That is, until they stop working. Like any appliance or electronic in your home, battery-powered treatments can run into the occasional problem after ... Continue Reading

Kris Stuart

  • Single Cell vs. Double Cell Single Cell vs Double Cell Shades As one of the most popular window treatment choices around, cellular shades offer a number of benefits and customization options. One of those options includes single cell versus double cell construction. What does this mean and which option is best for you? Let Bloomin' ... Continue Reading
  • Blinds vs. Shades Blinds vs. Shades Are you better off with blinds, or are shades a smarter choice for window coverings? When it comes to window treatments, many homeowners aren’t sure whether to pick blinds or shades—or whether there’s even a difference! Bloomin' Blinds can help you decide. Difference between ... Continue Reading
  • Solar Shades vs. Roller Shades Solar Shades vs. Roller Shades To the untrained eye, roller shades and solar shades may not seem that different. After all, both cover a window in a single, simple sheet of material and operate with a roller and tube function, so many people assume they are different, interchangeable names for the same ... Continue Reading
  • The Difference Between Light Filtering and Room Darkening Shades grey and white bathroom At first glance, the terms “light filtering” and “room darkening” can seem like the same thing — as their names imply, they both block out light, right? While they may seem similar, each one accomplishes a very different function. If you choose one over the other without ... Continue Reading

Shades

  • Help! My Furniture is Fading Living room with large windows Ask anyone what they look for in a new home and odds are “big windows” or “natural light” will be high on their priority list. But fast forward a few years and you may find that your furniture is starting to fade because it’s constantly sitting in direct sunlight. If your ... Continue Reading
  • Creating a Guest Room No One Will Want to Leave White bed one brick wall With the holidays in full swing, your spare bedroom is probably seeing guests for the first time in months. And while it may seem like a guest bedroom needs nothing more than a bed, that’s far from the truth. Especially if your loved ones are staying for a few nights, try to ... Continue Reading
  • What Makes Bloomin’ Blinds Unique Modern kitchen with white shades Windows — they’re one of the first things people notice when they walk into your home. Needless to say, your window treatments can set the tone for your entire home. So isn’t it important to send the right message? Whether you need to repair your existing treatments or want ... Continue Reading
  • Schedule a Virtual Consultation with Bloomin’ Blinds Today Sea foam green breakfast nook and rolling shades When the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America earlier this year, our first priority quickly became keeping our customers and franchise owner/operators safe. In an effort to limit in-person communication while still providing the services we’ve become known for, we decided to ... Continue Reading

Shutters

  • Help! My Furniture is Fading Living room with large windows Ask anyone what they look for in a new home and odds are “big windows” or “natural light” will be high on their priority list. But fast forward a few years and you may find that your furniture is starting to fade because it’s constantly sitting in direct sunlight. If your ... Continue Reading
  • Creating a Guest Room No One Will Want to Leave White bed one brick wall With the holidays in full swing, your spare bedroom is probably seeing guests for the first time in months. And while it may seem like a guest bedroom needs nothing more than a bed, that’s far from the truth. Especially if your loved ones are staying for a few nights, try to ... Continue Reading
  • What Makes Bloomin’ Blinds Unique Modern kitchen with white shades Windows — they’re one of the first things people notice when they walk into your home. Needless to say, your window treatments can set the tone for your entire home. So isn’t it important to send the right message? Whether you need to repair your existing treatments or want ... Continue Reading
  • Schedule a Virtual Consultation with Bloomin’ Blinds Today Sea foam green breakfast nook and rolling shades When the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America earlier this year, our first priority quickly became keeping our customers and franchise owner/operators safe. In an effort to limit in-person communication while still providing the services we’ve become known for, we decided to ... Continue Reading

Style Tips

  • How to Choose Blind Color How to Choose Blind Color For some, decorating comes easy. For others, there are too many options and too many ways to make mistakes. One of the best ways to make your room look brand new is to get a new set of blinds. The right color with the right lighting with the right paint can make your living ... Continue Reading
  • How to Shorten Blinds How to Shorten Blinds Unless you’re getting customized blinds designed to fit your window exactly, you might have to adjust the “one-size-fits-all” model you just bought. People typically decide to shorten their blinds because they hang a little too far over the window ledge. Not only is this ... Continue Reading
  • Single Cell vs. Double Cell Single Cell vs Double Cell Shades As one of the most popular window treatment choices around, cellular shades offer a number of benefits and customization options. One of those options includes single cell versus double cell construction. What does this mean and which option is best for you? Let Bloomin' ... Continue Reading
  • How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher How to Make Your Ceilings Look Higher Vaulted ceilings are lovely, but not every home is built to accommodate them. In fact, according to the International Residential Code, habitable rooms like bedrooms, kitchens, and living spaces are only required to have a ceiling height of 7 feet. So what can you do if ... Continue Reading