2016 Black Friday Sale on Blinds and Shades at SelectBlinds.com

You’ve been waiting all year for this, and it’s finally here! Black Friday!

And the 2016 Black Friday sale at SelectBlinds.com won’t disappoint. In addition to this major sale, the first 1500 customers get free extended warranty upgrades!

Why wait? Start shopping now.

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Save Big on Blinds and Shades with SelectBlinds.com 2016 Veterans Day Sale

The 2016 Veterans Day sale at SelectBlinds.com is on now! Now you don’t have to wait to get the window blinds and shades of your dreams. Everything is on sale. EVERYTHING!

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Columbus Day Sale is On at Select Blinds

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The SelectBlinds.com 2016 Columbus Day sale has come early this year! That means you don’t have to wait any longer to save BIG! Get the window blinds and shades you’ve been keeping your eye on, and now you can save even more money. Start shopping at www.selectblinds.com.

Unique, Non-Traditional Ways to Use Panel Tracks in Your Kid’s Room

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Panel tracks are the modern version of vertical blinds, and they have more uses than just as window coverings. And the great thing is that they’re perfect for your child’s room. Here are just some of the unique and non-traditional ways to use panel tracks:

To Separate Room Space

Do your children share a room? If they do, you can use panel tracks to give them separate space within the same room. Everyone needs their own space, and this is the perfect way to do it. Plus, the panel tracks can be pulled back whenever to open the room back up.

To Cover a Closet

No matter if your child’s closet is uncovered and missing doors or you just want a unique look, you can use panel tracks to cover a closet. It creates a streamlined look that adds some major visual interest.

To Create a Homework Area

Sometimes homework time can be full of distractions. Use panels tracks to create a study space or a homework area. This will help you child focus and stay on task.

 

 

Update Your Child’s Room with New Blinds & Shades – 2016 Labor Day Sale

New blinds or shades is just what your child’s bedroom needs. And here’s a little tidbit for you. Consider blackout blinds or shades so your child sleeps better at night and even during naps.

If you have corded window coverings anywhere in your house, it’s time to upgrade to cordless. Corded window coverings are one of the top 5 hidden dangers in the home, according to the CPSC. So, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to upgrade, now’s the time. SelectBlinds.com just started their 2016 Labor Day Sale, and it’s not something you want to miss. This is their biggest sale they’ve ever had. Go take a look and start shopping!

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Is Your Home Child-Safe? Stats Say No

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As a parent, you’ve already taken precautions to ensure your child’s safety at home, like installing a child-safe pool cover and placing sharp objects and medications out of reach. Unfortunately, there are hidden household dangers. Things that may seem harmless, like a sturdy dresser or window coverings, can easily turn deadly, even when you’re home with your child.

The Statistics

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that:

  • Every two weeks, a child is strangled with a cord from a window covering.

Within a ten-year timeframe:

  • Over 43,000 people were injured from unstable home furnishings and appliances.
  • 58% of those injuries were children under the age of eighteen.
  • 293 people died from these accidents.
  • 84% of those deaths were children from one month old to eight years old.
  • 44% of fatalities involved a combination of TVs and furniture together.
  • 52% of fatalities were solely caused by falling furniture.
  • 25% of fatalities were caused by falling appliances.
  • 85% of fatalities occurred with a parent home at the time.

What You Can Do

Even though these statistics are horrifying, with just a few smart choices, they could have been prevented. Whether you’re redecorating your home or want to make sure your current furniture and appliances are child-safe, here are a few ideas to protect your children and provide the safest home environment you can.

Cordless Window Coverings – Because of the number of child deaths caused by window cord strangulation, it’s important to consider cordless window coverings. These blinds eliminate major injury and death risks.

Anchoring Furniture – Even if your furniture is heavy and study, still secure it to the wall. You never know if or when they’ll tip over or lean forward. A tragic story circulated online about a woman whose 3-year-old climbed into the drawers on her sturdy dresser and was crushed underneath when it tipped. Her daughter passed away within minutes. She mentioned that she could’ve prevented it by just anchoring the furniture to the wall. Simple as that.

Thoughtful Furniture Placement – When rearranging your home, make sure to be aware of safe furniture placement. Don’t place climb-worthy furniture near windows that are routinely left open or easy to open, hanging cords or thin pieces of fabric, or even low-hanging light fixtures. If your child can climb on a piece of furniture, she probably will, so it’s best to make sure your home is as safe as possible while still being livable.

Changing-Table Rails – Even with a newborn that can’t roll over yet, installing guard rails on your changing table can give you peace of mind. How many times have you placed your baby there and walked, even just a few steps, to get a diaper? In that moment, your child could squirm or roll over and fall off. Guard rails prevent that. It’s a precaution worth taking.

Bed Height – If your child is strong enough to climb out of the crib, it might be time to switch it out for a low-sitting toddler bed. It just takes one bad fall to change your life forever.

Small moments define our lives. There will be moments of happiness and laughter and others of tears and heartbreak. Limit the bad defining moments by providing a safe environment for your family. Then you can live in the happy moments with peace of mind. After all, you can never get those moments back, happily memorable or tragic.

The Space Under the Stairs = the Perfect Homework Area

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Have you ever thought what to do with that awkward space underneath your stairs?

It might be the perfect space for a homework area for your children. It’s tucked away, out of the way of normal foot traffic. Also, your children will love the feeling that it’s a secret place just for children. Who knows – it might make homework time a little more enjoyable for everyone.

What do you think of the above setup? I wish there was a little more room so I could fit in there with my home office. It’s simply adorable.

Why It Works – Creating Visual Interest

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What’s the first thing that you notice in this teen’s bedroom? Where does your eye go first? This room has intense visual interest, and, quite frankly, it works. Here’s why:

1. The Color Combination

The main colors are green/teal and yellow. They works so beautifully together. And the hot pink that’s scattered throughout really brings the color combo home. It’s fun, spring-like, and perfect for any age. It’s a sophisticated color palette, but it’s also young and modern.

2. Large Wall Accents

The flowers and dots are the perfect pairing. They make a beautiful design statement, but it doesn’t make the walls look too busy.

How could you take these two ideas and create your own unique space? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

How to Create a Magical Hideaway

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No matter how old your children are, they would love a magical hideaway to call their own. In fact, any age would probably love one. Wouldn’t you?

Take a look at the adorable hideaway above. Using it as a guide, here are the things you need to create the most magical hideaway ever for your kids.

1. Some Type of Enclosure

An enclosure is what makes a space a hideaway. It creates the feeling of secrecy, privacy, and even solitude. It’s essential to making the space feel like it’s all on its own, almost like it’s in its own world.

2. Twinkle Lights

Add some sort of lights. That’s the easiest way to create an air of magic in the hideaway. See how they put the lights on the outside of the enclosure? This give is a far-off, dreamy look and feel.

3. Filled with Activities

Lastly, fill the hideaway with your children’s favorite activities, like a reading space, coloring or drawing table, or even a place for taking a nap.

Ready to tackle your own space? Game on!

 

How to Create a Unique and Quirky Child’s Room

Your child is anything but ordinary, so why should her room be ordinary? Creating a quirky bedroom will only make your child happier. But really, what’s not to love about a bedroom like this, for example:

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Take a moment to really look at this picture. What do you love about this bedroom design? It’s probably the same things I love about it. Here are 3 easy ways to create a unique space for your child, a space with a similar vibe to the one above.

1. Colors!

Use fun, bright colors. It doesn’t have to be simply paint for the walls, but you can use those colors in the carpet, in the furniture, and even in the accessories.

2. One-of-a-kind Light Fixture

You don’t want the light fixture to blend into the surroundings. Instead, make it a focal point.

3. Odd, Quirky Accessories

Look at that giant flower in the corner. If that doesn’t scream quirky, I don’t know what does. Keep an eye out for something unique to add to your child’s room. You might be surprised where you find the perfect item.