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The Key to a Lower Electric Bill This Winter? These Majorly Discounted Curtains — Amazon Deal of the Day

In some parts of the country, there’s a noticeable shift in seasons happening right now, which means it’s officially time to start thinking about prepping your place for the cold weather ahead. Along with swapping out summer linens for thicker bedding, thermal-insulated window treatments (aka blackout curtains) are an effective way to warm up your home—and lower your heating bill. Not only do these cunning curtains block out daylight (allowing you to sleep later without any bothersome brightness), they’re also made with heavier fabrics to keep cold air from coming in.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2017

Starting from Scratch or Semi-Homemade, DIY Curtain Projects You Can Totally Pull Off

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Some people might consider curtains a luxury, others a necessity. If you think about the many benefits that curtains provide, I’d err on the side of necessity. Sure they make a great design statement in a room, but they also can give the illusion of larger windows, create privacy, block out hot summer sun, add a layer between cold winter drafts, and get a nursery ready for nap time. But not all styles, windows, and budgets are alike, so when it comes to curtains, don’t shy away from making them yourself, either completely from scratch or with the help of existing materials. Here’s a roundup of project ideas to get you started…

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Posted on Sep 17, 2017

The Affordable Curtain Idea Hiding at the Hardware Store

Jessica’s small San Francisco apartment is an explosion of leafy green plants, unique travel finds, and a bold blue living room wall color. Full of bright light, it’s an airy, bohemian home perfect for relaxing or entertaining friends in. There’s also a clever and very affordable curtain idea hiding in plain sight, and it might just be the right solution for your home.

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Posted on Aug 29, 2017

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Blinds, Shades & Curtains

As much as you might like to show off your stylish home, you don’t want uncovered windows to invite prying eyes. You also don’t want to spend a small fortune creating that privacy (which can happen real quick when those panels start adding up), so consider these 10 sources for affordable curtains, blinds and shades.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hanging Curtains

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Curtains complete a room. They help control the light, lend privacy and warmth, affirm your style, and add texture and color. Maximize their benefits with these guidelines and make your window treatments the most they can be.

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Posted on Jul 7, 2017

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