Decorate Today

April 27, 2007

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Prices at American Blinds, Wallpaper & More are competitive, if not the best.

Their site, entitled Decorate Today is very easy to navigate. There’s no search box on the main page, but it’s easy to go right to the decorating category you are interested in, Blinds & Shutters, Wallpaper & Fabric, Curtains & Drapes, Bedding, Area Rugs, or Custom Framed Art.

American Blinds, Wallpaper & More carries brand names such as Bali, Levolor, Hunter Douglas, Barrington, and others in addition to their own American Blind brand. Typically American Blinds branded products are the cheapest. This is what you would expect for any store that carries its own brand along with others.

There are color samples available online for the cloth blinds. For people who are a bit more particular and want to see how colors and/or patterns hold up against the room they’ll be going in, up to 10 swatch samples of fabric blinds can be ordered for $2.50. If you then order from American Blinds, Wallpaper & More, they will deduct that $2.50 from your order.

The instructions on the website are very comprehensive when it comes to ordering. They’ll show you what to measure and how, based upon whether you want your blinds mounted above your windows or set in the frame.

Selecting the blinds to order is simple. Clicking on the pattern will bring up an order form. Enter the size you want – both the height and width. Both of these can be measured to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. The type of mount –interior or outside –is selected so the correct hardware will be sent. Other options can be selected here such as motorizing, the valance, trim color, free-hanging, inserted, and extension brackets. You can click on unfamiliar terms and a pop up box will show you what they mean. The site is very user-friendly.

Once the size has been entered and all of the options selected (or not) an automated price will be generated. Prices will typically be better than any small home center in most parts of the country.

If you’re really not comfortable shopping for blinds yourself, there are two other options. One is the online help of a personal shopper. The other option is to set up an appointment. Someone will come and do the measuring and installation for you.

Shipping via UPS is free on all blinds under 95 inches. Decorate Today
accepts all major credit cards and also has their own credit account should you wish to apply for one with them.

Enjoy no payments for 90 days on orders over $250.

The web site is intuitive and geared to people who don’t spend much thinking about decorating their homes.