Well we finally have a lot more privacy over at our house now. Bamboo roman shades are up, and looking pretty darn awesome!
Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. Here's the living room before.
The blinds add so much interest, texture, and gives it a much warmer feel against all the white.
Same deal going on in the breakfast nook. Before.
So pretty, right?!
Brand & Color - We needed custom made blinds to fit our windows, so we went with Blinds.com Budget Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural. I can honestly say I am beyond thrilled. The color is EXACTLY what I was after, and the fit is perfection. We went with an inside mount on all of the windows but one of the bedroom windows. The one window had an arch so we did an outside mount, installing it above the arch.
We had our bamboo shades made with a light filtering privacy liners in the main living areas and blackout liners in the bedrooms. Hello sweet, sweet sleep. The blinds below have the light filtering privacy liners.
Quality - I'll tell you I was slightly concerned with how the quality was going to be when I ordered since I went with a "budget" shade. The price was much lower than other prices I found through special orders at the home improvement store and other online stores; so I figured quality might be lacking. NOT AT ALL THE CASE. I honestly let out a sigh of relief when I opened the packaging and checked them out. "Thank you, Lord!" They are very well made, and look and work significantly better than the blinds I bought off the shelf for a previous home.
Installation - A breeze. Easily a one person job. Even with a 5 year old and 15 month old running around your ankles. And I LOVE that each of the blinds comes labeled with the room you're using them in. Talk about a time saver!
If you're looking for woven wood blinds for your home, definitely check out Blinds.com. It makes such a difference having shades made to your window's exact measurements. Before I found them I was seriously considering going with off the shelf shades that would have been a foot too short in our bedroom because I didn't think I could find the style and color I wanted in my price range. I'm guessing our neighbors would be thrilled to know I didn't go that route!
Are you guys fans of bamboo shades? Do you have them in your homes? After having them I don't think I could ever go back to slated wood blinds. At least not unless I have someone to come in and dust them for me every two days ;)
Some had asked about how the arched window in Sam's room looked with an outside mount. Here ya go!
You really can't tell it's an outside mount until you pull the curtains away.
Here you can see the arch of the window. I mounted the blinds about 3 inches from the top of the arch.
Disclosure: I did receive product at a discounted price; however, all opinions are completely my own.
LIVING ROOM SOURCES: sofa // coffee table (similar here and here) // rug (no longer avail - similar here and here) // bamboo blinds // white drapes // DIY lacquer tray // black and white striped throw // black and white lumbar pillow // monogram pillow - made by myself (similar here and here) // zebra pillow - made by myself
KITCHEN NOOK SOURCES: chandelier // DIY bleached wood table // chairs // DIY floor mirror // bamboo blinds // white drapes // basket // rug
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