Thank you to Blindster for providing me with these blinds for our bedrooms. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions and photos are my own.
When we were getting ready to do our Houzz shoot this past Spring, there were so many little things I had wanted to do that were sent into overdrive. One of the things I wanted done for the tour were bamboo blinds hung in the living room. We have some awkward windows in there including a large picture window and a couple narrower windows on either side of it. I had to find blinds in 3 different sizes, and after scouring nearly every possible source I could think of, I came across Blindster. With Blindster, I was able to get affordable custom sized bamboo blinds in a color of my choosing. I selected the “Super Value Bamboo Shades (because hello, super value!) in Hatteras Camel, and sent in my measurements and was shipped the blinds, ready to install.
After we installed the blinds in the living room, I had one of those “What did I wait so long for?” moments. We’ve now been in this house for 4 years, and for 4 years we have lived without blinds in our bedrooms. We live in a pretty private area, so I never worried about privacy, but I loved the finished look the bamboo blinds gave our living room. I was thrilled when Blindster wanted to partner with me on outfitting our bedrooms with the same bamboo blinds I had purchased for our living room.
A couple weeks ago, we installed our new blinds in all of our bedrooms. Our own master bedroom has curtains on the window behind the bed, but the dormer nook has sat for 4 years with nothing to block the light, and that is where it all pours in from. It doesn’t bother me because I am an early riser, getting up a little before 5 am most mornings. However, on the one morning each week where I want to sleep in, I don’t want that morning light shining in my sleepy eyes. Now that the blinds are up, that is no longer an issue!
Please Note: These blinds are awesome and they truly block so much light. I had to amp up my camera settings to get clear shots in the spaces, but they don’t let in nearly as much light as they appear to in photos.
The blinds fit perfectly into my window, and I love the way the natural coloring fits with all of our other natural textures in this space. And now the nook looks so much more complete than it was before.
To see the rest of our master bedroom, click here.
Now onto the kids spaces…
My kids generally do have opinions about their own rooms, but honestly something like blinds I didn’t think would be a big deal. Boy, was I wrong! They both vehemently told me, as I was hanging the blinds, that they did NOT want blinds in their rooms. Being the good mother I am, I completely ignored them and went along my way. Because mother knows best.
We hung them in Emmy’s room first.
After they were hung, Emmy confessed, “Mom, I thought the blinds were going to be ugly, but they look so pretty!” She speaks truth.
I would love to show you how they really complete the entire space, but you’d have to squint and blur out the mess to be able to tell, because here’s the truth of what was going on in the rest of her room.
To see what her room looks like when it’s in order (which happens about as frequently as the Harvest Moon, click here.)
Sawyer also resisted, and didn’t really have any good reasoning, other than to resist because he’s 10. Nevertheless, we moved forward in his room.
I am SOOOO glad we did! This child tends to wake up with the sun shines in his windows, and these blinds have made such a difference. Most mornings now, I wake him up to start getting ready for school. And I am grateful for that, because he needs his sleep.
Sawyer also has a dormer nook, so his windows got different sizes. And note: That phone has no service… It’s my old broken phone that he uses to play music. 🙂
I am so happy with the finished look these affordable custom bamboo blinds have given us, and also happy with the extra hours of sleep my family now has!
Thank you to Blindster for providing me with these blinds. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions and photos are my own.