Wed Mar 28 00:00:00 MDT 2012sammyegail Rating:5.0
We purchased a townhouse 9 months ago, there were no window treatments. The trim in this house is called 'Almond', not white so I didn't want to go with traditional 2 in faux wood white blinds. I purchased different styles of bamboo for 5 rooms! For the windows we hung white pull down shades for privacy and to keep out the light when needed. This style is in my living area, 2 windows and a set of french doors that lead out to the porch. I love the brown tones in them so much.I was concerned going with brown bamboo rather than 2 in blinds they would bring the rooms *down* color wise but they look so nice with the sunlight shining in. The amount of light they let in is perfect, I have gotten so many compliments from my neighbors. I read in the reviews these are not for complete privacy, I agree, they are not! From being outside and at my neighbors townhouse across from ours, I can't really see inside during the day but they offer no privacy at night with any lights on inside. Very glad we have the pull down shades behind them on the windows. I was going to get shears for the french doors but went with lined panels. Highly recommended, I can tell the shear curtains would not have provided much more privacy where I live. I have always had white blinds in homes where we lived, maybe its because we moved to FL, but I love the bamboo as much as the day we put them up! I would not go back to white blinds if they were free. My only mistake was I ordered them an inch too wide. I triple measured the openings of each window but did not notice to take into account the extra wood trim inside the window frame that is about 1 inch deep from the interior wood trim on the walls. If that makes sense. It resulted in us having to do an outside mount instead of inside like I wanted. Big positive on that is I am sure the roll down shades would not have fit as an inside mount if these had not been mounted outside. We still have stuff in storage, I ran across a cream colored shear panel the other day, I draped it across the top of one of the bamboo shades, like a swag, it looked great, it would be perfect if I could find my other shears! All in all, I love them, recommend them if you are wanting to try a different look, shear panels draped across the top looks so good with an outside mount. Shears can be economical, plus you can put up any length or color : ). My kids room has a bright green, found them on sale for $5 each at a department store.
Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 MDT 2013butterflywoman63 Rating:5.0
This was a great find. I have styled my dining room with a Tuscan flair. I have beautiful up/down wood blinds and didn't need full drapes. So I ordered my drape fabric from Vogue's and will use these swing arms for drapes on each side of my three windows which sit in a cluster on one wall. If I want to open the windows I can easily swing the drapery arms away from the window to allow full flow of air through the open windows without the drapes getting in the way. Wonderful product!
Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2011suzekc Rating:4.0
I love these drapes, you can't beat the quality for the price. My only complaint is the top . I wish they had some buckram attached to the top of the drapes so I could attach hooks and use wood drapery rings (I don't like the ring/clip combo) I did find some iron-on buckram, to stiffen up the top and hold the hooks. They are the best. The faux silk adds a understated shimmer.
Thu Aug 02 00:00:00 MDT 2012theeyegal Rating:5.0
I ordered these blinds for a dining room window. I was somewhat concerned that they would not be formal enough for the room, but behind my drapes, they look great. The wood color (I ordered pecan) is as it was pictured. I had been getting a great deal of afternoon sun through my draperies, and was looking for blinds that would minimize the sun, but not "cheapen" the look of the room. These were the perfect choice. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are, and I have noticed a huge difference in the temperature of the room in the afternoons...much cooler. They installed easily as well. Wonderful product for the price.
Mon Aug 05 00:00:00 MDT 2013cdcwdc Rating:5.0
Purchased four to match the wood trim in the same paint color used in the family room after remodeling. We didnt want to hide the stained trim with drapes. I was concerned with using wooden blinds and not expecting much, but the quality is outstanding and exceeded my expectations. Color was absolutely correct. The blinds were very easy to install and only took minutes. I highly recommend this product. Only wish I could find a longer set in the oak color for the kitchen.
by Brooke Bartlett An easy way to warm up any room is to add a decorative touch to the windows. You might appreciate the sophistication that the perfect bamboo shades add to your home, or perhaps you prefer the cozy comfort of thick chenille curtains. Regardless of your personal style, window treatments are a finishing touch in home decor that should not be overlooked.
by Staff Writer While they're an attractive alternative to traditional blinds and shades, wood blinds can be plain. However, you can easily dress up wooden blinds with additional window treatments. Whether you want to add a valance, or you simply want a more finished look that only curtains can provide, these window treatments make it easy to blend your wood blinds with any home decor.
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by Staff Writer To avoid putting on a show each time you step into the shower, the best plan is to find a stylish way to cover your windows. When choosing bathroom window treatments, you may want to keep a couple of practical considerations in mind. Unlike other rooms in the house, the bathroom windows present special challenges concerning privacy and humidity. The best window decor ideas for bathrooms are those that provide sufficient privacy and can withstand moisture from steamy showers and baths.
by Staff Writer Whether you're redecorating your bedroom, living room or kitchen, window blinds are a great enhancement -- but if you don't keep them clean, they become an eyesore. This article will provide the steps for cleaning the most common types of window blinds and shades. Regardless of which type of window treatments you have, you should dust your blinds on a weekly basis as a general rule. You should also give your window shades and blinds a more thorough cleaning every six months.
by Lindsay Wilcox Create privacy and control the light entering your home when you buy window blinds for your living room. Whether you want wooden window blinds for a classic, polished look or aluminum blinds to complement contemporary decor, the following suggestions will help you buy blinds and shades that work well in your home. Read on for tips on finding the best window blinds for your living room.