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It’s been a few months since I shared our most recent living and dining room updates with you all. It’s been a few months since I shared our most recent living and dining room updates with you all. In those posts I spoke about how I was feeling super close to getting these spaces to a point of completion; BUT there was one missing piece: window treatments! My style evolves every. single. day, as I’m constantly garnering inspiration from so many places. I’m actually finding that more and more lately, I’ve desired a layered and dimensional look, (while still clinging to my neutral foundational pieces of course). However, when we first moved in our window treatments of choice were basic white faux wood blinds in most of our spaces, mainly out of the need for privacy. We knew they’d be temporary–because, let’s face it– they were quite a bit of an eyesore.
Case in Point:
So I am so glad to have partnered with Blinds.com to update our living room, dining room and kitchen window treatments. Blinds.com has the largest online selection of window coverings, which is amazing, (and also a bit overwhelming-in a good way of course!), but let me tell you a bit about their ordering process. The process begins with a free design consultation, where the consultant helps you to choose and refine your ideas for your space.
My goal for the window treatments in our living room was for them to feel clean and classic, and compliment our original 140-year old window trim.
Luckily, Blinds.com offers free design consultation to help you refine your ideas and lead you to the perfect product to suit your needs.
Next up, you will receive sample swatches based on your color preferences. I knew I wanted a textured “greige” fabric shade for the living room, and woven wood shades for the kitchen. My design consultant sent me a bunch of fabric swatches and I was able to narrow them down to the three above. I ended up choosing their Premier Roman Shade in Melange Calcite Madrid. It’s a beautiful woven material with light and dark gray flecks, very similar to my sofa fabric–that I’m sure I will be happy with for a long time.
Measurements and Installation:
Next up in the process was taking measurements. Blinds.com sends you measuring guides to ensure a proper fit, and if for some reason you’ve accidentally made a mistake and took the wrong measurements for your blinds, Blinds.com will remake it for you with no additional cost.
I decided on an inside mount, with a corded lift (due to the height of my windows), however, Blinds.com offers many lift options including cordless, motorized, top-down, bottom-up and corded loops!
I would have loved a motorized lift for these shades (due to the placement of our sofa, direcgtly in front of the windows) however, my consultant let me know that the motorized lift is unavailable on shades under 24″ wide, mine are 22″–Just missed the cut!
Installation of these roman shades was a breeze! With very easy to follow instructions, I had all five shades up within an hour! I’d say that’s a win!
Overall, I am totally in love with these Roman shades, as they truly elevate the look and feel of our living room, providing me with the custom layered feel that I so desired.
The Dining Room & Kitchen:
Since our dining room is open to our all white kitchen, I wanted something warm and textured to add interest to these spaces.
If you’ve ever owned woven wood shades, you can probably agree that privacy is one of the biggest downfalls, but not with these. I chose Blinds.com Cordless Woven Wood Shades in “La Serena Pine” with privacy liners, which also serve to ensure that my shades look nice and uniform from the street view (something I hadn’t really thought about before my consultation).
They are such beautiful quality and they are so easy to operate with a simple pull down or lift up of the bottom bar.
These shades really provide a warm, relaxed and inviting feel to our home, I wish I could add them to all of our rooms.
If you’re looking to upgrade your window treatments , be sure to make Blinds.com your first stop for an amazing selection of shades and blinds online.