HELP! You gave me some great advice in your Nov. 27, 2009 post.
I've finally started on tackling the window projects now that the holidays are behind us.
Anyway, since reading your ideas, my mind has been set on trimming the windows, getting the nice roller shades, and then flanking the group of windows with fabric panels.The "decorator" for a local store that supplies and installs window coverings was here to measure my windows. Her advice is to match the faux wood blinds that are already on the bottom windows for the top "transoms". She also suggested wood shutters that would encase both top and bottom window, eliminating a need for trim. Now, I'm so confused.
I don't know this woman. I have been following your blog for months and I love your taste and trust your judgement. What do you think?
- The wood blinds give you greater flexibility in light control.
- Greater flexibility with privacy and view.
- You already have a lot of wood blinds- so you would save money.
Reasons to go with Woven Roman Shades:
- You add more texture and style to the room.
- I absolutely HATE cleaning wood blinds. And- I hate dusty wood blinds. The flat hard horizontal design is simply a dust catcher. They annoy me- but hey- maybe you have someone doing your cleaning for you... (lucky girl) or maybe they don't bother you. I love how roller shades and Roman Shades don't collect dust in such an obvious way.
- There are many "options" with these products and you can get the amount of block out you need- and bring in the colors that will add to your overall look. I kind of feel like white wood blinds don't add- but they also don't really detract- they just are there. (of course they are highly functional :)
A word about the shutter option. I love shutters. They do tend to block your view. (which is sometimes a good thing- sometimes bad.) They are a much classier option than wood blinds- but you pay far more for them. So- consider your view- consider your budget. They are one of the best window treatments available.
OK- everyone- help Hannah out- tell her what she should do on her windows. :)
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