Mac always had mini-blinds on her windows. I am not a fan of mini-blinds. I’m actually not a fan of covering windows with anything but curtains…especially when I buy all new windows, I want to show them off!
But since Mac’s room faces the east, it has tons of light in the mornings. I do love natural light but not when I’m trying to sleep! So, even though I never use blinds or shades, I made an exception in this room so that I can sleep!
My neighbor was getting rid of her roman shades, so I bought three of them for $3. You can’t beat $3! I prefer the look of a roman shade over mini-blinds, and they’re extremely easy to hang. With a drill, measuring tape, screw driver, level, and pencil, I had the shades hung in 20 minutes.
One of my absolute favorite tools is my laser level. I love that it sticks to the wall, so it’s like I have three arms when I need to laser something.
Hanging the shade requires two screws. The shade has two hooks that just slip over the screws. I tried to make the screws behind the curtain rod to disguise them some.
Rather than fabric shades, the Roman shades don’t completely block out light.
I like the mixture of textures with the bamboo and fabric. I looked at some fabric shades but it was just too much fabric blocking my windows. One of my decorating rules that I follow is to mix textures, patterns, and colors. And these $3 shades did just that!
As I’ve discussed a million times, I hate to spend money. But $3 for three shades, I can handle that. I’m still trying to decide if I want to put the extra shade in Grandpa’s room.