Are you ready to snuggle up on the couch on chilly evenings, but you can’t quite settle in comfortably because your house isn’t put together the way you’d like? Our 3 simple window shade tips for a beautiful summer home will help you love your home while maximizing your budget and efficiently managing your time. Home is a place to have fun, enjoy the people around you, and make memories that will last the rest of your life. That’s a lot easier when you’ve filled your home with the look and vibe that speaks to you. Are you ready to get started?
About Our Guest Designer: Sue of @WoolandVineDesign
Our guest designer, Sue, lives in California and runs a home decor Instagram account at @woolandvinedesign where you’ll find her sharing home improvement projects with her followers.
About the Project: Media Room Update
When Sue decided her media room needed an update, one of the elements she knew she wanted to add to the space was natural woven shades.
Before & After Images: Media Room Update with @WoolAndVineDesign
Check out before and after photos of the media room update project:
When Sue decided her media room needed an update, she knew she wanted natural woven shades in the space.
In the end, she decided on Bali Natural Woven Shades in Spree Studio. Here’s the final look!
The Process: Ordering Custom Bamboo Shades Online
Browsing Products: The process started by browsing the products available on the website. Since Sue already knew she wanted natural woven shades, she could go directly to the bamboo shades section and consider the different options. Tip: When browsing products, don’t browse blindly. There are a number of factors that you should consider right off the bat so you don’t get attached to any options that actually won’t work for your space, your budget, your lifestyle, or your timeline. Different products have different production times – the estimated production time needed for each product is listed on the description page right next to the main image. If you know you want to have your new window shades installed within 4 weeks, you’ll want to take note of any with production times that will fall outside your window. You’ll also want to consider the available color choices, textures, and features available with each window shade.
Identifying the Best Shades or Blinds for Your Space: When attempting to identify the best shades or blinds for your room or space, feel free to touch base with the Design Consultants for answers to questions about the products, how to measure windows, manufacturing times, available features, installation, etc. They’re a great resource – and they’re available by phone, email, or online chat. Access the Online Chat option on the home page.
Ordering Samples: Samples are always a great idea. It’s best to see the different materials in your space with your lighting and decor, etc. During the @WoolAndVineDesign 2021 Media Room Update, Sue ordered samples and received them the next week. Once she had them in hand in her room, she discovered that they weren’t the right color for the space. She quickly ordered a new set of samples adjusting her choices a bit, so she could ensure she’d love the final look of her woven shades.
Measuring Your Windows: Make sure to access instructions on how to measure for your blinds or shades. You can find info on how to measure included on the product pages. Once you’ve accessed instructions and measured your windows, do it again to double-check that they are accurate. There’s nothing worse than ordering a custom window shade in the wrong size.
Ordering: Once you’ve seen your samples (and love them) and you have your window measurements, add your order to your online shopping cart, and process your order.
Shipping: Sue received her order of custom-made Bali Natural Woven Shades in Spree Studio 4 weeks later. Remember, shipping times and production time will vary depending on the product you order. However, you can always log in to your online account at BlindsChalet.com to get a status update on your order or reach out to the Design Consultants for more info on your order’s progress by phone, email, or Online Chat.
Installation Process: Installation instructions and tips for an easy install are included on each product page. If you have questions during the install or before you get started on the installation process, check the product page for detailed information or reach out to the Design Consultants for more info on your order’s progress by phone, email, or Online Chat.
The Finished Media Room Update Project:
#irl: Customer Feature & Review of Solid Print Roman Shades
Read a Review: “The lake house guest room is finally complete! This beautiful Roman shade…was the finishing touch. I chose the cordless classic in Captiva Powder with blackout lining and love how it turned out! It adds a luxurious cozy layer to the room.” -Kim
Get the look with Solid Print Roman Shades in Captiva Powder (with blackout lining).
FEATURED PRODUCT DETAILS:
Window Treatment – Solid Print Roman Shades
Color – Captiva Powder
Features / Add Ons – Cordless, Blackout Lining
#irl: Customer Feature & Review of Premier ¾” Light Filtering Single Cell Shades
Why Replace Shutters With Woven Shades?
While you may dream of shutters or classic wood blinds, it’s a style choice that just doesn’t suit every person or every space. For instance, Lauren’s home wasn’t missing window coverings. The windows already had very nice shutters installed in many windows and classic 2” window blinds in others, but she couldn’t get over the urge to pull them out and replace them with bamboo shades. What you couldn’t see without spending some time in Lauren’s shoes (or more accurately in her house) is that most of the shutters and blinds in the house were a little broken or a smidge damaged and they blocked a lot more light than you might expect. Plus, some of the shutters were blocked, so you couldn’t open them to access the windows at all (even to clean them). The house’s windows included a mixture of shutters, wood blinds, and plastic blinds throughout, and Lauren couldn’t help but want something that would allow more sunshine in each day, match (the mismatched window coverings were making her crazy), and pull the design of home together as a whole.
The End Result: After Lauren Decided to Replace Shutters with Woven Shades
When she finally took a step back from her other ongoing home projects, and tackled the windows, she found that the end result was just as she hoped. She found that when you replace shutters with woven shades, the natural woven shades turn the space into a light, bright area while adding texture and warmth. It was the exact effect she craved for her space.
Featuring Cordless Contemporary Woven Wood Shades in Whitewashed: