It has been a few weeks since we “finished” the Guest Bedroom for the One Room Challenge. Window treatments were one of the finishing touches we did not get to during the 6 week scramble. Turns out Select Blinds was having a 50% off sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday so our procrastination paid off! Everything happens for a reason…
We knew we wanted woven wood shades for this space because they add warmth and subtle texture.
Via Amber Interiors
Via McGee and Co.
Inside or Outside Mount
The biggest decision was wether to fit the blinds for an inside mount or an outside mount. Young House Love has a post that shows how an outside mount can make your windows look bigger. So smart! For this space though, the sliding closet door is a large feature on the adjacent wall, and a seemingly large window could overcrowd the space. We decided on an inside mount which should make the wall feel neat and tidy.
Via Select Blinds
Select Blinds has some good resources on how to properly measure your window.
Woven Wood Shade Features
The two other features we knew we wanted were a cordless lift and a light filtering liner. When we first moved in, the green room was missing blinds and we purchased inexpensive cordless blinds from Lowes. The cordless blinds are great for kids and pets and you don’t have to look at an ugly cord all the time.
Woven wood shades will not fully filter light. Since these are going in a bedroom, we wanted some light filtering but didn’t think full black out was necessary. Adding a light filtering liner on the back should do the trick.
The Premier Modern Woven Wood Shades from Select Blinds had all the features we need so I ordered samples of nearly every color.
Picking a Shade Color
We spent some time deliberating over which color to pick. When I first dumped the samples out onto the bed, I though for sure we would go with South Beach Grey (middle row on the right in the picture above). Grey seemed like a good balance to the wood and leather already in the room and it coordinated well with the rug. Don’t forget about the wood tone in your floors when selecting woven wood shades.
Once the samples were up against some of the major features in the room, the Tortoise Cocoa stood out (bottom row second from the right in the picture above). Tortoise is a type of shade that has a lot of color variation so it should add some interest to the room.
We are happy to have these blinds on their way so our holiday visitors will have some privacy. Last on the list of finishing touches to truly round out the guest bedroom is to paint the door. Any ideas for a good color? Sherwin Williams is having a 30% off sale through tomorrow. Do you think I can make up my mind by then?