I’ve received many questions about the blinds in our home that I thought it would be helpful to save all the details in a blog post for your reference. Window treatments can get expensive really fast, but I love the layered look of woven shades paired with fabric curtains.

We used Blinds.com in our first home and were so impressed with the price and quality that I used them again in our current home. (I am not kidding when I say they were about $4k less than every other quote I got!) I am listing all the details of ours for your reference below.

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This picture is of my home office in our first home. See all the specifics of my order below.

Selection Options:

Blinds.com Woven Wood Shade

Mount: Inside Mount 

Color: Tahoe Natural D16-05

Lift: Cordless

Style: Flat with Valance

Headrail: Standard

Opacity: No Liner (For front facing windows) / Blackout Liner (for bedrooms that aren’t front facing)

Edge Binding: Standard, no edge binding

Learning: I chose lined shades in our first home for privacy, but I honestly didn’t love the look from the outside when the shades were closed during the day. The lining was just too stark white for my liking so I just always kept the windows open during the day and it didn’t bother me at night. (This was one of the things I changed in our current home for the front facing windows. If the window isn’t front facing, especially if it is a bedroom, I would still choose lined.)

This is our front sitting room in our current house. I ordered the same shades as above, but selected a lighter color and didn’t do lining this time. I think the unlined looks much better from the outside, but it obviously doesn’t provide as much privacy and let’s more light in. I have these shades in Millie’s nursery, too, but I lined hers to keep the room darker since her windows just face our side fence.

Important: The other most important thing to consider when ordering is the way you will open the blinds, ‘the lift”. In our first home I did the ‘cordless’ where you can simply push up or pull down on the actual shade itself. This is safest for homes with young children and pets because there aren’t any dangling cords. It also looks much cleaner.

In our current home, I selected the motorized wand in a few rooms just so I don’t have to bend down to physically open the blinds. For example, the boys room has a piece of furniture in front of the window so I wouldn’t be able to open and close them easily without the motorized wand. I would recommend the cordless or the motorized wand for the lift options.

Here are the order details for our current home’s blinds.
Blinds.com Woven Wood Shade

Mount: Inside Mount 

Color: MARTINIQUE SUGARCANE E428

Lift: Motorized Wand and Cordless (depending on the window placement)

Style: Flat with Valance

Headrail: Standard

Opacity: No Liner (For front facing windows) / Blackout Liner (for bedrooms that aren’t front facing)

Edge Binding: Standard, no edge binding

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