Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Romans for the Master

Finally, a little privacy!  I'm not quite sure what took so long to install window treatments in the new master bedroom.  Luckily, our backyard is surrounded by tall trees and shrubbery because it literally felt like we were living in a fish bowl for a while.

I'm in love with this neutral linen fabric and the platinum embroidery detail - it's called "Stargaze".

We ordered the shades online through Smith and Noble's DIY service.  According to my handyman (a.k.a. husband), they were relatively easy to install.  All three windows took about an hour.

Some people prefer their bedrooms to be completely dark - I did too when I had the luxury of sleeping in until noon on the weekends pre-kids.  But I opted to forgo the light blocking liner because I like a little light peeking through the pretty linen fabric in the morning.  It's a nice soothing way to wake up.

An inset roman shade was my first choice but unfortunately the window frame is not deep enough.  Blasted!  Who knew that would be something you need to tell your contractor when he's ordering the window.  Ya live and ya learn.

Just keepin' it real... I still need to steam the left panel.  But, come on, who likes to steam anything in 100 degree heat?!

... and I loath making the bed (and apparently combing my son's hair).

So here is the before...

And the after.

What's your preference - blackout shades or a little light peeking in?


1 comment

  1. Amazing job! A great addition to the room. I like a little light filtering in as well for the same reason you do :) I have visions of room darkening shades again, but I probably won't need them for another 18 years.


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