I have a huge window. It is 112â€ wide. I know I am stubborn, but I like what I like. Sure I could divide the blinds or shades into three panels, to cover each window â€“ but I donâ€™t want to. I want one big shade or blind, or whatever to cover it all. Turns out, that really narrows down my options.
Apparently, most fabric shades do not come that wide â€“ due to the materials themselves not coming that big (I get itâ€¦), most blinds do not come that big, because they are too heavy (also completely understandableâ€¦). Verticals, of course, are an option, but I think they are awful, and outdated. Aluminum blinds are a possibility, because they are lighter weight than any other blinds, but really, who wants an aluminum blind that wide â€“ Iâ€™m pretty sure it would make me dizzy! The other options are pleated, cellular, or roller shades. Pleated shades would come with a seam down the middle â€“ I saw a picture â€“ not even remotely attractive. Roller shades are limited to â€œheavy dutyâ€ materials – usually vinyl.
That brings us to cellular shades. To be honest, these would not have been my first choice- they are modern and contemporary, and I am not. But, they come in one piece, they are lightweight, and they are not really unattractive to look at. After looking around, I actually found one with a nice paisley print – which brought in a little more of my traditional side.
We hung up the shade, and I really love it. See, I knew I would get my way!