My sister just purchased new blinds, and canâ€™t stop raving about them.Â She had told me she got wood blinds, and â€œdressedâ€ them up.Â Not understanding how you dress up wood blinds, I told her Iâ€™d stop by.
Just as a note â€“ my sister and I have the most opposite taste possible â€“ so I was excited when she mentioned she went with wood blinds because I have them in a couple of rooms in my house and think they are great.Â I love the way they look and the way they function.Â
The minute I drove up to my sisterâ€™s house I saw from the outside what she meant by â€œdressingâ€ them up.Â It was the strips of fabric that runs over the cord â€“ you know the ones that look like suspenders? All of the blinds were white, but every window (I later found out it was every room), had a different color stripe.
Once I got inside she took me on a tour, and pointed out the element in each room that the colored strip matched to. A pillow in one room, the bedding in another, the granite in the kitchenâ€¦ I had never seen her so excited about decorating, so I didnâ€™t want to burst her bubble â€“ I really was not a fan.Â How long are you going to keep that pillow? How often do you change your bedding? Thatâ€™s what you matched to?? Not to mention, how much harder it makes them to clean â€“ you have to now be able to clean fabric rather than just dusting.Â Also, they made all of the roomsâ€™ look super country (which her house never felt like before).Â But, the blinds themselves were very nice quality, and worked nicely too.
So, for once, I decided to be nice, and kept my opinion to myself.Â I told her they looked great.Â As a matter of fact I was inspired to go and redo a couple more rooms in my house, but Iâ€™ll be leaving the fabric tape off!