Just as I was about to pull the metal mini-blinds (circa 1986) straight off of the windows with one good, frustrated yank, Blindsgalore offered send us some cordless roman shades for the girls’ bedrooms in exchange for a review. If I never have to hear the sound of metal blinds or fight with the cords again, it won’t be long enough.
The difference it made in the overall look of the room is pretty wonderful, but the ease of pulling the shades up and down is even better. I went with these roman shades and chose white with ebony trim for the room above and white with nautical (blue) trim for the “purple” room:
The great thing about ordering custom is that you can pretty much get any size you need. Hanging them just a few inches above your window can make a big difference. As a point of reference, we customized the girls’ shades to hang 7 inches above the top of the window. (I also ordered them 2 1/2 inches wider than the window.)
If you’re nervous about getting it right, don’t be. The Blindsgalore online order form walks you through each step—and there’s an online chat available for real-time help.
We’ve never had cordless shades before, but they are super easy to raise and lower. They come with these (optional) handles that I thought would help with keeping them cleaner from little hands:
Do you know how much I love having no cords??
I also added the blackout liner option, and it makes their rooms so dark and cozy in the mornings. I want these for every room in the house now. It’s like that dark, hotel room kind of window treatment.
(I’m expecting lots of late sleepers this Summer.)
You can shop all of their window treatment options here. (They also offer 15 free samples to help you get started.)
Thanks to Blindsgalore for partnering with me on this post.