I’ve been studying this picture from the latest Lonny ever since it caught my eye a week or so ago. It feels so layered (notice—I said “layered”, not “cluttered”), and I love the mix of gold, black and texture.
One of the easiest ways to add texture to a room is by using inexpensive bamboo shades. (This apartment owner added the ribbon trim herself. This little project is on my “to do” list for our living room.)
What I love about bamboo shades besides giving rooms another layer of texture, is that they can work in casual and dressy spaces, alone or under other window treatments.
I used them throughout our last home under curtain panels. I didn’t depend on them for privacy (they are more light-filtering than anything), but pulled the curtains instead.
In our dining and living rooms, I used these shades from JCPenney. They come in different colors and were pretty substantial.
In the other rooms, we used these inexpensive flatstick shades from Home Depot. They were thin, but great if you’re just wanting the layered look. I was also able to dress some of our wider windows for little money. (I had to order the wider widths online.)
Have other favorite sources for bamboo shades? Feel free to share!