Saturday, March 19, 2011
I've been living here for 3 weeks now and still don't have blinds. Mostly because of my indecisiveness. I know it would have been cheaper to do the blinds ourselves, but my husband didn't really want to install them, I and I certainly didn't want to mess them up. So, we're going through Lowes. They came to measure and will do the installation for $118 which I thought was pretty good. So I ordered swatches and met with the lady at Lowes today and now have the final decision to make. All along I wanted white wood/faux wood blinds. My husband likes the fabric cellular shades. After reading Natalie's blog, I do think that cellular might be better for at least the upstairs because I can add a room darkening panel which would be good for when we eventually have kids in the rooms and for the master closet. But since we have 4 windows that face the front of the house upstairs and 2 downstairs I think they should all be the same from the outside, so I was leaning towards the wooden blinds throughout the house. Then today the Lowes lady told me that the blinds don't have to be the same, but the color does. So...I could have wooden blinds downstairs and cellular upstairs and that would look fine. Do you agree? My husband wouldn't mind having the cellular blinds throughout the entire house, but I'm not sure about it. Help! What did you/are you planning on doing?