Hey friends! Today I am excited to give you a 5 year update on our woven roller shades!
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Believe it or not, one of the most visited posts on my blog is my review of our woven roller shades in our living and dining room.
I cannot believe that I first wrote that blog post five years ago now! Man time files. It feels like just yesterday that we installed these roller shades in our home. In fact, it was one of the very first collaborations I took on as blogger!
I have tried to update my original review of our shades a few times now, but I figured it was time for a fresh new blog post all about them.
I am not being paid to say any of this, and I have not been asked to give this honest review. Whenever I share photos or videos of my living or dining room, I am always, always asked about my roller shades.
I hope this review is a helpful resource!
I am going to break down this post by answering my most frequently asked questions about our woven roller shades.
Where did you get your woven roller shades?
Our shades came from Select Blinds. Full disclosure, these shades were gifted to me as part of a collaboration. But like I said earlier, I have not been asked or paid to share this update. I’m just hoping I can be of help to some of you!
What was your experience like with Select Blinds?
Honestly, I had a great experience. They can create custom measurement that fit the exact width of your window, which is awesome if you have an older home like I do.
Select Blinds also offers a two year warranty, which I think is great.
I also love the fact that they send samples! I ordered so many samples before making my decision, which I would highly recommend.
Samples online always look different in person than they do on a screen.
What type of woven roller shades do you have?
We have the Premier Woven Roller in the color “Camel”. You can find them here!
Are your shades light filtering?
Yes, mine are light filtering. But you can actually purchase blinds or shades that are lined and block more of the light.
How are your shades holding up after 5 years?
Honestly? They are holding up great! If you watch the video linked above, you’ll see a few strings that have come loose here and there.
But for shades that we literally pull down every evening and pop up every night, I’m pretty impressed with how well they have held up.
Any cons that you can think of?
Maybe just a few.
First of all, you sort of have to manually adjust these to get them to the height you want. So unlike my Roman shades that I have in the sunroom, you can’t just pop these up in the morning and let go. They will roll all the way up (which is fine If you like that look).
I like to see a little bit of my shades, so I keep them pulled down a bit. If you have windows that are right next to each other, it can sometimes be tricky getting the windows to match.
If you are a perfectionist or a little OCD, these shades might not be for you – ha! I would go for a Roman shade style instead.
The other con is that I feel as though the bracket sticks out more on these roller shades that it does on my sunroom shades. It’s not overly obtrusive by any means, and I could purchase an extra piece from select blinds that would hide it, but I chose not to.
Maybe one other con would be that over time, they can get a bit squeaky. Be sure to watch the video to hear what they sound like when you roll them up and down, hah!
I hope this 5 year update on our woven roller shades was a help to you guys! If there is anything I missed, or if you have any other questions please let me know in the comments below!