Today I’m sharing all about our new, Select Blinds Woven Shades! Man, what a difference these have made in our home! Our windows feel so much lighter and brighter, and these natural shades were so easy to install. I think each window took less than five minutes!!
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There are so many different types of woven wood shades out there, and to be honest it can get overwhelming deciding the perfect fit for your home! Once you decide on which window shades to use in your home, you then need to figure out minimum width and minimum height, product specifications, liners, etc. so I hope that this post sharing what we chose in our home is helpful to you!
Woven Shades – The Before
When we moved into our home five years ago, we knew we wanted blinds for privacy in the evenings. I love the look of natural materials, and found faux wood blinds that I liked at the time; however, the longer we had them, the more I felt that they just weren’t my style. The selected color I had chosen was actually a dark brown color, but in most photos they almost look black.
These blinds also showed dust very badly and were very difficult to keep clean and neat looking. I knew we needed to avoid darker colors and styles when choosing new shades for our home. I began the hunt for new blind upgrades that brought in plenty of natural light while still giving us privacy.
Woven Shades – The Inspiration
I just loved the texture and warmth of that style and what they brought to the room so much! The only thing I didn’t really like, which seemed to be an issue with most styles I found was the continuous cord loop that hung down.
Kids, especially boys are always playing with things and cords hanging from window shades are just too much of a temptation for them. The cords originally on the bamboo shades in our sunroom proved that, the boys couldn’t stop touching them and I was constantly tucking and hiding the cords up to hide them. I really needed to find something that had a cordless lift!
Woven Shades – The Solution!
Enter Select Blinds. This company has so many options and varieties for woven roller shades and blinds, it was honestly so hard to choose for our home! When I saw their new Designer Series Light Filtering Roller Shades line, I was intrigued. This series offers a variety of colors and options in terms of shade position and mounting, and I loved the fact that you can choose to have a cord free lift system for our boys!
One thing I love about Select Blinds is that they offer free samples. This enables you to see the colors in your home and feel the material before making a purchase. Here are the (woven roller shades) samples that I ordered before making my final decision –
So many amazing choices, right?! For those that might be interested, we ended up going with the color “Camel” – the sample on top all the way to the right in the photo above! I am so happy that I had samples to choose from, it really made a huge difference!
Woven Shades – The Reveal!
Once we decided on the color we were going to go with, we placed our order. They came in just a few business days, were SO easy to install and I just love how they look in our home…
We also went with the exposed roll option, but you can choose to have it covered with a fabric wrapped cassette if you’d like. They honestly have so many different options to choose from, it’s like getting custom window treatments! They are so easy to roll up as well – just pull from the bottom up and the mechanisms roll the shades back into place.
We went with the light filtering option because I still like to have some light shining in when our shades are pulled in the evening and early morning. You can see that while they don’t completely block out all of the sun, they still significantly help to darken the space.
I personally love the fact that theses woven shades filter the light. At the time that we eat dinner, the sun is blaring through our dining room windows and blinding us. So pulling these doesn’t completely darken the space but definitely makes dinner time more enjoyable.
In the past, we always had to close our blinds or pull the curtains and the dining room instantly felt dark and cold. Now we can pull our new window shades down and the harsh sun is blocked, but it’s bright enough so that we don’t have to turn every light in the house on!
If the light filtering option isn’t for you, no worries. Select Blinds has so many gorgeous blackout options that are similar in style and color! I am confident you will be able to find a combination that will work perfectly in your home just like we did!
We even decided to add a similar style of these woven shades to all of our sunroom windows which I shared in our sunroom reveal last summer! I am in LOVE with these gorgeous shades and I cannot believe the difference they made in this space! The natural texture and warmth brings so much depth and elegance into my rooms!
Woven Shades – The Negative
I said I was going to be honest with you, so here’s my only negative – sometimes it can be tricky to get the roller woven shades level with each other when they are pulled down. What I try to do is pull both shades down at the same time so that they aren’t uneven, but even when I do that there are times I have to mess with them a few times before they match.
Once again I do love the warmth and texture that these shades bring to our home, though. I especially love how the shades tie in to all of the other wood tones in every space.
You can see more of these in my recent spring living room tour – where I take you on a video tour and feature several of these woven roller shades throughout our living room space!
So what do you guys think? I am so in love with these beautiful woven shades!