I’ve talked about these amazing blinds, that we have in our upstairs, on my Instagram stories a little bit and have had so many questions about them so I thought I would answer your questions right here. The biggest question I have had is, “what color and style are your blinds”? I chose these blinds because of the beautiful natural fiber. I think that they add the perfect amount of texture to this space. The color is Bali Oak and the style is Designer Reserve Woven Wood Shades.
I love the way that they retract on their own with no cords attached! I have always loathed the cords on the blinds that I currently have in my downstairs. These new blinds from Select Blinds are so easy to use and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more gorgeous blind. I also love that they come with the option of having liners. They offer both darkening shades and lighter weight liners that still allow the light to come through. I chose the lighter liner for my blinds. This room is my kids living room area/playroom and I wanted this space to be bright and cheery, while keeping some of the strong sunlight out that we get here in Tucson. The liners also help to protect your furniture and carpet, etc. from fading. I have had some ask if the liners show from the outside. The entire back of the blinds are lined with a lighter white colored fabric, so from the outdoors they do look white. This is also an extra to add on to your order when purchasing.
I love that these blinds add some “color” and different texture to this space. You can find the post of how I faux bricked these walls here. I absolutely love how they turned out. It was well worth all of the work. These walls changed the whole dynamic of my entire upstairs.
I made this reading nook for my 2 daughters behind our upstairs stairwell. My 14 year old still loves to come up here and read. And I have to say, sometimes my son sits back here too. He may not love to read but still likes to hide sometimes. I love that these blinds can now shade their space if they choose to have it shaded. They think they are fun to play with since they are so easily retractable. We had to have the “these are not a toy” conversation already.
What would a kids area be without tiny little finger prints all over the computer screen, right? This is a pretty grown up space for my 3 kids but they love it. It’s so much more “homey” since I updated this space and at their ages, that’s what they enjoy the most, relaxing and hanging out and playing games/watching TV. It makes my design heart happy because I was able to turn our upstairs landing into another living room. You can find the tutorial of my faux concrete painted wall here.
Here is a view of the blinds pulled all the way down. They fit perfect and each and every blind was perfect to size when they arrived.
Thank you so much for joining me for a little tour of my upstairs living/kids area. It was such a fun project to complete and we all love spending time here.
Blinds: Select Blinds
Sofa and White Chairs: Ikea
Desk: Thrift Store and Painted with my Chalk Paint recipe here
Frames: Thrift Store and Painted with Chalk Paint recipe above
Wood Rocking Horse: Garage Sale but can find similar here
Abstract Painting: DIY
Cactus Print: @downshilohroad on IG
Large Wall Chalk Board: DIY
Desk Chair: Thrifted
Lamp: Thrifted, similar lamp shade here
Decorative Rug: Boutique Rugs
Horse Photo: Shutter Tree Photos
Pillows: Ikea and Fluffy Pillow are from Home Goods, similar throw and pillows here
Fluffy Blanket: Home Goods
Trunks: Thrifted and Painted with Chalk Paint Recipe above
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