Our Bedroom Window Treatments
When we moved in back in October the curtains in our master bedroom left much to be desired.
See…I wasn’t kidding. The previous owners left these little gems for us – 2 flimsy curtains and a wooden rod. They were so hard to pull shut, and even when drawn they barely covered the entire window.
These bad boys didn’t provide much privacy, let in way too much light, and were a terrible length…too long for the window sill and too short for the ground. Yuck. These babies had to go.
We quickly came up with a game plan for new window treatments that would be affordable, light blocking, and would match our current decor and style.
The first order of business was to block out the light. Since we live in the city, the lights from the buildings around us are incredibly bright. Also, our bedroom windows face east so the sun comes right into bedroom. Blackout shades were high on our shopping list.
We found the above shades at Home Depot and got 2 cut right then to fit the width of our windows. We installed the blackout roller shades immediately and quickly found out that they were effective…but terribly ugly.
So I ordered some gorgeous bamboo shades off of Overstock to install in front of the roller shades.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.