Awhile ago, we cleaned up our bedroom and put a fresh coat of very beautiful, green paint on the walls. Recently, I found a bedspread that matches the paint perfectly, without going overboard with the color. Now I'm looking at blinds because I absolutely cannot stand the ones we have for another week, let alone the rest of our lives. They're nasty metallic mini-blinds, and they're black and always covered in a mixture of dust and water spots from the times we've tried to clean them.
I'm going to with bamboo shades this time. I like that they are made in one long sheet, and they fold up as pleated blinds when you want to let light in. This means that cleaning will be a breeze. I'll be able to let them down and wipe them with a damp cloth to remove all the dust. No water spots. no dust, and I'll be happy!
I really think I ought to switch all our windows over to woven shades. We are always fixing and fussing with the house, but we never bother to make the windows look nice. It's like putting on a faceful of makeup and forget to do anything with your eyes, it just looks silly! We invite people over to see our new tile, or our fresh paint, and as always, the drab windows stand out like a sore thumb! No more . . . we are on a hunt for new window blinds!