The living room with blinds that we've had for a few years -- these windows face the street and thus, Husband Jim felt that we needed something that provided more privacy than drapes. Thus we installed 2 inch white blinds in these windows behind the drapes.
The windows flanking the fireplace just had the drapes, however, for privacy wasn't really an issue!
And in the downstairs hall, up two steps from the living room, in the stairway leading up to the second floor, we had both drapes and valances covering the windows. A different fabric than the ones in the living room. Those same drapes are also in the windows in the hall upstairs.
On the trip to Charleston and Savannah the week before Thanksgiving, I noticed the lovely plantation shutters or 2 inch blinds in the windows. They let in light but could be closed for privacy and I liked the brightness that the white blinds/shutters made in a room. And the light that they let in so . . .
We decided to make some changes in the living room and downstairs hall!
Off with the drapes on the front windows -- just the blinds! The light is dazzling! The view so much more so!
The windows flanking the fireplace . . . . I love the light that falls on the desk -- they're south windows and most of the day light is pouring in!
And the hall feels more spacious! No drapes puddling on the floor! To be dust catchers!
Both the hall area and the living room seem bigger and more spacious and certainly brighter!
Those South Carolinians certainly know how to add light and airiness to a room!
I walk into the room now and go "wow -- is that really my living room?"
It was a small change and an inexpensive change for the blinds are faux wood (as were the original three). Next on the agenda -- replacing those upstairs drapes with blinds as well.
Since it isn't a "public" area I decided with getting out Christmas and putting up the tree (Husband Jim's job but I am the "go-fer") that three blinds were more than enough to do this weekend.
It's Monday and time to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other changes there are this Met Monday!