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amyevans 08-12-2011 09:00 AM

What do people think of these blinds?
At the moment I've got cheap, plain slatted blinds on my windows.

I want something a bit different and I've come across these and I quite love some of them, but I can't help worrying that they're a bit much...

I rather like some of the rose and poppy ones here (scroll down, they're near the bottom of the page).

I guess why I'm posting is because I'm not sure about them, so I want someone else to say they love them too and to go for it! If I was designing a kids bedroom I'd definately use them but I want them for my living room and if things go to plan, I'm going to have quite a bit of bright colour in there - so I'm worried about overdoing it!

Sooo... does anyone else like them??!

m1951mm 08-12-2011 02:59 PM

You asked for an opinion so here is one. They are WAY to much. You could find a poster similar and have it framed and hang it on the wall and when you get tired of it change the poster. I did not look at how much they are but I really feel that they might be fun in a mud/garden room but not a living room. You would only see the full design if the shade was totally pulled down. That would not allow for much natural light to get into the room. If the shade were at half mast you would only see stem.

I have been making window coverings for going on 25 years. I have seen tons of windows and dressed them. Since I am self employed and been doing this for so long I must have some decent taste for a variety of spaces and persons.

I hate to burst you bubble, but you asked.

I wish you luck.

I have a picture sharing site where you could see some of the work I do, if you care to:

Best to you

user1007 08-22-2011 06:04 PM

Must agree. They are too much and you will grow tired of them quickly.

Among other things, they have too much color in them that you will have to work around for eternity. Classic, "ignore the farting hippo in the room---the one wearing bright pink and kelly green pajamas" sort of problem.

BrendaSimons 09-03-2011 08:32 AM

I think that they look great. If they match to your room, just don't think twice. In my opinion you'll be more tired of the ordinary beige or orange than of these...

amyevans 09-07-2011 07:12 AM

Argh I had been completely swayed one way and then the last comment instills my confidence in them again!

However, I hadn't thought about how they would look if they were only pulled half way down...

Perhaps in the bathroom or the kitchen where there's less 'decor' to work around them....

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