Their bedroom also faces west and so on hot sunny days their bedroom becomes a furnace making it difficult for them to sleep in the evening. Pulling down the roller blind I had in situ was not solving that problem, neither was pulling the curtains so I did some research.
I would have very much liked some plantation blinds but have you seen the prices! £750 per window was just a little too steep for me I’m afraid so the next best thing was Venetian blinds made to measure fitted in the recess. I liked the idea of wooden ones.
Enter Web-Blinds, they had proposed working together and invited me to look through their website which I did and thoroughly enjoyed, not only that they have some very useful videos on how to fit blinds both in the recess and outside too but they have an enormous range of blinds to choose from.
I clicked on wooden blinds and measured my window as proposed by Web-Blinds and once all the boxes had been ticked and checked I sat back and waited for my delivery.
It took some time but I don’t know if this was because I was receiving them as a review product however once arrived they were extremely easy to fit, only they weren’t wooden and the slats were the smaller ones! I obviously hadn’t ticked all the correct boxes after all and what’s worse they are made to measure and husband was quite clear, once successfully up (I have told you he’s not the best DIY man haven’t I?) they is not comin’ down.
So how are we getting on?
Well it does make the window pretty but I wish they were the wooden ones as I feel they’d look better than this metal version. I also wish the slats were thicker as I imagine they’d close out more light which does get through.
I do love the angling of the blinds and am using it lots at the moment with the beautiful weather we’re having.
The girls love their new toy and I can hear them larking around upstairs once they’ve bene put to bed taking turns to fiddle with the pole that twists the slats up and down.
They do keep the room cooler but they’re not keeping all the light out. I will definitely order the larger slatted wooden ones for the other back room, our guest room