Adding Window Blinds in the Bedroom to Make the Outdoor Curb Appeal Cohesive
Our bedroom is one of the most finished spaces in the house, but like I shared in our last bedroom post about finishing off the paint and decor after we removed the half moon and installed the new window, our old blinds didn't fit. We installed a new curtain rod and added some soft panels, but thought we'd be fine for a while without blinds.
Uh, no. This is an east-facing window. It took until about mid-June to realize it gets pretty dang light, pretty dang early and on days where we actually want to sleep in, it was nearly impossible. Check out the light we had shining through the curtains - this was probably taken in the 6am ballpark. Sleeping in doesn't exactly happen that often, but getting better sleep is always a good idea, so I decided to add the blinds back in.
Installing Blinds in the Primary Bedroom
Since I moved the existing blinds down to the main floor music room, I ordered the exact same kind of white cordless blinds for our room since these are the only two windows on the front of the house. It's a small thing, but having similar window coverings on windows in the front gives your home a more cohesive looking curb appeal when they are both open and closed.
The tricky part with this new window was figuring out where to mount the blinds. The window didn't have any depth to the frame like the old window had, so I needed outside mount blinds. I was afraid of drilling into the brand new window itself to install so I decided I would need to mount to the molding above.
This isn't ideal visually to me, but it works. I screwed them in slightly below the mid line to allow a little of the holding to still show above.
The project only took about 45 minutes, and I got it done in time to roll into bed, excited to wake up to less light in the morning!
Since these aren't technically blackout and have slats, the morning light still come in. But we were used to that amount of light from before, and it's really a huge difference IRL! Here's proof of "the boys" enjoying their much darker mornings.
Opened up, here's the view from the inside:
Cohesive Window Treatments
And from the outside, the window treatments look cohesive for the first time! We had honeycomb in here when we moved in before we replaced the blinds the first time on the old window, and the downstairs windows had wood color mini blinds. You can see in this old pic of the house how the windows on the main floor have the wood/orange color when closed. The upstairs blinds were wide open under the always blocked half moon.
Being the same style and same color, it helps with that cohesive look out front. Here's with the blinds pulled down but with slats open on both windows:
And here they are closed. The reason the windows on the ends of each trio look darker is because you're seeing the screen.
That's all, friends. Front of house blinds - fixed!
Need a fix-up? Here's what we used:
Tools for the job:
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