It happens so fast. One minute we’re enjoying the fall foliage in all it’s spectacular glory and the next minute we’re frantically trying to remember where we stored our boots! It goes quickly and if we wait we’ll miss it!
With the falling of the leaves, our view and often perspective changes. An unsightly expanse of a neighbors yard or fence may start to come into focus as the leaves open up the spaces that separate us. Or, the newly renovated now larger home behind us seemed much further when the leaves shielded the view. Now, we can actually see what they’re watching on TV!
The good news is, that with a few minor changes and a relatively small budget, you can fix the problem and even change your perspective on a situation. While there are many products on the market that can help you “edit your view”, there’s one in particular that can do it so easily and offer so many options. Wood blinds. Yes, they’ve been around forever; my mother actually had the aluminum version on our windows in my childhood home. They’ve been enhanced greatly over the years, but they are still one of the best solutions because they be used in a multitude of ways. And, while Aluminum as well as darker wood tones are still an option, todays decor beckons for the use of white wood here in Massachusetts where upwards of 90% of all homes have white trim.
Louvre sizes are available in 1 3/8″, 2″ and even 2 1/2″ slats with varying shades of whites available. They can use a wand or cord for tilting or “editing” and are even available cordless! Yes, cordless. I get that question a lot. How do they go up and down? I usually demonstrate the cordless option in my client’s homes to show them and they are often amazed how easy they work. They really are fantastic and especially with children or pets, it’s nice not to have anything dangling.
Of course, if you prefer, Plantation Shutters are still a favorite. Not quite the price point of a blind but beautiful none the less and offer a few variations in configurations that can also help to “edit the view.” I’m happy to demonstrate this at the window as well.
So, don’t get discouraged about a new or old view. Get inspired because your view will look much nicer with new blinds. You probably don’t watch the same shows anyway!