When we bought this cottage, we were happy that there were mini blinds on all the windows, and wooden blinds on the windows in the den. The only windows that had nothing were the ones in the kitchen. After a while we decided the kitchen needed something and we settled on red roman blinds. We use them most often in the winter because they are insulated. It can get very windy here.
Up until now, I’ve left the rest of the windows in their original mini-blind state. I must admit that deciding on a window treatments is overwhelming for me, especially when I want to spend very little money. My niece had these tie-up shades in her home and we always admired their simplicity and cottage-like feeling. She found them at Target.
So the other day I went to Target, and bought three shades for the living room. What a difference! I know its not earth-shaking, but we really love these. They add so much to the living room and they most certainly add to the cottage charm. I shy away from anything that I determine to be “too cutesy” – my husband assured me that these are not cutesy but just right. Sigh of relief!
Its funny how a little change can make such a big difference.