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You know how sometimes you get something for your home that’s not the thing you really want, but you figure you’ll get there someday? And then the thing you got sort of becomes part of the scenery and even though you hate it, you just live with it? Yeah, this is like that. When the kids were babies, we outfitted both of their rooms with these plain, ugly roller shades. They functioned sort of okay, but were flimsy and the material was really easily bent and stained. Not exactly ideal for a kids’ room. Not to mention the fact that it would be years until they could raise or lower them on their own, and even then it would be kind of dangerous.
Needless to say, when our friends at Blinds.com asked if we had any spaces that could use a child-safe upgrade, I jumped for joy. We’ve worked with them before, and even prior to being a blogger I had been getting my window coverings there. It’s just a personal favorite of mine. So we looked through their offerings and realized that there are so many great child-safe options! I was really excited to find out that there are actually cordless, motorized options (helloooo, 21st century!), so that all the kids would have to do is press a button in the morning and their blackout shades would lift easily. No worrying about them standing on something too tall while trying to reach the blinds, or getting tangled in dangerous cords. So awesome.
After reviewing a few choices, we settled on the Blinds.com Economy Blackout Cellular Shades in Crisp Cotton. They were perfect for our kids’ spaces — the cellular shades have a great texture when they’re lowered, and almost completely disappear into the window frame when they’re raised. The Crisp Cotton color was a near-perfect match to our wall color, which was my hope. You know we love a white palette in our house! 😉 And what really sold me was that these are compatible with that motorized function that I was talking about earlier. Each kid has a remote in their room mounted on the wall that they can take off, so that they can easily and safely raise and lower their own shades when they need to. They are both super pumped about that part. There are also a couple of extra buttons that you can hang on the wall elsewhere, so you can control them from multiple points in the room.
As Ryan was installing them, he was nerding out on the fact that the remotes for the shades came pre-programmed. So there’s no programming or pairing involved, you just plug them in and they magically work! Sometimes installing motorized pieces like these can get tricky or super technical, but the installation was a total snap.
I really love what they add to the kids’ rooms! And the blackout function, by the way, is vastly better than those old roller shades we had. The rooms stay nice and dark, even in mid-day. The side-by-side photos below are fully lowered, half raised, and fully raised in Maggie’s room (with no other editing or light added), so you can really see how much light they remove.
And if you’re needing some fresh window coverings for your space, we have a special discount for Lovely Indeed readers! Use code LOVELY20 for 20% off any order at Blinds.com (cannot be combined with any other discount, expires 12/31/18). You can also check out this post to see some of our other selections from the site. The possibilities are just about endless (and all awesome)! xoxo