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February 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My decorator is suggesting we install 2" wood blinds in our 1970s house we are renovating instead of miniblinds. Are there advantages of one over the other? My husband works the night shift and sleeps days. Would the wood blinds make the rooms darker? I'm not sure about wood in the windows like that. It seems it would make the windows jump out and be too prominent. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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I hear huge debates over the use of blinds in rooms. But they are very practical.

What is nice is that the wood can match elements in your room; it is an organic product so it adds visual and textural cues of home.

What is not nice is they very linear and have a strong modern line to them that can be too harsh in some homes. (Many times they are flanked by real or fake curtains).

They do a pretty good job of keeping out the light - but all depends how close they are to the edges and how low they go. There will always be gaps of light coming through at various points. If I needed total blackout I would not use these, I would use blackout roller blinds or curtains
February 24, 2013 at 1:10am     
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Susan Leonardson
My husband also works nights and sleeps days and we are considering getting the honeycomb black out shades. They will look better than our current set up which is mini blinds with ugly white black out curtains in front of them with designer curtains in front of those.
February 24, 2013 at 1:37am   
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Honeycomb blackout shades are the way to go. I am a nurse who works the night shift and no matter how sunny, I sleep like a baby.
February 24, 2013 at 2:32am     
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JMittman Designs
You can also get woven wood shades with a blackout liner. Also, mini blinds are dated, IMHO.
February 24, 2013 at 7:22am   
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