When we painted our master bedroom, we took down the curtains that had been hanging over the windows in the room. There are 3 large windows in our room with a semi-circle above the middle window. The before and after pictures:
The semi-circle was not covered by the curtains. This was not a problem when we moved into the house because there was an empty lot across the street. However, as you can see through the window, new towhomes went up in that lot, and they went up fast. I realized it was going to be a problem when I woke up at 5:30 AM and could see construction workers out the window… and with the light on, they could probably see me.
After we took the curtains down and painted the room a lighter color, it felt very bright in our room, especially early in the morning. It’s been several weeks since I’ve been able to sleep in much past 7:00 AM!
We dragged our feet a bit on the blinds, but finally had them installed today! We went with 2″ faux wood blinds, and we put in starburst blinds over the semi-circle. They can be opened and closed, which is really nice – but to open them, you have to turn them one at a time. I love how they turned out!
We put blinds in the guest bedroom and office too. The couple who sold us the blinds were really nice, and were even willing to price match to a lower estimate we had received. I’m looking forward to being able to sleep in this weekend, with not so much light shining in!