drapes, blinds, shades?

@dawnald (84206)
Shingle Springs, California
September 26, 2008 10:31am CST
A mundane question but when you decorated your house or apartment, did you put in drapes, blinds, shades, some combination of both? And why? I grew up with drapes, our last 2 houses had them, but when it came to decorating this one, they were way too expensive, so we ended up with blinds only. I rather like them now actually...
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I love the look of blinds, but they are definitely not an option in our house. We have two dogs and two cats that would love to ruin some blinds. I know, because I had that happen at another house (with other animals). So for us, it's curtains and drapes only.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Sep 08
the cats haven't ruined the blinds but they do love to go behind them and it makes quite a clatter...
• United States
26 Sep 08
In the little house that I rent, there are blinds, curtains that I made, and drapes over the picture window. The blinds were here already. At least I didn't have to worry about the expense of those! I made the curtains for the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen from fabric that I already had. I was going to use the fabric for the windows in the apartment that I previously rented, but I had a chance to move back to my hometown, so I used it here.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
I can't see myself making them myself but that's why it would have been so expensive for us!
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Right now we have blinds in every room. This apartment came with really nice wood blinds, no need to cover them up. My son does have curtains up in his room because my mom made him some to go with everything else in his room.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
must be a very nice apartment
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
26 Sep 08
We can't see the neighbors from he and they can't see us so i'll have the luxury of doing whatever I want. At the moment the living room just has 3 lace valances, and the back bedroom has full length room darkening curtains. All the other windows are currently naked. I'm not so fond of blinds or shades. I'd rather just use curtains. I haven't thought much about what I'll do here although I have formed a partial color scheme/design. I might try using natural elements since we're surrounded by trees and weeds.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
I don't like shades (most of them)...
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Sep 08
I am fortunate in that I never had to even make this decision when I moved into the apartment I am in now! Every window has those wooden plantain type shutters already there. If I had of needed to buy window dressings though I probably would have gone for blinds too. Much cheaper and pretty easy to put up! Drapes can sometimes be better in a bedroom though because they block more side light.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
they also keep in the heat in the winter and keep the house cooler in the summer
@sunkissed (4330)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Well I too have blinds all through my house, but to me the house looked to bare because I too was used to always having curtains in all of my other houses, so I also have curtains on my windows too along with the blinds, but I have them tied back at all times.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
There a few places I might end up putting drapes or valances or something but maybe not....