a quick and affordable designer favorite: bamboo blinds

bamboo window shades
Domino


After two summers of working for interior designers (and thousands of hours spent reading shelter magazines) I noticed they all used this super affordable item…

Bamboo blinds!

Just take a look at these pictures and you'll see what I mean.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Domino
bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Domino
It's a little game of Where's Waldo…except once you notice it, you'll see them everywhere.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Anna Burke

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Anna Burke

They were right there in the recent Anna Burke feature!

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Ashley Whittaker

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Ashley Whittaker

And are a favorite of one of my favorites, Ashley Whittaker.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Ashley Whittaker

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Ashley Whittaker


They pair fabulously with bold curtains, but they also look great on their own.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Domino

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Kelly Wearstler

They really work in any interior. Whether your decorating style is more modern, or traditional.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Steven Gambrel

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Steven Gambrel

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Jamie Meares
They also work in any room. Bedroom, living room, kitchen, patio, powder room. The list goes on.

bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Amber Lewis


bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Amber Lewis
bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Amber Lewis
bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Jamie Meares
bamboo blinds, bamboo window shades
Jamie Meares
They best part? They are a total bargain! 

(Well, you can definitely buy fancier versions, but you can get the same look for much less).

I just bought some for our living room from the Pear River department store in Soho. If you're not in New York they also sell them online at their eMart.

xo
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