Budget Blinds Roman ShadesJerry and Diane [not their real names] built their home 10 years ago and wanted to update the window treatments in their dining room, sitting room and master bedroom. All of their windows have blinds that are sandwiched between the panes of glass. The couple recognizes that, while this type of window provides the important functions of light control and privacy, left alone they do nothing to enhance the rest of a room’s decor.

The master bedroom is outfitted with an oversized four-poster and armoire. The three windows are set low in the wall, leaving 26 inches from the top of the window to the ceiling. We used a tailored butterfly Roman shade in a rich chocolate brown and blue embroidered faux silk. This structured, but soft, style added softness to a room dominated by large wood furniture.

To balance the height of the furniture, we hung the shades at the same height on the wall as the bedposts. Two custom pillows in the same fabric tie the couple’s existing bedding to the shades for a finished look. Submitted by: Linda Pinsker and Mary Humphries, Budget Blinds serving Hutchinson, KS