Toddler-friendly and Stylish Blinds, all in one!
Two years ago I had no idea how much things were about to change. I never even thought back then about toddler-proofing rooms, let alone all the details that go into it.
Our daughter was born 17 months ago and SO MUCH has changed since! We obviously wouldn't have it any other way, but I now think of every single proofing detail when I'm decorating a room, whether the furniture can safely be attached to the wall to prevent tipping, or using toddler-proof accessories to decorate my fire surround (it does take a bit of compromising...)
A huge amount of detail is in the window coverings. I don't normally go for heavy curtains. Especially in the lounge as I'm going for a minimalistic scheme that's very fitting for our family life right now. So my go-to option was to get some blinds! But what about all those cords?? Not a fan of the cords!
When I was asked by orderblinds.co.uk if I wanted to review their vertical blinds, the time could not have been better! Their child-friendly options are great and so CORDLESS, just what i needed for my family scandi room! So I placed my order and couldn't wait to get it!
Mr. Room Alive was the one to install them and he said they were easy to measure and put up, one of the easiest we've had actually! That's great feedback coming from someone that has zero liking for DIY! And the result was stunning...
The one I chose is the Rigid PVC Vertical Blinds in Ridged White. I chose white as I wanted the focus of the room to be on the colours that we are adding such as blush and teal, a hint of brass and pastels! So it is perfect. And it couldn't look further from office-space and closer to homely-and-cosy! It has a textured ridge pattern that makes it modern and cool.
The wand mechanism is what allows them to be super child-friendly (and pet-friendly for that matter), there are no cords in sight! Because I chose to have a wand instead of cords, it means all the panes stack up to one side, in our case the right side. Even though you can control the light & privacy you get with these blinds, I also chose to have some light curtain panels for added texture.
What do you think?
As a little bonus you also get to see a sneak peek of my living room makeover, full reveal coming out soon..!
*The blinds were gifted to me by orderblinds.co.uk, I only recommend products that I'd have in my own home and you can see the blinds are now part of it and we love them!
13 sleeps till Christmas! This is the most exciting time of the year but also one when we feel drained, longing for that well-deserved Christmas break when we can just chill in your PJs in the best Hygge style you can achieve at home. Whether it's a movie marathon or binge-watching that TV series you've long had on your must-watch list. Whatever your happy-doing-nothing is, it gets even better if you can do it in style.
How is your Christmas shopping going? I hope well, but if not, there is no need to panic just yet! There is just over a week left to shop online and just under two weeks to hit the shops.
If you feel like you are out of ideas for someone special, here's something that might help! Think of their favourite colour... then look for things in that colour palette! Colours bring the best out in people (ok, so does chocolate!), and anyone's favourite colour is certain to lighten up their mood. Check out the blush gift selection I've put together for you!
It's time for our 9th Christmas wish! Don't you find most years that December gets so busy and long because we simply have so much to do, whether it's planning for Christmas parties and hosting, decorating our homes, shopping for gifts and taking the children to lots of Christmas parties (or if you're childless going to lots of parties!)? I also have the added bonus - as lots of people! - of a December birthday at home as my daughter was born between Christmas and New Year which all adds up to a fun and magical but oh-so busy month!
Which is why this next wish will make the fun and magic last for months to come...