Window Covering Choices: Roman Bamboo Blinds

I  haven’t talked much at all about what I’m doing with my new house windows, but I’ve made the decision to add bamboo Roman blinds to all my windows, along with privacy liners.  These textured shades add so much to the look of a room and I want casual elegance and not fancy window shades, so the bamboo blinds will be perfect for my spaces and will look great with my rustic floors.

I’m getting blinds that are toned in color to my floors and I can’t wait to get them up. Let me show you a few examples of beautiful rooms with bamboo Roman blinds.

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What I love about bamboo shades is the fact that they can be used in so many settings.  From casual, to more formal settings, they add texture and an organic feel to the windows that you don’t get with plain white blinds.  Here’s a good example of using them in a large bank of windows.
And in this bathroom, they are a beautiful backdrop to the pretty tub, without any extra fabrics.
With lots of color in this room, the earthy bamboo shades are a pleasing way to shield the windows.  You could easily add some fabric panels with them too.
Here’s a great example of hanging the shades higher than the windows.  I love this look too when paired with drapery panels that go to the ceiling.
Here’s another example of taking them to the ceiling with panels.  Beautiful look!   I ordered my blinds already for my bedroom and wish I had gone ahead and measured up higher, but I am doing them inside mount and hopefully they’ll still be beautiful.
Another bedroom with pretty bamboo shades and soft cream fabric.
This bathroom window is covered in a half shade and it looks great as well.
These are outside mount and look great with the fabric panels.
Are you getting the picture of how pretty these bamboo Roman shades can be in all settings?
This one big window looks great covered in one large bamboo shade, even without the addition of fabric panels.
So, that’s a little about my plans for my house.  I’ll be adding these textured bamboo Roman blinds in every room of my house, starting with the living room and kitchen.
And I want to introduce you to the online window covering company that I’ll be working with in the next few months.  Payless Decor right here in Atlanta contacted me about working with them and trying out their products.  I met with them in their Norcross facility a few months ago and was really impressed with how they do things.  They keep their costs low by offering products online only and don’t operate a storefront and they have so many products to choose from.
This one, Tibet, is what I’m using in the living room.  All 4 of my big windows will have these mounted inside.
And this one, Java Vintage will be in the kitchen.  These are both from the Premium collection, which is the most cost effective of all their offerings.
I’ll probably use both of these throughout the house in the rest of the windows too.  I love the texture and color of these blinds and know that they’ll add so much to my house.   Payless Decor also has lots of other window coverings too, such as cellular and traditional wood blinds.  I think if you check them out, you’ll find their prices are very reasonable.
October is Cordless Safety month in the window covering industry and this is a good option with kids.   Payless has lots of options for cordless window coverings.
I’ll be getting my new blinds very soon and can’t wait to get them  up and share them with you!

- Rhoda


  1. Connie McCallum says:

    Rhoda they will be great, I have hung them both ways and they look awesome either way. I really like the warmth they bring and the texture. Can’t wait to see them up in your windows.

  2. I like the blinds, the texture on the windows will be awsome.

  3. You are going to love these! I’ve had the Tibet in the back half of our house for about 6 years and I still love em!

  4. Boy at all the great rooms you found! These will look great in your home. I need to do them in my boys’ bedroom, but I have not gotten around to it yet. Don’t they just add so much to the window treatments?!

  5. I have bamboo blinds in my house and love them. They add the organic / Pottery Barn that I love.

  6. thanks for the info…ordered a shade for french door. i wanted to makes sure u got credit and darn it i put in the wrong name…savvy southern style instead of southern hospitality…

  7. I had those in my last house and loved them! I paired them with panels and even used them on two really large windows like you showed in one of your pics. I used some matchstick ones as well as the “Java” one you are using in your kitchen. I currently have that one on my front door since it has beveled glass and I wanted some privacy. I also matched the color of my foyer hardwood flooring. I purchased mine at Lowe’s.

  8. As always you picked the right thing. Your windows will be beautiful!

  9. Did you order the pull up or the roll up. Does it make a difference in the look.

  10. Sumaya Warwick says:

    Hi Rhoda,

    I have been following you for a while now (I live in South Africa) and look forward to every post. The bamboo blinds look stunning. We just moved into a new/old (lots to do still) house and I am also looking at window coverings. Bamboo blinds is definitely more affordable than wooden blinds or shutters. I am just worried about keeping them dust free. Any advice?

    Thanks for a beautiful blog.

  11. Rhoda – another great choice for your house. Thanks for providing the supplier info. I’m going to order one now for my front entry side light panels next to my front door. Every decision you are making about selections for your house are terrific! You think of everything – top to bottom. Can’t wait to see the pictures of your living room with these on the windows. A perfect companion to your fireplace in that room and your new Shaw flooring! It’s looking great! Happy October – you’re move in month!

  12. The woven blinds are a great choice for your home! The woven blinds are not “your mother’s old woven blinds” frm the 70’s. There’s a lot more choices and options with them today. I love mine! I started switching my old mini-blinds out to the woven blinds several years ago. I love the warmth and texture it adds to the overall look of the window treatments as well as my home. Keep us posted!

  13. Just for thought ,,How do they look on the outside of the house? Will you see brown?

  14. These are all so beautiful! I too love the bamboo, we have them in the 3 windows along the wall in the spare room. Can’t wait to see yours finished…love the Java Vintage one!
    Debbie 🙂

  15. the 4th picture actually reminds me of your living room. it kind of looks like it. you will love your blinds – they will look so fabulous. I have them in my family room. I can’t wait to see! hurry!!!! haha

  16. Joyce Harris says:

    Do you have someone who can come to my house with samples of bamboo shades. Also I would like to have someone take the measurements. My telephone number is 770. 554-0814. My e-mail is Joy underscore lane not dash but I do not have that option on my keyboard.

  17. Ragne Abrahamsen, says:

    Hi Rhoda,
    What a beatiful home!



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