This text is published in collaboration with Visor Blinds
Last year when we bought a small white house in the country in Sörmland, we instantly knew that we would be spending a lot of time there. The little house is not only a cottage but a second home for us. You can call it a kind of compromise since I would love to live in the countryside while my husband refuses to live too far from the city. However, it is important that a second home feels like a home and hence we have put quite a lot of effort on surface layers as well as decorating the place. Straight away we realized that we would need blackout blinds as well as regular window blinds.
It so happens that the big wooden deck outside the house is south facing and during spring and summer, the open kitchen and living room bathes in sunlight from morning to night through two large windows and a balcony door. The previous owners had put up somewhat wobbly blinds in these windows. These blinds were not aligned and they had different cords and you never knew what cord to pull to avoid having them tangled or completely off. Of course we understood the meaning of these blinds, but when we hired painters to repaint the windows (among other things) we did not want to put these up again afterwards – instead we wanted to find a smarter solution.
The solution was Visor Blinds customized window blinds, which are available in a large number of colors and which are made to order with respect to your own windows.
To the windows in the kitchen and livingroom, we chose the sunshade blinds in the color ”beige” which goes really well with the wall color, textiles and the light wooden furniture in there. Before placing our order we just measured the windows in three places – at the bottom, in the middle and at the top. All windows were mesaured separately since windows may vary in size even though they look the same. After having made all measurements we deducted 5 mm in order for the blinds to fit between the window frames. Incredibly smooth and simple!
In our bedroom we wanted to try Visor’s blackout model and chose a wonderful, warm grey shade which matches the wallpaper and the warm linen materials in there perfectly. Not only did it turn out very nice but it also gave us the opportunity to put up sheer, white linen curtains instead of heavy blackout curtains which creates total darkness. Visor’s blackout model is a perfect choice for parents of young children like ourselves when one of us sometimes get to indulge in sleeping in while the other parent rises early ready to play.
In Elis’ room we still have a roller blind and in the guest room there is a blackout curtain but shortly these rooms will also be updated with the very smart, chic and last but not least practical window blinds from Visor!