When we lived in our condo, I found some amazing bamboo shades at Home Depot. They can adjust the width for me, and I also know that I can do it myself with my miter saw. After all, they are tree shadows. Those bamboo shades became my shades of choice for all the windows in the condo (all four 😀 ), and I also used them when we moved into our house. Anytime someone I know is looking for bamboo shades, I recommend them. When I decorate other people’s houses, I use these shades. I mean, that’s how much I love them.
And then Home Depot stopped carrying them. Lowe’s has other bamboo shades, but they don’t have anything like my favorite. I searched and searched online, and never found anything that matched my favorites. I have seen similar ones, but I am always disappointed with them.
As I walk through the rooms of our house, I have a leftover shade from the condo that will make a window in the house, and that is the pantry window. But after I used that, and realized that the other three I had didn’t fit any of the windows in our house, I couldn’t find much more than shades.
Well, guess what I found! Yes, that’s right. I found a source for my favorite bamboo shades that make sense!! I found them right here on Amazon. (It’s a little shop called Mood Store that sells on Amazon.)
I ordered one for the bathroom window on September 8th, and it arrived yesterday (September 19th). They customized the width and the height to fit my window based on the measurements I sent them, so it was perfect!
And it only costs $90. I was so excited when I unwrapped it yesterday and saw how perfect it was! The quality is good, and while this shade is not lined, the bamboo pieces are placed close enough to provide semi-privacy. It’s not the privacy you get from a shade lined with blackout lining (like all our other shades), but it does offer a good amount of privacy.
And I think the price is good considering that they customize the height and width. I got the cordless shade in Rustic Walnut color.
These shades are very easy to install. Once I got everything unpacked, I think this shade took me all of 10 minutes to install, if that. (But I have a lot of experience installing it, so that helps too.)
The shades are mounted on this wooden rail with a slot at each end…
And this is what the hardware looks like. They provide one of these brackets for each slot. My shade has two slots, so it has two brackets. (I’ve seen shades so wide that they need a slot and a bracket in the middle as well.)
Once the bracket is installed, the threaded post of the bracket slides into the slot.
And then it is secured on the other side with a washer and wingnut.
So I took a quick measurement to figure out where I wanted my shade to be. I like to pull my shades forward so that they are closer to the side of the room on the window jambs rather than pushing them further behind the window. So I measured, marked, and screwed the two brackets in place…
(Please kindly do not look at my windows covered with dust. 😀 ) And then I hold the shade with one hand, making sure the posts are in the slots, and screw the wingnuts with the other hand.
It’s quick and easy! And I’m so glad I found a source for these shades again.
I love the shades we have in the rest of our house, but those shades have a blackout lining, and these are also top down/bottom up shades. In other words, the price of one of the shades is about three times the price of my favorite reasonably priced shades.
I love having the shades lined with the white blackout lining on the street facing windows. And I also love the top down/bottom up feature for some rooms. I can’t imagine not having that part of our room.
But for windows that don’t face the street, I don’t really worry about having lined shades. And for our bathroom, I don’t need a top down/bottom up feature either. So this room is a perfect candidate for a more reasonably priced shade.
I decided to go in this direction after finishing all the pieces of wood. I love the dark walnut wood, but everything else feels very heavy and under-weighted on this wall. I decided I needed something to bring out some of the rich wood color on the upper half of the wall, and a bamboo window shade was the perfect solution.
However, if you are looking for reasonably priced bamboo shades that are beautiful and of good quality, and you don’t need all the fancy add-ons and features, I suggest these shades! You can find them here at Amazon’s Mood Store, and the one I bought is Rustic Walnut color. After measuring my window, I bought the size that was the closest fit, and then I sent an email to their customer service (which I found in the Q&A section of the listing) with my exact measurements. of the window (I’m sure they’ll be attracted to that. those are the exact measurements with no deductions) and ask them to adjust the size to fit. It fits perfectly!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has MS and is physically unable to work, so I did most of the work at home by myself. You can learn more about me here.
I hope you’ll join me on my DIY and decorating journey! If you want to follow my projects and progress, you can subscribe below and get every new post sent to your email inbox. That way you won’t miss a thing!