Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before)

This post is sponsored by Levolor and Lowe’s. All opinions are my own.

After living in my apartment for two years, I’m making some easy bedroom updates.

Did you catch my post yesterday about the art and mirror that I hung up? I love how those two simple additions bring so much character to the space.

Another area of the room I’m working on is the window.

Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before) | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #Levolor #Decor

I think the image above gives you a good idea of just how tiny my bedroom is. It’s a super small and narrow room, but it does have one awesome feature: a huge arching window that lets in a ton of light!

As much as I love this window, it’s posed a few challenges. For one thing, it’s really wide and tall (52 x 60-inches, not including the arch). I’ve looked into finding blinds and shades more than once, but it was hard to find anything to fit the window that didn’t cost a ton of money. As a renter, I just didn’t want to invest a lot of money.

For another thing, the curtains let in a little too much light. They’re great during the day, but early mornings are another story.

When I got the chance to work with Levolor and Lowe’s, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to finally cover this window!

Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before) | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #Levolor #DecorLowe’s carries tons of Levolor blinds and shades options, but I was especially interested in their Premium Faux Wood Cordless Blinds. These Custom Size Now blinds (only available at Lowe’s) are seriously gorgeous and a major upgrade from the junky metal blinds found in most of my previous apartments (all those bent slats … ugh!).

The blinds look just like wood, but they’re much more affordable … perfect for a renter like myself!

Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before) | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #Levolor #DecorI was a little worried that Lowe’s wouldn’t have blinds large enough for my window, but I needn’t have worried. The selection was awesome, and I found exactly what I was looking for right away.

Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before) | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #Levolor #DecorLiving in NYC, home improvement projects can be kind of a pain. No car means toting everything around on the subway, which is not fun.

So I brought my trusty project assistant, aka my husband Joel. I actually caught him with a smile on his face, too. He’s usually not quite so happy to be tasked with these projects … ha ha!

Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before) | Hello Little Home #InteriorDesign #Levolor #DecorThe best thing about these Custom Size Now blinds? They’re cut to the perfect size on Levolor’s exclusive blind cutting machine.

The machine is located right in the aisle, and it took the associate less than five minutes to cut my blinds. She didn’t even have to remove the blinds from the box before trimming them.

My plan is to get the blinds installed this weekend. I can’t wait to show you how they look!

What home improvement projects have you worked on lately?

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Goodness, I can’t imagine how limiting living in the city can be for a diy’er! The blinds will be a fantastic solution and will look amazing. Can’t wait to see the final project!

Your view looks so pretty! I live in rural North Dakota so our lives are SO different. We can’t get ANYWHERE by public transport. I can’t even imagine DIY without a garage! Glad Lowe’s makes it so convenient to get your blinds cut there, no saws needed! Thanks for sharing a bit of your NY world!

Wow, I wouldn’t want to have to carry those home on a subway! That was probably the hardest part of the entire experience!

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Corinna Ashley (For My Love Of blog)

That window is the cutest window I’ve ever seen! If I lived in New York I would request a tour of your cute apartment! Great job with the blinds choice. I bet it’ll look beautiful!

I agree with Corinna! I envy you living in NY, but I guess I’d have to get used to carrying around unwieldy DIY projects on the subway. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

I love having my handy helper (aka my hubby) with me! I can’t wait to see how the blinds look in your apartment!

Excited to see the end result! I can’t even imagine lugging those things around NYC. Kuddos to y’all! That’s dedication.

This takes me back to 10 years ago when I married my New Yorker husband – we remodeled a house in a small country town here in Alabama!! We bought the same brand blinds and did most all of the work ourselves. Looking forward to seeing your results šŸ™‚

I’m so excited to discover your blog and follow your city living adventures. Your windows are beautiful but I totally know what you mean about too much light in the room in the a.m. I am doing a lot of shopping for window coverings myself. Can’t wait to see how things look!

Looking forward to the second post… loving the cordless feature

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