Hillarys to the rescue

One month ago, this was my bedroom. It has been like this for a long time.

When we moved into this house the first thing we tried to do was to put curtains onto the curtain pole in our room. Unfortunately whoever had put the pole up had used the wrong wall plugs and the paper thin walls in our new build house could not stand the weight of the heavy pole and the curtains. We tried to reattach the pole, we tried to glue the pole and we tried to use no more nails. Eventually we gave up. I got some drawing pins and a throw and placed it over the window. I gave up. Every other room in the house looked fantastic but our room always looked awful because of the window.

Lucky for me the kind people at Hillarys blinds came to the rescue. The lovely gentlemen who came out to measure up obviously felt sorry for me after seeing the state of the wall. We selected some lovely material that matched the colours in the room and we discussed the types of blinds we could have. We decided on a roman blind and I think it looks fantastic with the pleats when open. The blind has a black out backing and overs the window completely including the mess left from the curtain pole at the top.

It was really hard to choose the fabric as he had so many fantastic fabrics but once we had selected he gave us another appointment date two weeks later when he would come and fit it. We couldn’t believe how quickly it was fitted and we are a little bit in love with it. I have even been eyeing up the other windows in our house and imagining blinds on those too.

I have never had a blind on a window before, having always opted for curtains but I do think this looks much better. Now our bedroom looks and feels totally different and it is more of a safe haven rather than somewhere we just go to sleep. I have even started to think about how to make the bedroom look even better and hope to win the Debenhams bedroom makeover competition I entered last week so I can have the money to make my dream a reality and make the room as lovely as the blind.