The thin curtains in two-year-old Darcey’s room just weren’t cutting it. So mum Jayne decided it was time to head over to Web-Blinds, and pick out a practical blackout fabric for the window.
The bedroom features a window at each end, making it a lovely light and airy space. But when it comes to night time, the same light was a different story.
Darcey loves to play in her pretty bedroom – but wasn’t so keen on sleeping through the night. So, Jayne found Web-Blinds online, and browsed the wide range of blackout blinds for children. She felt spoilt for choice.
“Darcey definitely has an opinion of her own, so it was important she was part of the design process,” says Jayne. “I ordered a selection of samples from Web-Blinds, and let Darcey help pick.
“She found it difficult to choose – if she hadn’t have liked them, she would have made it known!”
Jayne and Darcey narrowed it down to pretty beach huts and a twinkly star print.
“It was refreshing to find a nice selection of fabrics for girls that weren’t overwhelmingly pink,” explains Jayne. “Darcey’s room is a soft lemon, and there were plenty of fabrics to choose from that matched.”
Eventually, the Twinkle Lilac Roller blind won. The pattern complemented Darcey’s new bedding for her new toddler bed, soon to take her room from a nursery to a big girl’s bedroom.
Jayne found the whole process really easy. Even though neither herself or her husband, Dean, consider themselves seasoned DIYers, they found measuring and fitting a doddle.
“The instructions online were invaluable. After watching a couple of two minute videos, we felt like we were experts, and were ready to tackle both measuring and fitting!”
And the finished product is something to be proud of. The blackout fabric provides an extra layer at the window at both windows, framed beautifully by the neutral curtains that were already there.
Of course, the proof is in the pudding. “Darcey’s no longer waking up at the crack of dawn, which is great!”