Bamboo Blinds for the Living Room


Joanna Gaines started more trends than just shiplap. When Fixer Upper got going, suddenly bamboo blinds were the new “in” thing. For good reason, they pair beautifully with simple white curtains while also adding texture.

After making some updates in our living room earlier this year, I still had several details that I needed to work on, and changing the blinds was one of them. I discovered Zebra Blinds* online and ordered a couple of samples from them. They have a ton of colors and styles to choose from so it’s likely you’ll find whatever you have in mind. Both samples I choose are from the Tradewinds collection in a style called Majian. The darker color is called Toffee, the linen color is called Cattail.

which shades to choose with curtains

I was specifically looking for bamboo blinds with a tightly woven texture, like those shown in the samples I ordered. After going back and forth for two weeks on which one to pick, I finally settled on the darker shade.

I really love the texture of both, and they are both light filtering. The lighter color is beautiful because it’s a little different than the traditional brown. It also pairs well with my side chairs and ottoman. However, the brown really looks nice contrasted with the white curtains and walls, plus it also matches the curtain rod and the wood in my vintage mantel.

curtains and blinds

From the angle they will be viewed, it made sense to go with the Toffee. Zebra Blinds offer many customizable options, such as which side you’d like the cord to be placed on, privacy lining, odd shape, top-down, bottom-up, banded edges, and more. You name it and you’ll likely find it here.

curtains and blinds

Zebra Blinds is offering a 5% discount to you, using the coupon code HONEYCOMB. That is in addition to any existing discounts, and these blinds are on sale right now which would give you a total of 20% off with this coupon code.

Shopping for bamboo blinds? This is a great resource! Love the look with the white curtains for the living room.

I still have one or two more things to finish up in my living room. I’m looking for a good floor lamp and I’d love to switch out the ceiling fan in there as well. For now, I am quite happy with my new blinds and the progress we’ve made here this year.

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*This post is in partnership with Zebra Blinds, all opinions are my own. You can read my full disclosure here.



  1. Marilyn Turner says:

    That looks really nice. Didn’t think I’d like the dark ones, but that was a good choice .

  2. I have to comment that I think with the woven blind (which I love and have used for many years ….it’s an English thing), I really would prefer to see a heavier drape,,instead of a gauzy see through one. I get that you want your window to look more pronounced and going from ceiling to floor, but the dark shade draws a line and really accentuates the white space above and below. Also using the dark curtain rod makes another dark line. If this is what you were going for I understand, we all have our preferences. Just wanted to point out what I see.

  3. These look amazing, Roxanne! Perfect choice! I like a little bit of dark color in an otherwise light and airy room! Pinning!

  4. Wow! This bamboo blinds looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I think this is what I need.

  5. Lisa Podgorski Vaughn says:

    where did you buy the curtains in the photo ? I like the look of the shade and curtain together.

    1. Thanks, Lisa, I love those too! They were from Home Goods.

  6. Donna Avans says:

    Are these bamboo wood blinds? because they have a fabric look instead of a wood look. Can you provide a link where you purchased them? I looked at Zebra blinds but there are so many it’s hard to find this exact product.

  7. Love the bamboo blinds. The color goes great with your hardwood floor. Where do you buy curtain rods? And rugs, I’d love to know where you like to shop for rugs! Hope I’m not asking too much!

    1. Thanks, I am actually working on a post about area rugs, stayed tuned for that!

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