Window coverings are expensive! I found some discounted ( Only $6 each!!) bamboo shades that were too wide for my window. So, I decided to trim them! It's easy to do and it saved me about $80!! The cuts look just like the manufacturer cuts look.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
After: My blinds hung in the livingroom. I love the look of these. It brings in a natural element and some texture to the room.
Unfortunately the home improvement store I bought these from only trim a certain brand of their shades. How to Trim Bamboo Shades? It's pretty straightforward and if you're on a budget it's certainly going to help save you money.
To see more: http://houseologie.com/how-to-trim-bamboo-shades/