Never underestimate the importance of window coverings is my mantra. I may be a little biased, given that my mom owns the fabulous window covering company, BlindLove. As soon as we moved in to our home, we ripped down all the dusty and grimy mini-blinds and replaced the family room blinds with these.
I love how the woven wood blinds complement the color of our espresso hard wood floors. The rest of our house has white plantation shutters, except for two of the master bedroom windows, which we haven't finished yet (ssshhhhhh they still have temporary blinds from Lowe's, which I still maintain look better than the old mini-blinds).