We did have good old Roman blinds in this room until my husband tripped over the rug and crashed through the window - very dramatic, scary two seconds until I heard the baby laugh (!) and Steve say "I'm ok".
So after the blind was ripped to shreads by the shattered glass, I took advantage of the situation and figured I'd find something a little nicer to replace it with. Enter Freedom's Eco Shutter Blinds - a white eco-friendly fake wood venetian blind that's a little wider than normal to give a better blockout and that plantation shutter look.
The Freedom Eco Shutters in Zak's room - from $49.95You can hardly tell from the outside they're not the real thing and they dress up the room. Seeing as they were on special at the time we bought them, we stocked up for most of our windows and I'm thrilled with the result. Just thought I'd share - they're also a bit of a nicer option if you're after normal venetians - the thicker "wood" slats just give it a bit more of a quality look over the usual aluminium!