Sunday, August 1, 2010

On the hunt...

Since Kyle had his nose in a book all day studying for finals coming up, I decided to go on a curtain hunting adventure. In my free time over the past couple of days, I've been scouring blogs and different home decor sites for the perfect curtains for our living room and bedroom, and I finally found them today! These rooms have been in dire need of some drapes, not just to give them finishing touches, but to add some color since we are not allowed to paint our STARK WHITE walls. Ick. Kyle and I plan to hang them up on Friday, once he's finished with his first semester of PT school (which is really exciting itself!). Be on the lookout for pictures of the finished product!

In the meantime, I thought I would share some gems I happened across while researching this project. Anthropologie had some really helpful curtain-hanging tips on their home decor website:

{1} For an elongating effect, install a curtain rod several inches above a window.

{2} Have a narrow window? Create the illusion of wider panes by installing an extra-long curtain rod.

{3} The key to mixing pattern with pattern is scale--for example, bold curtains work extremely well with diminutively patterned upholstery.

{4} Not sure what curtain length will do? Try shorter panels for a relaxed and informal look. If you're going for grandeur, the longer the better.

{5} Short curtains should ideally skim the bottom of a windowsill, while long styles look best when barely brushing the floor.

And can I just have this room from Pottery Barn? I'm crushing big time over those yellow toile roman shades.

And I love the photo of the billy buttons on the wall. Saving that idea for the future--our groomsmen's boutonnieres were made out of those :).

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see what you picked out! Oh and I love the yellow toile for you too!!!! Is that in your future?



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