Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Curtain Dilemma

This week I have really been in a funk. I haven't even attempted to write a post because I'm a firm believer of "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." And I was having one of those weeks where I just needed to come home after work, do a workout, and sit on the couch and catch up on the last six episodes of Pretty Little Liars without having to talk or interact with anyone.

Riley was in total agreement.

I'm planning to give you all a little sneak peek of our house next week. Everything is unpacked and settled. There are still a lot of things we need, though, especially since this time last year we were living in 700 square feet and our townhouse is over 1900.

I absolutely love our living room. Its very open with the foyer emptying right into the living room which progresses into the dining room and sunroom. Because we are an end unit, we have lots of windows and get great light in both the morning and the afternoon. Riley loves it and I can always find him sitting on the rug in the sunroom soaking up his daily dose of Vitamin D.

The only problem with this space is that it needs curtains. I think curtains are a must in every room and right now I only have them up in our bedroom. They are usually one of the first things I hang when in a new place.

We have six sets of windows in this space with beautiful tall ceilings. It is so lovely but totally unfortunate when it is necessary to purchase twelve 108 inch panels. My debit card is in tears at the very thought of it.

Our living room is very neutral. Light fabrics, dark woods, with just a few pops of blue for an accent color. My first thought was blue curtains. Corey's mom suggested chocolate, which I like because the throw pillows on our couch are chocolate. I also like the idea of going with more of an ivory to keep everything light. Maybe even ivory curtains with blue walls. Who thought this would be such a hard choice?

As we continue to struggle with this decision, I of course, find myself turning to my living room inspiration board on Pinterest. Aren't these living rooms lovely?

Have a fabulous Thursday!


  1. I'm not a good person to ask about curtains considering we haven't done any in 1.5 years! But I'm really looking forward to your home tour!

  2. I love your inspiration pics! You could always try Ikea. They have a ton of options and they are extremely affordable. You could probably do all 12 panels for under $200.

  3. Can't wait to see more pictures of y'alls house! These inspiration pics are fabulous!

  4. I would go with something light. That way if you chose to switch out your accent colors (pillows, paint a wall, change a rug) You won't have to re-buy all the curtains again!

  5. A great affordable place for curtains is JC Penney. Go in there and custom order your 108 panels. That's the length we did and they go all the way to the ceiling. We had 3 windows and with hardware and everything(we did clips and rings) we spent $500

  6. Yes, curtains are on my long (and ever-growing) list of things we'll need after we move in (in 42 days!) But we have a new furry addition to our household who we learned over Christmas at my parents' takes great joy in climbing we may hold off for a bit.

    Love the inspiration pics, I'd have a hard time choosing light or dark, too.

  7. I pretty much did the same thing. I like our furniture/walls to be more a neutral color, and doing pops of color with pillows, curtains, and decor. I love our curtains in our living room since they're a blue print with a white background. I refuse to go with trends when it comes to colors, but rather what I really love. And I still love the navy in our living room after 2 years. Besides, I love that curtains can add color/print in an otherwise bland room.


    I feel like you need a neutral color drape with a print like a trellis print or floral print. The print could be in chocolate, white, or blue. I love the drapes in the link that I posted... I think you should go for that look.

  9. I was always told - the further something is away from you, the cheaper it can be. For example, always splurge on things like towels and sheets, but skimp on curtains. I'm a fan of hanging up bedsheets as curtains - cheap twin sets from Wal-Mart or Target. Might be worth a thought!

  10. I'm looking for curtains too and just can't decide! I like picture one :) such a cute pup!

  11. If the room is very neutral maybe just some light linen curtains? Sometimes you can find these at HomeGoods on the cheap!


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