I have been conflicted with my living room windows for some time. Not the actual windows - they are new and improved. Just the curtains. This photo is about 4-5 years ago. I found some Turquoise Chevron curtains on sale at Big Lots and thought they would be fun. I really did like them, except they did not block the sun, when closed.
Plus they were 84 inches in length - too long. I had to hem them. (I do not like to hem curtains unless I really have to) I had to hem them, because my big dog, would jump and bark at the window, and I was afraid she would pull the rods out from the wall.
Dog and cat hair would collect on the curtain material. Hated that!
The next spring, I changed out the curtains -
It was a nice refreshing look and they matched my slider in the dining area.
|Just took this today|
I'm over that NOW!
Last month I bought 2 in wide faux wood blinds from Lowes. My smaller windows to the side, need to be a custom fit so I will order them soon. I just never cared for the shorter curtains. It bugged me.
So, a few days ago, I decided to purchase some new curtains in the black Buffalo Plaid. I ordered them in the 84 inches long. If I have to hem, I'll hem them. Mostly they will probably be tied back. I use the blinds for privacy and to block the sunlight. So they can be there mostly to frame the window.
I have a lot of black accent pieces in my living room and I believe the plaid will make the necessary POP, I have been looking for.
I will use the old curtains for my craft room. Maybe use the 2 extra panels for material for an outdoor - patio pillow cover! Since I have sea green and turquoises accent colors through out my home, I can switch around those older curtains. I'm thinking I will like the floral valance on my slider-window and the buffalo check from the living room.
They arrive this week.