Living room curtains




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


Then I changed the curtains in the living room, for a darker solid turquoise blackout curtain. I bought a 63-inch length for the living room window. Then I used tie backs. We didn't have any blinds. We got rid of them when the new windows went in and I didn't want to cover up my expensive windows.





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.


5 comments:

  1. Those shorter curtains look nice and would have been perfect with a window seat. I do not have any curtains except for two long accent pieces in my family room. I have wood and faux wood blinds at most of the windows.

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    1. Building a window seat is in the future. Then I will cut down the curtains to fit just right.

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  2. Debby,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your very kind comment!!! Glad you liked my tiny little Cottage Garden. I usually palnt different kinds of annuals but because of my surgery and getting a late start, I just planted all impatiens and begonias as I know they will do well out there and they did!! Next year, I will experiment more!! I LOVE those aqua curtains!!! My Living Room is aqua and peach and usually I have peach lace curtains in the Summer but I left the tan Fall/Winter curtains up because of my surgery again. I was eying a pair of aqua ones in Dollar General but when I went back they were gone.I adore how you hung the curtains on your large window. They look really pretty that way!! Our windows are small because we live in a townhouse so I actually extended the rods in the Living Room and in my bedroom past the window so it makes the window look larger.That was a trick taught to me by my dear neighbor, Elly.I am now following you on this blog and have added it to my Blog Roll!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Well thank you for that! Yeah my mom used to hang the curtains higher, so that the windows looked taller. I can't do that to my living room windows. Welcome to my House. I stopped posting last year, due to the horrible fires. Decided I wanted to at least start updating on my house. We've been trying to fix her up. It all takes TIME.

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