When we first moved in our house we had vertical blinds everywhere. I’m sure they were really lovely and cool at one point in time, but now? Not so much.
They’d been up a while, and were dusty and icky.
So it was time for a change. I waited until I figured out exactly what I wanted to do, and of course being me could do it all inexpensively.
I finally decided on a simple curtain rod with white blinds. I’ve been loving the looks of curtain rings and had planned to make a set of curtains, but guess what? I ended up finding some way cheaper than I even could have made them. They were from Better Homes and Gardens and cost just $10 a panel for a floor length curtain with backing liner. Love them.
And let’s talk about that mix-match thing… I love it! You know how you have something in your head and you’re not sure how it will all come together? Well this turned out better than I could have imagined. Since we have a small house I chose two curtains, same pattern but different colors.
(You can spot my mixed media quilt on the chair there. The curtains go nicely with it.)
I like how curtains in general really soften a room. These add color and I love how they make the whole place seem warmer and more inviting.
You like how The Schnoodle is staring at me while I take pictures?
The curtains were really nice quality, so much so I literally took them out of the package and hung them. I didn’t even need to iron them. On the biggest window, I used two sets of curtains, one for each side.
Teal has really become my new jam when it comes to decorating. I’ve been using a navy blue and teal all through the living space, with little pops of red here and there. And of course I had to make a new afghan to go with everything! I just finished this one. I’ve made this pattern several times for different people over the years, and it’s nice to finally do one for us.
Best of all, it’s Gen approved.