As we keep making the Tanglewood house feel like our home it seems we are in a constant state of flux. Lots of changes! Big changes like the kitchen renovation going on now and little changes like adding curtains to the great room. I would love your opinion on this…
I usually have a good idea about what I like and/or love and what will and will not work in our home.
Here is our great room this summer…
For months, I’ve been wrestling with how bare the windows look and what to do about them.
There is just not enough wall on either side of the window to hang curtains on both sides. And actually, there is just barely enough room to hang curtains on the far sides of the windows!
There are beautiful large slat blinds on every window in our home so they must stay. I can use the decorating $$$ elsewhere. I don’t need to keep the blinds down in this room because the room sits up high and overlooks a golf course and rolling farmland.
SO… after months and months of living with no curtains, I decided to hang curtains on the window.
What do you think?
This is the third pair of curtains I’ve hung up in the great room.
The first set of curtains was burlap curtains with a smocked top. Do you remember them from the Gable guest room? So pretty but so wrong!
The burlap was way too dark.
The only thing in the great room that stuck out were the curtains.
Then I got a light colored tone-on-tone curtain but again it was like they were saying, “look at me, here I am”!
I want the fireplace to be the focal point of this room and the furnishing to command attention.
I also want this area to remain soft and light because it is open to the so much of the house.
Finally, I pulled the white linen curtains down in one of the upstairs guest rooms and hung them up in the great room.
I made these curtains several years ago with linen fabric and iron on tape! Soooo easy!
You can see how I made them HERE.
Just between you and me, I kept the gold rings on the curtains until I’m convinced they are going to stay! And I do have to iron the curtains. They are pretty wrinkled!
But I want to hear what you think first…
Do they add enough softness to the room? Should they stay? What do you think?
Oh, I almost forgot… shall I bring the zebra rug back?
I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Goodness, I never dreamed so many of you would give me your opinions! Wow, thank you so much!!! It’s just after noon and there are 245 comments on the WHAT DO YOU THINK post!
The curtain/no curtain issue is about 50/50. But many of you would like to see a curtain rod go across the windows. Hmmm!
I thought of that but I was thinking that the curtain rod might get in the way of the fireplace.
So I got on PicMonkey and made a digital mock-up. The mockup is not perfect but it does show us how a curtain rod going across the windows would look.
I like that suggestion! How about you?
Keep your helpful suggestions coming!