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So this isn’t TOO exciting, but I wanted to share a few updated shots of our living room, after playing musical curtains the other weekend.
Since hanging the chevron curtains in our bedroom, the creme colored silk panels that had been in the bedroom, made themselves a new home in the living room with the other silk panels.
AT LAST we have four panels hanging along the row of windows in our living room!
For pretty much everyone except me, the change is nothing you’d even think twice about, but for the longest time, these windows just had a single curtain flanking each end.
These aren’t great photos, but they’re evidence that it was a bit bare:
See the empty space between windows? It just sort of bugged me, and felt unfinished…
Here is a better picture to illustrate how “empty” it felt to me……
Obviously this snapshot is from a long time ago… before the new rug moved in with us. Don’t you agree that there was something missing? It just needed a little something extra…
And now it does…
I think it makes the room feel larger, and more complete, and since we get direct sunlight in here ALL DAY LONG, I think the curtains really help soften and filter the light.
Here are a few more pictures since I know you’re as excited as I am…
Side note… the room is really neutral as of now since I wanted to simplify and de-clutter after all the excess of Christmas. Now that we are getting closer to spring, I’ve got my eye on some brighter colors and fun patterns for the pillows, so the room will feel a bit more awake after all the neutral colors of January and February.
And, that’s it! Just wanted to share the little update with you all! Happy Wednesday!
Bedroom Curtains: Silk vs. Linen
I am making a bit of headway on the bedroom, and have hung some new curtains!! The problem is that I am now having a hard time deciding which ones to keep. Overall, I want to go for something lighter, that won’t make the room feel smaller, darker, etc.
In advance, please excuse the poor iPhone pictures taken at night.
Option I: Silk Dupioni Panels:
These are a really pretty creme color, have a nice sheen, and dress things up a bit. I also love that they are lined (to keep the room extra dark when we are sleeping). I don’t like that they are the exact same curtains we have for the living room – I was hoping to mix it up a bit…
Option II: Linen Panels:
These are definitely more casual, and give the room a more earthy, natural feeling. These curtains are unlined, which is great on the one hand, becuase they let in quite a bit of light. Unfortunately, being unlined means that they let in unwanted light at night when I am trying to sleep, and the neighbors have their lights on at 3am. The other con to the linen is that they are more of a buckwheat color, so they blend in with the walls.
Looking at these pictures side by side, I realize what an unfair comparison it is, becuase truth be told, I really do love the linen drapes. I just have a feeling that the silk will be more practical… and they are so luscious and pretty. Well, perhaps my mind is already made up!