02 Jun New Living Room Curtains & A Little Tip
Posted at 08:55h in Fabric, Living Room, My Home, Things I Love 10 CommentsThanks so much for the great comments on my DIY Acrylic Rod Update! I have loved getting photos of what you guys have done with the idea so keep them coming! Curtains are an easy change usually, which is good for me because I like to change mine every few years. : ) Now there are some I will not change as often because the fabric is a one-of-a-kind, or it is some amazing pattern and was more expensive, etc. I also like to get creative when changing out curtains and will use them to make pillows or cover a small bench or chair, etc. In fact, that is exactly what I did for a client in her guest room. We covered a sad bench with two panels of gray velvet drapery I used to have in my office, and it turned out great! (see the post here) I mean, seriously, would you ever know those were curtains?
photo courtesy of Sabrina Gebhardt PhotographyAs I'm sure you have noticed, wide, horizontal-striped curtains with a bold color have been all the rage the past few years, although a stripe is classic and will probably never go out of style. my friend and talented designer, Emily, helped me track it down! Thanks again, Emily! I like drapery with pleating at the top because I think it helps the fabric hang better, but I wanted the pleats to be very very minimal. Pinch pleats can look very formal and sometimes a little severe to me. Since I have an old home, and this is our living room, I did not want it to feel overly formal as these rooms can project "stuffiness". The slight pleats give it a more casual, livable vibe. I'm so happy with how they turned out.