A few months ago I had the idea of switching out our dining room curtains… and that was a big thing, considering I originally made them as one of my very first sewing projects. But time changes things, and I was ready for a switch… and since curtains have super magical powers (really and truly), I thought why not swap them out for something different?
But the thing was, I wasn’t completely, 100% sure on exactly what I wanted to switch them out to… So, I removed the curtains and rod all together…
And I kind of liked it bare, but again, I wasn’t completely sure about it staying that way… Just call me indecisive Nellie.
The other problem I kept running into, was the length of our curtains. When we originally hung the blinds and curtains in our home, we hung them high, which was the right thing to do (curtains always need to be higher and wider than the actual window for maximum impact), but it also makes finding curtains panels at such a long length really hard. They’re either the perfect length and crazy expensive, or they’re the perfect curtain and too short. It’s a battle I’ve been playing for years. Thus, we have IKEA curtains all over our house because they have the perfect long length curtains at a fraction of the cost!
Write that little tip down, or store it somewhere you’ll remember. IKEA has major money saving deals on curtains.
So, I decided to go the IKEA route, which also meant the cheap route. But, let me preface that by saying their curtains are not cheap on quality, nor are their curtain rods. I highly recommend you purchase their curtain rods if you are in the market for an excellent quality rod that is crazy inexpensive.
Write that little tip down too.
As luck may have it, the curtain rod and the curtains were actually available for online shipping, unlike so many of their items, so I went ahead and ordered them. We finally got them hung up, and I was so excited for the change.
And while I do really like them, I’m not 100% sure about them… yet. I go back and forth. Some days I really, really like them, and other days I think they’re out of place.
My other issue with them, is that when the afternoon light comes in, the room feels really green because of the paint color. It never really felt that way to me before, and I’m thinking the blue curtains must have provided just enough balance, while the white curtains are reflecting it.
We shall see what I think… I haven’t completely ruled out either painting the room, or switching curtains. Paint is the cheaper way to go, but I’m not crazy over the thought of painting around our dining room shelving.
Another fun adventure in the name of decorating. 🙂