We've lived here for 7 months now. And until 2 days ago we had an Ikea curtain hanging sideways by a nail and hook to provide a little privacy and shield from the sun in our big family room. Like this:
Yep 7 months. This window is particularly tricky because of how wide it is. 2 regular curtain panels is too short, and 4 too many and 3...well who wants a 2 and 1 panel split?
Then I had the genius idea of ordering shower curtains instead! So I found these shower curtains from Urban Outfitters and after a little reworking I put them up.
Unfortunately it still wasn't right. First, they were a little too short so I had to hang them sideways which meant the stripes didn't line up and I didn't like the cheap hanging hooks. Most importantly I feel like everything we have in this room is either grey and white, or geometric. So I wanted something softer and a little pop of color.
So last night I did this...ta-da!
I found and liked these soft watercolor, floral panels also from Urban Outfitters. However, they were way, way too sheer. And again I really only needed 3. With those 2 problems I was a little on the fence, but last night I committed. I cut one panel in half and sewed each half to the other panel. Then I lined each curtain with a white fabric. The husband isn't so sure. His exact words were, I hate them...but as long as you're happy. To be honest I wasn't so sure either. When closed against a dark night window it's a giant, floral wall. But now that I see them in the day, with light streaming through and I think they really bring the room together nicely. It's just the colorful, soft touch I was going for.
Why yes I was watching Gilmore Girls when I snapped these pictures.
Do you want to see the rest of the room? OK. This is our large family room (or as PSP says, friendship room). The other side of the shelves is our office and studio space. I'll show that part another day when it's a little more put together.
I promise I'll show more pics of the house soon. After 7 months the thing I still love most about San Antonio is our house. Personally, I think that's a good thing.