With my penchant for walking around in nothing but a tank top & skivvies, Doug has been asking for curtains or blinds for the front living room since we moved in. & I was all “yeah, yeah. sure honey” & not because I’m an exhibitionist, but because the foilage around our casa is insane & it was light outside all the time. But now it’s dark & twisty & gloomy & our trees are going bye-bye in a few weeks, so it was time to get cracking. The room was painted a light olive green & I’m still not sure how I feel about that except I picked the color on a whim because I had this great idea for olive velvet curtains.
But then those curtains just felt too damn “heavy” for that room. In picture 1, you’ll see the velvet on the left & something I picked up at Pier 1 on the right. I adored the Pier 1 curtain but it was cream & the trim in the rug is bright white & it just didn’t go. So I snagged the curtains in #2 from World Market because they were olive green & light grey. But in the room, they turned a strange yellow color & the grey turned brown & they were too short & it was a hot mess.
No, thank you.
Onto Curtain #3 where Twitter was all GO PLAIN! & I grabbed the plain white drapes off my dining room rods. Lots of folks liked this look, but it wasn’t for me. It was way too plain. I pulled those down & realized how much I adored Curtain #1, so I ran to Home Depot & snagged a new rug for $150. At this point, Doug is well into his second beer & very tired of me asking what he thinks. The new rug flowed much better but for some reason, it still didn’t “click” right. Probably because I have so much grey, black, & white in my house…it felt awkward to have one room with warm greens & creams & yellows.
Back to Home Depot, rug.
I found myself again in Pier 1 & World Market & the employees are all “OH SWEET CHEESE & RICE, YOU AGAIN” & I’m like, “Do these come in a 94″ length?” Doug thought I would adore Curtain #5 but it felt too busy. Then Curtain #6 did something lovely in my heart & it seemed to pull it all in nicely but I wasn’t sold just yet.
Curtain #7: Very pretty, but nope. Curtain #8: HELL NOPE.
At this point, we’re nine curtains in & one hamster wheel short of an insanity menagerie.
I don’t even know what that means, but it felt good to type.
At long last & lots of receipts & dirty looks from store clerks, my selection:
I love them for bringing in that right amount of weird eclectic whimsy, but also tying in the light grey & green & aqua from all of the surrounding rooms.
Now I just have to pick out blinds. ::faints::