I know, I should be excited, and I kinda am. But when it comes to the curtains...I'm terrified. At the old house I changed out the hardware and curtains in the family room, and changed the valances in the kitchen. That was easy - the holes and hardware were already there to guide me. The bedrooms all had white wooden (or faux wood) blinds, and I took down the curtains one year while I was painting and never replaced them. They were all the same drab shade of green anyway so no big loss. We still had the blinds. But here, at this house I have no idea how to do what I want. Do I go with 84" curtains, knowing that they won't be a full 6" above the windows if I do that? Do I go with 95" curtains, and hang the rods super-high, making our already tall 9' ceilings feel even taller and possibly drawing attention away from the crown molding we wanted?
Oh. My. God. I have no idea what to do.
The only room in the entire house with any type of window treatment is the mudroom/laundry room, simply because I had a valance from an old house/apartment and I could easily buy a tension rod to fit. Otherwise, I'm paralyzed. It's even worse now that the neighbors are all moved in. One of their side bedroom windows and the window on their stairs (it's a Venice with the garage on the left) look directly into our master sitting room area. It was fine when there was no one there, just workers, since I never needed to worry about the weekends or after hours. But now I seriously need something there, lest I continue dressing in the closet. I think I may call J.C. Penney. Apparently, they will give you a free in-home estimate and design consultation. I think I know what I want to do, it's just the little details like how long of curtains I should buy and how I should hang the hardware that I'm stressing about. And, it's really only for some of the windows - all of the windows along the back of the house (save for the single window in the back of the master and the smallest bedroom/craft room) will be going bare for the foreseeable future. There are a good number of trees back there, and a good distance too, between our house and the neighbors', so I'm less concerned about someone seeing in.
Anyway, anyone's thoughts about curtain placement and hanging height would be appreciated. It's starting to make me sick.
Here's some pics of some of the rooms that have furniture. Once again, they're all a little rough - not one room is completely done. And our new bedroom furniture is nowhere in sight yet, so that's another room that needs some serious help (no pics here of that - it's just our old mattress and box springs on its frame with two old nightstands next to it. Nothing to write home about yet).
|The Living Room|
(still looking for tables and lamps - night pic from the day we got it)
|The furniture is by Best (Made in the USA) and the rug is from Lowe's.|
(day pics from the weekend)
|Couch - apparently it's called black although it looks grey to me.|
The cats have already left their mark with cat hair and snags. *sigh*
|Another view - I'm so happy with it all and the rug is soooo soft!|
|This chair is totally cute but completely uncomfortable...|
|The Hall Bath - I am in love with this shower curtain.|
(The husband swears there's a devil in the branches. It's possible, I've seen a running horse and a deer head)
|The Morning Room|
(thinking about a rug from Macy's, but we need to order it)
|Panorama of the Media Room (and another Kitty!)|
|This TV will soon be upgraded and we still have to clean up the wires and stuff|
(and then I think this TV will end up in the bedroom, but I'm not sure).
|Ahh, the Family Room.|
We need some bigger furniture!
|Entertainment center in the Family Room|
(what's hilarious is that this practically filled up the wall it was on in our old house...now it seems small!)
It's an "S" initial my sister made for us. I need to trim the ribbons a bit, but it looks great! Matches our colors perfectly. And it's hanging by a Command hook, so still no holes!
Hopefully we'll have more furniture and pics soon. I look forward to everyone else's decor pics too!!