UncategorizedOur Curtains June 30, 2011So, I have a little secret that I have to share. To me, curtains can make or break a room. They add so much character and visual interest. Plus, I just love the feeling that breezy curtains pooling on the ground gives. When we moved in, one of the first thing I wanted to find were curtains. For privacy of course, but also because they really make the biggest difference to me. I wanted to hang them at ceiling height because everything I’ve read says that will make the room appear taller. (Chris didn’t believe me and thought that was stupid until he humored me and hung our living room curtains at ceiling height – he now agrees that’s the way to go!) So, ceiling height curtains can run you a pretty penny regardless. I also wanted a linen-like texture, which also jacks up the price. So, I started looking and this is what I found: These are the LENDA curtains from IKEA. Awesome linen texture, length is 95″ (also come in 118″ if you have extra tall ceilings – awesome!), and they come in bleached (white) and this natural linen color. The exact two colors I was looking for to go in our living/dining room and bedroom. And they only cost $14.99 for AN ENTIRE WINDOW! Yes, that’s right. For two extra-long, linen textured panels, you pay $14.99. I about died when I read the price tag. This is atleast half, if not less, than other shorter curtains I had found. The only problem? Tab tob. That’s completely up to personal opinion, but I really wanted a pocket top for a smoother visual line (make sense?). So, my mama came to the rescue and fixed the tab tob. She stitched down each tab to the back of the curtain so that they formed a pocket for the rod to slip through. She said it took her like five minutes! So, for $14.99 per window and five minutes of sewing by my sweet mama, I got the exact result I’d been dreaming of: Tan linen in our bedroom. And airy white in the dining and living rooms. We have an extra large picture window in the living room. It’s actually three windows: one large in the center and two normal size on either side. I wanted the curtains to be able to pull over the whole window (if needed for privacy, light, etc.) and then, I realized that might actually look better! So this is what we ended up with on our large window in the living room: It’s hard to imagine that window with just one panel on each end. I think this makes much more of a statement, don’t you? So, when in need of curtains, head to IKEA! They have many amazing, affordable, and surprisingly great quality options!