Decor: Window treatments

12/20/2009 08:12:00 PM Ashley 1 Comments

I've never been a big fan of heavy window treatments. I'm usually happy with blinds, they are simple and do their job. Maybe I'll like them more once I'm in my forever home and I don't have to take them down ever 3-4 years.

Our current house has blinds on all the windows except our sliding glass door, of course. We've been fine with them being open until recently, mostly because people can see into our house from the sidewalk. Yeah, a little creepy.

I set off to find a drape that was nice and basic, but not cheap looking. Do you have any idea how hard that is? I have been on this search for 3+ months and nothing. I have found a lot of "almosts" and "it would work if were any other house but this one".

Finally today we found drapes that not only work, but match the teal color on one of our walls (we did not choose the teal). We also were able to pick out our drape rods, which I had already chosen. Funny how the rod was the easy part.

I like the brown, because it matches all of the other browns, tans, taupes and creams we have in the living room. As I said, the teal matches the teal on some of the walls.

While I love these from West Elm, we were able to get almost identical ones from Pottery Barn for the same price. The glass on ours is a little bit longer.

It'll be nice to finally get these up. That way we can have peaceful dinners without people watching us.

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