I am not completely sure if you call them curtains or drapes. I am not sure I care either.
On Friday night, Laura and I decided to venture out to Lowes to look at some curtain stuff. Since the heat is back for the year, our living room and home office are taking a hit. It feels like our front windows are a giant magnifying glasses. Boy it gets hot. I planted trees in the front, but it will be a few years before they get large enough to offer any shade.
I have been hesitant to do the whole curtain thing because…well, I am cheap when it comes to that stuff. I just never really thought it was all that necessary. I guess I thought about it and decided that if I make a purchase in the name of energy efficiency, then it was ok. It’s not like we were using any more energy without the curtains, because we would just sit there and sweat.
So, here they are. Please excuse the dark picture, it was a bit sunny this morning.
Speaking of the morning…the photo above is of the bedroom. We would usually wake up to the sun shining in our eyes, which I really didn’t mind. It made me feel like it was nature’s way of doing things. Laura had a different opinion of that.
The curtains we hung throughout the house were Springs 40″ x 84″ Aspen Twill Panel, if that means anything to you. The bedroom has green walls, so we hung off-white curtains. The office has cappuccino colored walls, so we hung a wine colored curtain and the living room has a very light green/off-white color, so we hung a moss colored curtain. I think they look great.
Also, as far as the hardware goes (curtain rods), we purchased Beme Iron Bronze Ball Rod, which can be seen below.
Pretty good stuff. If feels like a whole new house and will be especially nice when the sun is beating down…on the outside of the curtains.