I haven't posted anything house related in a long time. I thought I was due! I was recently thinking that I should post some pictures of our house now that we are moved in and there are things on the walls. I have a few pictures taken already, so watch for those soon.
Last night I ordered curtains for our eating area in the kitchen. Now that Paige and Brian are staying with us, we have been eating dinner at the table in there more often. By the time you eat dinner, it's dark, and I just thought it would be nice if our neighbors didn't have to see us
throw food at each other have a nice meal together. Also, the kitchen and living room are at the back of the house and where we spend the most time. This area also has the most windows and therefore we can spy on our neighbors see our neighbors and they can see us.
So I had Paige help me. She's been watching LOTS of decorating shows recently in preparation for their new place. So I knew decorating was on her mind. And I thought this might help distract her for a couple minutes.
First, this is the space in case you can't remember or have never seen in person. I'll be doing something to the door at some point. I just haven't decided what yet.
(And yes, this was the best picture I could find. The other ones didn't have any furniture in it or didn't have our furniture in it…from staging when we first saw it. I clearly need to take more pictures of the house!)
Anyway…these were our first choice.
I liked them because they were red. Our house has a nice shade of tan painted on all the walls, and I haven't felt like painting yet. Maybe one day. But I don't have to. So I was trying to add color with curtains. Red seemed like a good neutral choice. And since we have patterned curtains in the living room (the area with the couch in the above picture), I didn't want something too crazy or they would look a little unruly together. And I love stripes….these have subtle stripes.
Of course, when I went to buy them online, they were all out. And yes, I had I buy them online because those windows need 95″ curtains. Not the standard 85″.
Off I went to do some more looking and came back to the same set after I realized they had them in other colors.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized the green would be lovely in there since our counters have flecks of green in them. (Which you can also kind of see in the picture above.) They also have the subtle stripes and aren't blackout curtains, which I liked.
So these are the ones I ordered.
As soon as they get delivered, I will be hanging them with the same rod the curtains in the living room are hung with…a silver rod from Ikea. And obviously posting a picture. 🙂
The added bonus….I had my final birthday celebration last night and got a Target gift card and used it when I bought these. I am always a happy person when I get a discount!
If you are inspired to get curtains and want to possibly get these, they are from Target. I believe you can get the standard lengths in the stores.
I will post the curtains in the living room tomorrow. I know you'll be holding your breath until then!