Window Treatments

I have been trying to figure out how to do the window treatments in my rooms. For 5 years. Seriously. I am indecisive. I get an idea, can't find the stuff and then get stumped. Get another idea, can't find the stuff and get stumped again. I go back and forth. I think I want it one way, then I see another idea from somewhere else. What is a girl to do? So, I have decided to go the
neutral route. Quite unlike me, but I figure when I find the perfect curtains the shades will match. Here are two ideas I found on this site: http://www.greatinteriordesign.com/tag/cottage-window-design/




I think I am leaning a bit more to the bamboo or matchstick blinds. I love the texture and it might save my house from looking like a McDonald's play area. What can I say? I love color. I want my house to be colorful and happy looking for my kids. Actually, if I could convince Kim over at http://www.deardaisycottage.typepad.com/ to trade houses with me, I wouldn't have to worry about it. Hers is perfect, but I lack the ability to look at things objectively and to know when to stop. I guess that is what makes my home mine. It may not be the best dressed, but I love it anyway. Kim recently made a post about not following "rules" of decorating, and I really took it to heart. If I want fake plants (my kids eat the real ones) then I can. I can paint anything any color I want. It's just paint. So, I will take her advice with my window treatments. I will pick which ever ones appeals most to me, "in style" or not. After all, if we don't call the shots in our own house, what's the point??

5 comments: to “ Window Treatments

  • Mrs. G
    June 29, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

    Hope you are feeling better Kelly and making progress on all you projects, they sound darling.
    xoxo

  • Anonymous
    July 19, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

    When we repainted and took down the old cutrains in our kitchen I wanted The window is huge and is really too big looking for the rest of the room. I am leaning towards a blind too but also with a taylored valance topper or such. I will figure it our one of these days! :) Beth

  • Winfred Eibach
    February 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM  

    When designing a room or any part of your house, it would be best if you design it according to your personality. That would give other people an idea of who you are, especially your friends and your significant other.

  • Rene Veeravalli
    April 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM  

    Nice! It seems that you took Kim's lessons to heart, huh? Well, her advice was great! Don’t be afraid to try out something new and follow your intuition. :) If you find it difficult to choose a window treatment, try looking for some inspirations on magazines or photos online. You’ll see many window shutters, blinds, and shade ideas that may stir up your imagination.

  • Chris Dunn
    November 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM  

    Its been three years, Kelly! I know how hard it is to think of the appropriate window treatments especially if you're considering lots of things. Thanks to interior designers who post their creations on the net, we're getting ideas on how to decorate our house. In case you don't have time to check your window and do the designs yourself, let a contractor finish the job.

    Chris Dunn @ IntegrityAlaska.com