Sunday, April 21, 2013

Curtain Call.

For a long time I've had a black and white scheme in my bedroom and I've been trying to soften the look. I decided the best way was to add some texture with fabrics in grey and soft pink. I changed the art and added two new pillows to the bed, swapping out the black ones for grey and a patterned pink.

I considered taking down the ikat dot blinds in favor of a more relaxed roman shade. However, I had a pair of grey curtain panels that I had purchased for the dining room and hadn't worked out. I figured that was my most affordable option since I already had them. I hung them close to the ceiling using a thin black iron rod that I picked up a Walmart for 9 dollars.

It really changed the feel of the room. Perhaps a bit less cold feeling? You'll actually catch a peek at the gallery wall that is slowly going up across from the bed. It always drove me crazy that I woke up to a black white wall. I tried putting one large print but it didn't seem to fill the space.

We have a pile (seriously, it's crazy) of frames that weren't being used. My goal is to great an arrangement without spending any money. I didn't measure at all and just stuck up random frames until I found an arrangement I liked. There may be a few holes behind those frames! I'll be painting some of the frames and replacing some of the mats. Hopefully it will come together well but I'm not going to rush it.

I finally got to go out and get some yard work done this weekend. I cannot wait for the garden centers to open and for it to start feeling like Spring around here! I've got the itch to get planting and to spend some time out on the deck! 

Have a great week!


  1. Love the curtains & I like that you kept the roman shade too! Can't wait to see the gallery wall :)

  2. Wow, that simple addition made a big impact, love the print on your shades!

  3. nice combo - love it layed with the roman shade.

  4. The curtains look great - really give the room a polished look

  5. I agree. White color curtains are versatile.

  6. Your curtains are really pretty! I love them paired with your pretty roman shade :)

  7. Love your ikat shade and new drapes! And I really like what I see happening with the gallery wall. Have fun with it!


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