While I realize that there are more important things happening in the world than my bedroom curtains, I can’t even begin to tell you what a frustrating process it’s been to find the right ones for this space.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I ordered six different fabric samples and at least fourteen different panels to try (I don’t want to think about how much I spent on shipping and return shipping.) No matter what I tried nothing seemed to work.
Although picking out curtains has always been a somewhat challenging task for me, this time has been particularly difficult. In the past, when I’ve designed a space for my home, fabrics (including curtains) where one of the early decisions that I made in the design process. It seems that making these types of choices after the room is painted and other details have started to fall into place is where the challenge arises. So while I can’t go back in time for this process, I have learned a valuable lesson from all of this.
And, in all honestly, I should have known better. I learned a long time ago from one of my favorite designers, Sarah Richardson, that it’s smart to look at the fabrics for a space at the beginning of a design project.
At this point I’m chalking it up as a lesson learned. However, I am happy to report that I’ve narrowed things down to two choices (If you follow me on Instagram you may already know this.) While there was a clear favorite on Instagram, I thought I would poll all of you before pulling the trigger and ordering five more curtain panels.
First, a couple things to keep in mind. The room is not really decorated. I added in a few things here and there so you can get the idea of how things might look, however, lamps, linens, rugs, furniture, etc will most likely be changing down the road.
I’m going to use different rings / clips on top. These were just a set I had on hand to show you how the different panels look.
Again, as I mentioned before, I want the overall feel of this space to be light, breezy, masculine, comfortable, and serene. The other colors that will be introduced in the space are jewel tones – emerald, deep purple, and navy .
I think that’s all you need to know. Haha. Let’s do this. I took pictures from a few angles and from both rooms.
First up, Dove Gray Velvet Curtains from West Elm. Currently on sale for $69 per panel.
Then we have the Magical Thinking Chevron Curtain from Urban Outfitters. Currently on sale for $33 per panel.
So now I need your help. Please use the poll below to cast your vote. Which do you prefer? If you have a strong opinion for either option, I would really appreciate any additional information in the comments below.
Thank you sooooo much! Hopefully, if all goes well, I’ll have some new curtains by next week!