Adding Curtains to the Living Room

For a while now I have thinking about adding curtains to the living room. I have been working on finally completing the living room. Believe it or not, I've been in my home 4 years and I STILL don't have many completed spaces. Shame I know, but it's hard for me to settle down on something when I love to decorate.

Well, now I feel I have come to a comfort zone with the living room and now I am in the process of adding finishing touches. Today, I added curtains to the living room! I have been a bit indecisive about this, but after some reassurance from some of my blogger buddies I went ahead and got it done.

I haven't completed the room, so I'll only be showing a small section today. Here is what I started with:

I purchased a pair of white curtains from IKEA. The great thing about their curtains is that they are super long, which works well for my house because I have high ceilings.  They are semi sheer and are pretty lightweight.

I wanted to add a little pop of color so I paint the top and outside border of each curtain using paint from Home Decorators Collection called Indigo Ink. I have been majorly inspired by this picture here of my daughter in between me and her father. The colors have been an inspiration throughout my space.

For the curtain rods, I thought I'd be smart and try to make some DIY curtain rods using electrical conduit. Long story short, it didn't work out, so I purchased these curtain rods from Home Depot. I love the simplicity of them and the finish matches my other accents in the room well.

With the curtains being so thin, the paint bleed right through onto the drop cloth. I wasn't sure if I would like the look but once I got them hung, I actually like it. It has a weathered, finished but not finished look.

and here we have the curtains. I think it was the layer that my living room needed. I realized the curtains also solved another problem I had. I've always felt my couch looked too short and the ceiling being high made it worst. When I added the curtains, the couch instantly didn't feel too short. I believe it's probably the way the curtains frame the window behind the couch.

So tell me what do you think? I am so happy that I finally decided to add curtains to the living room. I hope to have this space fully done and some pics up soon!

If you are interested in stenciling curtains and need some ideas check out some of my stencil curtains I have around the house:

Dining Room Curtains
Polka Dot Curtains
Master Bedroom Curtains


  1. I have the exact same curtains in my living room (and dinning room!) I plan on adding a greek key trim on mine but I like the paint idea to!

  2. What a good blog you have here. Please update it more often. This topic is my passion. Thank you. . .
    Loloi Barcelona Shag Rugs


I love connecting with my readers and I would love to hear from you!