Dressing Windows Aint Cheap

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Dressing Windows Aint Cheap

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Hello pretty people. We have been kinda jumpping around the house trying to focus on “fixing” the “little things” that keep us up at night. A while back we preached about the importance of window coverings in the winter to keep down the cost of heat. It took us a while to find just the right curtains, and boy were they more pricey than we anticipated. As you can see below, we really needed to dress the puppies up. Besides heating bills which cost more than my old rent in Brooklyn, these windows were looking pretty sad.

Told ya! Our living room is rather large and came painted in this kinda yellow tone, which gives it a bit of a Mediterranean vibe. Not exactly what we are going for, but we have been living with it a little over a year now. Can’t quite nail down a color. And you know us, we take forever and a day to make a decision. We have picked out a couch (and *really* hope to buy it right after we get a new car), bought two massive matching gray chairs, and have a temp coffee table we kinda dig. The challenge here is – ready? – mixing grays with sandy colors, without being “beige”. Our first step is these here curtains….

We got them at trusty ‘ol Restoration Hardware, and we kinda had sticker shock at the register. We really liked the weight, color, and style of these and looked around if we could find something similar, but we didn’t. Hence we wound up with exactly what we want and pray one day it will come back to us in the form of lower gas bills through the years.

Now you may notice they look a wee bit flat. Take note dear reader, our tie backs will be here in April. At the end of the day, it’s going to look a little something like this:

We are excited to take any step in getting our living room in respectable shape. I think designing the living room is probably one of the most important rooms to take your time with. I mean think about it. Where do you spend the most time in your home? We are mostly in three rooms: Bedroom, Kitchen, or Living Room. All three of these rooms are “unfinished” to us. We have dedicated our time to the bedroom and living room for now, and when we work up the courage – we are hitting that kitchen. Maybe even smack it around a bit too. Ohhh that kitchen. It’s a bad one. At least for now we have some curtains. In one room.

Know of any unique ideas to cover up your windows for the winter? Summer tricks of the trade? Do share. We have a lot of window dressing to, errrr, address.


  1. Loving these tie backs…I am totally feeling the light and natural feel to the room. Looking forward to seeing the transformation as it unfolds! Good luck!

  2. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @Erin – yes those tie backs are super awesome. i bet they can be hand made for much cheaper. thinking about doing that for other rooms 😉

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