Monday, November 3, 2008

Curtains & Hugs

I realized something last week. I am living in a rental home. At the beach. Totally out of my element. For over a year I have tried to combine this beach cottage type home with my country/cottage decor. The floors are all ceramic tile in the downstairs living space. I do not like it, but I can't change it. All the windows downstairs in this area are actually double doors that lead out to the wrap around porch. I have not added curtains in any of the rooms. I love curtains and I finally bought some for the living room area last week.

I realized curtains are like hugs. Curtains just make a room feel so cozy. Curtains warm up a room. I have never lived in a home without curtains. Now that I have added them in the living room it feels warmer when I am in that room. I will feel even better when I add a cozy room size rug to the living room. That will be next.

I balanced out the room by adding a set to the doors at the front entrance. -Don't mind the pink chairs. Slip covers are on my to do list. Soon!

I am thinking of adding a "mistreatment" (as my fave blogger Nester calls it) of plaid at the top of the curtains. Just to add a little more substance to them. I will share pics when I do so.

Be Inspired! ~Karol :0)


Stacey said...

Karol, I just found your blog today.  I like it!  Sounds to me like you've got the best of all worlds there...beachy cottage.  I'm with you on the curtains.  They make it feel complete.I'm wrestling with whether or not to put a rug in my living room right now.  Our whole house is wood floors which is nice because we have dogs.  We have rugs in most of the rooms...we'll see.

Corgidogmama~ said...

All your touches are making your "rental" your own.
Just charming, and it looks like a place I'd love to have a cup of tea, and stay a while!

Tiffany said...

Love the curtains. I cant believe you went so long. They really make the room look put together.

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