1. All of our clothes will go in the closet (possibly with the exception of underwear).
2. There will be no dressers or chests of drawers in our bedroom.
3. Our room will be as clutter-free as possible.
4. We will paint the walls a dark color to make it as conducive to sleep as possible.
5. I will be able to enter the closet from the master bathroom.
To date, we've really mastered all of those things. The addition of curtains has brought a sense of coziness the room was really missing (not that it wasn't beautiful before).
|Picture from the door before curtains--ignore those ugly, U-G-L-Y, curtains on the french doors.|
|Another shot of the ugly, mismatched curtains and the dog's corner. I actually spray painted that desk with a stone-looking spray paint. It works well for the room right now, but it's a temporary fix.|
Also, those curtains kept me from waking up completely freaked out because Barky (Hogamedes) spotted some deer/turkey/birds/foxes/etc. walking in the backyard and went absolutely crazy--barking, running into the glass.
We made do with the uncovered windows. It was bright when there was a full moon, but it wasn't such a huge deal. At least, I didn't think so until we finally put curtains up.
|They actually match! (Ignore the spotty picture. Not a photographer. It's amazing I can work a camera at all.)|
|Isn't this a huge improvement from the blue, suede curtains?!|
But I digress.
There are a few more things to do...like...
That empty space over my bed needs something. I found a great mosaic-type picture in Kohl's. It was a tree in various blues and grays. While I think it would be perfect, I'm not willing to give $150 for it. I've also considered doing something with the verse from our wedding: "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away" (Song of Songs 8:7). Or we could even do six frames with various patterns or pictures. I'm just not sure yet.
It's nothing I'll have to worry about in the near future, because we have other areas of the house (*ahem* sidewalk) that will require some attention before I can justify spending money on another flat screen television--especially since the only time we watch television in the bedroom is in the morning.
So there you have it--my bedroom curtains. I'll keep you updated with more pictures from the house as we upgrade...slowly. Very, very slowly. (And likely with panic.)