Our house has seven types of window treatments. There’s no consistent theme by floor or by room. I’m trying to make decisions for the longer term design of our home and because I’m not a gajillionaire (yet!). I’m taking an approach of what I know works from our previous homes and frankly, taking treatments down in some spaces to understand if it is even necessary in a room.
Design likes: consistency room-to-room on each floor. I love curtains in bedrooms and more transparent, light feels around the main floor and basement. Design dislikes: blinds. I love my children but they are professional destroyers of blinds. Design NOs: plastic blinds. Really, blinds of any kind. And cleaning blinds is not an activity I enjoy. So, with the above considerations in mind, below is the plan for our home, by floor:
These look like linen without the fuss and beautifully block light. My two favorite colors are Birch (a warmer white) and Oyster (a cooler white). Swatches are available.
A classic with a modern take, these curtain rods are available in 4 finishes and in sizes ranging from 36″ to 120″. I’ve used these in all three of my homes.
MAIN FLOOR, BASEMENT
I get the appeal of spending $$$ on fabrics, but with young children and pets, I’m not ready to spend $150 or more on custom Roman shades. This is a family-friendly fabric and price.
Price: $25 for 34″x63″ and $30 for the 48″x63 ”
I love the extra something that ring curtain clips add to curtains. In our last house, we had 9′ ceilings so they were necessary to help extend 96″ curtains. In our upstairs, the 96″ are perfect, but I may play with adding clips. These come in black, bronze, and silver.
The Budget Breakdown
- Upstairs: 6 windows
- 10 pairs of curtains = $350
- 6 curtain rods = $120
- Main floor: 7 windows
- 4, 34″x63″ windows (front of the house) = $100; using white shades
- 3, 48″x63″ windows (in our breakfast room) = $90; using the green stripe shades
- All other windows are going to be without treatments!
- 3, 48″x63″ windows = $90; using the white shades
- 2 other larger windows that are TBD*
- Grand total: *$750