The other day I was trying to decide what curtains to hang in our master bedroom–very serious stuff–and I couldn’t make a decision by looking at them laying on my bed. And there was no one home (tall enough) to hold them up for me to squint endlessly while I decide, so I did the only logical thing and hung them each up and took a slew of photos so I could maybe make a decision once and for all.
The decision is between two sets of curtains we already have and they couldn’t be more opposite. The first one is a charcoal set from Martha & Ash. We originally got them for our great room area, but when we added a window to the living room, we went with simple white linen drapes to keep things light. In here, they are moody and sophisticated and just a few shades darker than the walls.
The drapes barely skim the ground, which makes the room feel more tailored and is a nice contrast to the more disheveled looking bedding (who has time to iron a duvet?).
I love the drama they add, and they are heavily lined in case we ever get the chance to close them and sleep in. (Ha! Hahahaha!)
On the complete opposite end of the curtain spectrum are these ivory velvet curtains from West Elm we’ve had in storage. They drape so beautifully and the puddling on the floor feels a little romantic to me.
The warm ivory also plays nice with the shag area rug and softens and lightens the whole room. They would easily play a supporting role to all the art we have planned for the room.
Are you understanding my indecision?
There are pros and cons to both, but more than anything I can’t believe how much curtains can change the entire vibe of a room. From dramatic and sophisticated to romantic and serene–Incredible! I am leaning toward the ivory ones in here, but would love to hear your preference!
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