Sunday, September 6, 2009

Little Home Improvements Make a Big Difference!

(by Aubree)

If you've ever watched home improvement shows on HGTV, you always hear them talk about the importance of window treatments. When we moved into our house two years ago, almost all of the windows had blinds, but no window treatments. I was a little intimidated about picking out window treatments, so I kind of put it off. But I finally decided it was time, and I talked Jeff into helping me pick out and hang some window treatments. It's true what they say . . . window treatments make a big difference. Here's some before and after pictures.

We have a sliding glass door that leads from our kitchen out to our deck. It had some vertical blinds that were ugly and broken. We finally got to tear them down and put up some curtains.



For Clara's room, I found some cute flowery valances for her two windows.

Before (window #1)

After (window #1)

Before (window #2)

After (window #2)

After (both windows)

Our bedroom is fairly dark, with a dark accent wall and dark wood furniture, so I wanted something light for the window treatments. I thought these white sheer curtains would be perfect.




Lyndzi said...

So cute! Window treatments, window treatments. They do make a difference!

Mark 'n Mindee West said...

Okay I need to put some effort in my windown treatments too. Love what you've done. Simple updates are always great.

Heather said...

Looks good! Those in your bedroom add a great contrast. I haven't done any window treatments either because I can't decide what to do but you've just inspired me. Maybe you'll see a similar post on my blog soon (don't hold your breath). Thanks for the ideas, looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

So cute!