Welcome to our living room!
My sister gave me these curtains, which she had bought second-hand and used for a number of years when we purchased our home ten years ago. They have served us well, but are dry rotted, tearing every time I touch them. So When I found these valances (below)at a second-hand shop, I was very tempted to pick them up, despite the fact that they do NOT match the sofa and love seat.
This wall is an alcove outside of the living room, but the paint matches the valances exactly! You know what that means don't you?! I think I'm going to HAVE to repaint the living room.
I had to hang the valances to see what they looked like!
I do not like being able to see the neighbor's pine green house or the red of the Citgo gas station out the windows....Should I go with tan sheers? The stripes are sage green and burgundy.
I'm thinking of re-upholstering the sofa and love seat (there is a very tattered, torn spot in the center top of the sofa - I have it covered with an afghan my mom made for me at this point.) I'm sure I weakened the fabric by scrubbing it a couple of times a year with a scrub brush. But we paid a company to clean it once and it looked worse than when they originally came...the scrub brush worked wonders! A new couch would be lovely, but is not a possibility at this time. My sister, who is a fabulous interior decorator, suggested I go with chocolate brown fabric, since I need it to look nice and CLEAN.
So, you really have to use your imagination here, but can you imagine the walls painted tan (as in picture #2), with these valances, with possibly tan shears (maybe a thin chocolate panel on each side?) and chocolate brown furniture?
Those of you who know me well, know that I WANT to have all of this done by the time our company arrives on Friday. You also know that I won't be able to get it done. So what are your thoughts?
Should I go buy fabric that matches the furniture I have & make curtains and call it good or should I go all out and redo the whole living room?