Warm up White Walls with Window Treatments
If you don’t like how blah white walls can look, dress up them with wood-tone window treatments to warm up the whole room!
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I haven’t been loving our dining room lately. It feels so incomplete and blah! But after staring long enough, I realized it’s too white! Ha! We have one window in there which I love. But it has white curtains on white(ish) walls and white faux wood blinds.
So while I was painting the trim I just installed around the window, I decided to ditch the white blinds for a wood-toned window shade*! And I love it so much better! Just the warmth this room needed!
(I used my own tutorial for the trim! I’ve slowly been adding trim around the windows as I update each room in our house and this dining room window was the last one!! Yippee!)
When I shared baby Lucy’s nursery back in May, I actually shared these same shades! I stalked and stalked Kohl’s while waiting for the price on the shades to drop to a more reasonable price point back then. But somehow I stumbled upon the exact same shades on homedepot.com* this past week and couldn’t order it fast enough! Their price is a reasonable $36.99 all the time! (Depending on the width you order, of course. Ours is 31′ x 64′.)
Another reason these are the bomb.com is they are cordless. All you have to do is push the shade up and it stays up. Then you pull it down to lower it! No cords or strings for little kids to get tangled up in.
So if you’re in the market for a warm, cordless Roman-style shade, I’ve got you covered*!
Tall, White Drapes
Drapes or curtains? What do you call them?? Either way, these from IKEA* are so versatile and LONG!
If you have 8 foot ceilings like me, you’ll need to hem them! But with curtains you want to hang them close to the ceiling so it makes your room feel larger!
I washed and dried mine before hemming them to make sure they wouldn’t shrink on me later! But if they do shrink on you, they’re pretty easy to stretch back out! Check out my Instagram Stories today to see what I mean!
I’m going to live with our window like this for a little bit and if I still don’t like it…look out! I’m going to dye these white curtains! I’m thinking maybe a denim color?? Time will tell!
I already mentioned how I added wood trim around our windows. But I thought I’d mention it again! I believe it cost us about $50 to trim out each window. So not the cheapest of these 3 options, but still pretty inexpensive in the grand scheme of home updates. Plus it just elevates the whole room!
Hope these simple, inexpensive (read: cheap) updates inspire you to warm up a room in your house, even if you already have more colorful walls than we do!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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