December 11, 2013Help! Opinions Needed From NPR Readers!
I did it! I finally found some awesome vintage barkcloth for drapes in my living room!
I loved this print because the turquoise matches my walls perfectly, I like the grey and I think the pink is going to be a fun new accent colour to play with.
However, this now brings me to the part that I need some help with, dear readers … I can’t decide what style of drapes to make! I’ve got it narrowed down to three choices.
Option 1: Pinch Pleats
This is definitely the most classic, most MCM of my three choices. However, I have some reservations about them. To me, they can be a little fussy looking. They also can be fairly difficult to sew and have turn out perfect.
Option 2: Modified Tab Curtains
I am sure this style has a proper name, but I don’t know what it is! The picture here is the top of my bedroom curtains. This style has wide tabs sewn to the back, which give a pleat effect. I do lean a bit towards this style because it’s easy to sew and has a clean look, but I fear it’s perhaps a little too plain for living room drapes?
Option 3: Grommet Drapes
Although I am generally not a fan of most of today’s decorating trends, I don’t mind the look of grommet drapes. It’s a clean design, and I could go with either a chrome or brass grommet to pick up of some of the other metal accents in my living room. However, I fear that the style may look too at odds with my mid-century barkcloth.
This is where the drapes will be going:
So, give me your thoughts on drapes, readers! Help me make a decision!