One thing I always hate sorting for design projects, is curtains. They’re always a nightmare to source, they’re expensive, the tracks and systems are confusing and curtains are generally a little bit too faffy for my personal taste. Sometimes you just find a ready made pair that ticks the box, but most of the time you have to look to have something made. Don’t even get me started on bay windows.
Lies! Curtains are the precursor to awfully bad moods and biscuit related self-soothing.
I sit on the side of “no, not all rooms need window coverings“, so we don’t have any in our kitchen/diner at all, or our bathroom, loo, hallway and landing…. I have no idea why people fit blinds on windows that never get pulled down? What’s that about? It’s like a window fringe. Windows don’t need them. Don’t you want as much light as possible in there? I do.
Natural light = Good.
Unnecessarily blocking out light with half mast blinds = Bad.
One room we do need window coverings of course is bedrooms. And as i’m re-designing ours at the moment, it’s opened up a whole can of curtain worms. GOD I HATE SORTING CURTAINS!!
I wrote a post two years ago about Society 6 and the introduction of curtains to their homewares range. Since then, they’ve added hundreds, dare I say thousands of designs to choose from and more recently, Society 6 have upped their offering to include Sheer and Blackout curtains both sold as single panels or pairs and coming in two lengths 84″ and 96″ (213cm and 243cm – for those of you that still can’t fathom imperial, like moi). This excites me greatly, moreso, as these curtains also come in a rod pocket design, the simplest curtain you can get really. No rings, loops, tracks, hooks, noise… all the things I hate about curtains really. These are just big sheets of fabric with a loop of fabric to slide over your pole.
I’ve spent literally four hours on the site now going through the designs and trying to fathom out which pair is gonna rock my world in the new Nude Bedroom, so much so, I thought, well I may as well share my findings with you… Come see some of the designs i’ve been eyeing up for our bedroom as well as some others that I thought you’d like:
Oil and Wine by Fernando Vieira
And just before I go, I spotted these which made me smirk given the current political shenanigans.
How very appropriate #cancelbrexit
There really are all sorts on there so worth looking at if you’re after something simple, cost effective but slightly more interesting than the usual affair. Obviously, I can’t comment on the quality or owt as i’ve not actually seen them yet, but I think Society 6 are going to send me a pair for our new look bedroom (citing!) so of course I will be sure to report back. All I need to do is flipping choose a pair. On last count i’d whittled my loooong list down to about six. Wish me luck peeps!
Ps. I wasn’t paid to write this post or anything. Just wanted to share my slightly ridiculous amount of curtain research with you. Because sharing is caring 😉