If you need a refresher, check out my full on cry for help for improving this room here.
I was really torn about what to do with the windows. I was thinking of maybe sheers but I thought that might be a little bit too delicate for the look I had in mind. And then I found some grommet panels at Pottery Barn that I got fixated on. The problem is that it would have cost me about $500 for the drapes alone. Of course I wanted it to look right but I really didn't want to shell out a lot. So when I was pointed to some pretty similar looking grommet top sailcloth panels at a online store called Curtainworks, it was a done deal. I also ordered hanging rod from them as well.
Out came the drill and a kitchen chair in place of a ladder. The rod was very simple to hang - a couple of screws for each bracket and it was in. (Of course I can't manage any project that requires holes in the wall without making a mistake - I eyeballed the width the first time and made it a bit too far out and the rod wasn't long enough to reach. Doh! I'll just have to fix that later with some spackle.)
I'm also thinking of adding a little embellishment to the drapes themselves. Maybe dying them gray (anyone know anything about dying panels??)? Or adding some ribbon like I did with the roman shade in my guest bedroom? Thoughts?
You'll notice I still have those nasty mini blinds up. That's because I haven't quite figured out what to do in the middle. Should I leave it bare and just close the curtains when I want privacy? Should I get some bamboo shades to add some more texture in here? Maybe I should get those transparent roller shade thingies? Or make my own roman shades in an interesting fabric? Still undecided. What do you think?