I took a couple of days away from house projects this weekend, so I’m still working on putting my kitchen back together. I still have several doors and all of the cabinet hardware to install. (I’m sticking with the brass, by the way, and it looks lovely!) So while I finish that up, I’ve thinking about my next project from this month’s “to do” list. I think I’ll concentrate on my breakfast room curtains next.
During that first week after I hung my white IKEA Ritva curtains, I really thought I could live with solid white curtains in that room…
But then after a few days, the newness wore off and I became a little less enchanted with that wall. It’s just so…neutral. And I’m just not a neutral kind of person.
Then I came across this picture one day while I was scrolling through Pinterest, and stopped in my tracks.
Y’all know how much I love stripes! And while my black and white striped curtains had a much bolder look, these softer colors look so light and fresh. I could immediately envision them in my breakfast room. With a teal peninsula and an entire teal kitchen right next to my breakfast room, that might be teal overload if I put it on my windows, too. So I’m thinking about possibly doing green and white on my windows if I can find a light green fabric that complements the green in my dining chairs.
I did a mock up of the room with striped curtains just to see what they would look like. I couldn’t find an image of curtains in the exact colors that I’m considering, but this one is close enough, and will at least give an idea of what teal stripes would look like…
I love that, but with a kitchen full of teal cabinets, that might be teal overload. Here’s how green might look…
Another option I’ve been kicking around in my head is using the trellis stencil that I purchased long go and using that on my curtains. I love a trellis pattern just as much as I love a wide stripe, and I think either one would work on my curtains. This is the stencil I have.
So I did a mock up of a trellis curtain in the room also. And again, I couldn’t find any images of trellis curtains in the right colors, so this is a very general idea.
To be honest, I like them both, and the one I like more seems to change with the hour. The stripes are a bit calmer look, and the trellis is obviously a busier look. Although I’m absolutely certain that actual trellis curtains in the room won’t look as busy and imposing as the terrible mock up I did. 😀 But whichever one I choose needs to go with my new breakfast room rug. This rug from Overstock is the one I bought.
I think I’m leaning towards stripes. Stripes, just like teal, are consistently a favorite of mine. I default towards stripes. I also like that I could achieve that look with fabric, whereas achieving the trellis look with my Ritva curtains would require paint. And while I was fine using painted curtains in the condo, the thought of using them in the house just really doesn’t excite me. But if the trellis is a better option than the stripes, then I’ll make myself be okay with it.
So, trellis or stripes? That’s the question on my mind today.