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Drop Cloth Curtains for the Living Room | Small Update

I’m always amazed at how much a small update like a change of paint color or hanging curtains can make in a room.

Take our living room for instance.

It was okay after we moved in. A little plain, maybe. But livable.

living room may 2013 south view

Then we changed out the sofa and chair for two love seats.

living room

Then we rearranged.

living room before curtains

And this weekend we added some drop cloth curtains.

living room drop cloth curtains

Plain. Simple.

And yet the room somehow feels more finished. Well, all except for the pillows that need covers on the couch. And the baseboards. But we’ll get to those.

Have you added any little touches at your house lately? Or have you tried your own drop cloth curtains?

I'd love it if you'd share:

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I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

Comments

  1. Gwen says

    I’m really starting to move toward plain and simple… sort of. Maybe. Ha!

    LOVE your curtains. I just made some similar out, but I’ve yet to get my rear in gear and photograph them. Sigh.

    Howya doin’ chickie???

  2. Alison says

    Im assuming you made these from drop cloth? I can’t sew a stitch 🙁 and I have high ceilings and need 96″ curtains. I was thinking Ikea?
    Speaking of, are those Ikea Ektorp love seats? They look like same style. They are beautiful! Nice choice!

    • Shannon says

      Yes, drop cloth is what we used to make these curtains. Ikea is a great place to get tall curtains. But these drop cloth curtains were no-sew as well…we used hem tape and an iron! And nope, not Ektorp (although we do love the Ektorp). We bought them second-hand this spring. Glad you like them!

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