My naked windows finally are decent!
Meet the Lappljung's...
We haven't had curtains in there since we took down the sheers last March.
We went from this...
(an old picture of the sheers)
To this...the valances were there from the previous owner's of the house and not my style.
I loved having more natural light in there after the sheers came down.
I wasn't sure what kind of window treatments I wanted and most of the curtains that I did like were going to set me back at least $200 a window (ouch!)
Until I found these beauties at Ikea.
They were only $14.99/pair and the bold red print caught my eye.
I really like them against the chocolate brown walls.
I did have to hem them but I used iron on tape so no sewing was involved.
I found simple, inexpensive ORB (oil rubbed bronze) rods at Target, which is just what I wanted.
Since I also wanted the curtains to stay as wide open as possible, I used drapery rings with clips on them (also from Target).
I think they freshen up the room and give it a more modern feel.