Posted by Rebecca
I got inspired during a visit to Tanille’s tiny home a few weeks ago. She had switched her beautiful, but dark living room curtains for light ones; and it opened up, and brightened up the place so much that I had to try it myself.
I found some pretty shower (yes, shower) curtains at World Market that I loved and would do the trick. They are fully fabric, and the thing I like about shower curtains is they are wider than regular curtains, so fewer panels are needed. The only caution is they aren’t as long, so they work best behind furniture.
Notice the difference from my old heavy curtains, to my lighter set. It feels so bright and cheery, and perfect for summer! And I feel like I have a whole new living room!
Another bonus to this type of change is it feels like you’ve redecorated, but with very little expense or work. My furniture does not rearrange well in my trailer. My couch is huge and very deep, but I love it and won’t get rid of it. So the front end of the trailer is the only place it fits (believe me, I tried about 174 other locations). This change of window covering adjusts the light levels of the room, and makes the huge change that you feel when you’ve moved furniture.
I did the same thing in my bedroom last winter. I thought I needed to immediately darken the wall color after hanging these new white curtains, but I still haven’t painted, and now that I’m used to the change I love it – with or without darker walls.
And that’s how you do a cheap and easy, light and bright summer makeover! 😉