Office, Old House,

Eyelet curtains??

sanela eyelet curtains ikea

For some reason I’ve always had an aversion for eyelet curtain rings.  You know, the curtains that have the wide curtain rod rings that are made in to the curtains? Some call them grommets?  Anyways,  I recently bought some curtains for Alex’s office that I hope to get put up this weekend and I LOVE everything about them…except that they are eyelet.  Am I just picky?  I don’t seem to mind them when I see them other places, and have even picked them out for a friend’s place & they look great..but I just can’t get in to them for my house.

What I have for the office are SANELA gray velvet curtains from IKEA.

sanela eyelet curtains ikea

Compare the above picture with the different pleats below.

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Does anyone else get the same feeling about eyelets as I do?  Perhaps they look too casual for my liking?  I get the feeling of a college dorm room when I look at them.  OH! Maybe I could spraypaint the metal rings a brassy-gold to give it some maturity???  Hmmmm…Oh shoot I think I might have just added a project for the weekend.

I know this isn’t the most entertaining post in the world, but sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest statement in a room.  I am a firm believer that window treatments are the mascara and eyeliner a window needs to bring them to life.  Without them they just look cold, sad  & naked!

Now let me give IKEA a little love here.  I’m not the biggest fan of big box stores simply for the lack of originality, but I have absolutely zero problems with getting my curtains from IKEA.  Oh, and the hardware too!  Compared to any other store I’ve been to (I’m talking Target, Walmart, World Market, Bed Bath & Beyond…) their curtain rods are not just cheaper in price, but they are higher in quality than many rods that are at least double in price. So, just a tip–head to IKEA for your curtain hardware!

So if all goes as planned this weekend I’ll be putting the curtains up in the office, scraping the windows of excess paint, and arranging the furniture in the room.  Stay tuned!



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