Living Room Curtains Revisited

Edit: After I posted this morning, the West Elm curtains sold out again (probably because YHL apparently wants them too, and reposted their new master mood board this morning).  Now I really, really need suggestions! 

For the year and a half that we’ve lived in our house, the living room windows have been bare.  This really didn’t bother us too much at first (you can’t really see through them from outside anyhow, since our house is off-grade), but recently it has been annoying me.  I chalk this up partly to the fact that our neighbor recently bought a chain saw and ended up cutting down a tree on the property line that had been making our backyard very lush and private.  (I think he bought the chain saw and then wanted to cut something down, so he attacked the poor, defenseless, shade-and-privacy-providing tree. Thanks, guy, now we can see your house from ours.  Ugh.)

I still have not taken a new picture.  The recliner is gone now.

Also, imagine less greenery in the third window from the left.

Since I had recently posted about wanting new curtains for the library and art room, a few people wondered where I’d hang the West Elm ones I mentioned when I confessed that I have fallen hardcore in love with graphic print curtains.  Well, as you may have guessed now, the ones I was considering were for the living room.  (And I envision them with bamboo blinds as well, sort of a la YHL’s old living room, minus the light-and-airy.)  When we discovered they were out of stock decided to use the library’s old curtains (more about its new curtains soon) until we found something that we a) LOVED and b) could afford.


Well, West Elm brought back the 84″ curtains (ok, technically they are allegedly going to be available 1/17).  Insert explative here.  Thankfully(ish) I still do not really want to buy eight 48 x 84 inch panels, even at $19.99 with free shipping.  Moving on…

These Vilmie curtains are $29.99 for two 57 x 98 inch panels, which makes my wallet cry a whole lot less.   I kind of love them, but I really wanted grey, especially with the accent wall I just painted (I haven’t done the trees yet, but I’ll try to post pictures of the grey soon).  I swear Ikea had a grey graphic print curtain that I LOVED but I guess they are gone-zo.

So, getting to my point…  Remember how I said not to recommed similar curtains?  I lied.  Pretty please with extra whip and sprinkles, help me find something similar to the West Elm curtains!  I canot stomach spending that much, my BFF RetailMeNot has failed me this time, and I am le tired of scouring The Interwebz (all the curtain options are running together).

PS- I really want these curtains from Anthro, but I am not paying $128 a panel because oh-my-god-do-you-know-how-much-that-is-for-eight-panels?! Insanity.

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5 Responses to Living Room Curtains Revisited

  1. ahhh no more posting expensive anthro finds… i’m drooling and i’m pretty sure my wallet just ran and hid. FACT!

    <3

    • Cait says:

      Sorry!! I really, really <3 them, but ACK! I think my wallet had a heart attack!! I did find some cute blue and white Waverly fabric at JoAnn that I snapped a photo of, but it may be too busy, and we wanted to do the Lotta stencils. Maybe I'll work the other in somehow…

  2. I agree with Jenn, those Anthropologie curtains are to diiiiie for! Not as much as those Urban Outfitters curtains you introduced me to. This is why I keep my curtain shopping limited to Ikea and Target! :)

    • Cait says:

      Hahaha Yeah… Those Anthro curtains are amaaaaaaazing, but I seriously cannot/will not ever buy curtains that cost that much, haha!

      I <3 Target and and Ikea! If it hadn't been for the Ikea ones I wouldn't have thought of trying to make my own curtains (which at this point still seems like a good idea, we'll see… haha.)

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