Good Questions: Help! Curtains Needed

Good Questions: Help! Curtains Needed

Janel Laban
Mar 20, 2007

Eric needs some shopping advice: "I know its bathroom month but I have been looking for curtains for my windows forever now. I'm not really sure what I want but was hoping that you guys could offer up your opinions. Everywhere I go seems to have the same basic boring curtains, nothing that stands out. Oh, and I'm not interested in anything sheer, I would like them to be effective at blocking the light, my shades currently do not do a good job of that. Thanks for any help!"

Eric, you might want to look into an online source for window treatments. We took a peek at the Smith+Noble website and they have a big selection of curtain styles and fabrics, and most have the option of adding a blackout liner to deal with the light issue you mentioned.

Our suggestion for your room would be to go with a strong pattern. We like dark brown to go with the blues in your room, but since you have black and white artwork around, we looked for something that would compliment that.

We like the pattern (swatch shown here) from Smith+Noble called Neo in Onyx. It's a graphic, geometric choice that is a bit retro, a bit chinoiseire, and not at all too flowery or bedroomy. It would also work down the road if you changed wall color in the future.

Eric's looking for suggestions - please share your curtain source and design ideas in the comments below...

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