Merry December everyone! I feel like it has been ages since I have blogged. I guess it's been nearly a month. I don't know how these other D.I.Y bloggers do it....honestly most of them blog daily, even throughout these busy holiday months. I admire them so much. I seem to retreat. I get so caught up in the holiday season with baking, addressing and sending Christmas cards, shopping for gifts, decorating a festive home, etc. that I don't seem to have much additional time to blog. Well, I finished addressing my Christmas cards yesterday, much of the shopping is done, and I thought I would spend this rare quiet time blogging.
I would love to say that I have been busy doing all kinds of various D.I.Y. projects over the past month, but I have really gotten lazy, in that area anyhow. However, I finally was able to get my hubby to raise my roman shades that adorn the windows in my bedroom, to fall just below the drapery rods that hold my burlap panels. It has been long overdue, and what a difference it has made. I walk into my bedroom and I feel like my room has doubled in size, seriously!! By raising the roman shades up, to fall just below the drapery rod (which is mounted just below the ceiling) it gives the allure that my windows are nearly floor to ceiling, and that illusion makes the room appear so much larger. But, don't take my word for it, pictures don't lie!
The difference is substantial! Again, when possible, try to mount your rods just below the ceiling, and make sure your panels are long enough to at least sweep the ground. You may need to determine the height of your rod by the length of your drapery panels. However, if you are buying or making new panels buy the longer length so you can put that drapery rod as high as you can. If you have a little extra length on your panels, just allow it to pool on the ground. That's always a beautiful touch. If you have really high ceilings, I wouldn't opt to mount the drapery hardware close to the ceiling. In fact, my living room has almost 10 feet ceilings, and I chose to mount my drapery rods somewhere in between the window casing and the ceiling. It still looks elegant, and again adds height. Though, I didn't want a lot of height, as the ceiling is already high enough. Okay, enough about that. But, here's what it looks like now!
TIP: When raising the shade, whether it's a roman, cellular, bamboo, etc. shade, line the top of the shade with the top of the drapery panel. I had my hubby originally mount the shade just below the rod, and it looked a little silly. Aside from that, I couldn't close the drapery panels because the clip rings got hung up on the shade.