I've asked you to help me choose drapery for my bedroom, and you did help a lot! I've got 93 votes to date. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to select their favorite.
The winner is Option 1
and to be honest, it was my first choice too. :)
But then, I saw this...
The one on the left is an extra fabric from my curtain that I kept, and the one on the right is the one hanging in my bedroom. After just barely two months of having the curtains, it accumulated dust and dirt like I had it for years without washing! Our house is like dust magnet with all the open windows and the busy commercial street behind it. Imagine pollution everyday, all day.
I panicked with the thought of having mostly white drapes! My tropical brownish curtain camouflage dirt really well, but I don't see it happening with white! and I'm not planning on washing drapes weekly either.
So I went back to the drawing board for new options that I would love as much as Option 1, without the white fabric. It took me more than 2 hours of toying with the image before I finally came up this:
I love it! :)
I tried matching dark colored curtains (deep eggplant, navy blue, black) but it didn't it cut for me. Then I remembered something my crazy mind thought of in one of its daydreaming sessions: how about painting a canvas fabric the same color as the wall, hang it, and treat it as that -- a wall.
I'll never use the window behind the bed, it opens up to a parking space of a restaurant! Nothing much to see there. So I'll add a much needed "wall" to this bedroom. And I love the look of mouldings, I'll try to fake it by using a white ribbon. I might even fake a headboard, we'll see about that.
I'm also painting and prettifying the bigger window so I can push the drapes to the side. The window is currently ugly and dingy so I just covered it up all the way. It would be nice to have a big open window for some air. Its getting hot in here, and I don't wanna take off all my clothes! haha.. But really, the heat is so annoying. I'm sorry, I know a lot of you is snowed in right now and all you wish for is some heat. But I tell you, the heat here is so not desirable, its humid, and you become literally sticky! (most especially during summer!)
Christina's comment also stuck with me, so I decided to have a neutral curtain for the bigger window. See people, I read and take all your comments to heart! :)
The coral and turquoise I got from this fabric I bought
which I'm so attracted to! Those colors will pop beautifully against the dark walls that I'm painting soon. Brother#2 called me crazy for wanting to paint a newly painted wall, I probably am. But the vision of the final product outweighs any name calling I get!
So here it is people, please don't hate me for wasting your time with my poll that I'm not going to use. But I love this process and it really do help me weigh all possibilities before going for it.
And to be honest, I love the new look more than Option 1! It's still graphic, but a lot more fun and feminine. Please love it with me.. :)
P.S. Don't hate me for having a TV in the bedroom! haha