Long, long ago. A whole 4-1/2 years ago. That's when moved into this house and I put up these white sheer curtains and painted the walls yellow. That lasted about 4 years. The last 2 of those years I was slowly changing my mind on the colors I wanted in here as well as figuring out what curtains to use on that bay window. I take a very long time to make a decision about pretty much everything.
Then this summer I painted the walls a more neutral color. It does still have a gold tone, but it's much more of a tan. It always looks more yellow in photos than it really is in real life. I also changed out the wall decor, bought a new light fixture, and of course changed the curtains. But I just wasn't sure if I liked the white roll up curtains. They just weren't quite right and the white didn't seem to match well with the off-white wooden blinds.
So after having them hanging up there for 2 months, I decided to return them to Target and buy these valances instead. I like them much better. The lighting is horrible, but the valances are a soft gold color that matches the tone of the walls quite well. I think it gives it a much softer look compared to the white curtains before that seemed to scream for attention.
Again, the wall color is not as yellow as it look.s The tan paint spot on the ceiling above the bay window is exactly how it appears though. Really need to fix that someday.
I love the little trim detail on the edge. I also love the scalloped edge as opposed to just a flat edge along the bottom. I think I finally may have found curtains I like for this window. Maybe. I'm still deciding. But I think I'm 75% sure these are the ones.
What do you think? Please give me your opinion even if you think they are hideous.
I'll still like you, I promise.