Monday, December 28, 2015

Looking Back At 2015 Countdown: #4

In March I shared with you how my love of color had turned on me and was making my living room look like a circus...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tears of a Clown (The Tale of My Living Room Curtains)

Hi Everyone!

I shared with you awhile back that Mr. Bluebird and I had ordered two recliners for our living room.  As you know, I am not a recliner fan, but my doctor said it was something I needed to have.  We found a style and fabric we liked, placed our order and waited for their arrival.

Well, arrival day was last Saturday.  I love them!  The fabric is just what I envisioned and they look perfect with the other fabrics that are already in the room.  With one exception.  One big, can't ignore it exception.  My curtain panels.  Oh. my. gosh. 

My living room looks like a clown threw up in it.

I do love my patterns, but adding in the new recliners with their bold floral really tipped things over the edge. Even for me!  Ready to see?  Shield  your eyes folks.....

Oh my word! Too much.  The chairs, the curtains, the lampshade......aaaagghhhh! Calgon, take me away!!!

Pardon the crummy picture, but the opposite side of the room is my settee.  I love how that fabric goes with the curtains.....

And below, I love them with the chair and our sofa (not shown) is in the same plaid fabric.

Sadly, I am in search of some new panels for this room. I may even do away with curtains altogether and keep the simplicity of the matchstick blinds. Just for grins, I pulled out some ivory sheers I had stashed away. Just to see how a lighter color would look. Better than the heavy, floral drapery!  I am leaning heavily toward taking down the rods, etc. and going with the just the blinds.  What say you?

This summer will bring a lighter paint color to this room and the kitchen adjacent (I will be retiring my Pottery Barn curtains in the kitchen as well - they aren't working with these xyz chairs either!) I also plan on changing out the yellow lampshade with a simple burlap one that I have in another room.  

Hopefully, with a little tweaking I will restore peace to this room and I can put my feet up (doctor's orders, you know!) in my new chair!


  1. Jane, Pick a color out of the furniture and try to buy solid curtain panels to match that color. If the color you pick doesn't clash with your wall color...that would do the trick . You maybe able to use your curtains in another room , or make something of them. I wish you much sound like me. I never thought I'd have a recliner in my we have two. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Thank you for following us, Jane. Oh, I see Susie up there. She is the dearest blog friend. I just love her. Ooooo, your plaid chair is charming, and looks so comfy. I love that grandfather clock in the background. Your home is so warm and welcoming.

    I always like to change things around my house too. Have a wonderful week.


  3. I think your rooms are so pretty, Jane, but I know the feeling of wanting change. Curtains are so expensive as are blinds. But maybe blinds will give you time to decide what you want and give you a chance to price things. Starting from scratch is inspiring as well. I say this because I'm ready for some new curtains in my living room and when I last did this I went crazy!! lol!

    A belated Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!

    Jane x

  4. Your new chairs are lovely. If you get new curtains I think they need to be plain colored, no pattern, no texture, because of all you have going on already. It will be fun to see what you do.