Simple patio door curtains provide added warmth and coziness to our kitchen.
Hey friends, I know it’s been a little quiet around here but I’ve been swamped with work. January was packed full of design and staging projects and I had very little time to blog. I’m not complaining because honestly, I’m so thankful that my work is my passion. It’s equally fun, challenging and exhilarating as I learn to hone my design skills and work for great clients. I’m truly grateful because it still allows me to be flexible and I can pick up my daughter from preschool and be available for my kids after they all get home from school. Dinner prep has been a little more difficult at times so it helps to be a little more prepared before the week. Before I share all about these patio door curtains, I want to give an update and say that we have been approved by the state for fostering! We decided to start off with respite care which assists other foster families by giving them a temporary break. It looks like we may have been matched with a local family so I’ll be sure to keep you posted. We thought this would help us transition into full time fostering especially for our children. By the way, if you missed our room transformations in preparation for fostering, be sure to check out our daughters’ shared bedroom along with our foster childs’ bedroom.
Okay, back to these curtains. I wanted to share this post because a small change to the space can really add so much. I had contemplated doing something with these doors for a long time but couldn’t decide. I’m usually very impatient with design when it comes to my own home but I literally thought about this for over a year. Every time I look at these patio doors off our kitchen, I felt like it needed something because it looked naked. I contemplated curtains but couldn’t quite picture it. I didn’t think a standard curtain rod was going to work and the fact that one side was close to the cabinets threw me off too.
I even asked my Instagram followers on a poll if I should keep it as is or install curtains and it was almost split down the middle. No help at all! Haha, I finally decided to go for it because it it didn’t work out, I could just patch up the holes and move on. There’s my trusty handyman installing the rods. What would I do without him?
Instead of using standard curtain rods, I went with these (affiliate) Cambria decorative short rods. I knew these window treatments would serve as as decorative purpose especially since the doors already had blinds on them. I also used the same Ikea Ritva linen curtains that are in our family room since they are all along the same wall.
What do you think? I instantly loved them. They add so much warmth and coziness to our kitchen. I moved the sign to another wall in the kitchen and kept it blank here. I hope to eventually find a gold clock to add but I love it!
I just love how soft and pretty they look here in this space. If you’re thinking of adding something similar, I hope this provides an idea and source of inspiration. You can indeed add window treatments to patio doors. Just make sure the curtains puddle to the floor. If they are any shorter, it won’t look right. I’m not sure why it took me so long but this is just another example that design shouldn’t be scary. There’s nothing wrong with trying something out. Sometimes, you just won’t know until you try! Also, making a house a home truly takes time but these little steps can truly bring you a lot of joy.
Thanks for reading, friends! Have a great week.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14