I made a big push in the One Room Challenge this week. I finally totally, 100% finished painting the room. I order my next to the bed lights. And I picked out, bought and hung window treatments!
The curtains I chose are the white Vivan curtains from Ikea. I’ve used them a bunch of times before and they are trusty old friends. They are pretty and crisp and they have awesome pleats at the top. I don’t know if they’re technically called pleats, but my point is they hang nicely without too much effort. And let’s not forget the awesome price tag, $9.99 a pair. Yes, folks, less then $10 for two beautiful curtains. You can’t ask for much more than that in life.
What I really want to talk about today, though, are the blinds I picked out. Because I’m pretty much head over heels, desperately in love with them. They are the Liselott blinds from Ikea. I liked them when I saw them on the website and they looked like this:
Kind of cool, right? A roller blind with a little pattern to mix things up a little. They range in price according to size from about $15 – $25. Not bad. I figured I’d give them a try. Couldn’t hurt.
Then I got the them home. And the hardware took like 4.2 minutes to put up. I thought, “Hmm, lucky me, that wasn’t very difficult at all. This is going way more smoothly than expected”. Then I put the blinds in the mounted hardware.
They caught the light and I was hooked. The pattern comes through and it’s just so whimsical but also not childish. It’s the perfect amount of something special when you can only have just enough something special and not one ounce more. They are that thing in the room that won’t steal the spotlight, but will not ever be overlooked, either. I’ve said often throughout this One Room Challenge that I want the room to lean more toward that dreamy, boho vibe as opposed to the preppy, nautical vibe that would be so easy to slip into with the navy blue walls and white accents. These blinds smack the preppy, nautical vibe in the face and say, “Not so fast, this room is just a tiny bit quirky”. I have been looking for a long time for something like these blinds. I’m so glad they are now mine.
Ah, it makes me so happy to look at that picture. What I should have also taken a picture of is the state of the rest of the room, because it is an absolute ripped apart mess. There are plastic boxes that I ripped open from Ikea, and paint cans and clothes and all kinds of messes everywhere. It’s the storm before the calm right now. Except for that one corner. Right now, that corner is perfect.
In the next couple of weeks I have to get closet doors installed, upcycle a headboard and do some type of a sprucing up to my childhood desk that will become a vanity. Oh and put up the lights I bought. And redo my night stands. Again. And clean the room. That will help. The list is still very long, people! Two more weeks to go!
If you are interested in seeing the previous weeks in my One Room Challenge, you can do so here:
One Room Challenge Week 2