Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hello Sunshine!



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I recently decided to take down the roman shades in the living room and dining room. The only time I ever raised or lowered the shades is when I was cleaning them. Even though the shades were not inexpensive almost every time I raised or lowered them the strings would come unattached because the shades weighed so much due to how tall our windows are. Reattaching the strings meant dragging the ladder out and climbing up into the window to reattach them which got old really quickly. To give you an idea of how large our windows are I am average height and can stand comfortably inside the windows!!!!
 
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The amount of light that comes in now is amazing! I only wish I had done this SOONER! I know this look isn’t for everyone but I am loving all the sunlight now……
 
 
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17 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful, Des. There's nothing better than natural light especially when there are beautiful drapes like yours to frame it.

paperjunk-lc said...

Your home always has such a soothing feel about it. Love the way the light fills this room.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, I absolutely adore your home and all that sunshine - the simplicity of your room is stunning, I should very much like to spend hours in those spaces.

GORGEOUS!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is so gorgeous and I am with you, I love having the light come in and as little window treatments as possible.

Susan Freeman said...

Beautiful!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sea Cottage said...

We removed all of the wood blinds throughout our entire home last year and put up white linen curtains that are a bit tattered with no hem instead. We felt the same way afterwards..."wow there is so much more light" and
"why didn't we do it sooner!" It really does make a beautiful difference. Yours is gorgeous.

Your slip-covered chairs look lovely too. We have four in our sitting room, two facing the other two, with the same white toss pillows. We love them. They are so much more comfortable than I ever thought they would be and well made. Slip-covered furniture is wonderful. I will never go back to anything else.

Mari said...

I love the bright sunshine, and as we enter fall I want to soak up as much natural sunlight as I can ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

My Kentucky Living said...

More light is always good! I like your windows with just the drapes. Pretty.
Sheila

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such pretty rooms!
I love all the light that comes in.
Beautiful.

Kelly said...

I love the extra light you're getting now. I can definitely tell that your rooms are brighter now. Now you have one less thing to dust!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm all for less dusting, so I think this is a great idea! Love all the natural light too. Very pretty!

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh swooning Des over your pretty living room. The natural light coming in the room is gorgeous.
Happy Wednesday my friend.
Kris

Karena Albert said...

Des, I love having all of the light steaming in, it is so uplifting!! A big difference!

xoxo
Karena
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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the extra natural light your getting now Des...beautiful as always!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the extra natural light your getting now Des...beautiful as always!!

chateau chic said...

I love it when the light shines in the windows. I never close up the windows completely on the first floor of our home. Your photos of your gorgeous rooms are wonderful!
Mary Alice

Red Rose Alley said...

Love seeing bits and pieces of your home, Deserae. And everything looks so nice with the sun shining through.

Have a blessed week.

love, ~Sheri