Christmas and New Year's has come and gone.
Now we are left with WINTER.
One of the hardest adjustments I have to make after I take down my Christmas decorations is the lack of LIGHT.
With ten trees there does tend to be an extra amount of light, who knew.
So I go through light withdrawal.
I am trying to do something about it, but I kind of have this love hate relationship with my windows.
These windows are in each room of the house, except third floor and basement.
Really, they are the same size top to bottom as a door.
That means lots of light, good, yes sometimes.
Bad when you are trying to watch TV during the daytime.
Hate-trying to find curtains, drapes or blinds I like.
These windows are in the dinning room.
I took down the roman blinds I have in all the windows to help me with my light withdrawal.
However, I do NOT like the transom at the top, I am not sure what about it bugs me.
I have tried from the beginning to cover that part of the window.
First there were the shabby chic balloon shade from Rachel Ashwell, but then they seemed to frilly.
Finally I found the roman shades at IKEA.
Love them, however they were recalled.
NOPE, I did not take mine back.
I even tried to find more for our addition.
These are the roman shades and a ruffled drape I have in the office.
If the ruffled drapes were long enough and I had enough of them I would be happy!
Now I am thinking I would like to put up simple floor to ceiling drapes in white linen.
The cost of buying drapes for 20 windows is a bit much, especially for the ones I want.
So, for now the windows will be bare, and let in lots of light.
How about you?
Are you going through after Christmas withdrawal?