Finally, finally, I'm going to be doing a (modest) interior decorating-type thing. (It was one of my Christmas presents -- to go ahead and make it happen however I saw fit.)
The people who lived here before us were big on neutrals. I'm more of a color person.
Our bedroom is BLAH. Blah walls, blah window treatments. I'll get to the walls later, but for now I'm going to attack the window treatments.
Here's what it looks like now. (Could it be blah-er?)
The window treatments are some sort of canvas dealie that's falling apart (very hard to open). The chest functions as a sort of window seat, that's not necessarily anything permanent. It's an awkward place to put a chair -- narrow. Anyway, I welcome ideas there too but that's not the main problem.
The main problem is this:
Since I already have curtains (see below) my big purchase for this project will be curtain rods. I like cast-iron decorative curtain rods, like this one (from another room).
(Not a good photo, hopefully gives an idea.)
There isn't really any room for finials in that corner though. Here's a closeup, showing the window frame flush up against the wall:
What I am trying to figure out is how to handle that corner, in terms of what curtain rods I want to buy. (There is a set of four windows on another wall that are much more straightforward.) I think that I want finials because the room is big and blah and I'd like to have a little bit of extra interest there. I could just use plain, non-finial rods, covered by curtains. (This kind):
I'm not even sure if that would work though -- is the round part meant to go on the wall or right on the wood window frame?
I guess I could also use two different types of curtain rods on the two areas; one for the weird nook area, one for the four windows in a row.
Here are the curtains I have already, shown here with a red chair we have in the room, and with the pillowcase from our comforter/ pillowcase combo.
So we have a big red bed and a big red chair which helps the color quotient quite a bit. The walls will be some other non-red color -- light green maybe (not sage, a more springy color) -- but again, that's down the line. Point is that the curtains aren't super-bright but there will be more color surrounding them.
So, what do you think I should do about the curtain rods? Dispense with finials entirely? Get rods with detachable finials and put one side flush against the wall (no finial) and have a finial on the other side? Use finials on the set of four windows but not on the window pictured? Other ideas?