For so long I have been dissatisfied with the window treatments in my living and dining rooms (I have a home with a very open floor plan so that the living and dining rooms are connected and need the same treatment/color scheme, etc). Think "lovely" 1970s architecture!
Here is the before of the living room:
Here is the during (we had replaced our living room windows several years back and it was one of the best decisions we have made for the house):
Here is the after (for now)...my wingback chairs are being reupholstered and I am hopeful to have them back in another week or so...so this area won't look SO empty as it does now...
YAY, much better! And here is the dining room at the opposite end ( I am sure I will take a bunch of pictures of all the improvements together (windows, area rug, wingback chairs) when it is all put together (I also designed the stained glass window years ago):
Shutters can be pricey, but I took advantage of a sale at the Home Depot and got them for 10% off at least. The area rug was also on sale, and the fabric for the wingback chairs was a STEAL, so I am going to still label this one Design on a Dime. :)