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August 2017

Solving a Design Dilemma!

August 7, 2017 in Home / Uncategorized

We’ve lived in our house for about 7 months now & I still have so much decorating to do! I’m not willing to settle this time around though. I won’t buy a dining room table until I find the perfect one at a great price and this mentality goes for all my design choices in the entire house. My husband on the other hand wants to just solve the problem at hand & doesn’t care if his solution is aesthetically pleasing…

Our latest design dilemma in the Michele household has been making our front door more private. Currently we feel like the entire neighborhood can see right in to our house day or night & we were searching for a convenient solution & I was searching for one that would go with the farmhouse style I am incorporating throughout the whole house.

Here are some before pictures of our front door/entry way:

As you can see, you can see right in to the house! Doesn’t matter if it’s night or day. At night when we’re hanging out downstairs with the lights on inside, it’s even worse! I just knew I had to put my design thinking cap on because I was not willing to compromise on the design of the interior of my house! The simplest & most affordable option I came up with was to mount a curtain rod above the front door & use two large curtain panels to cover the whole door. I was able to find both the curtain rod & the panels at my local Hobby Lobby. The curtains were half off & I used the 40% off one item coupon on the curtain rod, making the whole purchase about $48! Here are some pictures after we installed it!

Nitro loved the sunshine coming through the front doors but it would blind us coming in & hitting the light colored wood floor! Now with the curtains we can choose when we want to have the sunshine come in & when we would like a little bit more privacy! And in my book, this is a win in the design department!

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