Sometimes starting out when decorating your home can feel like almost pulling a name out of a jar. Where should I start first? And all that buying and arranging and styling…. it’s a marathon. But what if I told you there was just one home decor item that you needed to make your room look amazing. In my opinion (and now my husband’s after spending many years married to me) there is only one thing you need to make a room look beautiful, even if it isn’t done yet.
*This post was sponsored partially by New South Home Couture, but all opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links used.
My whole reason for writing this post was because of my husband (and wanting you to know about a great company, but we’ll get to that). See, when I recently got around to bringing this one thing into a room at home, he immediately commented on how it now looked complete. And when I have put this one thing into other rooms he has said “what a difference.” Seriously.
Are you ready to know what it is? Take your best guess…..
Notice anything different about the two pictures? Here’s a hint, look at the windows.
It’s the curtains! Yes! Curtains are the one home decor item that can make a room. There are no exceptions. And I can’t totally explain it but they really bring everything together. I just got around to hanging these up in my great room. I had to build the “curtain rods”. (If you want to know what I mean by that, check out my DIY hidden curtain rods tutorial.) Clearly it has taken me months to hang them all up.
Let’s just use my breakfast area as an example. This is before we added the curtains. No furniture has been added.
What a difference right? And I have found no better curtains than at New South Home Couture. (affiliate link) The reason I love these curtains so much is because they offer custom tailoring at an affordable price. Custom window treatments can be pricey. But at New South Home Couture they have a variety of fabrics to choose from and 3 different styles of curtain panel. Plus you can order pillows that will match your curtain panels or coordinate with them. How fabulous!
Need an example on how curtains can make an empty room? Just check out y game room. You have never seen it before because it’s so unfinished.
But just look at those amazing curtains! They really help in feel more cozy and put together. The pillows are also from NSHC. They even monogram!
So all of the curtains I have needed for my house are all different lengths. The great part about ordering from New South Home is that you can order a custom length! Yes, they aren’t in 6 inch increments. It’s great!!! And the variety of fabrics is just wonderful. I love them so much that I even ordered curtains for my bathroom.
If you are struggling with how to pull your room together, even if you haven’t really started yet, go get some curtains! Honestly, they are the #1 thing that can make a room. Now get decorating!