We're not quite ready to move upstairs yet with our home improvement projects, but a few weeks ago I decided that the white curtains I had bought for our bedroom simply wouldn't do.
Since we work nights, Albie and I both sleep late. We're lucky if we get out of bed before 1:30 p.m. By then, the sun is blasting through our southwest-facing window.
The plan for the bedroom is to make it very dark. I picked "chocolate" curtains, but they aren't just any old curtains - they are meant to insulate for hot/cold and also block out light. So far, they are working out great. Once we put our air conditioning unit back in the window, however, we'll have to see.
Of course, the color we've picked for the bedroom walls is "dark chocolate." Which is why I decided to keep the white curtains in the middle so the room will have some contrast. If everything is brown we won't know where the wall begins and ends, or where any of our furniture is.
Now I'm off to continue painting the railing downstairs. Two coats done, at least two more to go...