Do you close your drapes?

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I have window treatments on the brain these days. I'm embarrassed to say that just last night, I finished converting my rod pocket bedroom drapes into pinch pleat drapes. Pretty lame that I had one panel unfinished for the last few weeks, huh?

Tonight, I'll attempt to add the same drapery tape to my living room drapes. It's a tall order for one night!

All of this has me wondering if anyone, like me, draws their drapes. We never did this when I was young, but in my little condo, I like to close the drapes at night. I like that it blocks light a little more and it also insulates the windows a little bit. Since I hung the living room panels, I've noticed that there isn't such a stark contrast in temperature between the bedroom and living room.

By the way, I still haven't turned on the heat! I think this is the longest I've ever gone without it!

Comments

  1. I close the curtains at night, just so I don't feel so exposed. Also for the insulation :)

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  2. We close our living room drapes at night - I don't want the whole world seeing in! And you're right - it makes a big temperature difference!

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  3. Nope. Never. Curtains for me are about decoration not function but I have heard that it will make a big difference in your power bill so I need to try it.

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  4. Yes when the sun comes in and hits my eyes even through the sheerweaves!!

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  5. We close ours. My husband says he can see the street lights in through the windows at night if I don't:) I also lined them with black out material for when he has worked nights...he's a picky sleeper

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  6. Oh yes, they are closed at night. We have streetlights that annoy outside the bedroom, and just like to be more private in the living room for tv time.

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  7. I leave mine open since they are actually not long wide enough to cover the window. (I'm all looks, no substance.) But we do close our blinds.

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