I did add some drapes awhile ago in the office and it has added exactly the touch I was looking for. When I moved the slip covered love seat in, there was space between the couch and the bookshelves. I just wanted to fill in the gap with some pretty fabric.
Since my husband would kill me if I actually screwed anything into the shelves, the rod is a tension rod that I screwed really really tight.
It took me about 6 months to find a fabric that I loved and I eventually ordered it from Joann's, of all places. I added the stripe fabric because I had been watching so much Sarah Richardson and felt a need to mix patterns. I can't believe how well they go together and how much I like the two patterns. Baby steps, I'll be able to mix and match soon. Who knows, maybe I'll even start adding trim!
It helps me forget about the two gigantic blank walls, the lack of a light fixture, and the need for a cool office chair. Also, Tom uses this office regularly and there is a desk that is beginning to look like his desk at work - piles and piles.
I lined the drapes because I think drapes hang better with a little bit of weight. Also, if I'm going to spend the time and money to get something - it's not much more to just do it right.
Just another little step in our office story . . . .
linking to Shabby Nest, Serenity Now, Just a Girl