I love hotels, not for the room service or the spas or even the cocktails……
It’s for the luscious darkness that descends when you pull the curtains at night and the next morning when you can’t tell it’s 3am or 11am because the curtains are drawn. Our bedroom faces east and at this time of the year the room becomes unbearably light at about 5.30am! It’s horrific! The other problem we have is that we have 1930’s bay windows which are massive and so in the winter the room becomes very cold, despite the double glazing.
So I’ve been hunting around to replicate that luxe hotel look by using curtains and Roman blinds to give double the blackout/thermal combination. The Natural Curtain Company seem to fit the bill, they do both the Roman blinds and the curtains both of which can come blackout and interlined which means darkness and warmth!
Our windows are 280cm with a 180cm drop which means we’ve struggled to find either ready made curtains and blinds or to afford custom ones, but these seem reasonable. Our bedroom is a mish mash of red, cream and pale blue. As we have pattern in the form of a lot of Cath Kidston bedding, I think cream Roman blind and the heavy cream linen curtains will work wonderfully. I’m looking forward to the darkness – bliss!