The thing I love most about our house is all the light we get. It’s such a difference going from an apartment with a total of four windows to a condo with at least two per room.
John put up faux wood blinds on our 13 windows that are simple, minimalist, and yet still let in tons of light. So when it came to finding a covering for our front porch door I wanted keep that idea while giving us enough privacy. A while ago I bought these lovely white sheer coral patterned curtains from IKEA. They are breezy and let in tons of light.
The first step was to sew them together to create one panel for a little more heft and privacy.
The naked door:
The porch door is a composite door so we didn’t want to hang the curtain with nails. I decided to fasten the curtain to the door with velcro instead so we’re able to take them down and wash them occasionally.
I started with the outside corners, adhering the curtain to the top corner of the door frame with velcro, and worked my way towards the middle.
I rouched the fabric as I worked so I ended up with even pleats:
The curtain was the perfect length and looked great.
Of course the thing that initially inspired me to make a door curtain was this beautiful aqua tieback hardware I found at Anthropologie. It’s like all of their hardware: clean, modern, and elegant.
Again, we didn’t want to use nails so we adhered this to the door with super strong mounting tape.
There you have it! It looks great, still allows tons of light to stream in, but now everyone and their mom can’t see straight into our house at nighttime.