B slept so much better last night. She only woke up twice, though I had a devil of a time getting her back down after the second wake-up. (Before the recent regression, she woke up once or twice a night, and often one of the wake-ups was conveniently about at the time I went to bed.)
I’m looking into replacing the drapes in our bedroom with blackouts. I found that really helped with getting L to sleep later in the mornings. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where to shop for drapes? I have found some very nice options at Pottery Barn and Restoration hardware, but they are very expensive. Is there a cheaper non-name brand option? Last time I bought blackouts, at our old house, I just went to Target, but honestly, I wasn’t wild about what I ended up with.
From Pottery Barn, I like the white drapes with vertical blue stripes:
However, it only comes in 50 inch width. My window is 95 inches wide, and you’re generally advised to buy drapes twice the width of your window. I don’t need the drapes to be beautiful when closed, but I do need them to be fully functional in terms of blocking the sun, so this is probably not a good option.
Pottery Barn also sells plain linen blackouts. I like the blue. (B’s favorite colors are blue and green – conveniently the same as mine.) They don’t have the same cache as the stripes, I don’t think. But perhaps simpler is better. I’m always attracted to showy patterns, but I don’t trust my decorating instincts.
I also looked at drapes at Restoration Hardware. Like most of the stuff on that site, they are beautiful but wildly expensive – beyond what I consider. Their drapes come in “spruce” which looks blueish.
Googling “drapes” brings up all manner of options. I looked through JC Penney, Macy’s, Kohl’s and West Elm, but I didn’t really see anything that grabbed me.