After completing a bit of online research and viewing lots of tutorials, I decided on simple tie up curtains. There were lots of helpful tutorials online each with different ways of making them. I followed this tutorial from Cozy Cottage Cute, not to a T, but I found the basic guidelines very helpful and I loved how Sarah's turned out.
For now I'm just going to reveal my before and after shot. I still have to make one more which will give me a chance to take some progress photos to put together a quick tutorial on how to make the curtains.
Window curtains before:
Here's a shot at night with the blinds pulled down. This was before I trimmed the ribbon length as well. It looks much cleaner once I cut them shorter and made the bow smaller.
I couldn't resist including a pictures of Penny... she just looks so precious in this shot! Couldn't you just squeeze that?!
And my Valentine's Day flowers from a very special someone. :)
That's all for now, check back soon for a tutorial of sorts on how I made these curtains. This weekend I'm painting the cabinets in the basement apartment....wish me luck!