With wanting the ability to open and close the curtains from day to night I found that the clips they sell made it so much easier to slide them back and forth on the rod. Even though Dave said it made them look like shower curtains I'm willing to live with it as long as it makes things easier for me. I am also so very glad that we decided to hang the curtain rod 12 inches from the glass doors. It makes them seem so much wider and when we have the curtains open none of the doors are covered.
What I also did was pulled the yellow from the accent chairs pillows into the curtains. We have an all blue pallet going on that I didn't want to overwhelm the room with one solid color. I found these curtains at BB&B and knew they would work perfectly. They tie the whole room together with the cream, gray, brown and yellow and the pattern is subtle enough to work.
We're still waiting on our kitchen table and man cave couch but for now we're keeping it classy and putting our kitchen trash can in the middle of the space so we don't hit our heads on the light. Other than that we're pretty much done other than finding a piece of art for above the new hall bench. It feels good to know we're all done can not just relax on weekends with each other. And it's nice to have it all put together for visitors-like my best friend Megan who comes to town TODAY!!!