I bought curtains and curtain rods in April or May before the wedding. I asked my brother to put them up the day before the wedding (I procrastinate). He got the smaller window all set and then saw that I didn't buy a long enough rod for the big window. There was obviously no time to exchange sizes at that point which is why the living room was only half curtained when everyone saw it at the wedding.
Because I am so on top of things (not) in NOVEMBER I exchanged the rods and Corey put it all up. I also bought curtain holdbacks. This was the last Everyone-Is-Coming-Over-It'd-Be-Nice-To-Have-________-Done-By-Then project for Corey's birthday.
I bought everything from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. These are the Argentina Pinch Pleat Back Tab Interlined Window Curtain Panels in white. The rods, finials, and holdbacks are from the Cambria Classic Collection in matte brown.
Life Tip: BB&B accepts expired 20% off coupons and you can use one coupon per item even though the fine print says you can't! You can't do this online, though, so actually going to the store is worth it.
Here's a close up of the finials on the curtain rods:
And here's what the curtain holdbacks are like:
Opening the curtains each morning and closing them at night makes me feel really grown up. Plus now I feel like I realized a childhood dream because as a kid I always used to draw curtains on windows as an 'R' and now that's what I have in my house (my parents have blinds on all the windows so it's funny that I always drew curtains).