Here's the thing...we've lived here 10 years. When we first came the landlord had these blue/white/pinky drapes that I didn't want because 1- they were blue/white/pinky, and 2- because of this:
I didn't want to cover up The View! However, I also had the noise. Oh, the noise, noise, noise! Marble-tiled floors, concrete walls--aye-yi-yi!
I've stood it for 10 years, but now as our house settles into less kids and more contemplation (?!) I want a more muted sound. A year or so ago we got a bigger area rug for the living room and I think we're just about ready for a rug under the dining table (no more spilled jars of pickles, etc.), but I just don't know what to do about the windows. At one time I did put up some curtains and when I think about those curtains now--they were gross. Maybe I've just gone so long with naked windows that I can't picture them with clothes.
I'm open to suggestions...