We have some cute curtain ideas for your baby’s room that might inspire you to take things a little further than to simply install some cheap mini-blinds that you picked up at the discount store. Decorating the windows of a baby’s nursery is part of the process and what a shame it would be to have purchased a wonderful set of custom baby bedding only to settle for plain Jane window treatments because of the misconception that ideas for interesting window treatments would be too expensive to explore.
There are homeowners that will accept nothing less than expensive, high end drapes made of designer fabrics and curtain rods that cost a mint. But would you be surprised if I told you that I have seen some home made curtains and wooden rods that looked absolutely fantastic? Well, the truth is that I have seen some cute curtain ideas for nurseries and bedrooms that were just precious and the amazing part is that they were relatively inexpensive.
HOME MADE CURTAIN IDEAS
The old fashioned way to save money on the baby’s nursery or bedroom curtains is to learn to make them yourself. Even a beginner can sew a rod pocket valance or topper and no special sewing pattern is necessary (which saves another $10 or so) just accurate measurements. A more advanced level of skills may be required for complicated pleats and decorations but once most ladies make their first curtain panel and realize how quick and easy it is to save lots of money just by knowing how to make your own curtains; they quickly become masters at this craft.
TRADITIONAL CURTAIN IDEAS
Simple curtain panels, valances and toppers gathered on a wooden curtain rod may not be the most exciting curtains but there are times when nothing else is needed. When nothing else seems to fit in a room, it is very hard to go wrong with a classic look. The bonus is that many times you can complete a set of attractive window treatments in less than a day and you can always dress those less than interesting window treatments up with the use of fancy trims and dress up the hardware with curtain rod finials and other decorative items.
NURSERY CURTAIN IDEAS
Curtains for kids' bedrooms and the baby's room are by far the most fun. Go wild with color and funky patterns and enjoy creating window treatments that will fall right in line with the baby boy or girl's nursery theme.
CURTAIN HANGING IDEAS
When dealing with curtains experienced decorators will tell you that it is not just about coordinating fabric, drapery hardware and proper sizing. Much can be accomplished in correcting and even camouflaging less than desirable features in any room using unique curtain hanging techniques.
CURTAIN TIEBACK IDEAS
Not everyone needs to tie their curtains back but if the view is spectacular, what is the best way pull back the window coverings so that it can be enjoyed? Your choice of tiebacks should be determined by the style of the drapes as well as the décor in the room.
One of the best bets on getting fabric at a discount price is to shop for discontinued fabrics. Here’s one tip that will spare you some misery. It is a bad idea to use fabric for one single set of curtains from two separate bolts of fabric. The color difference can be significant.
Do you have some homemade curtains or any unique window treatment ideas that you could share with us? I would love to see your cute curtain ideas! You can send them in using the form below. Some details regarding how you made your curtains that would interest our readers might be whether or not you made the window treatments using a pattern and what was the style of the room where they were used.
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