How can you have a classic Pooh theme nursery without Winnie the Pooh curtains to top things off? If you are a decorator that likes everything to match perfectly you are in luck. Chances are that your baby bedding set not only has Winnie the Pooh window treatments or valances but every other decorative nursery accessory that you could possibly need to complete the nursery from lamp shades to wallpaper border.
If the idea of a room covered in Winnie the Pooh bears doesn’t appeal to you, there are some ways to get creative, keep the yellow bears to a bare minimum and still have Winnie the Pooh window treatments that will blend with the rest of your baby’s decor.
You are not limited to the traditional styles of window coverings that come ready made with the crib set which is a good thing as these curtain panels, draperies and valances most likely will come only in a few very basic sizes.
For some reason the manufacturer seems to assume that all nursery windows are the same size and they could not be more wrong! I have often wondered why they bother to include Winnie the Pooh nursery curtains if they can’t produce more of a variety in lengths and sizes.
This leaves us hunting for hunny pot valances in the Winnie the Pooh theme with little hope for success. Your best (and most inexpensive) option might be to buy some Winnie the Pooh fabric and make your own Winnie the Pooh curtains or contract a seamstress to sew some custom window treatments that will fit.
If you are going to try to make your own Winnie the Pooh window treatments and have never made a pair of curtains before, start with an easy valance. You can find free curtain patterns online with instructions for how to properly measure your windows and figure how many yards of fabric that you will need to have on hand.
If you are comfortable sewing curtain panels, you will need to line them in order for them to be successful in blocking sunlight. Making lined curtains or draperies that hang well is an advanced level sewing project. If you are a novice, it might be best to let a professional make your Winnie the Pooh curtains or you could find something easy for a beginner like a gathered valance. Leave the fancy pleated, tailored toppers to the experts. For now, the focus should be on sewing a straight seam.
The only problem with a window topper or valance is that they are not room darkening and many moms like complete blackout curtains in the nursery to help baby sleep better. If you had sun blocking curtains in mind but feel that your sewing skills will only cover something simple, buy a room darkening shade or a set of blinds in a complimentary color.
You can customize a cheap window shade with stenciled Winnie the Pooh storybook characters using colors that match your curtain fabric. If you prefer something less permanent, decorate your shade with stickers, wallpaper cutouts or decals. When you are ready to give the nursery an update, peel the stickers off that matched your Winnie the Pooh curtains and replace them with something new and different.
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