I finally got around to making curtain panels for the master bedroom. We have a huge bank of three windows in the room. Each window is about 36″ wide, so the entire span is over 9 feet. When we moved in we added white wood blinds for privacy. I never intended to have functional curtain panels in this room, but I did want another opportunity to add another fabric pattern and soften up the window frame.
I found the perfect fabric at Ikea. The Kajsastina fabric was $6.99 per yard. I purchased 7 yards, but used only about 6 yards to make two curtain panels. I used the same no-sew method from the laundry room drapes and the nursery curtains.
I did not want to buy or hang a 10 foot curtain rod above the window. Since the curtain panels were going to be decorative only, not functional, I hung them from two smaller curtain rods. I installed a curtain rod on each end of the bank of windows. The end of each rod extended about 12″ past the window frame. These curtain rods were $19.97 each at Lowes. They are the 24-48″ length. Because the finials are really noticeable in the middle, I chose curtain rods with interesting finials.
The curtain panels frame the large span of windows and help add texture and softness to the room. The two short curtain rods keep the wall space above the window open, rather than having a bulky curtain rod running all the way across.
The fabric works right into my Moroccan Romance fabric mix. The large scale print gives a wow factor to the window. The high contrast print ties into an even larger scale high contrast print on the bed. The comforter is by DwellStudio for Target. The drapes also look stunning with the framed placemat art and washi tape lampshade lining.
The grey, white, and black color scheme give way to color on sophisticated blue walls (Etched Glass by Martha Stewart) and aubergine accents in the room. The curtain panel fabric is really the first injection of the black, grey, and white palette for the room. I have some leftover fabric that may appear elsewhere throughout the room. Something about the print makes me want to turn it into a pillow with pom pom fringe. I am on the lookout for aubergine pom pom fringe.
What is the most creative window treatment solution you’ve come up with?