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Wednesday
Jul062011

Master Bedroom Curtain Makeover

A month ago, I finally got around to switching out our fall/winter bedroom for our spring/summer version.  I always love the dramatic change that occurs when simply swapping out a duvet & lampshades!

Fall/Winter SpreadThe things I never really loved about our summer look were the curtains.  They were a basic, light khaki, linen-esque fabric that hang from tab tops.  Nothing glaringly wrong with them, but just kind of blah.  They blended in with the walls and I really wanted something with a bit more impact.  

I always thought crisp white curtains would look great as well, but since I've been having so much fun with pattern lately I decided to go bold. I ordered this gorgeous chevron fabric from fabric.com for under $8/yd.  

Since our balcony doors face east, we get a ton of early morning light.  I wanted to make sure we had a bit more light coverage so I used the old curtains as a backing & the chevron on the front.  I sewed them inside out like a giant duvet, straight lines made easy by the zig zags.  

I had some puckering/gathering issues which MADE ME CRAZY, but you can't see them unless you inspect each seam.  No biggie (I need a new sewing machine or perhaps a walking foot?) I hung them with dark clips to match the current rod and love the results! 

Then I hemmed them in place so that they just touch the floor.  I like the look of curtains that softly gather on the ground, but the two layers were pretty thick and didn't pool very well.  Plus, we are regularly in and out of these doors and the fabric sweeping back and forth would get dirty.

In all, I spent under $50 for the new window treatments (fabric, clips).  We have really tall ceilings & doors so buying curtains would have been a lot more expensive! I am happy that I took the effort to DIY.

 

 

I absolutely love the new window treatments.  It's darker in the morning & more visually interesting all day.  Now I need to get working on those pesky living room curtains, of which I have narrowed it down to approximately 47 fabrics.  Give or take a few.

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Reader Comments (8)

I love them too!! They are gorgeous!!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

These look SO great-- I love the chevron design!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaya

Wow, I love the fabric! I really want to jump on the chevron bandwagon...hope you don't mind! I can't wait to see the next fabric you choose!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I love chevron!! These came out great!

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterserena @bigapplenosh

I love them!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Choosing a good color of curtain have a sense of attraction for your room because it makes more inviting and relax and also beautify the place.

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing

Great ideas and inspirational use of colour schemes to open up rooms to new possibilities. Thank you for posting.

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFitted Bedroom Centre

Looking for the right window treatments is a bit confusing for me, for also for some people because there's a lot of them in the market with different colors and styles. Good thing you found yours. I know this is late but the Chevron pattern definitely do the trick in your bedroom. Anyway summer is up again, I'm thankful that I finished re-doing our house decoration. How about you? #Roxie @ WindowTreatmentsPhiladelphia.com

July 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoxie Tenner

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