Curtains can make or break a room’s design. There are curtains that match perfectly and provide a great look for a decor. Then there are also curtains that look anything but perfect and can ruin a decor faster than a raggedy, old chair. If you are redecorating a child’s bedroom, you want the curtain choice to be just right. Thankfully, there is no shortage of ideas when using curtains to bring whimsy to a kid’s bedroom.
Let the old traditional idea of panel curtains fall from your mind and embrace lighter, more vibrant looks for a child’s bedroom. Instead of heavy floral drapes, opt for fabrics that are both lighter and more appropriately themed. Many large department and home decor shops offer panel curtains that are perfectly suited to the needs of a child’s bedroom. There are curtains with dinosaurs, curtains with ballerinas and curtains with just about any other childlike theme that you could want. If, however, your idea of the perfect curtain is nowhere to be seen, you can create your own whimsical pattern from fabric that you purchase. A simple pocket panel curtain can quickly transform the look of a room and give you that fun look you’ve been searching for.
After you have installed your panel curtain, include a valance over it. Valances are typically patterned and used to accent plain curtains. For a whimsical look in a child’s bedroom, switch that thinking around. A patterned curtain can be accented by a plain fabric valance. To add visual interest and appeal to the valance, decorate it with a light dusting of glitter or sequins. Not only will it make the valance more interesting, it will also accent the patterned curtain.
Today’s sheer curtains are not like the styles of yesterday. Instead, today’s sheers often come with appliqué decorations, sequins and sparkles galore. They also come in many different colors. It is not unusual to find sheer curtains in deep purples with butterfly designs, or in bright yellow with sunflowers embroidered on them. Whatever decor you are trying to achieve, there are sheers that will match your ideas. Use sheers behind the panel curtains to help filter light, provide privacy and enhance the whimsical look in the child’s bedroom.
Unlike straight panel curtains that are rectangular in shape, shape curtains are made in a variety of different shapes. Leaves, flowers, cars and trucks are some of the most common styles of shape curtains. These cut outs of whimsical patterns are usually custom-made or found only at high end specialty stores. If you are searching for a truly unique look, a shape curtain is definitely the way to provide it.
Kid’s curtains can bring whimsy, fun and laughter to any child’s bedroom. They are a great way to accent the decor of the room while also adding visual interest. While it may be easy to overlook their importance in a room’s decor, without the right curtains, the overall design can fall flat.