West Bedroom Window Treatment, For Now at Least
This is what I made for the West bedroom window treatments… so far… I’m not convinced this is the absolutely last draft, however.
Here’s what I do like about the window treatment:
I love, love, love the fabric. It’s a linen type texture woven fabric with embroidered lattice flowers on it. Simply beautiful.
I love the beautiful vintage hold-backs. Their antiqued brass floral detail and color is gorgeous.
I also like the dark wood curtain rod. It’s carved finials repeat the detail ideas of the hold-backs and fabric on the draperies and the wood brings the dark brown color up on the wall to repeat that too.
Here’s the ‘however’ though: I used this fabric because I already had it and it worked so well in this room for style and color. But since I already had it, I couldn’t get the correct length to have enough fabric to slightly drape the panels all the way to the floor, so to me they look like they’re ‘high-waters’. If I think about it, it can really bug me, so I’m sure that someday soon I’ll be altering it.
Since I want to keep the things I love with the window treatments, I’m thinking that I’ll probably add some coordinating fabric to it in some way to bring it down to where it really should be in length. (I’m keeping my eye on the clearance tables at the fabric stores every time I go in for just such a thing.)
The windows have cellular pleated shades we put on them when we moved in. Not the prettiest, but they do still work well and just sort of blend in, so they don’t bother me.
One thing that helps me not notice how short the draperies are is the trunk under the window. I placed this vintage trunk under the window so that it works like window seat. The trunk is cedar inside and stores sheets and blankets. It has the same woven wicker type material as the vintage suitcase under the washstand table, which is good to repeat that same material in the room. The narrow bamboo detail on the edges of the trunk is pretty. I’d like to do some better pillow for it though. I think when I “do over” the draperies, I’ll coordinate the pillows on the trunk with that.
So I did it! With a budget around $250 for the whole room, I managed to pull off a welcoming, newly decorated guest room. I was able to succeed because I re-purposed several pieces from other rooms in my house. I also was willing to use materials that I already had in either the paint room, sewing room, or junk drawer. And when I did have to go buy something, I went searching for great buys with a creative mindset.
Posted on December 14, 2011, in Bedroom, Our House, Re-purposing, Window Treatments and tagged decorate with a little bit, fabric, hold-backs, rod, trunk, vintage, window seat. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.