Today's topic is short curtains.
For the most part, you either like them or you don't. I for one like them, especially in a kid's space. They are fun and casual. I decided to go with short curtains in the boy's room. One reason, besides liking the look, is because of the space issue. His room is on the small side. Dressing the windows with short panels allowed me to push the furniture up against the walls. Even if it is just a few inches, it makes a difference.
When you saw this area last, it looked like this.
I used my no-sew hemming tape and the $9/yd. canvas fabric I found to make these panels. The fabric is actually a vertical stripe pattern that I turned on its side.
These panels were easy enough to make except for the fact that I measured wrong and had to make a few adjustments. Thank goodness I measured wrong on the long side rather than the short side. To fix the problem all I did was fold down the top and clip the rings on to shorten them. I think if you're going with a short curtain that it's best to have the panels hit right at the end of the window trim. This was they look purposeful rather than like you just bought/made the wrong size.
For the bedside window, I had to create a border on the bottom.
The width of the fabric once turned horizontally wasn't long enough to cover this window, so I just made a border with the stripes going vertically to make up the difference. Again just using no-sew hemming tape! It's not super noticeable, but I do like that this window is a little different from the other one. It sort of defines each area of the room.
You may have also noticed the red border around the Yoda quotes. I just taped them off with frog tape and painted the border. I chose red to tie in with the curtain panels.
The yellow chair in the desk area is a recent $10 Restore find.
I'm in love with it! The desk we already had; it was purchased from Ikea years ago. I recycled a soup can with some scrapbook paper and grosgrain ribbon to give him a pencil cup.
Don't even try to act like you don't love you some Chewbacca!
So what do you think? Where do you stand on short curtains? I'll admit the desk area feels a bit top heavy right now, but once I get the artwork on the walls I think it will balance things out nicely.
I'm getting so close to being done with this room! Next up artwork and then the headboard!
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