Bedroom Curtains

Home dec sewing, it maybe isn’t my first love or second love but most of the time mine is pretty simple and what a difference fabric can make.  Julie at Mood asked if we wanted to do a home dec project in honor of Mood’s new home dec showroom, I did a bit of thinking.  Yes, I wanted new curtains for the master bedroom for the new two-color quilt I made, so the decision was easy.

Our master bedroom has been blue and brown for several years, I was trying to keep it more neutral for my husband.  Well, I am over that and ready for some color and a few changes.  Each month, I am doing a little something, like new knobs for our older furniture.  Yes, that changed made a world of difference.  To get started with the step in the changes, I ordered several samples to see which would look the best in our bedroom.  The arrived so quickly and really it was an easy decision.  The Graceful Garden Floral Print won hands down.

 

Mood Fabrics' Graceful Garden floral curtains

 

Well, maybe hubby wasn’t too thrilled with the floral but I told him no more blues and browns!   Maybe I actually said, how about if we try something different and we can always but the blue and browns back up.

Mood Fabrics' Graceful Garden Floral curtains

 

These curtains were easy to sew, just hemming the sides, top and bottom.  My windows face south, which makes it very difficult to photograph these curtains.  I could not find a time of day when the light wasn’t coming in the window and back lighting the photos.  I really don’t mind this sunlight at all and really is nice sunshine for the room.

http://www.moodfabrics.com/graceful-garden-floral-cotton-print-106618.html

 

I have my curtains hung on curtain clips and I hang one panel on each window.   It just frames the windows but lets so much light come into the room.  We live in a very rural area, so the curtains very rarely have to close but with the clips, closing is easily done. I couldn’t believe what a difference the curtains made in the room.  Bye-bye browns and blues, hello warm and fun colors.  I don’t think the husband minds at all, or possibly hasn’t noticed at all.  No, I am joking, he has noticed and says they are nice.  Which I think is guy code for the curtains are good and they make my wife happy. These floral curtains  will make such a great difference in the winter, color in a room always brightens my day.  I am so happy I embraced the home dec sewing and brightened a room with fabric.

"we were provided a special allowance which I put toward this project and covered the rest myself

 

Please note …..we were provided a special allowance which I put toward this project and covered the rest myself

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Comments


  • Beth Conkwright
    August 21, 2014

    Love that fabric. Curtains look great. Such a happy pretty room.

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Beth, I love how it turned out.

  • Sallie
    August 21, 2014

    Oh these are fabulous curtains!! I love the bright colors and the bold floral print. They compliment that gorgeous quilt you made just spectacularly!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Sallie, the curtains and the quilt really compliment each other.

  • Ginger
    August 21, 2014

    Ooh, these look great! Love all the color and light in your room!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, it is fabulous color.

  • Lauren
    August 21, 2014

    Beautiful, Lori!! The new curtains look gorgeous with your already-gorgeous quilt, and the whole room is so bright and fresh 🙂

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Lauren, it is amazing how the curtains brightened the room.

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    August 21, 2014

    GORGEOUS! I actually quite love home decor sewing, and I find curtains one of the quickest, and most dramatic ways to change up a room. I love these curtains Lori!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thank you, Sue, curtains are so easy to make, I wonder why I don’t do it more often. They certainly change a room.

  • Peter
    August 21, 2014

    I love that fabric so much. What a great addition to your bedroom!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      I love the fabric, too.

  • Mary Brady
    August 21, 2014

    Gorgeous! The colors go so well with everything in your room.

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      The fabric is perfect for the room.

  • Andrea
    August 22, 2014

    Beautiful curtains. You’re right, it really perks up the room. I love you’re quilt also.

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Andrea, the quilt was a different one for me. I usually do many colors but I love this. The curtain fabric is perfect.

  • DebB
    August 22, 2014

    Beautiful choice!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thank you.

  • jsews
    August 23, 2014

    Such a happy place to relax! Enjoy!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      It is relaxing and so much prettier, thanks.

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    August 25, 2014

    I adore this fabric and think it’s a perfect choice. I’ve been avoiding sewing curtains… all my sewing life but I’m so seriously tempted by all these home dec posts now!

    • Lori
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Lizzy, it is an easy project but just takes us away from the garments.

  • Fiona
    August 30, 2014

    I’ve got a little bit of this fabric and it is just so stunning, especially made up as curtains. I absolutely love them and wish I had some for my house!

    • Lori
      September 3, 2014

      Isn’t it wonderful fabric, Fiona? Can you make a pillow from your fabric or use it on trim for curtains?

  • Ladibugg
    September 10, 2014

    Wow! I would have never picked this fabric for curtains! So vibrant and alive Love it! Love the whole room. I’ll pay more attention to fabric, color and pattern! Thanks for sharing. Great job!!!

  • Goodbye Valentino
    September 13, 2014

    Beautiful curtains, Lori! They really bring the room to life!