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