Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Home: Curtains

We put curtains up in Mimi's room- I love them!

Here's what I love:

1) Clip on rings, so I didn't need to sew tabs or a rod pocket.
2) Cheery blue and pink, that brightens up the room and tones down the "baby" factor of the pale walls.
3) Thick "blackout" backing that keeps heat in at night.
4) Magic fabric dimensions: I bought two yards of blackout fabric and two yards of blue. Obviously, the blue is shorter than the blackout fabric. Magically, I had a scrap of pink that coordinated and was EXACTLY the missing length.

Mimi's room is hands down the coldest room in the house at night- I put a little space heater in there for her, and it ran every hour or so. With this curtain panel, it maybe runs once or twice at night! We bought a curtain rod, but it turned out to be too short so we'll use the tension rod for now. She's not as light-sensitive as Ernie during her naptimes, so that gap at the top doesn't bother her one bit.

Another reason I love the clip on curtain rings is that I can change out her curtains whenever I like- an old quilt, a pretty tablecloth, or another curtain panel. Anything the right size is fair game. For napping kids I like one-panel curtains like this, so there isn't a gap in the middle. The blackout fabric is pretty stiff, so they don't meld together in the middle like most two-panel curtains would.

We've been putting up curtains all over the house, but this one is hands-down my favorite!

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Aunt LoLo said...

Very nice. :-)

Ticia said...

I love those curtains. I seriously need to put up some curtains.

Cha Cha said...

The curtains are to cute, and how great that they are helping keep it warmer. Thanks for sharing.
Cha Cha

Teresa said...

Perfect....I need some curtains in my master bedroom that blocks light =)
Great idea- also like the green stripes on the wall.
Happy Day

Alexandra said...

Really like those curtains - so cute, and ring clips are wonderful. I've been meaning to get some of those clips for some no-sew curtain projects.

Anna said...

where did you get the rings? and the "blackout" fabric? I might make Kara some curtains.

Su said...

That's really cute.

PS- I like magic dimensions as well!