Curtain Magic

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Does anyone else out there suffer from the single awkward window on a wall disease? Our house does. Specifically our bedroom.

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don’t make fun of my teddy bear. Our bedroom is a box and there are two windows. One on each wall so no piece of furniture looks like it belongs. Generally you would see a bed centered between two windows. Or a desk under a window. Not here. Here we have tall and skinny which looked a little off kilter with our bed that takes up the whole room anyway. (we have a space problem in here but it’s getting handled next fall). Anyways, the windows are staying and the bed has absolutely no other home so here is what I did to add symmetry to the room:

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We hung the curtains out at least as wide as the bed. When they are pulled over the frame it gives the illusion that this could be a much bigger window. I feel balanced when I walk in the room now instead of feeling like I needed to downsize to a twin bed and put it somewhere else. the bed no longer feels lost.

The curtain panels came from IKEA $10 a pop. We got those a while back so I couldn’t find a link but they have several styles for $9.99. The best part about IKEA curtains is that they come extra long without the extra price. Warning: They can cause some serious darkness so close at your own risk on a weeknight. The rods actually came from Wal-Mart and I favored them over several I saw at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

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This is one of my all time favorites from Apartment Therapy. I think this room actually has windows but how amazing would this be for a room without windows to give the illusion of them!? Am I the only one who would hang curtains just to make it seem like windows were there? Again…I may or may not need to go to stagers anonymous….

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For those who love Christmas lights look at what some sheer curtains can do for you here. If you think about what this is this makes a huge difference. This black wall, sheer curtains, and white lights has turned what would be a tiny white box into romantic sleeping quarters. source.

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This is another example of curtain beautification (this was on pinterest and linked to a page on hgtv that did not have the picture…)

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I think we can all agree that curtains can make some serious magic happen in a room. They make everything look so finished and can be inexpensive/easy to make. We say it’s definitely worth it!

4 Replies to “Curtain Magic”

  1. Katie, I love this idea. I have the same “issue” in my bedroom and had NO idea what to do with the window over my bed….now i know!

  2. Katie, i enjoy reading your blogs.  Your one window solution was exactly what I thought of before scrolling down to see that’s exactly what you did.  Love, Fran

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