Today I wanted to invite you back into my guest room for a quick update.

Let’s talk curtains. I will be the first to admit that picking out curtains is tough. Like, really tough. For me at least. I have been trying to find curtains for my master bedroom since before I started painting. I’ve ordered 6 fabric samples and more than 12 sample panels and still haven’t found a winner.

Finding curtains for this guest room was particularly challenging due to the placement of the windows. The window on the left doesn’t have enough room on either side for a standard panel. The window on the right is above a heat run. Because I have this crazy fear of my house catching on fire, hanging curtains in front of the heat run just isn’t going to happen.

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Ultimately, I decided to just use the existing roman shades for this space. However, I did want to find a way to jazz them up a bit. My plan was to add decorative trim to the bottom. Well, that was the plan until in my curtain shopping for the master bedroom, I happened upon these Cosmic Portal Curtains via Urban Outfitters.

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

Now, tell me they aren’t perfect for the space.

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

By the way, the concept behind this room is sort of “Art Deco at the Beach with a Touch of Gold.” Even though macrame probably wasn’t popular in the 1920s, it was invented quite some time ago so I’m going to assume that a few folks living near the shore back then had a potted plant or two in a macrame hanger. Right? Let’s just go with it.

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

Anyway, when I spotted these, I really hoped they would work out. Now, I’m not going to fib. They are a bit pricey at $100 each. I lucked out and was able to get them both at 15% off. (They are currently on sale.)

When they arrived, I knew it was destiny. They fit the window opening perfectly, I mean PERFECTLY. I had intentions of getting some sort of curtain rod, but I just pounded a few gold finishing nails into the trim and hung them. Easy as that!

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

For me, It’s the little things that make a space feel collected and put together over time. (Speaking of little things, I also picked up that adorable palm leaf pillow from Joy Work Shoppe on Etsy. I liked it so much that I just ordered another. It looks a little lonely at the moment.)

"Curtains" for the Guest Room | Inspired by Charm

While trim on the bottom of the roman shades would have worked, this unconventional window treatment adds a touch of whimsy and makes my space feel a little more like home.

With a few more finishing touches and some art on the wall, this room will be ready for guests. What do you think of my new “curtains”?

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Check out more details of this Guest Room here:

Styling Sources (bedding, rug, bed frame, etc.)
Paint colors in the room
That fabulous gold light fixture
And my DIY shelves (aka shelves for cat yoga)
Bookcase Styling

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Comments

  • Beth of designPOST interiors at

    That is such a cool touch! I totally agree- it’s the little spur of the moment picks like this that make a room special!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You got it! Thanks so much Beth!

      xo Michael

  • Candice at

    I call those little touches “room jewelry”. They finish and elevate the room to something really special. Love the room!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! Room jewelry! Perfect terminology. Thank you.

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    Since they fit the window opening perfectly, I think they were meant to be! Love your style!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Me too! Thanks. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Sue at

    I love them! They’re definitely perfect in my book. I think curtains are really hard to find too. Plus, any time I look at decorating mags for inspiration, it seems like the windows in the rooms are always bare. These look so good!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Omg! I know. In my hunt to find curtains for my master bedroom, I found so many recently designed spaces have no curtains to speak of. I mean, I get it, but I also like curtains. Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Ingrid Kopka at

    Hi Michael,

    I only found your lovely blog a short while ago, but I really do love your style, it is very unique!
    I appreciate it when someone follows their own vision, and turns it into reality, that is a special talent!

    I love how your room is coming together, piece by piece! Those macramee hangers fit perfectly! Just don’t rush things, let it grow organically over time! It will be worth while!

    I love your colour combination! It really works! 🙂
    Are you going to hunt around antique or second hand shops? Sometimes you can find amazing things!

    Good luck with your further ‘developments’! I’m looking forward to read about them soon!
    Ingrid x
    (I’m new to blogging, just started about crochet and other crafts: http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be/)

  • Alice at

    I absolutely love the macramé curtains. They are the perfect addition, and they reminded me that I can refresh the craft side of my brain to make some trim. I have a couple of tricky places that would work with a little bit of macramé or weaving.
    I always look forward to your posts.

    Sincerely,

  • Effie at

    How do you do it! Fab-u-lous!
    Would have never thought of this myself, but it’s a great touch!
    Love the pillow too! Still can’t believe how this room has changed.

  • Elle at

    Love ’em!

  • mary at

    so fresh, i just love it! macrame curtains…genius. i’d love to see what your shelves are looking like in this room as it relates to everything else! your link looks like it was before you painted the room! more pictures of this lovely space please!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’ll be sharing them soon. That one of my next steps. Something for the mantel and a update to the shelves. Stay tuned!

      xo Michael

  • Ashley LaMar (@ashlilee) at

    Cute room!! The window treatments look really great with the vibe of your home and I love how airy they look. Really well done.

  • Cindy at

    You are my inspiration. Loving what you are doing with your home. Thank you for sharing.

  • April was in CT now CA at

    As I scrolled down and saw the first picture of them I thought to myself “Wow, those are perfect for that space!” then I scrolled to see you pretty much said the same thing. haha! I absolutely adore these and wish I had a spot for them in my home. Just freakin’ adorable. It’s looking really great and I’m ready for a sleep over. ha!

  • Gaby at

    Macrame curtains! Love it!
    One question: How do you put them on the wall? Nails?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yep! I just used some gold finishing nails.

      xo Michael

  • Carolyn Acker at

    Love the room. Could you please tell me the color of paint you used on the walls? I’ve been going crazy between, whites and greys/beige. Your help would be appreciated.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks, Carolyn! You can find all of my paint colors here: inspiredbycharm.com/2014/07/inspired-by…

      xo Michael

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