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.
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.
Now, tell me they aren’t perfect for the space.
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.
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!
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.)
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”?