Window treatments are functional because they block out the sun during nap time and make the home more secure and cozy after dark, but the window treatments can also add a lot of flair and personality to your child's bedroom. Consider your child's likes, hobbies and current bedroom decor when choosing or creating window treatments, and don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to making your final decision.
Coordinate the Fabric
One of the easiest ways to add window treatments to your child's bedroom is to purchase already made window panels. These panels come in a variety of colors and patterns to coordinate with the decor of your child's room. If you can sew, head to the fabric store and give your child a few options of fabric that would go with the bedroom. Personalize these handmade window panels or curtains with ribbon, buttons or beads to make them even more fancy.
Go For Character
If your child's bedroom decor focuses on a certain cartoon character, princess or superhero, order window treatments that have images of that character on them. These are available in many online or specialty home decor stores. Most fabric stores also stock fabric with popular characters printed on them, and this can be a cheaper alternative if you're handy with a sewing machine.
Decorate With Valances
Similar to curtains and panels, window valances can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and prints, including prints with famous characters. They can also be customized to add more flair and personality to the bedroom. For example, a valance can be constructed of wood with shelves so your child has a place to display treasures, such as trophies and music boxes. A fabric window valance might be embroidered with your child's name. Another clever idea is to hang a second curtain rod and use it as a place to display your child's artwork and create a customized window treatment at the same time.
Instead of curtains, tie thick strips of ribbon around the curtain rod. Make sure the ribbon is cut to the length of the window. This is particularly attractive for a little girl's bedroom, but use ribbon printed with sports balls or superheros to personalize a boy's bedroom. Beaded curtains are appropriate for an older child's bedroom and are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Cloth flags that represent countries or sports teams are another idea that will personalize a child's bedroom.
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