I received a question from one of my dear friends Sophie who wanted some help with the newest room in her house.. the baby’s room! Here is what she wrote:
Hey! So, I want your opinion on what color curtains I should get for the baby room. One of the walls has 2 windows which brings quite a bit of daylight into the tiny room. That’s a good thing, but I want to be able to block the light if needed.
Ok, the bedding is gray (like the color on the walls), dark gray, aqua, yellow (like the color on the walls), and white. I’m thinking of bringing in a pop of the aqua in by using a carpet tile rug, compliments of Interface. I’m leaning more towards using dark gray/charcoal colored curtains or white. I also want to put 96” curtains up in the closet because they used to have the old heavy metal sliding doors that never worked so we threw them away. I was thinking of using white for that…What do you think?? What colors would you recommend? These are the curtains I’m registered for that match the bedding:
but if I don’t get them I don’t want to buy them because I can find something cheaper. Plus, they might be a little too busy for me…
Okay first of all.. I love your colors! That sounds totally awesome. Honestly you can never go wrong with white for the windows, but I’d pick a nice thick linen because when you want light it glows, and when you want it dark they’re very good at blocking light. You can always sew a blackout liner to the backs of them if you really want to eliminate light, but then they’ll still be pretty on the front..[considering a lot of blackout panels aren't very attractive] I just love how my white linen drapery panels pop against my grey dining room wall:
They were from Target and super cheap. I think they were about $20 for both panels, and they’re bright enough to glow in the light, yet thick enough to block it out when I close them.
For the closet though, I’d have a little more fun and use the patterned panels that go with the bedding, or if that still feels a little to busy to you, maybe try a nice wide horizontal stripe of like grey/white or aqua/white? [You know I'll make you some!] I think that the closet can be more fun since there is only one closet and two windows, and having the pattern on the windows would probably be a little too much. I think that the closet could be a cool opportunity to add some visual interest without going overboard. I guess what I’m saying is to treat it like a giant closet-sized piece of art. Here are some of my favorite rooms that have added a fun pattern for their closet curtain..
Another perk to having them be a fun pattern is that they’ll hide dirt much easier considering you’ll probably be handling them a lot. These are just suggestions though, and I’m sure whatever you decide will look amazing. I can’t wait to see how the whole room turns out!
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