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Wednesday
May142014

Curtains for the Master Bedroom

After rearranging the master bedroom to fit in our new king size bed I wanted to add some new curtains to replace my roman shades. Being a 140+ year old house, the windows are a bit of a crazy situation. The windows on the front of the house sit a little lower down then the ones on the sides plus one of the side windows is a larger replacement window I had to install to bring the house up to fire code for egress. I thought by using some shades and curtains I could disguise the mismatch of windows in the room.

After a little hunting around I found some pretty steel and ivory canvas curtains from West Elm marked down from $44 to $19.99 and jumped on buying them. I then bought allen + roth natural fiber roman shades and Threshold knob drapery rods in brushed nickel from Target. 

I bought 72" length shades so that I could hang them right under the beams in the room. This not only makes the windows seem taller but also helps mask fact the the windows on the front of the house are lower than the ones on the side.

Next I hung the curtains snugly under the beams. It is really amazing how these two windows which are the same size can look so different with a change of window treatment. I just love how the window on the right appears so much larger.

The new window treatments make the room seem so much larger and taller plus it makes the crazy window situation appear much more uniform. I am so happy with how it all turned out.

Pulling the curtains a little closer together on the window along the side of the bed disguises the fact that it is over a foot wider than the other windows.

Next up I want to add some art over my dresser in the corner. It is going to be a little tough since the dresser is on an angle but I have an idea that I think might work.

Have you been doing any refreshes in your home this spring?

Reader Comments (3)

I have been loving your redecorating posts. Right now, our house is down to bare beige walls (driving me crazy!) so we can sell it. Looking forward to finding a new home to decorate with some new ideas! Thanks Lisa!

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVicki M.

This looks so great! Are the shades lined? Do you close them for privacy? I need to find some for our family room, I currently have curtains and sheers but need another layer to block the daylight when we watch tv. These might be a good choice.
I finally found a console table long enough for our sectional, the Everett foyer table from World Market so just working on styling that. I'm also hoping to finally get some art hung on the wall in my "front room" or formal living room...it's all framed I just have slacked on getting getting it hung for, oh, a few months now :/

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

Vicki- Thank you so much! Although the beige walls might be a little boring now, that is exciting that you are moving!

Hilary- Thank you! The shades have a lining but it is pretty thin so light still filers in so I am going to put some blackout material on the back of them at some point. That is exciting that you found a great console table. I saw the gallery wall that you posted on instagram and it looks awesome!

May 27, 2014 | Registered CommenterLisa

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