You know I’m always torn on whether I should add curtains or not because I really like the woodwork in our house. But when I got new curtains in the dining room, CLICK HERE that meant I had two sets of curtains already in the dining room were not being used there any more. The first set I added to my daughter Elise’s room, CLICK HERE, and I had one set left. So I decided to add the other set to my other daughter’s room.
I also added this lovely pom pom quilt from Ballard Designs. It’s not a sponsored post, just sharing a source. I made the bedspread. The curtains were provided by Ballard Designs for the dining room. I think they work well in here.
So here is the view of the window with the curtains installed. As you can see I added the curtain rod up high, as high as I could get it. This way you can still see the trim on the top of the windows, even if you can’t see it on the sides. When I asked my daughter Evie if she wanted these lamps in her room she said they made her room feel like paradise. I love that!
So I do get questions about whether curtains make a room feel smaller. I think they can, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing. I think this room might look a bit smaller, but I think it also looks cozier. I like to make sure that the curtains don’t cover the windows so I can have as much light coming in as possible. You might see a house that looks like it is about to fall over if you look through the window. That house was bulldozed last fall. They are building a new house there now.
It’s not easy to get access to this room to photograph it. I practically have to have a court order to be allowed in! That is why it is rarely seen. My daughter doesn’t allow me in, especially with a camera. That has to be done when she’s out of town. I think she has a trip planned this summer, so I’ll try to get some more photos then.
I think if you do add curtains to a room, it’s best to hang them 6 inches or more above the windows and wide enough so the windows aren’t really covered when the curtains are pulled back all the way. The curtains stay the way they are shown. When my daughter needs privacy, she pulls the shades down. If you are looking for info on the shades you can find them HERE.
I love the way your room turned out! Have you considered moving the blinds up to the top of the windows’ moulding? I think it would make the windows and ceilings look taller.
The bed is stunning! Can you share the manufacturer?
Charles P Rodgers Karol.
Lory at Designthusiasm says
This is such a lovely room! The shutters behind the bed, the bedding, the lamps – all so pretty with wonderful character. I like the curtains in there. I agree they add softness and I agree the size of the room is not necessarily important. Perhaps if you want to add more focus on the woodwork, you might consider a lighter curtain rod so it sinks into the wall and is less noticeable? But I think the total effect is just lovely!!
Beautiful room, I love the way the curtains made it look more cozy….
I too love the bedding simply gorgeous….
Beverly Poag says
You have solved a decorating problem for me…I was going back and forth on should I or should I not put back the curtains in my LR after painting…I love the openness of the windows, but I also love the curtains, they add so much color and style to the room. Now I will put the curtain rod up higher and only have the curtains come to the edge of the window. A great compromise!! Thanks!! PS How is your mountain home coming along?
Sybil Strawser says
Jennifer Holston says
I do like curtains in a bedroom. I think they add a softness and (like you said) a coziness. I agree with hanging the rod high. Your daughter has a lovely room!
I think curtains only at the sides (or more for privacy as needed), they look pretty and soften the room. I am downsizing to queen bed, so may try the bedspread, it is so pretty.
Ellen W says
I think that the curtains really finish the room. I think that very heavy or dark curtains can make a space feel smaller but your daughter’s bedroom is simply lovely!
Jan Schouw says
Lovely. And I agree with prior comments. The curtains add warmth, interest and beauty. The bedspread is WONDERFUL! I also loved the lighter curtains in the dining room
Love it. I just hate having to think about having curtains cleaned/press/rehung.
I absolutely love your daughter’s room! I would love to redo our bedroom similarly. Maybe someday…..
I like the look of the slatted bi-fold doors at the head of the bed. Very nice!
I’ve recently had the opportunity to make a ‘guest room’ and the question I was debating is curtains or not? I had installed white woodwork around the window, removed the marble window sill and replaced it with wood, also added 2″ white wood blinds. I now know the answer to my debate … curtains will be added with height! Thank you!
So glad you got your answer Mary-Louise.
Can’t wait for your new adventure
Love this room!
Elizabeth Roderick says
What a lovely room. I think it’s refreshing to see a young persons room that doesn’t have paper posters everywhere. The bedding and lamps are great and I really like the basket/trunk.
BETTY ASHTON says
I just love the fact that shutters are used as a headboard decoration.
That looks great!!!
Denise Moraris says
Beautiful room. I like it with and with out the curtains. In a bedroom it is cozier and warmer.
I’m refreshing my kitchen right now. And just blinds on the windows. I don’t have nice molding around the windows. I’m working on my husband to add molding.
I may have to do light valances.
Chicki Atwell says
I love everything especially the bedding! Gorgeous!
Cheryl Ann says
This is a beautiful room, Anita…nice design work!
Paula Costello says
I came across this older post while reading a newer one and tried the link for the shades but received an error. Do you recall where the shades are from or have a newer comparable alternative? I am hoping to replicate this look in my cabin.
Paula, try this link. I’ve updated the one in the post. Thanks for alerting me. https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/what-color-is-that-wall-and-more/
Monica soni says
Thank You so much for sharing this post. I would love to buy sheer curtains online as it is airy and light.