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How to Make Fun Window Treatments for a Child’s Room

Create Light Show Curtains with CDs or Make Extra Storage Space with Pockets

© 2011 by Jessica Ackerman all rights reserved

Cool Bedroom with double curtains; photo courtesy of Jessica Ackerman

Children’s bedrooms are a great place to have fun with your decorating talents. After creating a great wall mural or decorating the bed with bedding in your child’s favorite color, it is time to think about the window treatments.

Hanging plain curtains is always an option, but if you want to do something very unique, try adding some unusual decorative touches. The ideas below can help you get started.

Pockets Galore

Using plain, flat panel curtains, sew different size and shaped pockets on the panels. They can be in a coordinating, contrasting or see-through fabric. The pockets will be great for holding hair ties, pictures, notes, and other light items that your child uses.

Make sure that you emphasize that nothing heavy should go in the pockets, as the curtain rod may fall down. It is also a great idea to get a strong, high-quality curtain rod for hanging the panels.

Funky Music

Your child’s CDs may be rarely used now that his music is in digital format. Make use of all of those shiny discs by turning them into an unusual curtain. Measure out how long of a curtain you will need. Then, place the CDs down in a row to equal that length. Using a heavy duty hole puncher, punch a hole on opposite sides of each CD.

Use metal rings to connect the disks to one another to make a chain. Hang the chains on a curtain rod in front of a sheer curtain. When the sun shines, the light will bounce off the metallic surface of the CD and create a fun effect in the room. If you would rather not use actual music CDs, purchase an inexpensive box of plain CDs, as they will work just as well.

Floral Expressions

What girl doesn’t love flowers? Take your daughter to the craft store and let her pick out a variety of colorful silk flowers. When you get home, snip the flower from the stem and sew it onto her bedroom curtains. Vary the placement and pattern of the flowers to create a look that is both fun and whimsical.

This is a great way to tie together colors in a room and enhance the look of the windows at the same time. You could also twist some of the flowers around the ends of the curtain rods to carry the floral theme up to the top of the window. Sew a few silk flower tops to a satin ribbon and use it as the tie-back for the curtain. By adding fun and whimsy to your child’s bedroom curtains, you can enhance the look of the room and pull the theme together. If you are looking for a way to bring a bunch of unusual colors together, a curtain is a great way to do that. Whether you decide to add pockets of the different colors, or sew on flowers of different hues, matching the colors through the curtain will be an easy way to make the room complete.

About the author:

Jessica Ackerman of, is an interior designer who illustrates how simple it can be to use modern metal wall clocks and wrought iron wall art.

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