My bedroom windows are particularly challenging. One of them is right above my bed. That is not a problem in and of itself, but I had visions of white, flowy, shabby chic-inspired curtains that I could not shake. (Actually bought two pairs before I even moved. Not the best idea—but that’s another blog for another day.)
Moving the bed isn’t an option—there really is no better spot in my bedroom for my king-sized bed.
So, to achieve the flowy curtain look, I bought a wrought-iron headboard from Amazon so I could move the bed away from the wall and out from underneath the window. That was a feat—the headboard was a real pain to schlep home. (I had it shipped to work. Why? I don’t know. Just to make my life more complicated, I guess.)
And then, after I got the headboard home, I realized I really didn’t want to move the bed out from the wall. I thought it would look silly to have the headboard partially blocking the window. Needless to say, the headboard is still in its original packaging in the garage (much to my husband’s chagrin).
Once I came to grips with the notion that long white flowy curtains were just not going to happen in my bedroom, I thought about shorter white flowy curtains in my bedroom, with tiebacks. I found a neat little pair of acrylic tiebacks that were purportedly from 1930s on eBay. But before I could find a couple of pairs of shorter white flowy curtains, I became sidetracked by pretty paisley valances from Lowes. I bought them with enthusiasm.
My zeal quickly faded, though, when I hung them and realized they really didn’t go with my bedspread. They were returned.
Then I found more pretty valances that matched my throw pillows on my bed. I love them. But, like the last set of valances, they didn’t quite go with my bedspread, either. They will be returned.
I am waiting for my latest experiment in window coverings to arrive in the mail. I ordered two pairs of lace balloon shades. They are short, so they won’t interfere with my bed, but they pretty and white and old-fashioned-looking—and they will go with my décor.
This time, I just know that these are “the ones.” I have a good feeling about these. Really I do.