Another thing that you must take into consideration is the texture of the curtain. Kids are not attracted by elegant textures; they love cartoon designs. In simpler words, your kid may love to spend time in the bathroom when his shower curtain has Tom & Jerry, Sponge Bob, Mickey Mouse, Power Rangers or Walt Disney Cartoon characters. You can hit the bulls-eye by choosing a shower curtain design that has your kid's favorite cartoon character imprinted on it.
The next decision is finish or color. This one is probably a little easier of a choice. You can choose a specific color to match the walls or something in the room, like a bed comforter or a decorative item. Or you could do a flat black if you do not want it to stand out. It also depends on the color of your painted walls. If you have white walls, a bright color might look great with your room. Look at your curtains and the other items in your room and decide on a finish that will match or complement them.
A good idea is to visit your local thrift shop or second-hand swag store where you will get mismatched curtains, sheeting and even cushion covers that can be patched together to create wonderful kitschy kids bedroom curtains. Cartoon characters, knights themes and a military these are ideal for growing boys. You can find cheap green cloth at the local thrift store and then back that up with flags, maps and other paraphernalia. The knights theme can be carried out with the use of wooden swords mounted on the walls, wooden furniture and a mock knights crest that is printed with computer printers on to stationary and even the walls.
After you have installed your panel curtain, include a valance over it. Valances are typically patterned and used to accent plain curtains. For a whimsical look in a child's bedroom, switch that thinking around. A patterned curtain can be accented by a plain fabric valance. To add visual interest and appeal to the valance, decorate it with a light dusting of glitter or sequins. Not only will it make the valance more interesting, it will also accent the patterned curtain.
In cold weather, it can be almost impossible to regulate the weather in our kids' rooms without it costing us a lot of money in energy bills. Thermal curtains help keep the temperature warm and toasty by insulating the windows, thereby keeping draft out. This helps us save a small fortune in utility bills as we don't have to turn up the heating as high as we usually would. Good choices for kids rooms are thermal curtains in bright, vibrant colors like orange, yellow, green or lilac. I also recommend keeping the curtains open in the day to allow some light to enter the room.
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