Let the old traditional idea of panel curtains fall from your mind and embrace lighter, more vibrant looks for a child's bedroom. Instead of heavy floral drapes, opt for fabrics that are both lighter and more appropriately themed. Many large department and home decor shops offer panel curtains that are perfectly suited to the needs of a child's bedroom. There are curtains with dinosaurs, curtains with ballerinas and curtains with just about any other childlike theme that you could want. If, however, your idea of the perfect curtain is nowhere to be seen, you can create your own whimsical pattern from fabric that you purchase. A simple pocket panel curtain can quickly transform the look of a room and give you that fun look you've been searching for.
What finials should you use? Finials are the decorative pieces that go on the end of the curtain rod. They vary from very simple to very decorative. Simple finials could be balls. More decorative could match the theme of your room. For example, a cowboy room needs horseshoes. A princess room might need a star. An animal themed room might like an animal shaped finial. If you are going to use a curtain that covers your curtain rod, you might want a decorative finial since that is all that is going to be seen.
Sometimes involving kids in decisions can be more trouble than it's worth. They can be indecisive and, frankly, what they think "goes" is oftentimes a style disaster (just ask them to pick out their own outfit for the day and see what you get). But give them some choices (that have been pre-selected) of kids curtains that they're sure to love and notice how much more time they'll spend in their room happily. It can make a big difference in their happiness, and ultimately that of the entire family.
Generally, you will find kids curtain rod designs constructed of hollow aluminum of steel tubing; painted in friendly and aesthetically pleasing colors such as different shades of white or lighter versions of any of the primary or secondary colors. In terms of the actual designs of this genre of curtain rods; there are a couple that are fairly dominant. These designs tend to be simple for the most part, exhibiting light humored pictures that are painted or printed onto the outside of the tubing. There are also options where the rod itself is simply a solid colored shaft with themed finial that deliver the specificity of the character the curtain rod is intended to exhibit.
Paint is cheap and the best way to create effects in any bedroom. You can ask your kids to collaborate in creating ideas by using layered effects on walls and windows. Stenciling is one of the easiest ways to do that. You can get professional stencils and stencil paints to create designs on the bedroom glasses and even on the window sills. The stencil paints are weather hardy but they can be easily removed or painted over to create new designs as your child grows. There are thousands of stencil libraries online where you will get all sorts of patterns for a nominal fee or for free.
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