My 18 year old son recently moved out of our house, and I wanted to turn his old bedroom into a guest room that could also be used as my crafting room. At first I thought about going with a pink and brown color scheme, but I changed my mind for a couple of reasons . . .
I did not want pink walls altering the way any fabrics or papers might look
I did not want to make my Father-in-law sleep in a pink room when he comes over
I wanted to use the red shelves that were already in the room
I did not want to feel like I needed to repaint if we decide to move in a few years
So, I decided on going with a black and white room with a red accent, since my son already had some red shelves in the room. He also had black room darkening curtains on the window.
Pretty boring. I did not want to buy all new curtains, but I wanted to dress this up a little, so I made a swag for the window. Since these were rod pocket curtains I could not just loop the swag over the rod as you would in a “normal” swag, so I added long strips of fabric to each side . . . it almost looks like an apron.
I then attached D-rings to the outside edge of the panels. This allowed me to loop the long ties through the D-rings, adjust the length and play with it until I got it to a position I liked.
In the above photo you can also see the bedding set (from Sam’s Club) that we went with . . . there were others that I loved at other stores, but I did not want to spend a ton of money on this “makeover”, so we went with the basic black and white that was a bargain price.
After I had the swag at a length I liked, I just looped the tie around and knotted it, and let the remaining fabric hang down. So for less then $10 and one afternoon on my sewing machine I turned this plain boring teenager’s window treatment into a fun classy guest room/craft room window treatment.