Be Fun–Add Pom Pom Trim to Curtains.

A few weeks ago, when we hung a few sets of Ikea curtains in Greta’s room, I knew we’d be revisiting them in an effort to make them more special/quirky/fun.  I casually looked for pom-pom trim (because, really it is the most fun trim there is) to add to the edges for a couple weeks and then I started getting serious.  Like, where is all the pom pom trim!?  Granted, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby had some–but they had a lot of….neon colors.  I had my heart set on a sunny yellow–not bright, neon yellow–to tie in with the gold polka-dotted sheets.  Spoiler alert–found some!

Etsy pulls through again.  I found and ordered 10 yards of golden yellow 1/2 ball pom pom trim (for less than $20!) from this shop and it arrived in two or three days. I think ideally, I would have loved HUGE pom poms, but these half-inchers looks so sweet and are the perfect color–I can’t even complain. Check out how well they complement the sheets:

Gah! Attaching them to the curtains was really easy.  I followed Kim’s method and used hot glue. It worked great, was real fast and the trim isn’t going anywhere.   I just put a small line of glue on the back edge of the curtains and pressed the trim on, working in small sections.  When finished, the front looks like this:

And the back looks like this:

The results are really charming and just what these run of the mill Ikea curtains needed.

Mark this as one of those fast-less-than-an-hour-less-than-$20-projects.  (Love those.) Hold me back before I add pom pom trim to all of our curtains.

UPDATE! You can now shop everything in our house right here!

P.S.  Ribbon trimmed curtains in our family room!


  • Reply June 11, 2013


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  • Reply February 9, 2013

    Caroline Nolazco

    I love this. It’s the perfect amount of whimsy that it needed. But you obviously don’t have cats ;]

  • Ummm will you be mad if I steal this pom pom thing? You have the best ideas and some hot pink on my plain white curtains may be just the thing I need for the little girl room makeover we’re working on.

  • Reply February 7, 2013

    Jessica Holly

    I LOVE this room!

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    GOOD call on the pom pom trim. really takes the room to a new level.

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Cassie A.@The-A-Days

    As always, this is a win!! I absolutely love the little poms and the color is perfect. Kind of gold/yellow. It’s beautiful and playful. Does Greta love her new room????

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Meagan@Meagan Tells All

    Whoa baby. I am in love! Perfect addition! I love all the subtle touches in this room.

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Ashley Travers

    What a simple project but I love the look. They color and size are perfect!!

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Kim @ Yellow Brick Home

    They really are the perfect size! Be still my heart!

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    Super cute! I love the color you chose and how well it ties into Greta’s sheets!

  • Love love love! They are so cute! Perfect for a little one’s room! :)

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    i loove this idea. and i want to do it in my room. and really, they look so good with the sheets!

  • Oh heck yeah! I love me some poms and I love how they look floor to ceiling! Greta’s room is so cheery and just what I needed to see this morning! :)

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    I’m in love! I made some curtains for my daughter’s big girl room recently out of a soft lavendar with a white pin stripe and they just need…something. I think some dark royal purple pom poms will be perfect. I love how it makes the sophisticated stripe a little bit whimsical and perfect for a little girl. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cute! Love the look with the sheets. Am I the only freak that washes my sheers every now and then? They get sooo dusty in my house, so I would have quickly sewn these on to withstand a little cleaning. But they look fab! And you gotta love Etsy.

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Laura @ Chaotic Domestic

    Cute! I love this idea. Turned out great! Loving the step by step of Greta’s big girl room!

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    The pom poms are so cute! I love how the room is coming together, great job!

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Ainhoa @ALittleBite

    I love it!! I really like how they pair with the sheets. Have you thought about adding trim to the bottom of the curtains, too?

    • Reply February 6, 2013

      Chris Loves Julia

      Actually…no. Hahahaha. Anthropologie doesn’t have them at the bottom of theirs–and they were part of my inspiration–so I honestly never even thought about it. Hahaha.

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    I am totally digging this room!! Can I move in there?!?

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