A few weeks ago, in this Casual Friday post, I mentioned I was on the hunt for some curtains for the playroom. I narrowed it down to two; these more masculine/sophisticated/slightly 90s in a good way (I think) plaid drapes or these simple and whimsical pom-pom trim curtains. I actually think both could have worked, but I had some plain white Ikea RITVA curtains so I thought I’d start there.
Once I hung them, I got a little worried because although I do love a tone on tone look (white walls + white curtains doesn’t scare me) this was falling flat. I picked up some large black pom pom trim from the craft store for $2.99 a yard (similar, for cheaper, here) and invited my friend Ellen, owner of this cute Etsy shop, over to help me sew it on.
Once upon a time, in our last home, I added smaller, yellow pom-pom trim to curtains in Greta’s room with hot glue (you can read that post here) and it worked like a charm, but it’s always fun for me to try new methods. Running it through a sewing machine seemed a little faster and possibly more secure through washing.
The last thing we added were these natural woven shades to warm the whole thing up a little bit and add a bit more texture.
It feels just right for the playroom side of the space. Still sophisticated side with a dash of whimsey and these only cost about $50 for both. Adding pom-pom trim to curtains is not anything new, and yet it still feels so fresh in here.