I am definitely someone that prefers to improve and layer and add-to a room over time, never really proclaiming a room “done.” This weekend we circled back to Greta’s room to add two inexpensive elements that made such a fun difference and it only took about 20 minutes total!
The two things we did?
First, we hung non-white curtains. Don’t get me wrong, white curtains are breezy and soft and have a place, but lately I’ve been noticing a trend toward more colorful drapes and I’m digging it. We really wanted to add some warmth and color to Greta’s room since her walls are black and white and her bed is gray, so I went with these beige blush curtains.
They are such a beautiful shade and added so much to her space. We used this curtain rod and hung them about an inch from the ceiling and extended to rod 10-12″ beyond the sides of the window. Hanging curtains high and wide will always help the room and window feel larger. (Psst, linked all the sources at the bottom of the post for you!)
We have some shades coming for this window which will add another layer.
The second easy thing is swapping out the pillowcases for something patterned and even more fun–mix patterns! Purchasing a pair of pillowcases (they almost always come in a set of 2) is a lot more inexpensive than springing for a whole sheet set and is an easy way to inject a little bit of playful pattern and color.
In Greta’s room, I paired this small yellow patterned one with this blue striped one on each bed. It’s something small but in person it really pops and is one of those things that can help a room feel more layered.
So there you have it–two easy ways to add a little interest to a bedroom. Although the colorful curtain can absolutely translate to any room in the house!
Curtains in “blush beige” (these are similar and available in the same color!)
Coral Block Print Lumbar Pillow