When the Fabric Determines the Window Treatment

Irene 4When Irene fell in love with the gorgeous black and red embroidered fabric we knew it would be the perfect fabric for new pillows and window treatments for her family room.

IreneThe floor length panels came first along with the double ruffled pillows. When it came time to make the valance for the back door we didn’t have a clear direction of what we’d like to use. The main colors in the fabrics are black and red with touches of a golden brown and green.

As I started playing around with the fabric I realized a scalloped edge following the natural line of the pattern would be awfully cute. In this case, the pattern in the fabric helped to determine the style of the valance.

Beyond the Screen Door Black & Red Valance I made a ruffled slip to peek out from behind the Moroccan-like scallop along the lower edge.

Beyond the Screen Door Ruffled Valance The ruffled slip is made from a red and tan silk remnant that worked perfectly with Irene’s color scheme.

Beyond the Screen Door Black & Red Ruffled Valance

Because you can see a peek of the lining due to the shape of the scallop I chose to line the valance with a green similar to the one used on the pillows.

The valance was then attached to a board and mounted above the existing blinds on the back door. This type of installation is easily achieved using small “L” brackets mounted to the door just to the left and right of the blinds. The valance is made 2-3″ wider than the blind header to accommodate the brackets.

Beyond the Screen Door Black & Red Floral Window TreatmentsA recently look at Irene’s family room shows her window treatments in place as well as new furniture and a beautifully patterned rug.


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12 Responses to When the Fabric Determines the Window Treatment

  1. Stacey says:

    That little window treatment is amazing. The room looks so pretty all pulled together. Love the rug with everything else.

  2. Very pretty, Sonya! I love that fabric! Great way to use the same fabric in a different way and tie it all together.

  3. Gorgeous! What a smart idea to highlight the beautiful shapes in the fabric. Love your fabric combos as usual!

  4. mishelle says:

    Oh I love the scallop idea! And the material is very pretty.I always like your creations:_)

  5. Vanessa says:

    That is such a gorgeous window treatment Sonya! It is so fun to pop over and admire your incredible talent! :-)

  6. I’m always amazed at how you pull together fabrics that coordinate so well. Genius idea to cut out the shape of the design- love it! The room is beautiful, love everything about it.

  7. I love how you cut around the pattern of the fabric to make such a fantastic lower edge…so creative Sonya!!…the pillow and drapes are so beautiful! You do such great work…

  8. Hi Sonya, The fabric is really pretty and I like how you added the scallop and ruffled slip. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  9. Rachel says:

    Very pretty! Such a lovely fabric.

  10. Cindy says:

    Such pretty fabric and scalloped edge did make for a beautiful valance. Love the pairing … such a beautiful combination!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Bill Smith says:

    The scalloped edges work perfectly with this fabric, great idea! The room looks beautiful.