Red, white and blue with a twist.
Tucker is at the age where a “big boy room” is just around the corner. When Misty contacted me about window treatments for Tucker’s room she wanted something that would transition easily from nursery to big boy room.
With pale gray walls and plenty of navy and red accents in the room, Misty chose a crisp navy and white chevron for the new floor length panels.
While Chevron may seem like a trend, this design has actually been around a very long time. Throughout history it has been seen on pottery dating from 1800 BC to designs in heraldry, coat of arms and military insignia.
In this case, we chose to stay with the traditional approach and make Tucker’s panels with a pinch pleat but we paired them with curtain hardware painted a bold ruby red.
I painted standard wooden curtain hardware with Valspar’s Ruby High Gloss spray paint.
At first I thought I wanted a matte finish but the Ruby only came in gloss. After they were painted I was so glad I went ahead and used the gloss. I love the sheen.
The window in Tucker’s room sits 3″ from the corner. These corner windows present an issue when you’re using long panels. I wanted the panel to sit as close to the corner in order to allow as much light into the room as possible.
In order to accomplish this, I chose not to use a finial on the right side. We simple butted the curtain rod up to the adjacent wall.
I realize this may seem an awkward option for many because it feels unbalanced or unfinished. I’ve found that after the window treatments are in place you don’t even notice the missing finial. Which makes this a great option for a corner window installation.
Here you can see a glimpse of Tucker’s crib bedding. Misty knew she was going to stay with similar colors so the chevron works great with the traditional plaid as well as anything she may choose for his new big boy room.
Another project we did for Tucker’s room is this gallery wall showing off precious baby pictures as well as possible future sports activities! Misty found many of the sports accessories at Hobby Lobby.
A traditional red, white and blue with a twist approach for one adorable little boy!