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Fun bedroom curtains are an easy way to add a personal flair to your favorite room in the house, but how to find the right ones for your needs? Some people may want dark curtains that allow them to sleep in, while others are looking for a light and airy design that will let the sunshine through.
To find the perfect curtains for you, consider the atmosphere you wish to create in your bedroom before thinking about colors and patterns. Once that's out of the way, the world is your oyster! Play around with fabrics, lengths, mounting methods, and several other variables to show off your style.
Long curtains that nearly touch the floor are a popular option because they offer an elegant, polished look. If that's not what you're after, then short curtains are more fun and youthful. Not to mention short curtains are more practical when you have objects like radiators, desks, and tables in the way.
No matter your style needs, we're here to help. Keep reading for 15 bedroom curtain ideas that run the gamut from quirky to formal and everything in between.
1. Blackout Curtains
If you like to sleep in in the mornings and don't want the sunlight to bother you, blackout curtains are the way to go – and they don't have to look frumpy and depressing. Try thick curtains in a dark gray (or other dark neutral) shade instead of black. This will add an elevated touch to the classic look. Using a textured fabric like tweed is another easy way to add warmth and coziness to the room.
Make sure to hang your blackout curtains the right way; check out this article: How To Hang Blackout Curtains [6 Steps]
2. Sheer White Curtains
While the former option is perfect for all the night owls out there, morning people will prefer sheer curtains in white or off-white. This beautiful curtain style is typically made from chiffon, silk, lace, or any other number of light materials. Let the sunshine in with this flowy, airy design choice – you won't regret it.
3. The Best Of Both Worlds
If you can't decide between thick, blackout curtains and sheer curtains, there's no need to worry. Simply installing a double curtain rod will allow you to hang a set of heavy-duty curtains over a more lightweight variety, so you don't have to choose between sunshine and privacy.
4. Long Neutral Drapes
For a refined, classic look that will complement any style, try a set of long drapes in a neutral shade. Drapes are similar to curtains except that they are thicker and often lined, providing more protection against the sun. Pick drapes that are pleated or folded for a more interesting touch.
5. Pinstripe Roman Shades
Roman shades are an excellent option for someone who doesn't want to bother installing both blinds and curtains. Plus, they are easy to install and easy to pull up and down. Navy blue and white pinstripe shades look great in a boy's bedroom. Install them when your son is young, and he is sure to love them even through teenagedom.
6. Long Floral Curtains
Floral curtains are perfect for those who want to add a feminine touch to their bedroom. A long, flowy variety plays into that girly edge as well. Search online for curtains printed with your favorite type of flower or a color that pulls from other aspects of the room to tie the whole look together.
7. Accent Color Curtains
Curtains are a great way to add a pop of color to a room filled with whites or neutrals. A soft pink or lilac will be reminiscent of springtime or choose a bright primary color if you're feeling fun and bold. Don't be afraid to choose your favorite color. It will always make you smile when you enter the room.
8. Oversized Curtains Pulled To The Side
To fulfill all of your Paris-chic fantasies, try purchasing an oversized rod pocket curtain that grazes the floor and pull it to the side either with a curtain hook or a simple knot. This look is a little over the top, luxurious, and fashionable.
9. Tier Curtains
Typically found in kitchens and bathrooms, tier curtains are the pinnacle of cute and kitschy. Don't knock it 'til you try it! Tier curtains add a vintage flair to the bedroom if you can find the right ones. Try looking for delicate fabrics and subtle patterns, so the look isn't too overwhelming.
10. Curtains With A Valance
A valance is a short curtain that hangs at the top of a window, usually about a foot or two in length. They can be used alone or alongside full-length curtains for a layered appearance. A sheer white valance curtain matched with full-length curtains of the same material look nothing short of whimsical for your child's bedroom or play area.
11. Velvet Curtains
Like blackout curtains, velvet curtains are thick enough to block light from entering a room on a sunny morning. The soft, shiny fabric adds depth, warmth, and definition to your overall decorative scheme. Warning: they are challenging to wash, so you will most likely have to take them to the dry cleaners if they get dirty.
12. Lace Curtains
Lace curtains offer all the same benefits as sheer white curtains – breezy, delicate, lightweight – with an added vintage flair. Lace comes in numerous different patterns and designs, one of which you're bound to fall in love with. Some even have beautiful scalloped edges for a little personalized touch.
13. Sunny Yellow Curtains
For those who live in naturally gloomy, rainy climates, brighten up your bedroom with some sunny yellow curtains. Whether it's bright or pastel, the color yellow has been known to energize and promote happiness. Give yourself the gift of some artificial sunshine and try this trick.
14. Curtains With Graphics
To add an eclectic edge to your bedroom, look for curtains with fun graphics of your favorite things printed on them. These off white curtains with little neutral-colored birds are bold without being too daring. Look for designs such as plants, animals, or even landscapes and see what catches your eye.
15. Two Or Three Toned Curtain Sets
If you have a large window or glass-panel door in your bedroom, try finding two or three curtains in different, complementary colors instead of one big monochromatic curtain. The jewel-toned look in this photo is elegant and just different enough to be interesting without looking gaudy. The trick is to look for curtains in the same color family. Don't mix pastels with jewel tones or bright, primary colors with mossy neutrals.
The Possibilities Are Endless
Whether you want your curtains to be edgy, feminine, classic, or anything in between, there's something out there for you. These are our favorite options, but don't be afraid to think outside the box. Now get decorating!
To learn more about choosing the right curtains, check out this article: What Curtains Go With Gray Carpet?