Recently I said I was going to make valances for the nursery with a vintage chenille bedspread. But I changed the plan. I just don't really like valances. They're a safe choice with the cribs so close to the windows but are a little too '90's to me, which is why I haven't given in and put some up already.
I decided I would try instead to turn this:
Prudent Baby. Stay tuned to see how it goes!
The goal with the valance idea wasn't so much to decorate the windows (I like them plain) as it was to break up all the white--white trim, white shades, white furniture, white hardware. White hardware?
Here's the solution I came up with.
The knobs are from The Great Indoors and weren't exactly the most frugal choice. But Mike and I like them.I chose bronze to coordinate with the scrapbook page frames and to break up the white with some brown.
We did put up some new white shades, cordless blackout ones that thankfully all but disappear when up. I don't love how they look down (again, pretty '90's), but their safety and functionality make them worth keeping open when it's not sleepy time.