A balloon valance with ruffles done on a board for easy installation.
Curved box pleat with matching trim
Petal valance with contrasting under lay and buttons
Consider a new window treatment, some fresh sofa pillows in a summer pattern, or simply a new throw over the back of an old chair.
Freshen up the outdoor furniture with new cushions or a couple of pillows. Put a bright yellow coat of paint on some old flower pots.
It doesn’t take much to revive a room and bring it to life for summer.
Sewinit’ can create pillows, window treatments, duvets, and much more!
Many of our customers are now looking at new Spring window treatments for their children’s rooms. We love creating fresh, new window treatments with coordinating duvet, pillows, and other accents.
When thinking about window treatments for a young child’s room, keep these safety tips in mind when it comes to windows:
- If you plan to use blinds with draperies or curtains, make sure that there are no hanging cords which can be a choking or strangulation hazard. Cordless window products are now available and are recommended. (You can purchase a Retrofit Kit if you already have blinds that don’t need replacing due to wear. Contact the Window Coverings Safety Council or by phone at 1-800-506-4636.)
- Baby pillows are adorable accessories, but it’s important to remove them from the crib or bed when babies are sleeping. They present a hazard when babies are sleeping because they can potentially smother a child so keep them at a safe distance. Same thing goes for fluffy comforters and snuggly blankets.
- Don’t use tassels or cords to tie-back window treatments because a child’s head may become caught in the loops and ties. Keeping window treatments shorter and above the top 1/2 of the window is advisable.
- Some safe considerations for a child’s room include colorful valances with decorative trim, a shade or blind with a whimsical trim, or a short drapery — or use a cornice or covered board at the top of the window. Adding extra ‘padding’ in between the board and the fabric can create a fun look for a child’s room. Adding buttons or other accessories will dress it up even more.
- Roman shades are an option but just be sure there is no excess cord when lowered so a child’s head cannot get caught in the loop.
- Use coordinating fabric and color on lampshades, a bulletin board, the top of a toy box, or other places throughout the room.
- Extend the color and fun from the window treatment into a fun reading space for kids. Create a large floor sized pillow with lots of fun throw pillows or accessories to toss around it for an older child or Tween who might love having a private reading space!
Give Karen a call at Sewinit’ and she’ll be happy to create a design to freshen up your child’s room with safety in mind. Spring is just around the corner and adding a colorful fabric to your child’s room will welcome the sun and warmer weather!
Valentine’s Day is here and there are lots of hugs, kisses, candy, and fun going around. Once we see February 14th come and go, it seems that February passes quickly — and before we know it, we’re thinking of Spring!
If you’re thinking of Spring and wondering how you can spruce up your home for the warmer weather to come, give us a call at Sewin’ It.
We have some fresh new ideas that will brighten your home and your spirits! Whether you’re looking for traditional draperies, whimsical curtains for a child’s room, accent pillows, monogrammed children’s accessories, new shower curtains, or something else – we can bring your vision to life!
Don’t forget to use your Richmondmom.com Savvy Saver discount too!
Enjoy February and anticipate the warm weather ahead.
Sliding glass doors or french doors can be problematic when it comes to window treatments or even providing privacy for your home. But now there are some new ways to use window treatments to beautify even the oldest windows or outdated sliding glass doors.
Try these ideas:
- Use side-mounted panels that are only on either side of the doors/windows. Mount the draperies on short rods. Mount them higher than the top of the door for an even more dramatic effect. This works well for windows that don’t need to be covered for privacy.
- Use a valance mounted above the door – use a zig-zag border for visual appeal and to make an old window appear new.
- Roman shades are a creative and excellent alternative! They can be working Roman shades or faux shades, depending on whether or not you need them for privacy.
- Hang long panels that stay to each side of the door during the day, but that can be pulled together for privacy or at night.
Use a one-sided panel that can be pulled across the door for privacy – use a light-weight fabric that doesn’t bunch too much when pulled to the side.
- Grommet-top panels mounted with large rings will be visually appealing and slide easily.
Contact Karen to discover the possibilities!