Thanks for all the comments and advice! I think I will for sure go with the roman shade after many of you gave me mental pictures of my rambunctious son climbing beautiful curtain panels. That's why I love you guys!
I decided to go with the elephant, safari theme for the baby's room. It goes with our family and with the general earthy color scheme in the rest of the home. And we have plenty of African accessories to use that are sentimental.
Earthy colors make me feel all warm and fuzzy. In fact, I want to curl up and take a nap just thinking about it. Plus, I can't get excited about painting anything right now. Taking a nap sounds way more productive. I am painting all the walls a warm cream color, with the focal wall dark brown on just the bottom half.
I received this mobile from my friend Melanie who is working with Sam's Purse in Uganda. Seriously, I am completely blessed to have a friend who sees a safari mobile half way around the world, thinks of me and my precious baby's room, and sends it to me!
For the room, I also have the green chair. I need to start bringing in some prints, besides this really great brown fuzzy blanket I found at Target that apparently has no matching accessories. The safari sheet pictured is from another Target bedding set and is too bright and includes a lot of blue, something I am trying to avoid. I will probably take it back. Or more likely, I will never remember to take it back and will use it in the room against my better judgement.
So, I need to bring in more texture and more pattern and I need to figure out the window treatments:
The room has this set of windows to the right when you walk in the door. The wall is about 10 feet long. And again, the wall will be painted cream instead of this lovely yellow color that was nice for the yellow/pink girl's nursery thing I had going on before, but not for the earthy safari room.
I need your help deciding what to do for curtains. The windows already have room darkening shades because room darkening for little ones is SO helpful. The shades will stay or go, depending on what I decide for the curtains.
Idea #1 would be to do a two colored panel, pushed to each side of the window and leave the shades for practicality. I like the dark brown on the top and bottom. I think it would look good with the dark brown from the adjoining wall.
Another idea would be to match the color of the wall and do some drop-cloth curtains. Cheap and quite thick to block out a lot of light.
Do you think panel curtains would make this tiny room feel too crowded? The third idea would be to do just a roman shade in a print and forgo the panels. I really like the ones above, but I would hang them above the window instead of inside it. Bamboo roman shades would also look great in the room, but I can't make those myself from clearance fabric, and well, you know how I am.
I already asked Design With Christine her opinion on the room and she posted here what she hates about theme rooms. I have to agree and will be very careful to not go overboard. I look forward to reading her other great advice for the room. She is a pro, but I also want your help!
Leave a comment and vote on:
1. two-tone curtains, brown and cream
2. cream drop-cloth curtain
3. roman shade