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Panels Popping up in Bathrooms

A  trend (a small one, I admit!) that I’ve been seeing is using curtain panels instead of a shower curtain in bathrooms.  While I still prefer the look of glass doors, it’s not always the case for some bathrooms.  And let’s face it, I only have it in me to clean one glass shower door in my house which means my kids get stuck with a shower curtain in their bathroom.  Our kid’s bathroom also serves as our guest bathroom so I think adding curtain panels  would give it a more ‘finished’ look and make them feel like they were staying at a Four Seasons (okay, maybe not!).

Here’s a few inspiration photos that got me thinking about doing it in my own home.

 If you are fortunate enough to have a bathtub nook, I think adding panels makes this feel so serene.

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The pattern of these drapes give this all white bathroom a bit of interest.

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Elegant and classy!  Love the soft colored band on the drapes.

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Love this bathroom design for a boy’s bathroom and those horizontal, striped drapes look great with the bathroom decor. I’m bookmarking this photo–don’t you love the library light sconce?

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These drapes soften the all over look of marble.  What do we think about the artwork hanging over the tub?

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Love the valence which took this ‘average’ bathroom and turned it into a luxurious hideout.


So many things I love about this bathroom, white subway tile with darker grout, black door, dark (slate probably?) tile flooring and the casual feel the drapes add to this room.

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If you’re thinking about trying this look in one of your bathrooms, here are a few drapes that I think would work for a master or kid’s bathroom. Above, they’ve used the Ikat Ogee Curtain from West Elm

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West Elm-Ogee Linen

 At first glance, these look like just drapes with a small blue pattern but….

fish curtains

Land of Nod-Fish Curtains

look closely….love these Land of Nod Fish Patterned Curtain Panels for a kid’s bathroom and also love the fact that they are pocket rod drapes so you don’t see hooks or grommet holes.

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Land of Nod-Fish Curtains

 Or, these for a simple look…

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Land of Nod-Grey and White Panels

These PB Kids Addison Panelscome in three different colors but I think the pink ones would look adorable in an all girl’s bathroom.  Or, they would have been great during my single days!


Pottery Barn Kids-Addison Panel

Do you think you will follow this trend?  I’ll keep you updated when I decide to give it a try.  Enjoy your weekend and we will see you back here on Monday!

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Pom Pom Anyone?

I’ve been seeing a lot of these pom pom curtain panels over the past year. Such a fun way to add a feminine feeling to a room; a little touch of the bohemian life.

I spotted them in this fabulous nursery by Kristin over at the Hunted Interior. (Note the screen she has behind the crib is the same one from World Market that I used as a headboard in my guest room.)

The Hunted Interior

Or, check out this big girl room from blog Chris Loves Julia (I adore the blanket at the end of the bed!)

Chris Loves Julie

Sarah Richardson is also a fan of the pom pom curtain…

HGTV Canada

PB Teen currently carries these blackout versions (blackout a MUST for kids’ rooms in my opinion!)

Pottery Barn Teen

Restoration Hardware baby & child also has some that come with a matching valence–a little more formal, traditional look than the bohemian PB Teen ones.

RH Baby & Child

Serena & Lily also has them in all different colors

Serena & Lily

But, pom pom trimmed drapery does not have to be limited to a child’s room…

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

I love how Elizabeth over at Little Black Door also used darker versions to add a touch of whimsy to her living room

Little Black Door

And here’s another great example of how they can look chic and grown up

via The Glitter Guide

These are also a great DIY project. Type “pom pom curtain” into Pinterest and you’ll find lots of options for tutorials and inspiration shots like this one from blog Stacy + Charlie‘s bedroom reveal.

Stacy + Charlie

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Pantone Color of the Year

Well, folks it’s been announced….not sure I’m thrilled about using it all over the room but definitely as an accent color.



So if you’re like me and can only see decorating with this color through pops in a room, here are a few inspiration shots:



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Yes, this color is splashed all over the walls but doesn’t it look great with the gold frames????


Enjoy the weekend!

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