Mimaw, what are you gonna do to my room? He was so worried when he left to spend the week with a cousin. He may have only been 5, but he is smart as the dickens and had heard my daughter and I discussing some changes. Putting two and two together he figured out his room was destined for an upgrade. My grand son is a bit picky in many areas of his life. I do like to dote on him though. So his mom and I had decided to change the décor in his room and had been "talking in code" about it for weeks. Humph. Guess he is a better code breaker then we are at being sneaky.
Anyway after a bit of work, we finally settled on large print jungle animal curtains for this kids room. And the best part was his reaction when he got back home and saw them. We waited anxiously as he made his first inspection of the room. Sure enough, the thing that stood out first was his big boy bed that replaced the crib sized bed he had previously. Then he saw the curtains and started jumping and screaming how much he loved both.
Hugs all around.
Curtains say so much about a room. They set the tone and give it it's character. They can brighten or darken, make a serious or elegant or even a playful atmosphere. We must always consider the occupant of a room when choosing major components like curtains and bedding.
So, as I shopped I looked for bright and cheery as this was for a boy passing from being a toddler/preschooler into someone that would start kindergarten in the fall. I also love easy. I like easy to clean. Easy to hang and maintain. That being said I considered the materials and how each set was made as I shopped.
I like seeing what other people who purchased the same product have to say. I always first go to bad reviews and think about the person reviewing as I read it. Is the review honest, or did the buyer make a bad choice and are now blaming the product instead of their decision making? I also look at the ratio of good to bad reviews. I like when there is an average rating of 4 stars or more from the reviewers.
Price is important. Making your own is sometimes a lot cheaper, but even though I have the sewing equipment and quite a bit of practice, I usually buy a finished product nowdays. That way I don't spend hours making them to discover I made a mistake and one is shorter then the other or some such. The 2nd one was well over $100 but the rest are less then half that amount.
As to the selections I made here, there are only about 20 total reviews between all 5 products. I lead with what we chose for our guy, but I wanted to present all that were being considered. I wanted to stay within a budget for the whole project so one of the selections was a bit higher then I wanted even though daughter liked it because it was light blocking.
So I will head on to my next project and leave you to figure out which of these you like best.