My Newly Minted Curtains


Does anyone else suffer from decorating indecision?

I’m raising my hand high on this one, even waving it around a little.

Sometimes I have the hardest time finally deciding to take the plunge and actually commit when I am buying decorating items. I think the top three things I have the hardest time committing to in decorating is:

  1. Rugs
  2. Couches
  3. Fabric

That is, until I was perusing Minted and saw the Watercolor blends by Katherine Roberts fabric, and I knew it was the perfect fit for curtains in my studio.

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

I loved the pattern and colors. It tied in navy, which I am trying to be the cohesive factor in my apartment decorating, while also bringing in the other blues in the room. Perfect-o! I couldn’t believe that it was that easy for me to pick – with no regrets. I guess there is magic in the air.

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

When the fabric arrived I immediately went to town sewing curtains using this method (more details here).

  1. Cut fabric and backing to size for curtains.
  2. Pin together and sew all the way around, leaving one hole to be able to pull the curtain through.
  3. Pull curtain through and hand sew curtain up.
  4. Iron and hang!

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Although hanging this round was a little different. I didn’t have a double window curtain rod and wasn’t thrilled with hanging a curtain rod in the apartment. Plus, I knew I would never close the curtains with the items in front of it.

Instead, I used Sarah M. Dorsey’s method of clear Command hooks (affiliate link) to hang the curtains. An $8 solution and easy to remove!

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

I did have to take the extra step and sew little loops on the back of the curtains. I used extra ribbon and sewed them every 6 inches (my fabric was 54 inches). I then hung the command hooks 3 inches apart on the wall. Then you just hang the loops of the hooks and fluff out your curtains!

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

It’s as easy as that.

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Now, how dramatic a difference do those curtains make in that room?! I can’t tell you how often I just go stare at them in my studio. I find myself just hanging out in there more too, because it is so pretty. Also, don’t you think curtains just finish a room?

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Now it’s time to start thinking about curtains (and a new duvet and artwork) for the bedroom to make that space look as pretty too!!

My Newly Minted Curtains | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Minted was generous enough to provide me with the fabric for this post. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own!


  • I agree with you that curtains really finish a room. The pattern that you chose is perfect for your studio and I love how your curtains frame your window. I don’t blame you for staring at them! I would never have thought to use command strips to hang curtains. That’s a clever solution!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Paula! Isn’t that pattern so pretty? I love that Minted uses artist’s work to make into fabric!ReplyCancel

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