Window treatments that are masculine??

Karen15January 10, 2014

We will be finishing up our build early spring. In our last home we did white plantation shutters throughout the entire house. They looked great but costed a lot. For our new home I'm looking for more of a variety. Well put shutters in but not everywhere this time. Our windows facing the front of the house have the grid pattern and I don't think shutters would look right from the outside (too busy). One bedroom is for our son who is 8, but we don't want to make his window covering too childish. We can keep the young ness as far as pillows and toys etc. would drapes be okay or a bamboo shade? Any insight to masculine decorating would be helpful. Thanks !

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west elm and pottery barn have some great masculine drapes. :) you'll find lots ranging from sophisticated (i love the gray stripe at west elm.)

to more cheery stuff like this at PBKids:

i'm putting drapes in my son's bedroom, but i'm making them. they'll be a bold kelly green geometric pattern.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:23PM
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Roman shades. Streamlined, non-fussy and can definitely be masculine. Pottery Barn sells ready made romans with blackout liner.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:29PM
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I love those striped ones! They would look great for a boy for sure.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:36PM
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I'll have to check out roman shades too. Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:38PM
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You can do both. A bamboo shade with panels on the side.
Depends on if your treatments are purely decorative or do you need light control and/or privacy?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 7:42AM
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Our home is set back from the road in a wooded area with a neighbor only on one side. Theyre not too close though and it's their side entry garage that faces us. So it's pretty private... So it will be more for night time

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 8:57AM
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You guys are so helpful! What about these windows in general?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 9:07AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You might want to check out the thread below on window treatment ideas...

Here is a link that might be useful: WT ideas

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 10:09AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Such a pretty room.
I probably would treat the bay as one window, and then get similar treatments for the slider and the single window.

For your son, keep cords and things in mind so he, or more likely, the window treatment, doesn't get injured.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 10:12AM
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Check out H&M Home, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Z Gallery, some of the IKEA curtains (they are inexpensive, so can be replaced after a couple of years).

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 1:56PM
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hiw about denim material? Or leather/suede (faux even). that says masculine to me. The denim would be cool for a kids room. You could even have little pockets in the curtain!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 4:54PM
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