Beaded Curtains in the Bedroom...?

Beaded Curtains in the Bedroom...?

Grace Shu
Feb 13, 2008

Whenever I see a beaded curtain, I am instantly transported back to 1985: It was summer. I was at an arts n' crafts camp. And I recall spending hours stabbing my right thumb with a big plastic pink needle while stringing day-glo acrylic beads (I was, however, quite good at making chevron friendship bracelets).

[ Photo from Habitat ]

In general, it feels like beaded curtains have already seen its glory days (remember this one?). But the folks at Habitat are making a valiant attempt of bringing them back: check out the photo shoot of their latest bedroom decor (pictured above). They've somehow managed to make beaded curtains look...G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S? The pairing of icy-blue bedding with rows of pearly strands makes this bedroom look like a secret nookie-nest behind a faux waterfall.

Realistically, I'm not sure how this look will translate in a boxy bedroom with standard windows. With all the beads and the powder blue, your boudoir could potentially end up looking more like a seedy Leisure Suit Larry motel room rather than a sophisticated 70's-inspired sexy pad (complete with a remote controlled wet bar and stereo system). Still want to try it anyway? Start with these; and when you're done, take a photo and send it off to the Romantic Room giveaway!

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