What do you think of this DIY Roman shade by Amanda Carver? Despite my preference for a brighter color scheme, Amanda has created a chic, stripey shade for a nursery with one quick pane of fabric and some hot glue.
Don't be afraid to make your own shades and curtains out of fabric and a simple straight stitch (or hot glue in Amanda's case). Ikea has some great textiles by the yard that can help you create unique window treatments without breaking the bank. I personally am taken with the green and white Sofia stripe!
See Amanda's process on her blog at Amanda Carver Designs.
Images: Amanda Carver