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We when decorated our small room to make it into a nursery we decided to look in the store Mamas and Papas for some inspiration and we ended up loving the Zeddy and Parsnip range. The range is a lemon yellow colour and so as we didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl this neutral colour really worked for the room. We have had a girl and now a boy occupying the room and the decor is still going strong and looking as good as new.
We have a small single window in the room and knew we wanted to get curtains for the room so I was pleased to find that there were some Zeddy and Parsnip curtains that came in the range and colour scheme. What I really like about these curtains is that they look quite old fashioned without being too twee or childish. They are the type of curtains you could still have hanging up in a childs room when they are a bit older and not a baby anymore and they would still look good.
The curtains are yellow but have a small discreet Zeddy and Parsnip design on them. For those of you not familiar with the range, Zeddy is a zebra and Parsnip is a rabbit. I like that they are fairly neutral and not patterned all over as sometimes I think that can look too busy. These look understated but effective.
My favourite part of the curtains however is the top portion. The curtains have a tie top design to them so that basically means that they have ties instead of a fold over bit that you thread through a curtain rail. With these tie tops you need to tie them over a curtain rail and I think it gives it a really cute look. These curtains did not come with a curtain rail so we bought a nice white one and then tied the ties ourselves. It was a bit challenging to get them all looking the same once you had tied the bow in them but there is enough material to tie it well and it can look really nice when done. The ties have had so well. Once we initially put it up we have never had to retie them or tighten them up ever even with little kids pulling on them from their cot!
These curtains came in a pack of two but as we have just a small window we only use one of the curtains. We kept the other as a spare should anything happen to this one (such as get dirty or fade in the sunlight) but nothing like that has happened so we still have the original one up. The curtain hangs nicely and in order to open it we do not pull it back like you would a regular curtain. I think this would make the tie tops look a bit funny so we actually have a curtain holdback in the shape of Zeddy and we just pull the curtain to the side and tie it up at the side with this. It then makes it look like a sash curtain and again I really like the look for the room.
Like I've said above the curtain is yellow so it really brightens up the room. When the sun is shining you get a nice effect through the curtain and the room is lovely and bright and inviting. This is not a blackout curtain so you do get light coming through it but it does keep out a lot of light and gives the room a nice dim effect when it gets darker.
The curtains measure Size: Single width: 132 x drop: 160cm approx and a pair costs £68 from Mamas and Papas.