Ikea Hack Ritva Drapes

Ikea Ritva drapes hang in the guest room flanking the french doors.

I love the texture of the Ikea Ritva drape. Mine are white and they needed a little punch of color.

Well, if you call black and white a punch of color! 🙂

I purchased some fabric from the On-Line Fabric Store and had my friend Linda add the fabric

as trim.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

The Ikea Ritva drapes were purchased a couple of years ago, I believe on sale for $24.99/pair.

They are such versatile drapes. But you know me, I tend to want to embellish things so I decided

a small width of fabric on the two panels on each side of the french doors would be just the thing.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

I chose the black and white check as I have many items in this room that are black,

including the black wrought iron bed and the recently purchased mirrored back curio from Pottery Barn.

This room gets lots of wonderful light . . . you can see the sun streaming through the drapes,

giving it a yellow glow.

Guest Room Curio Cabinet-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room/Pottery Barn Curio Cabinet-Housepitality Designs

I filled the mirrored backed curio cabinet that I purchased at Pottery Barn on clearance.

Filling it with items in the color wave of the room . . . white, blue, green, and black.

Guest Room Writing Desk-Housepitality Designs

I like to repeat patterns in the room when I can, so it was an easy decision to cover the chair with the

same fabric as the trim on the drapes.

Guest Room Writing Desk-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room Writing Desk-Housepitality Designs

Just love the new look of the drapes. I have a few more things to do with the room and it will be

ready for a complete reveal soon!

Have a great day and hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was glorious here on the weekend and looking

forward to warmer temperatures this week.

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  1. Such a sharp look, especially together with the little curio your husband selected, as well as the bed frame and chandy. I love black accents.
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  2. I love the added black check trim to the curtains. Good idea adding it to the chair cushion, too. It all goes so well together in the room.

  3. I really like the trim on the drapes and the chair covered in the same fabric. It really ties everything together.
    So glad that your temperature is warming up.
    My cousin arrived yesterday and he loved the warm weather. As you know VA had a terrible winter and they still have lots of snow on the ground.
    Have a great warm Spring week.
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  4. I have those same drapes – nice quality for a fabulous price!! Love what you`ve done with them.

    Happy Monday!!!
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  5. I love the trim you added to the curtains and the chair cushion too, it adds such a great pop of pattern to the room. I have been working on adding some blue and white accents to my porch and was second guessing myself because I was not sure it was working with my black painted table and black chair cushions. After seeing how beautifully you have made the two work together you have really inspired me and made me feel more confident about my choices. Now I am excited to shop for some more porch decor to finally pull that space together. Oh and I love the PB curio, what a wonderful find I need to go shopping with you, you always find the most beautiful things!
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  6. Yes they look perfect with your room. I as well had the same drapes at our other house.
    Very affordable!

  7. Those are awesome! I love that you used black and white check too. I wouldn’t have thought of that but I love it!

  8. Linda miller says

    The trim on the white drapes adds just the right punch(of not color). I thought adding black to blue would be a challenge but it looks like you have pulled it off girlfriend!

  9. Love the fabric you added to the drapes….just the touch they needed! Can’t wait to see the big reveal of the room……
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  10. I love the black checked trim AND on the chair. I LOVE, love that chest your hubby found, it is perfect. Gotta run, getting my nails done today:) Have a great day too.
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  11. The addition of black and white trim to the panels is so smart looking Shirley! Black touches always add a touch of sophistication in my book!

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  12. Love the check, this room is looking fabulous. Can’t wait for the reveal.
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  13. Shirley,
    I am so loving these drapes with the check. So pretty. I cannot wait to see the whole room. So excited to see your magic.
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  14. Donnamae says

    Love all the black accents you added…looks sharp! 😉

  15. Love the transformation Shirley. I am a sucker for anything check as you well know. Have a great Monday!:)
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  16. Shirley, I love the black accents in your guest room! They anchor your room and look great with the other pieces. The trim on the drapes is wonderful- such a clever idea. This is such an inviting bedroom. Your guests will be pampered by their luxurious surroundings!

  17. Shirley the black and white check is so perfect in this room. So French! You couldn’t have picked a more perfect trim for the drapes. You always have such great taste. You always teach me so much. Jo
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  18. What a gorgeous room. Love the buffalo check trim.
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  19. The black and white check really adds some pizzazz to your drapes, Shirley! Love the way you carried the fabric to the chair seat. Beautiful color combination in this room!
    Mary Alice
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  20. I LOVE LOVE the way the trim looks Shirley…Linda is so good can’t wait to get my stuff back from her!!
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  22. Love the new look of your drapes. I’m a sucker for buffalo check anyway, and a great touch to make the chair pad match.
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  23. Oh, Shirley, I love how you trimmed the drapes and they look beautiful! Your bedroom looks so lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂
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  24. Hi Shirley, Love how you added the trim in black checks. It looks so cozy in the room and just anchors everything. Your talents are amazing. Your room is lovely.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, CM
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  25. Shirley, I love the crispness of the black checks with blue and white. The yellow chair just pops! Can’t wait to see the guest room when it is complete. It is warm and sunny here…makes me smile as does your beautiful room!

  26. These turned out so lovely – off to pin now !
    ( I have black and white check in my kitchen – but this would look so much better ! )
    Thanks for sharing
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  27. I love them, Shirley! What a great touch to add to these plain, simple drapes. I love a black and white check, too!
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  28. Ahhhhmazing Shirley!
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  29. What a great idea, that was pretty clever! That’s a beautiful room Shirley, and I LOVE the french doors! Your guests probably don’t ever want to leave:)

  30. Those look fantastic! I have 4 sets of those drapes from my old house–I added greek key to one but I really love the checked fabric. It looks so polished! What a beautiful room 🙂

  31. Jann Olson says

    I love the addition of the black check Shirley. Perfect in the room! The new mirrored back curio is darling also.

  32. these have turned out so pretty and unique, Shirley. I never think of Ikea, since we don’t have one around here. Love that wonderful black/white check, they look like custom draperies!
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  33. Love the black and white check that you added, the perfect touch to your pretty room.
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  34. Love the addition of the black and white check to your drapes Shirley! I’m a fan of a touch of black in every room. Now I just need a Linda 🙂
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  35. Nice touch to the drapes and it goes with the chair. The curio also look spectacular…
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