I have had my new 13' Scamp
for less than one year now. One of my favorite things to do is to dream up and incorporate themes for my little "doll house". Curtains are both practical and decorative. They control light
and privacy while adding a decorative flair. So far I have sewn side panels for the factory installed eggshell-colored curtains. By doing so, I have the best of two worlds. The side panels are done in a print theme fabric; think Hawaiian, fall
foliage, Native American, 1950's, etc.) which does not overwhelm the small interior space and I have the fun of this decorative element. I simply sew panels sized 20" long by 8-10" wide and put them on the outer edge of the curtain rod while keeping the original curtain within the curtain rod holders. I have also sewn tie-backs (2" x 12") which have Velcro hooks on each end. I can "tie back" the curtains by looping the tie-back around the curtains and hooking both ends to the "rat fur".
My latest theme was Hawaiian. The print is vintage Hawaiian with ukeleles, grass shacks and palm trees in shades of brown. It looks like a fabric which would be used for a man's Aloha shirt. (I used the back of the print for a softer look.) I am now thinking of removing the factory-installed curtains and replacing them with matchstick blinds which will hang from the curtain rod. I am not concerned with privacy and will not be bothered with rolling them up and down. The matchstick blinds will be perfect with the Hawaiian theme.
For black-out "shades" I have cut Ron-Loc blackout liner (available at most fabric stores) to cover the windows
and I have attached Velcro hooks to the tops and bottoms to secure. These are easy to attach and remove by hand. They block out the light
for nighttime sleeping and are installed during transport and storage so as to minimize fading and sun-damage on the interior.
I will post photos in a later posting.
Here's hoping you and others like my ideas.