How to cover entire wall with curtains
How to make your home look luxurious on a budget – cover an entire wall with curtains!
Covering an entire wall with curtains can make any room seem luxurious and expensive, but you don’t have to spend tons of money to get this look in your home. If you can sew a straight line, you can do this! Here’s how to cover an entire wall with curtains.
So, you want to hide the ugly parts of your room?
No problem! Curtains are a great way to do that. Plus, they can add a touch of luxury to any room. Here's how to do it:
- Decide how many panels you need. A good rule of thumb is one panel per foot of window width.
- Measure the width of your window and add 6 inches to account for overlap.
- Measure the height of your window from the top of the molding to the sill (or wherever you want the curtains to end).
- Add 4 inches to this measurement to account for hems and heading tape.
- Head over to your local fabric store and pick out some gorgeous fabric!
Choosing which wall(s)
When you’re trying to figure out how to make your home look luxurious on a budget, one of the best things you can do is cover an entire wall with curtains. But which wall should you choose?
If you have a fireplace, that’s usually the focal point of the room, so covering that wall in curtains will draw attention to it and make the room feel more cozy.
Another good option is a large window, especially if you have views of the outdoors that you want to show off. Curtains can make the space feel more like a hotel suite and less like a house.
You could also go for a statement wall, like an accent or feature wall.
Picking out curtain rods
You'll want to make sure you have the right curtain rods for the job. You'll need to decide how many you need, what style you want, and how long they should be. You can find all sorts of options at your local hardware store. Just be sure to measure your windows first!
Curtains are one of the most important pieces in a room.
Curtains are one of the most important pieces in a room. They can make or break the space. And while you may be tempted to skimp on this home decor item, don't! Curtains are worth the investment because they can really transform a room. Plus, they last longer than other items like rugs or furniture. So if you want to make your home look luxurious, cover an entire wall with curtains. Here's how:
1) Decide on the style of curtains you want. Do you want something modern? Glamorous? Romantic? There are so many options out there, so take your time and find something that really speaks to you.
2) Once you've decided on the style, it's time to pick out the fabric.
Always Double Check Measurements When Buying Curtains
No matter how confident you are in your measuring skills, it is always best to double check before buying curtains. After all, you don't want to end up with too-short or too-long curtains! Plus, many stores will not accept returns on opened curtain packages.
Room Preparation - Paint / Remove Wall Decorations
In order to achieve the desired affect, you will want to start with a blank canvas. This means either painting the wall or removing any existing decorations. If you are planning on painting, be sure to select a color that will complement your curtains. Once the wall is prepped, it's time to move on to the next step.
Installing the brackets
Wall-to-wall curtains can actually be quite simple to install, as long as you have the right tools. First, you'll need to find the studs in your wall using a stud finder. Once you've found the studs, mark them with a pencil so you know where to put the brackets. Next, use a drill to screw the brackets into the wall. Make sure that the brackets are level before moving on.
Gluing / Securing the baseboards (optional)
Before you start, you may want to glue or screw down your baseboards so they don’t slide around while you work. To do this, apply a thin line of adhesive along the top edge of the baseboard and press it firmly into place. If you have hardwood floors, be careful not to get any glue on the floor. You can also use small finishing nails to secure the baseboard in place.
As long as the baseboards are in place, marking the brackets' placements is an easy and quick task. When drilling, use a level so your brackets are evenly spaced. Put pencil marks on the boards for your drill spot to ensure you get it right.
Install Your Curtain Rod(s)
Before you can hang your curtains, you need to install the curtain rod(s). If you're not sure how high to hang the rod, a good rule of thumb is to place it 4-6 inches above the window frame. For a more dramatic look, you can go even higher. Once you've decided on the placement of your rod, use a drill to create pilot holes and then screw in the brackets. Finally, insert the rod into the brackets and adjust it until it's level.
Hang Your Curtains and Enjoy
Enjoy the final product. Everyone that enters your room will be jealous of your luxurious look and feel.