Having been recently inspired by neutral decor trends, I felt the need to update my two story curtains because I felt like the fabric I chose last time blended into the wall to floor fireplace that I had.
There are three things that are wrong with these drapes. Can you tell what they are?
The first was a drapery panel hack where I showed you how to use a fishing barrel interlock to lengthen it from the rod. If you couldn’t tell before, then the hack worked!
The second was that I asked for my panels to be black out curtains. As a novice, I thought I would want to close these curtains. However, closing these curtains was not necessary because the light didn’t hit my television (you can see the corner of it on the right) at all. In addition, closing and opening two story curtains is a nightmare. I should have just ordered these as decorative stationary curtains, not meant to be closed. The blackout lining also caused more weight on the drapes, which meant more tension on the rods and rings, which meant more weight on the walls! This next time, I opted to measure three times before sending off measurements as well as not use blackout fabric.
The third thing wrong with my curtains was the color! I loved the faux linen fabric that I used, but the color just made the fireplace and the curtains blend together.
Where to Shop for Custom Two Story Curtains & Drapes
Since I was going for a more neutral farmhouse style, white decor for my great room, I wanted white curtains. I found an amazing drapery shop, VieDeJolie on Etsy. They were amazing to work with and so easy and accommodating. Their prices were outstanding! While they did have a lineup of fabric that I could choose from, I wanted to match the fabric that was in my master bedroom. This was the fabric that I chose because it was light weight, a pure white and had an amazing feel to the fabric. It also made the drapes hang a little easier at the folds.
Fabric Recommendations for Farmhouse Style Two Story Curtains
If you are looking for fabric for two story curtains that have a farmhouse feel, here are the fabrics that I would recommend due to their weight and style:
- Kaufman Linen Blend – I have never been disappointed when I ordered this brand.
- Drop Cloth – Believe it or not, this brand’s drop cloth has been made into slipcovers for chairs and curtains on Instagrammers that I adore that have that farmhouse style feel. This link is to the exact type that they use!
When I ordered it, I let VieDeJolie Shop know how many panels I wanted, the length and number of folds and pleat types that I wanted.
I opted to go with the French pinch pleat for my two story curtains. I just love how it turned out. For your reference, here were my specifications. I provide this because I know how daunting it is to spend a little more on curtains and ensuring that they will fit perfectly!
- Finish width of my window was 38 inches.
- Finish length of the two story drapes were 155 inches.
- Needed a six inch return on the left and right sides. (If you don’t know what a return is, check this post out.)
- I ordered four panels (two for each window).
- I requested them unlined (which means no blackout curtains).
When I received them, the shop had them beautifully folded and packaged. Does this even look like 4 two story curtains packed in here?!
It’s because they packaged it right so that the drapes, when hung, would not be wrinkled! This photo is an image of the curtains straight from the box without any steam or ironing completed.
As you guys know, I am a huge advocate on buying AND hanging your drapes the RIGHT way. I feel as though they make or break a room. They can also make a room look more expensive than it really is!
I love how the two story curtains frame my floor to ceiling fireplace now.
Adding the white decor definitely makes the mantel pop a little more now too!
That pillow? Super easy to make. I’ll do a tutorial on this one day.
Notice how I didn’t ask for my two story curtains to puddle to the floor. The reasoning behind that? The fabric is white and I have kids! However, I do love the puddled look. I just went for a tailored look!
Do you guys have any odd areas in your home that you need custom drapes for? If so, check out VieDeJolie on Etsy for all your drape needs!