Two story living room curtains are hard to decorate and dress. In this post, I'm sharing with you some tips and tricks on how to decorate around a fireplace mantel with curtains.
Two Story Curtain Living Room
I'm excited to share our two story fireplace revamp! Its not much, but its a drastic difference from what it looked like previously. We removed wood blinds from the windows. The room went from a dark tan wall color to being painted with Benjamin Moore's cream color called "Simply Irresistible". The goal was to make the room brighter.
I decided to use my better judgement and purchase the curtains from a custom shop on Etsy after my hugely unsuccessful DIY curtains that I made. I got some beautiful custom curtains from the shop and they arrived beautifully and carefully packaged! Keep reading to see them.
Training Two Story Curtains and Drapes
One thing I learned about curtains is that in order for them to lay properly, you have to "train" them. What this means is that with my two story window curtains, was that I had a lot of work to do to make them lay properly. All I did was put ribbon on every 1/3 section of the curtains and "wrapped" them carefully. I let it sit like that for about two weeks.
Here is a closer image of them sitting "perfectly". Gorgeous right?
Hack for Lengthening Drapes and Curtains
In addition to that, the hubs hung the curtain rods a little too high, and I wanted my curtains to "skim" the floor. I told him he either had to move the rods (which would mean repainting) or find a substitute way to make it skim the floor. We used these fishing swivel interlock snaps that allowed us to lengthen the curtain hooks so that the curtains could skim the floor.
Here's a full post on how I used this hack to lengthen curtains.
For details, watch this video (2:00 minute marker) and you can see how I used them:
The Reveal of Our Two Story Living Room Curtains
Here is our mantel in all its glory. The mirror is one I've eyed FOREVER is the Amiel Arch Mirror. I still need to get over my fear of heights to Windex the mirror :).
We've actually transformed the space using a lighter fabric to frame the fireplace, and I think it now looks like a dream.
How do you decorate your mantel in the spring? What's your favorite spring mantel look?
More Window Treatment Inspiration
If you want more ideas for window treatments, below is a round up of some of the posts I have for helping you design your space with window covering options like roman shades, shutters, curtains, and drapes for your living area.
- Two Story Living Room Curtain Tips, Considerations, and Where to Buy
- Hack to Lengthen Curtain and Drape Panels
- How to Hang Curtains Like a Professional
- Choosing the Right Fabric Color for Your Farmhouse Style Curtains and Drapes
- Affordable Whitewash Bamboo Roman Shades Farmhouse Style
- Faux Composite Wood Shutters Honest Review