Canopy bed curtains are a great way to add another layer of privacy to your bedroom and make your space feel more luxurious.
They also can be a really good way of adding some color or pattern to the room if you have neutral walls. Plus they’re so easy to make! Check out this tutorial on how to make canopy bed curtains, and get ready for those long summer nights ahead!
Making Canopy Bed Curtain
Step 1. You’ll need a piece of fabric that will reach the same length and width as your bed plus some extra for hemming. I used about 100″ x 120″.
Step 2. Decide how long you want your curtains to be at the bottom, then cut off 20 inches from one end. So if you wanted them to hang down to the ground, you would cut off about 20″.
Step 3. Hem both sides of one long edge by folding it over to meet in a straight line. Sew across that side with about an inch of space between stitches and then fold hemmed edge back up again.
Step 4. Repeat on another long side until all four hems are created (two on one side and two on the other).
Step 5. Sew up your cut edge. I left about a foot open at the top so that it could be sewn to something else like a rod or tension bar. You can also leave an opening for hanging, but make sure you sew around this area twice (once from each direction) to reinforce the stitching.
Step 6. Slip a rod across the top and sew this end closed or use pins to hold it in place while you stitch. This will provide tension for your fabric so that it stays taut as well as keep everything tucked away inside when not in use.
Step 7. If desired, also add buttons on either side of the opening to be able to easily close the curtains when not in use.
Step 8. You can also optionally add a piece of fabric or lace trim around your rod for decoration, but this is optional and will require additional sewing skills.
The canopy curtain tutorial provides creative design ideas as well as instructions on how to make an easy canopy bed curtain without spending too much time.
What are Canopy Curtains?
Curtains that can cover the top of a bed, especially for extra privacy and warmth.
History of Canopy Curtains
The first curtains were thought to have been invented by the Romans in 500 BC, who used them for decoration and privacy.
It was not until around 1800 that bed canopies became a popular addition to bedrooms; they were usually made of silk and had drapes that hung down from all four sides of the top of the bed. It was not until the Victorian era that they became popular for additional protection from drafts and insects.
Why use Canopy Curtains?
Curtains are an important part of any bedroom design because they not only provide decoration but also play a significant role in improving how much light enters your room. They offer protection from unwanted cold drafts as well as insects.
Curtains also have a huge psychological effect on the person who sleeps in them; they can make you feel more secure, hidden, or free from worry.
Benefits of Canopy Curtains
If you are looking for a new way to make your bedroom look more stylish and elegant, then it is time that you considered purchasing or making canopy curtains. With these, not only will the appearance of your room be improved but also its function.
These curtains are ideal to be used in rooms with high ceilings because they can provide an extra layer of protection against insects.
How to Wash Canopy Bed Curtain
Canopy curtains should be washed at least once a week to maintain their good looks and hygiene. If you have silk or other delicate fabric, they should be dry-cleaned instead of machine-washed because there’s a high risk that the fibers might break apart when subjected to water pressure.
Can I Dry Cleaned Canopy Bed Curtains?
If you have silk or other delicate fabric, they should be dry-cleaned instead of machine-washed because there’s a high risk that the fibers might break apart when subjected to water pressure.
Best Fabric Material for Canopy Bed Curtains
Organza, sheer curtains with a lightweight feel are best because they can give the room an open and airy feeling. Polyester is another good fabric that has a light-to-medium weight but still allows for natural sunlight to come in from outside windows.
Red Fabric: One of the most popular fabrics for making canopy bed curtains is red. This fabric has a light-to-medium weight and can be easily matched with other color schemes such as blue, green, or orange. It also makes an excellent choice because it adds drama to any room without being too overwhelming in its effect on your bedroom design.
Choosing Length of Canopy Bed Curtains
If you have a tall bed with a high headboard, you might want to order your curtains shorter so they don’t touch the ground on one side of the bed.
If you have a low-lying headboard or metal frame, it is best not to hang them too long because there will be little room for moving around and walking through.