Modern Bedroom Update: Add a Drapery Focal Wall

Floor-to-ceiling draperies add height, drama and a stylish, modern look to any bedroom.
Curtains Add Stylish Focal Point Behind Bed

Curtains Add Stylish Focal Point Behind Bed

Materials Needed:

  • ceiling-mount drapery track
  • floor-to-ceiling drapery panels
  • drapery hooks
  • track sliders
  • drill
  • drywall screws
  • tape measure
  • pencil and notepad
  • marker
  • ladder
  • hack saw
  • fabric steamer

Determine Dimensions and Cut Track

Use tape measure to determine length of wall behind bed; jot dimensions down in notepad with pencil.

Cut Drapery Track

Referring to dimensions on notepad, mark drapery track to size with marker, then cut using hack saw. To ensure a perfect fit, cut track approximately 1/4-inch shorter than measurement.

Attach Track Sliders

With the help of a friend, hold track up then insert track sliders into grooves. Keep in mind there should be one track slider for every drapery hook.

Insert Drapery Track Sliders

Insert Drapery Track Sliders

Install Drapery Track

Use ladder to reach proper installation height. Press track up against ceiling, then attach by drilling drywall screws through pre-drilled holes and into ceiling joists.

Install the Drapery Track

Install the Drapery Track

Attach Drapery Hooks

Attach drapery panels to track by inserting hooks into back of pleats.

Inserting the Drapery Hooks

Inserting the Drapery Hooks

Hang Drapery Panels

Slide hooks into holes in each corresponding track slider. Once panels are installed, use fabric steamer to remove wrinkles.

Hang the Drapery Panels

Hang the Drapery Panels

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