When decorating a room for a YouTuber, there is always an extra level of consideration — the space must not only function for its intended purpose (sleeping, eating, makeup doing) but as a backdrop for filming. What this means is that I need to add in an extra level of depth, pattern, or some dazzling display that will pop on camera.
So, when I recently made over Andrea Russett's guest bedroom, I envisioned, then created this majestic layered curtain wall. I love the way it turned out, and honestly, even if you're not filming, this makes such a statement! I simplified the steps below to make this DIY a little more accessible and less labor-intensive so check it out!
- Secure the double curtain rod brackets to the wall, at the correct distance to correspond with the length of the curtain rods.
- Cut your fabric into different size and length pieces. Make sure that some of the pieces are floor length!
- Working with the curtain rods hung up, wrap the fabric around the top of the rod and glue it to make a sleeve around the rod. Secure the fabric with safety pins while the glue dries.
- Hang smaller layers of fabric on the further out of the two rods, and larger and longer layers on the rod closer to the wall.
- When all of your fabric is hung, start fringing your fabric with the scissors. I liked that the fabric would have unfinished edges, giving the wall a more organic feeling.
- Finalize your new curtain wall by building a cornice around the rods. You can use this tutorial for the steps, adjusting the measurements to the rods you're working with.