Here are the curtains I made for our master bedroom. Oh, I did warn you that most of my curtains were simply boring rectangles... so I hope expectations haven't been raised too high... I expect my curtains to be simple and functional and easy to make. Tick, tick and tick; these curtains fitted this criteria perfectly.
The one slightly ornamental detail on these curtains is that they have been cut about 1.5m too long, so they spill out on the floor in a kind of drapey pile of fabric, which I like the look of; suggests opulence and plenty in the manner of Marie Antoinette, no? Well, I like it anyway... If there is one room in the house where decadence and opulence and self-indulgence can run riot then the master bedroom can expect to be first in line.
Our bedroom faces the front yard and the street, so privacy is an essential, at the same time I simply must be able to have daylight in any room I'm in; this lace back-curtain does the trick beautifully. When we first hung it up we spent a few minutes racing inside and out reassuring ourselves how invisible (or not) we are on the inside from the street, and I'm happy to report complete daytime screening is provided by these lace backdrops, as long as at night-time you don't turn the light on and have the green chenille curtains open. In that case you may as well be on-stage in a theatre...
The curtains are simply moss green chenille rectangles, width two and a half times the width of the curtain rod, with curtaining tape sewn to the top, then triple pleat hooks inserted in the appropriate casings on the tape. The lace backdrop is simply threaded onto a white pole through a top casing; and the pole perched on top of the curtain brackets. Easy peasy.
(OK, I did have to pull the bed out quite a way to get this full length picture of the curtains...! usually the bed obscures half of this view)
Today's random picture below: seen on my walk this morning