Master Bedroom Bed Canopy Curtains Tutorial

Published on October 24, 2020 by Lauren

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  • If you’re anything like me, you might watch those home makeover shows or spend hours browsing on Pinterest looking for decorating inspiration.  Unfortunately, when you start “adding to cart” all those dreamy accessories, it can add up and you might find yourself quickly out of budget! This happened to me, and so I decided to DIY it. Follow along with my bed canopy tutorial where I made this stellar focal point in my room for under $70!


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    Bed Canopy Tutorial

    I posted my complete bedroom makeover where I shared how I re-designed my bedroom for under $125!

    Today I wanted to show you how I made these bed canopy curtains for around $70.00. This was the major expense in my bedroom re-design, but it is also the focal point of the room. I was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest, and immediately knew I wanted to use it as inspiration.

    Bed Canopy How To:

    1.) Shopping list –

    • (4) Sheer White Curtain Panels – 63″ long (these are used on the ceiling part of the canopy) – $20.00 (I had purchased my panels years ago at BigLots for $5 each)
    • (4) Sheer White Curtain Panels – 84″ long (these are used on the wall part of the canopy) – $20.00
    • (3) Curtain Rods – ones that will extend from 48″ to 84″. – $30.00 ($10.00 each from Walmart)
    • Set of White Garden hooks (You will need 3 of them) – $1.00

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    2.) Hang the Ceiling Rods

    I used the white garden hooks to hang the curtain rod from the ceiling.  These easily screwed in and kept the rod secure and safe from falling.  This is where you will hang the (4 63″ long panels from to start.  Make sure that you place one garden hook at each end. Add another in the middle to keep it sturdy.

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    3.) Mount the Wall Rods

    Next, I used two different since curtain rods on the wall.  First, we mounted the bigger one and then added the second one behind it so it would hide the seam between the two curtains.

    4.) Hang Your Panels! 

    You will want to hang the end of your 63″ curtain panels on the smaller curtain rod, and then you will want to hang your 84″ curtain panels on the larger rod so that there is no gap between the two.

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    For another fun canopy tutorial, check out how I made my daughter’s bed canopies out of a window box for under $15.00!

    Finishing Touches

    I found this flowered mirror on clearance for only $10.00. I spray painted it before securing it to the wall using a picture hanger. Then, once I knew it was in place, I gathered the curtains around it so you could not see the gap.

    The final cost of this project including the mirror was $81.00 – not too shabby! (I purchased my comforter set on sale on Amazon a few years back, but it’s still available!)

    Let me know how this works for you and remember to check out my entire bedroom design for more pictures of this re-design.




  • Did you use all 8 curtains? Where are they placed? I guess I’m just a bit confused. Are all four curtains of each size placed of the respective rods?

  • This is great and I am going to do this, but I don’t understand why the smaller curtain rod is needed. What do you mean by “hide the seam between the two curtains”? Do you tuck in the shorter/ceiling curtain? Also, how far from the wall did you hang the curtain rod on the ceiling? I have really tall ceilings so I will likely have to make some adjustments. Thank you for your tutorial. It’s the closest thing I could find to what I’m looking for.

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