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Full Wall Curtains: The Easy Way to Upgrade Your Decor

14 Mar 2024 0 Comments
Full Wall Curtains

Hello there! I'm James, the proud owner of Dolcewe.com - a company that has been specializing in custom-sized curtains for over 10 years in the home decor business.

Today, I want to talk to you about full wall curtains - a simple yet incredibly effective way to transform any room in your home.

Our custom size curtains start at just $26.99, making it easy for everyone to elevate their living spaces without breaking the bank.

Key Takeaways

Feature Key Takeaway
Style & Versatility Full wall curtains offer a dramatic and versatile way to decorate any room, providing light control, privacy, specific atmospheres, and room division.
Material Options Choose from blackout, room darkening, or sheer curtains in various materials like polyester, cotton, velvet, linen, and faux silk.
Perfect Fit Get the perfect fit by measuring your window and wall, considering fullness (gathered or flat panels) and desired length (floor-brushing, pooling, etc.).
Room-Specific Selection Select the right type of full wall curtain (based on function and aesthetics) for your living room, bedroom, dining room, kitchen, home office, or multi-purpose room.
Shop Dolcewe Find the perfect full wall curtains for your home at Dolcewe.com, with custom sizing, high-quality materials, and affordable prices. Plus, enjoy free shipping and discounts!

 

What are Full Wall Curtains?

Full wall curtains, or wall to wall curtains are long curtain panels that cover an entire wall from top to bottom, rather than just framing a window.

They can be hung from rods or tracks mounted on the ceiling, creating a dramatic and luxurious look.

Benefits of Full Wall Curtains

sheer curtain in a lit room

Now, you might be thinking, "But James, why would I need to cover my entire wall with curtains?"

Well, that's the beauty of full wall curtains - they're not just for windows! These versatile beauties can be used in any room to:

  • Add coziness to your living room by controlling natural light and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.

  • Ensure complete privacy and darkness in your bedroom for a restful night's sleep. No more waking up with the sun!

  • Elevate the formal atmosphere in your dining room with elegant, floor-to-ceiling curtains that make every meal feel like a special occasion.

  • Minimize glare on your computer screens in your home office, helping you stay focused and productive.

  • Create distinct zones in a multi-purpose room by using curtains as flexible room dividers.

See? Full wall curtains are much more than just window coverings - they're a versatile decorating solution that can transform any space.

Types of Full Wall Curtains & Drapes

Textured Curtains

When it comes to full wall window curtains, you have plenty of options to choose from. At Dolcewe.com, we offer a wide variety to suit different needs and styles.

By Light Control

One of the main reasons people love full wall curtains is for light control. Here are the three main types:

Blackout Curtains

These are made from thick, tightly-woven fabrics that block out almost all light. They're perfect for bedrooms or media rooms where you want total darkness.

The materials used in blackout curtains for bedrooms, like polyester or velvet, make them great for keeping light and noise out.

Room Darkening Curtains

Not quite as thick as blackouts, but they still significantly reduce the amount of light entering the room.

These are ideal for living rooms or guest rooms where you want to control brightness without complete darkness.

Sheer Curtains

Made from lightweight, semi-transparent fabrics like voile or linen, these let in plenty of natural light while still providing some privacy.

Sheer curtains are lovely for kitchens, bathrooms, or any room where you want a soft, filtered glow.

By Material

The material your curtains are made from can affect everything from light control to durability to the overall look and feel.

Some popular options include:

Polyester

An affordable, low-maintenance option that comes in countless colors and patterns. Polyester curtains are easy to care for and resistant to fading or wrinkling.

Cotton

A breathable, natural fiber with a classic look. Cotton curtains let in some light but offer great airflow, making them ideal for warmer climates.

Velvet

The ultimate in luxury, velvet curtains have a rich, luscious look and feel. Their thick pile blocks out light beautifully for a cozy, formal setting.

Linen

With its relaxed, rustic texture, linen is perfect for creating a casual, breezy vibe. It offers some light filtering without being too heavy.

Faux Silk

More affordable than real silk but with that same elegant sheen. Faux silk curtains diffuse light softly while adding polish to any room.

By Style

Of course, curtains aren't just functional - they're also a key part of your décor. We offer several stylish options:

Solid Colors

A timeless choice that goes with any design scheme. Solid curtains come in every shade imaginable for endless versatility.

Patterns

From florals to geometrics to stripes, patterned curtains add tons of personality and visual interest.

They can also help hide imperfections in walls or windows.

Textured

With everything from lush velvets to nubby linens, textured curtains introduce beautiful depth and dimension to a room.

No matter your lighting needs, material preferences, or design style, you're sure to find the perfect full wall curtains at Dolcewe.com!

How to Choose the Right Sizes for Full Wall Curtain Panels

Curtain Panel Width and Fullness

Getting the perfect fit curtain wall window treatment is key to achieving that wow factor.

Check our curtain size calculator for help. 

Here's an easy guide on how to measure and choose the right sizes:

Measuring Your Window and Wall

First, you'll need to measure the window and wall space:

  1. Measure the width of the window opening from outer edge to outer edge to determine how many curtain panels you’ll need.

  2. Measure the height from the top of the window to where you want the curtains to end (floor, sill, etc.)

  3. Measure the full wall width if you want the curtains to extend beyond the window frame for dramatic effect.

What's "fullness"? It refers to how gathered or flat the curtain panels will look when hung. Gathered curtains create a luxurious, drapey look while flat panels are sleek and tailored.

Choosing the Right Panel Width

As a general guideline, for gathered curtains you'll want panels that are:

  • 1.5 times the window width for a full look

  • 2-3 times for an extra full, poufy look

For flat panel curtains, the panel width should match the window width. The fabric weight and heading style (pleats, grommets, etc.) can also affect how much fabric you need.

Calculating Length

Curtain length is a personal preference! Popular options include:

  • Floor-brushing: Just grazing the floor

  • Pooling: Allowing 6-12 inches to puddle elegantly

  • Sill or chair rail length: Ending at a specific point

No matter the desired length, add 6-10 inches long to allow for proper hemming and add a touch of elegance. 

Tips for Special Windows

Arched, bay, and sliding glass door windows require some extra measuring know-how. For arches, measure the window height plusthe arch height. Bay windows need panels cut specifically for the angled projections. And for sliders, you'll want panels that can traverse the full opening easily.

How to Choose Full Wall Panels for Different Rooms

Full Wall Curtain Size and Style

Full wall curtains are super versatile - you can use them in any room! But you'll want to choose the right type to suit that space. Let me share some tips:

Living Room

Your living room is the heart of your home, so the curtains should fit your style.

For a fancy look with nice furniture, go for luxurious velvet or silk drapes. They add richness.

If you like a casual, breezy feel, try light and airy sheers or cotton curtains.

For light control:

  • Blackout curtains block light perfectly for movie nights or preventing TV glare

  • Sheer or light-filtering fabrics let in natural light nicely

Bedroom

In the bedroom, you'll want privacy and light control for good sleep. That's why I recommend blackout curtains made from cozy materials like velvet, heavy cotton or linen. They block outdoor light and noise.

You can also layer blackouts with voile sheers or blinds for a calm, dreamy feel during the day. Soft colors like grays, blues or taupes promote a serene vibe too.

Dining Room

Formal dining rooms need elegant curtains to match! Rich velvets, heavy silks or fancy embroidered linens look amazing. You can add drama with bold prints or jewel-toned hues.

For meals, some light filtering helps create a pleasant glow. Curtains lined with sheer fabric let natural light in while maintaining privacy.

Kitchen

Kitchens can get messy, so curtains need to withstand spills and moisture. Easy-care polyester blends or treated cottons resist staining and water.

Busy patterns, deeper colors or textures also help hide any cooking splatters. For light, sheerer panels let brightness in perfectly.

Home Office

For your office, you'll want maximum light control to avoid screen glare and eye strain. That's why blackout or heavily room-darkening curtain styles work best.

But going too dark can feel gloomy. Layer blackouts with a sheer panel you can close when it's bright out. This gives you customized light filtering while allowing some natural light too.

Multi-Purpose Rooms

If you have a flex space, full wall curtains are amazing! Use them as room dividers to create separate "zones" for different activities.

For example:

  • Lightweight patterned sheers can section off a cozy reading nook

  • Heavier blackout drapes turn part of the room into a home theater or guest suite

Just choose curtain materials, colors and styles to match each area's purpose.

No matter which room you're working with, Dolcewe has the ideal custom full wall curtains to upgrade your decor functionally and beautifully. Take a look at our huge selection!

Hanging Full Wall Curtains

Now that you've chosen the perfect full wall curtains, it's time to hang them up! Don't worry, with a few simple tools and my easy instructions, you'll have those gorgeous panels up in no time.

Hardware Needed

  • Curtain rod (get one designed for heavier drapery)

  • Brackets to mount the rod

  • Screws to attach brackets securely to the wall

Steps for Hanging

The hanging method will depend on the header style of your curtains:

Rod Pocket Curtains:

  1. Mount the brackets at desired height, slightly wider than window

  2. Insert rod through pockets at top of panels

  3. Place rod into brackets and secure

Back Tab Curtains:

  1. Mount rod at desired height

  2. Use drapery pins or rings to attach panels to back tabs

  3. Clip or hook tabs over the rod

Grommet Curtains:

  1. Mount rod, allowing space at ends for panel overhang

  2. Simply slide grommet holes over the rod

  3. Adjust panels evenly

Ring Top Curtains:

  1. Install the rod at your desired mounting height

  2. Slip the rings over the rod

  3. Evenly space rings along the rod and adjust panels

Pinch Pleat Curtains:

  1. Mount the drapery rod, allowing room for pleats

  2. Use hook pins to attach the pinch pleated tape to the rings

  3. Carefully space the pleats and adjust for even fullness

No matter which header style you choose, be sure to mount your curtain rod securely. Using anchors rated for the weight of your fabric is key for long-lasting, safe installation. Take it slow and you'll achieve a clean, professional look!

Pro Tips for a Polished Look

  • Use drapery hooks or pins between panels to create even stacking when opened

  • Overlap panels in the middle for full coverage when closed

  • Let panels brush the floor or "kisss" it for an elegant puddling effect

  • Steam curtains from the drapery hooks down to release wrinkles

See, hanging full wall curtains is a breeze when you have the right tools and know-how!

Caring for Your Full Wall Curtains

To keep your gorgeous curtain investment looking its best for years, you'll need to follow some simple care instructions:

Washing

  • For polyester, cotton or linen curtains - machine wash in cold water, gentle cycle

  • For silk, velvet or other delicates - hand wash or take to the dry cleaner

  • Always check the manufacturer's tag for specifics

Ironing

Most curtain fabrics like cotton or linen can be safely ironed on a low heat setting to remove wrinkles. Avoid ironing sheers, silks or velvets as the heat can damage the fibers.

General Maintenance

  • Use a microfiber duster or vacuum attachments to remove dust buildup

  • For tough stains, use a curtain steamer or fabric refresher

  • Let curtains breathe by rotating panels occasionally

  • When hanging new curtains, allow them to air out for a few days first

With proper cleaning and care, your full wall curtains from Dolcewe.com will continue elevating your home's style for years to come!

Shop Custom Curtains & Best Wall Curtains Online at Dolcewe

Browse our collection of full wall curtains, available in various styles, colors, fabrics, patterns and header types.

Get them custom made for a perfect fit in your unique space, starting at just $26.99.

Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders over $199 and get an extra 10% off when you register for our email list! Transform your home with the luxurious look of full wall curtains today.

Feature Key Takeaway
Style & Versatility Full wall curtains offer a dramatic and versatile way to decorate any room, providing light control, privacy, specific atmospheres, and room division.
Material Options Choose from blackout, room darkening, or sheer curtains in various materials like polyester, cotton, velvet, linen, and faux silk.
Perfect Fit Get the perfect fit by measuring your window and wall, considering fullness (gathered or flat panels) and desired length (floor-brushing, pooling, etc.).
Room-Specific Selection Select the right type of full wall curtain (based on function and aesthetics) for your living room, bedroom, dining room, kitchen, home office, or multi-purpose room.
Shop Dolcewe Find the perfect full wall curtains for your home at Dolcewe.com, with custom sizing, high-quality materials, and affordable prices. Plus, enjoy free shipping and discounts!
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