To create a dramatic look, there is the Bishop of Lincoln's Victorian throne, so vast that it reaches beyond the top of the curtain pelmet board
, and in the centre of the room a large Knoll sofa upholstered in burgundy velvet is strewn with damask-covered cushions.
To crown the African Queen look, I bought a remnant of lace, cut it to shape, spray painted it gold and glued it on to the back of the pelmet board
The raw edges at the top of the material won't be seen once it is stapled onto the pelmet board
, which can either be screwed into the ceiling, or attached to the wall using angle brackets.
And to fix the pelmet at the window, the MDF panel was pinned onto a piece of 4ins x 1in pelmet board
, and supported by two angle brackets.
So, instead, I bought a remnant of lace, cut it to shape, spray painted it gold, and glued it on to the back of the pelmet board
Now use this as a template to cut out your fabric and lining allowing an extra inch round the bottom and sides, plus an extra three inches at the top for stapling on to the pelmet board