Drapery Styling: How Do I Get Both Panels on the Same Page?

When it comes to hanging anything, curtains or things on my wall, my approach is very organic. And by that I mean, I usually do not measure, but instead rely on my keen ability to see if things are straight and line up.

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The curtains pictured above, however, are a different story. I measured the height at which the pull backs were hung (both vertically and horizontally) and as I attempted to get the right panel to be a mirror image of the left panel, I fluffed and retied and rehung and this is as close as I could get.

As you can see, they are not mirror images of each other. The left panel was effortless, and look how nicely it drapes and falls into the tie. The right panel is lacking that grace and I am at a loss on how to fix it. It almost feels like I am "left curtained", as in "right handed," and anything I do with the panel on the right is clunky and lacking finesse.

Does anyone else struggle with this? And better what are your solutions for styling a pair of drapes?

Curtains: West Elm

(Image: Tanya Lacource)

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