Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s Smart Curtain Tip Is the Key to a Cozy Bedroom

updated Jun 10, 2021
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Earlier this month, design duo and partners Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent showed off a brand-new space they designed for a client in New York City on Instagram. The space is a creamy, neutral-toned relaxation zone, filled with texture and tranquil details — and one of the most clever parts of this design has to do with the sneaky curtain tricks Brent and Berkus used in the bedroom to create a softer, cozier feel.

When you’re trying to work continuity throughout a home, Brent said to consider keeping the same curtains throughout the entire home. “We kept a lot of the drapery [in] the same fabric throughout the entire space. But we actually changed the way they were hung [in the bedroom].” Outside of the consistent color palette, the couple also say it’s about the length — and not being afraid to make it longer than needed.

“There’s a little bit more of a puddle. They’re a little heavier, so it feels a little bit more romantic and a little softer,” he continued. Berkus hilariously asked, “You’re feeling more romantic?” to which Brent joked, “Not now.”

To get that puddling effect, order your custom drapes several inches longer than you need, or select a longer length if the option is available when buying online. The size of the puddle depends on how many extra inches you add. It looks like Brent and Berkus opted for a medium-sized puddle in this bedroom (perhaps an extra two to four inches).

You can add even more drama and romance to your bedroom by also hanging your curtains higher than the top of your window. This not only adds height to the space, but when closed, the longer curtains can make a room feel more cocoon-like, warmer, and cozier.