I did a cover for my pergola with drop cloths. Make Drop Cloth Curtains for Outdoor Spaces and Porches. Rather than cutting excess and hemming that side, this crafter folded the excess over as a valance.
My Great Outdoors: Pete the Cat's Curtained Balcony
Hang plants from the ceiling as opposed to sticking to the perimeter. On this Andrew Howard-designed porch at The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top, TX, a perfect shade of haint blue (Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore) sets a "Good Times Only" vibe.
a great idea for outdoor curtains to keep them fixed. Might try a retractable clothes line for the bottom so you dont trip. Love this idea! But maybe retractable.for those windy nights.bc I feel this might be a trip hazard otherwise.
Curtain rods made from galvanized plumbing parts...a tutorial