Stiff pelmets are made on lightweight plywood. The fabric is stretched and secured onto the pelmet shape using upholstery techniques that give a taut and padded finish. The pelmet can then be fixed into position by using either brackets or by the employment of Velcro fixed to the back of the pelmet and to the leading edge of the the facia board. The curtain track itself may be either fitted to the underside of the pelmet board or face fixed to the wall itself, depending on the situation.
In Brooklyn (two-floor apartment located in an 1823 firehouse), designer Scott Newkirk created a division between the living room and the bedroom using dramatic floor-to-ceiling curtains made from burlap sourced from Circle Visual; "They create a sense of intimacy and add texture and color to the space." from blog Remodelista Daily