I got these two really long swags at a rummage sale last year for $2. They were marked $10 and when I started looking at them, the lady told me I could have them for $2! I didn't even have to ask for the discount! Well, I got them home and washed them, and realized the lady wanted to get rid of them so badly because someone had decided to paint off white and didn't think to take them down first. The good news is that with a little fiddling, you can hide the little paint spots (very little!), you can make them non-visible.
I have had them on the pole swagging with 6 swoops and it was just too frilly looking for me, so I took them down and washed them. Then, they sat on the chair for a month, because I didn't know what to do. By the way, I tried to take a before picture, but it didn't turn out with the sun coming in the front window! Sorry!I think the best thing is the very close match to my couch they are! This was all no-sew...I just used a rubber band on each side and hung it over the curtain rod on the end.
Then we took two safety pins and pinned the center up on the rod hanger in the middle of the swags to cover them there.