While we love the high-end look and feel of custom draperies (they can really take a room to the next level), we know they’re not often top on everyone’s list of “things I’d love to splurge on”. So, we’ve rounded up some of our go-to curtain sources. All of these come in at least 96″ lengths so you won’t end up with high-waters. We also recommend using the back-tab option or getting rings for the drapes – this looks more tailored than grommets or tab-top curtains.
(Note: curtains aren’t always the best choice for window treatments. Depending on light-blocking and privacy needs, as well as other design elements in the room, sometimes blinds, roman shades, or even nothing at all is the right choice. But generally, curtains are always a good idea! They can soften hard elements of the room, provide texture to the overall design, and serve a practical purpose – blocking light and heat or providing privacy. )
Here are some of our favorite go-to retail sources for great curtains!
West Elm has a great selection of linen curtains which provide great texture to a room without blocking too much light. They are heavy material that drapes well. Both the solid colors and patterns are great.
Half Price Drapes
Half Price Drapes has their own website, but can also be found on amazon. We’re particularly partial to their velvet curtains (the forest green color hangs in Katie’s bedroom). There are 31 different colors, the fabric is heavy and hangs well, and they’re nearly blackout, so it’s a great luxe option for a bedroom. Half Price Drapes also has some fantastic cotton patterned curtains as well.
They key for Target curtains is often looking online instead of in the store. Target often only stocks 84″ curtains on the shelves, but you can find 96″ and sometimes 108″ options online. We love their blackout curtains for kids’ rooms. Both the options below come in several color options and have fun details while being simple enough to not be quickly outgrown.
And of course… IKEA
IKEA has long curtains that are easily hemmed (or throw them in the dryer and cross your fingers). Everything from sheer white to dark velvet curtains can be found at IKEA. Some of our faves are the Tibast (cotton curtains with subtle texture) and Sanela (velvet curtains in tons of different colors).