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Everyone should have curtains. They’re great as decorations and for establishing some semblance of privacy. Yet they aren’t frequently thought of as necessities.
If you Google “why don’t people hang curtains anymore,” the results page is a troubling number of essays bemoaning the lack of curtains in their neighborhoods. Which is fair, I don’t want to look into anyone’s house because they have bare windows and I don’t want anyone looking into mine either.
For anyone who doesn’t have curtains, it’s time to buy some. For anyone who has curtains, it’s time to buy new ones.
And there’s no better places to get them than the 15 best online curtain sellers.
When it comes to home goods, you can’t do much better than Wayfair. The online retail giant carries thousands of highly-rated curtains, from blackout curtains to kitchen valences. Wayfair sells curtains in nearly every style and color, meaning you can find a perfect pair to match your own home style.
For a more decorative pair of curtains, check out Wayfair’s sheer curtains, like this pair with more than 13,000 reviews and a solid 4.6-star rating.
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Anthropologie is a clothing store, but everyone I know has only bought accessories, decor, or beauty products from there. But really everyone should be buying the store’s curtains more than anything else.
Being Anthropologie you already know that its curtains fit a certain aesthetic (which walks the line between clean and kitsch) and that many of its designs are polarizing. That’s to your benefit: while not everything might be to your taste, there are some curtains you won’t have trouble deciding you don’t want so you can focus on the ones you like.
Society6 is a unique website. It’s like Etsy but it does all the manufacturing for the artists, so artists really just have to make the design and then Society6 applies it to different media. What this means is that there are some truly great and creative curtains available.
If you really want your curtains to be part of your home’s look, Society6 can find you something no matter how niche it is. From Animal Crossing’s Orville & Wilbur to geometric patterns like soft blue hexagons and literally everything in between, you could find curtains of almost anything.
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4. Home Depot
I will keep writing about all the things you can find at Home Depot until everyone starts listening to me. So bearing that in mind: Home Depot has good curtains.
This shouldn’t be a surprise. Home Depot is a place for remodeling your house. As of writing this, there are 3,688 options within the curtains and drapes category on Home Depot’s website so you could definitely find something to your taste. Personally, I recommend Zenna Home’s Julius blackout curtains because they come in a range of colors that could match the rest of your decor and they have a thermal lining that can help reduce your heating/cooling costs.
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5. Pottery Barn
The assumption for Pottery Barn may be that it’s solely for characters from “Friends.” But that’s just not true, or maybe I’ve aged into someone who’d make sense as an extra on “Friends.” This is a thought that’d require more reckoning than I have time to write about here.
With a range of fabrics and designs, Pottery Barn has something that’d fit almost any taste or room. Given minimalism’s popularity and my crusade against it, I’m partial to curtains like the Cynthia Palampore Linen/Cotton Rod Pocket Curtain because it’s bright and more cluttered in the best way.
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A friend was furnishing a new apartment and mentioned buying a lot of things from Pottery Barn Teen. “Don’t judge me,” they said.
Of course I was judging them because they’re an adult shopping at a store geared towards teens. But then I looked at PB Teen’s website and learned I was wrong; the designs are trendy but not overly youth-oriented and I want a lot of stuff from there despite being not-a-teen (read: I’m old).
The curtain selection is more limited than it is on other websites, but the quality of the designs makes up for the lack of sheer volume. For instance, the Textural Ombre Curtain Set adds a splash of color while still allowing some light into a room for a nice level of brightness without sacrificing privacy.
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7. Joss & Main
The main benefit of shopping on Joss & Main’s website is that each style of curtain comes in a variety of colors, making it easy to find the exact design you want. You don’t want to compromise on curtains because you’ll have to look at them for so long, so you could (and should) spend hours looking through Joss & Main’s options.
But there’s an odd quirk within that wide range: a lot of the best reviewed curtains are just solid colors. The Belknap Solid Room Darkening Grommet Curtain Panels is a good example of this, having maintained an average rating of 4.7 stars after 234 reviews.
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If Society6 is where you could find any niche design you’d want, Etsy is where you’d go if you wanted to truly look at every curtain design on the planet. There’s over 126,000 options on Etsy’s curtain page; it’s a lot to take in.
The best approach for shopping on Etsy is to have at least some idea of what you want so you can search for that rather than clicking through endless pages of curtains. To narrow down the field think of a color, a pattern, a trend, or a general look that you want your curtains to have.
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Curtains are the rare thing that applies to all three parts of Bed Bath & Beyond’s name. After all, every window needs a curtain.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s website makes things a little easier than most other places by having separate categories for kitchen/bath curtains, door curtains, and standard panel curtains. So you can find something like the Quinn Geo Grommet for a bedroom and the Boulder Window Curtain Tier Pair without having to look for different measurements for each room.
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Unless you count Pottery Barn Teen, Walmart’s the first website I’ve come across in my research that has a section of curtains for kids’ rooms. And that’s great. Kids need curtains and frankly it’s weird if parents don’t buy curtains that are tailored more to what their children want.
So whether you’re kid has a deep affinity for llamas or has maritime dreams, Walmart has a curtain for them. Of course the website also has a lot of non-children curtains too so feel free to shop for the rest of your house as well.
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11. West Elm
West Elm’s curtain selection is very similar to what you can find at Anthropologie and Pottery Barn. So if those other two websites had your general aesthetic but nothing that leapt directly out at you, West Elm might be the answer.
West Elm makes things moderately simple by having shoppers choose whether they want to look at solid color or patterned curtains. The former has a lot of great standouts thanks to bold options like the Cotton Velvet Curtain in dark horseradish while the latter is a bit more plain. Funny how that turns out sometimes.
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12. Crate & Barrel
It’d be funny if Crate & Barrel was like the Container Store and only sold crates and barrels. But instead it sells all manner of home decor and curtains, so it suits our purposes here.
As with all of Crate & Barrel’s catalogue, the design of the curtains are very euro-chic. Think of bright whites or geometric patterns and you’ll have a good idea of what’s available.
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Crate & Barrel considers CB2 to be its cool, edgy, and modern sibling. (The implications for what this means about Crate & Barrel is very funny as a profound self-own.) Does that description hold true when it comes to CB’s curtain selection?
Well how much you enjoy a set of curtains is subjective, so this isn’t for me to judge. It is worth noting that CB2 has a limited range of curtains and most are solid colors, so bear that in mind if patterns are more your speed.
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Being a department store, Kohl’s has tons of different curtain brands to choose from, some of which are big surprises. Previous to researching this, I didn’t know that Brookstone made curtains but they’re available from Kohl’s website. Even Arm & Hammer sells a curtain at Kohl’s.
The website is a bit difficult to navigate so go in with a plan and know what you’re looking for before you start shopping. This is also how you should approach an actual Kohl’s store.
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This is included solely because I’m surprised to learn that H&M sells curtains. Did everyone know about this? Does H&M make other home decor and not just fast fashion?
Anyway, the curtains look fine. They’re pretty plain and some are priced exactly how you think H&M curtains would be priced while others are more in line with Crate & Barrel pricing. H&M, who knew?
As any decorator will tell you, curtains make a room — but only when chosen correctly. When it comes to window treatments, it’s a matter of color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. With so many decisions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, so we asked a few pros for advice on narrowing down the options and selecting the right curtains for your home.
16. COLOR AND FABRIC
Fabric is an essential part of choosing curtains, since the material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time.
“If they’re too heavy, they may not fold crisply when drawn; too light and they may not fall well,” says designer Suysel Depedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick.
Lana Lawrence, who is vice president of Anthony Lawrence-Belfair curtain fabricators and who works with designers like Alexa Hampton and Katie Ridder, suggests holding fabrics up to a window, even in a fabric showroom. “Pleat it like an accordion at the top and let it drape,” she says. “If it starts to flare like a piece of crinoline, then it’s not going to fall nicely on the window.”
Work with a big sample, at least 2 yards, since a smaller piece may not show the fabric’s true drape.
Also, remember sunlight will fade fabrics over time. If the room in question gets a lot of light, it’s smart to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster.
20 places Curtains & Drapes Panels Coverings Window Treatments 2021
“Still, if you like to change out your rooms often, you can be less concerned with fading,” says Alice Guercio, vice president of product development at Kravet. Cunningham suggests going with neutral colors since they’re less likely to fade than other colors and more likely to blend into a room’s decor.
When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best, says Guercio. “Faux silk tends to be the most durable,” she says. And in a particularly sunny room, faux silk doesn’t deteriorate as quickly as real silk.
Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many hotels use suede, velvet, tapestry or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, nearly any fabric can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. And interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the lining and the face fabric — can also help prolong the life of the curtains.
“If silk is unlined, it will rot,” says Lawrence. Adds Cunningham: “Lining and interlining are what give curtains their body and fullness.”ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW
20 places Curtains & Drapes Panels Coverings Window Treatments 2021
Before you take out the tape measure, decide how high above the window you’d like the curtains to begin. “Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room,” says Cunningham. Designers often hang curtains about six inches above the window frame, but for a dramatic look, some go higher.
Measure from the top of the window (plus the added inches of height where the curtains will hang from) to the floor. For a more traditional look, with the curtain slightly puddled on the floor, you’ll want to add another two or three inches to your length. For a modern, crisp look, have the panel fall flush with the floor.
When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add four to eight inches on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness. “Then you won’t block a lot of window glass when the curtains are open, and they won’t get in the way,” says Lawrence.
If you plan to use the curtains to shut out the sun, those extra inches around the perimeter of your window frame will also help block out any creeping light.
Custom window treatments offer many benefits: You can customize the dimensions to your window size and create a tailored look, like a perfectly-fitted suit. Custom panels come in endless design options, from material to header style. With these options, though, comes a considerable price difference from off-the-shelf curtain panels.
If custom curtains just aren’t in your budget, Cunningham suggests spending a little more money on high-quality retail window treatments. She and her partner, Anne Maxwell Foster, like Restoration Hardware’s Belgian Heavyweight Textured Linen Curtains.
Determine whether you’re going to buy dry-clean only or washer machine friendly curtains — it will save you time and money in the long run. Keep in mind that you can ruin high-quality curtains by trying to wash them yourself, according to Consumer Reports.
Get your curtains right with a home consultation. Some companies, like Macy’s, will send a consultant to your home to help you decide on colors, textures and finishes that blend perfectly with your design — saving you a few trips to the store.
If you prefer working online, snag suggestions from designers with online interior design services such as Laurel and Wolf, which will pair you with professional designers to help you pick out the perfect curtains for your space. After you’ll be given a shopping list and the items you choose will be delivered straight to your door.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU’RE BUYING CURTAINS
We’ve found the best places to find quality, affordable curtains for every room in your home.
- Target. Buy on Target. …
- Wayfair. Buy on Wayfair. …
- Amazon. Buy on Amazon. …
- JCPenney. Buy on Jcpenney.com. …
- Pottery Barn. Buy on Pottery Barn. …
- West Elm. Buy on West Elm. …
- Overstock. Buy on Overstock. …
- Bed Bath & Beyond. Buy on Bed Bath & Beyond.
What curtains are trending? What are curtain trends in 2020?
- At the peak of popularity, gray curtains.
- Curtains in the room without a lambrequin.
- Beautiful curtains with drawings are also relevant.
- Two-color curtains are also used.
- The main trend of this year, curtains in the hall on the ceiling cornice.
What color should my living room curtains be?
Take the so-called “rule of thumb” – if a room has vivid colors of the walls, carpet or other objects, it is best to choose curtains, which will have a neutral tone. Or the opposite – if the whole room and furniture are in more neutral shades, vivid colored curtains are the ones which will bring live to a room.
Should curtains touch the floor?
So should curtains touch the floor? The short answer is yes… usually. But when making any decision about your window treatments, whether they’re drapes, blinds, or shades, it’s important to consider every aspect of style and function so you can choose the best option for your windows and your home.
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