A collection of affordable curtain favorites and fabrics for your home.
Beautiful curtains can bring an entire room together. There is only one problem. Where to find affordable curtains that don’t look cheap?
Most high end curtains retail for over $200 per panel. Multiply that by the number of windows you have and suddenly you’ve spent a small fortune on blinds! Yikes!
Do you want to know the secret of beautiful and inexpensive curtains? The secret is in material! Sorry, I wasn’t screaming. just focus onmaterialThe curtains that look classy have a really nice heavy drape.
When looking for curtains, try to stick to these fabrics:
- Linen, or even faux linen (the texture is nice!)
- Cotton/linen blend, or a high quality medium weight cotton.
Avoid shiny polyester as much as you can. Any fabric with a good feel and weight will look much better hung on your windows.
Related: Looking for more boobies? Check out this post of 15 classy home decor hacks.
Here’s another thing to think about. When the curtains are closed they may seem very stretched. If you want it to look folded while closed, you will need either more panels or wider panels. You can always use two sets of panels on each side of a window to keep it full and lush, or you can just buy extra wide curtains.
Here are my favorite cheap curtains (in no particular order) and where to get them. Don’t skip the bottom! There is a good goal option in No. 13 and another good one Amazon One at No. 14
I own their Bellino curtains In the color of oat cream. It is very pretty and a little ornate. They have a nice drape to them and they come in longer lengths. But this brand has a lot of good curtains, so check out their other curtains for more options.
Shop exclusive drapery fabrics.
Update: Even though I recently switched out these curtains, I still love them. And I’m going to put them in another room in our house. I thought our main living area and open kitchen needed something sheer and grey, which leads me to choosing the following curtain. to update! changed again. See No. 3.
I switched to These light gray curtains, And I love them! It’s semi-transparent, so you can’t see through completely but it does let in light. They have a nice drape to them, and they are a little textured. And they are under $50 a pair. Yes. They have more sizes and colors too.
Do you laugh yet at how many times I change this room? these VisionHome Curtains are one of my favourites. You can get a pinch pleated look for a fraction of the cost. Check out my experience with them here.
Very well, guys. They have their own website where they make sales, but they also sell Amazon And Wayfair. So it’s best to check between sites to see the best deal at the moment. They tend to sell out quickly!
Two amazing pages!!! Pleated linen curtains!?! These tick all the boxes. They have many excellent reviews, so definitely check them out. But I have to say these linen pleats are my favourite. For what you get – this is a bargain compared to other brand stores.
Shop two pages here.
I love These natural linen curtains from CB2. The price is affordable for 100% linen! The longest at 120 inches comes in at under $100. And with sales, you can probably get a better deal than that. This will add a fresh and dreamy look to your room.
These curtains It is made of luxurious velvet material and comes in different colours. Plus, with nearly 5,000 great reviews, you can’t go wrong! Also available in dual widths if you need. Try to score these points during Way Day for even more savings.
This is mine Velvet blue curtains In my office/guest bedroom! I love these curtains. Very pretty and a smoky blue color – if that makes any sense. They hang so beautifully, I didn’t even have to steam them – the weight of the curtains eventually took out all the wrinkles.
Shop Jinshan Textile.
This brand came on my radar when I saw Julia Marcum use her curtains in her dining room. Once again – very nice and affordable curtains! Definitely, a brand you should bookmark.
Shop Lazy fabrics.
the Chanasya curtains of ornate linen You have great reviews. I’ve seen them used Fox and her In her living room and she looks so pretty. It measures 96 inches long and has multiple color options in the textured linen material.
Shop Chanasya curtains.
I put these sheer beauties in our bedroom, gave them a quick boost, and I love the way they look. These are very affordable and have a textured look. These curtains also come in a variety of colours. We highly recommend them!
Well, you knew I had to put this on the list. Ikea curtains are still some of the best and most affordable. And you can have it shipped to you for a flat fee. I use their fancy look Sanila marine curtains in our playroom. They add just the right amount of drama.
I also have Hilja curtains in my small guest room upstairs. She is sheer and beautiful! Ritva is used by interior designers and decorators alike. Did you know that most IKEA curtains come with tape pleated at the back? This means that you can bend them in this way.
Oh, my God! This is Fresno curtains You have a cult following, and for good reason. They’re inexpensive, have a light texture, and come in the perfect color, not off-white or off-white. So they are warm and brighten up your spaces. The only problem? They sell super fast. All the time. But if you check back frequently, you might be in luck.
I recently chose This arrives For our guest room that gets hot in the afternoon. These are light linen, beige shade with texture. It is heavy and comes with a blackout lining. I love the way these drape. Great choice. Shop this INOVADAY here.
How to hang curtains so they look great.
Aside from creating your own pleated curtains, here’s how to hang curtains so they look good. There are no rules in decorating, but this is my personal preference and what I see all the famous interior designers doing.
- Hang curtains high — about 2-3 inches below ceiling or moldings. (By the way, here’s an easy trick for hanging curtains.)
- HANG CURTAINS WIDE – Extend curtain rod 4-6 inches behind window.
- Uses Fabric loops or clip loops – There’s just something about rings that make them look nicer and more personalized. If you want to hide the Section, use These curtain hooks And tie your ring to it.
- You can use these pleated hooks if your curtains come with a pleated or clip-on header tape.
- Curtains should be long enough to “kiss” the floor. There should be no “tumble amount” of fabric or a high-water look.
- Train your curtains to fold in this way.
I’m biased to Matte black curtain hardware – As Young House Love says – It’s the eyeliner of the room.
Think long term about your curtains; More neutral colors, white, ivory, cream, or light blue, gray. No matter where you go or how your decor changes, they’ll always look great.
Remember – even if the curtains don’t look great in the photo, you usually can disc them a bit and make them look more high end with strategically placed use curtain clips And fluffing and appropriate braids.
Here’s how to hang curtains with curtain clips perfectly.
Now that you know where to buy cheap curtains – what’s the next step on your decorating to-do list? I’d love to take another tour for you!