Curtain Lengths: How Long Should Your Curtains Be?

Curtain lengths: How long should my curtains be?
Photo: Lidy Dipert

Is there a “right” option for curtain lengths? That depends on who you ask, and often just asking the question can leave you more confused than you were before. The long and short of it is (no pun intended): it's up to you. But we're here to help as you answer the question, “How long should curtains be?” We'll be taking a critical look at curtain lengths, tall and small. What side are you on?                Continue Reading

The IKEA Curtains That Every Designer Swears By

RITVA curtains
Photo: @whitelanedecor

No matter how many trends come and go, there are a few classic home decor elements that never go out of style. Think of a simple round mirror, the Eames lounge chair, a quality Persian rug – designers come back to these pieces again and again.

Another essential decor item that every interior designer seems to have in their back pocket? White curtains. Versatile and classic, well-tailored white curtains can dress up literally any room; no matter the style. Continue Reading

How To: Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

If you already have functional privacy window treatments such as blinds or shades, but need to add in a little color or texture, this super simple budget-friendly DIY is the perfect fix. This solution requires no holes in the wall and no expensive window hardware. It's perfect for rental situations or can even be used to stage your home to sell.   

 

Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

In our home we use a lined bamboo shade for privacy, but this little corner needed a something more. Continue Reading

How To: DIY Faux Mud Cloth Curtains (Plus Free Printable Stencils!)

If you love mud cloth but don't love shelling out the big bucks to buy it, why not DIY it?

Oh mud cloth. You are so dreamy. So unique. So hot-right-now. And so not in my budget. Even though this unique textile is hard to come by, it's easy enough to recreate the look. If you can't buy it, you DIY it, right? This mud cloth fake-out method is great for larger surfaces, or when you want to add some statement to a room.

 

I love the look. It's also known as Bògòlanfini, which roughly translated from the Bambara language of Mali means “by means of mud.” I love how different each print turns out, but how there's always a sense of order to the patterns. Continue Reading

Mini Makeover: Window Treatments Really Do Transform an Entire Space

Before and After: A Country Curtains Mini Makeover

Throughout the first year of living in our new house, the formal living room has gone through a number of transformations. And for a while, the windows went undressed… until now. So today I wanted to share the before and after images of our space to prove how much window treatments can affect the overall feel of a room. Click through to check out the after.   

 

Before and After: A Country Curtains Mini Makeover
Photo: Faith Towers

And the verdict is in… window treatments make a huge difference! Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

It’s often a struggle to find the right window treatments for your space, and they can be very pricey too. Sometimes making your own is your best bet. So here are ten of my favorite DIY window treatment projects that will work in virtually any kitchen, depending on how you customize them.   

 

10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

1. Personalize these cafe curtains by using a fabric that fits with your decor. Here is the sewing tutorial. [Photo: Woman’s Day]

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Eye Candy: 10 Unconventional Curtain Ideas For Your Home

10 Unconventional Curtain Ideas

Curtains are one element of the home where people tend to go traditional, but there are so many ways to get inventive with your window treatments. Here are ten super unique, beautiful ways to get creative with your curtains.   

 

Super Unique Curtain Ideas

1. If you love color, this would be a great option for you… buy drapes in three colors! [Photo: Living Room Design Ideas]

2. This layered look is quite stunning… I like how a different amount of light shines through each panel. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Affordable & Awesome Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments

10 diy window treatments

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that can be the case when it comes to window treatments. If you can’t find the perfect curtain, rod, or shade, make it! We’ve rounded up ten window treatments that you can create yourself!      

 diy confetti drapes

Have a party in the bedroom with confetti drapes

no-sew roman shades

Use old blinds to make roman shades! No sewing required! 

tea towel window treatments

Use tea towels to cover up small windows in the kitchen!  Continue Reading

Make It: Stylish DIY Striped Curtain Panels

created at: 10/22/2012

Inspired by some $100 curtain panels she spotted from Crate & Barrel (that’s 100 bucks each, people), blogger Beckie Farrant did what we love most here at Curbly: she made some herself (for cheap!) and created a tutorial for like-minded DIY decor devotee.     

Armed with some painter’s tape, plain white curtain panels (check Target or IKEA for inexpensive options), paint in your color of choice, and a bit of patience, a set of bold, striped curtains can be yours for a fraction of the cost. Continue Reading

Before & After: A Post-Baby Master Bedroom Makeover

created at: 05/17/2012

Unfortunate wallpaper trim, awkwardly-sized curtains, and a crib the size of Texas: I think it’s safe to say this master bedroom needs some serious help!   

created at: 05/17/2012

Fast forward ten months and a few brilliant DIY additions later, and Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators has a totally stylish master bedroom. I love the paneling she made from MDF, especially. See more of this space right here!