10 Online Resources for Affordable Curtains

February 28, 2013

Window panels can make (or break) a room.  Without, a space can feel bare, but with, a space can surely make a statement.  The finishing touches like curtains, accessories, pillows, are so important to give a space character, pop, and completeness.  Without the layers, a room simply looks blah and boring.

Window treatments, specifically curtains (or as I call them drapery panels), are tricky for some.  All the choices – length, width, fabric style, color, privacy, blackout, room darkening (and the list goes on…) – gets people caught up, resulting in bare, blah walls, the wrong style, and/or not positioning them best on the wall (which you can learn more here).  When it comes to curtains, I feel where you buy them and the specific fabric is less important than how they are actually hung on the wall, which totally makes a room.

Thankfully with the internet, there are many stylish AND affordable window treatment options for any style space.  And here’s something you might not know, many retailers that sell curtains have an even larger selection and range of lengths on their website (like Target), so a little searching is well worth the time.

Upon a friend asking me for curtain direction for her home and a recent trip to Target where I saw some new and very beautiful curtain designs, I decided to share my Top Ten Online Resources for Affordable Curtains.

These are the places I shop most…

Great Resource for finding affordable curtains online @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

1. Target: 1- Threshold Paisley Panel / 2- Threshold Fretwork Border Panel / 3- Mudhut Suzani Panel
2. World Market: 1- Gemma Floral Curtain / 2- Bird & Botanical Burnout Panel / 3- Whippoorwill Curtain
3. Pier One: 1- Vintage Vine Panel / 2- Nature’s Floral Panel / 3- Papaya Tile Panel
4. West Elm: 1- Woodland Canvas Panel /2- Ironwork Flocked Panel / 3- Desert Marigold Panel
5. Etsy: 1- Window Panels by Melissa / 2- 20 Daisy Street / 3- Rocky Top Design
6. Overstock: 1- Madison Park Aramo Panel / 2- Madison Park Emerson Arabesque / 3- Lush Prima Panel
7. Ikea: 1- Malin Figur Curtain / 2- Vivan Curtains / 3- Kajsamia Curtains
8. Urban Outfitters: 1- Vine Flourish Curtain / 2- Papercut Medallion Curtain / 3- Magical Silk Sari Curtains
9. Wayfair: 1- Elisabeth Michael Chevron Panel / 2- Amelie Window Panel / 3- Isabella Damask Curtain
10. ZGallerie: 1- Montecito Panels / 2- Geo Panels-Steel / 3- Mimosa Panel

When shopping for window treatments, take your decor style into account to see what drapery treatment (grommet, pinch pleat, etc) works best.  Some are more traditional, while others more modern or transitional.

Window treatment styles for curtains & drapery panels @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.netvia

As for the bottom of the curtains…

Many stores carry only the 84″ length curtains where if you go online, they offer longer lengths like 96″ and 118″.  I always prefer the 96″ length curtains for 8′ or 9′ tall ceilings so they just touch or break the floor.  When the 84″ length curtains are hung above the window, at the best height, they’re usually not long enough.  Fabric can easily be cut/sewn to be shorter, but extra length can’t be added.

Here’s a helpful diagram of the differing lengths and looks…

Window treatment styles for curtains & drapery panels @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.netvia

Option are endless.  Online and in-person, you’ll find a variety of different window treatments.  Before moving forward, evaluate your space & window condition, then look at your design style.  Have fun on your search for new stylish AND affordable curtains!

And if you can’t find something you like, you can always make them (I’ve done that before here, here, and here).

Where have you purchased curtains online?  What’s your favorite curtain resource?

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  1. All my favorites are on your list! Have you tried Halfpricedrapes.com? Their selection is awesome and a little pricier but gorgeous drapery panels can be had for as low as $39!
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  2. west elm and overstock are the brands I only trusted when it comes to my curtains. They offer wide variety of designs and colors, and made of high quality materials.

  3. Those are great resources Jenna! And I just recently learned that you can order longer lengths online for Target! :-D Thanks for sharing girl!
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  5. Gene West says:

    My favorite place to buy affordable window treatments is America’s Online Curtain Supestore, Swags Galore, their on line store has a large selection of quality curtains at the best prices. They offer many discount coupons as well as free shipping codes to help make your shopping experience even more affordable. I just LOVE this place.

  6. Great resource! Thanks so much. I love the length diagram!! Exactly what I was looking for and very helpful :-)

  7. Love the resources/suggestions. I’m always looking for affordable curtains!
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  8. Love the resources/suggestions. I’m always looking for affordable curtains!
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  9. Stephanie says:

    IKEA has really good prices on curtains, especially when you need long ones.

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