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Finding the Best Budget Curtains

We’re going on four years in this house, which means one more year for curtain decisions to put the bounds of our relationship to the test. Our first set of curtains were basic ones my mom bought and hung after we lived curtainless for months. They’re simple, short, blue curtains. Now that our third winter in this house is coming, it’s time we upgrade from the basic set to something a little more substantial.

The one good thing about waiting to get curtains is that I don’t mind investing in something nicer now. It’s really taken three years to figure out the ideal layout for the room, find our new couch, paint, and settle on a color scheme for the room. Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Room Darkening
  • Lined or insulated – not a must!
  • No grommets
  • Pleats are a plus
  • Heavy-weight fabric, not linen or velvet
  • Washable
  • Will look good with sheers eventually

And because I have two windows, curtain width matters. As it stands, I have 6 panels on the main window, and 4 on the side window, Ideally I need wider panels so I don’t need a billion to cover my window nicely. The rule of thumb I found from Erin Zubot Design suggests 1.5x the width of the window. Working with that, my main window is about 100 inches across, needing 150 inches of fabric, and the smaller is 80 inches, needing 120 inches of fabric.

1. Rosenmandel from Ikea 2. Solid Farrah Light Filtering Window Curtain 3. Metal Curtain Rings 4. Racka Curtain Rod 5. Curtain Hooks 6. Plaid Curtains

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