Finding the Best Blackout Curtains

Much of the country has been experiencing brutally cold weather. And if you live in its path, you’ve been doing everything you can to stay warm. But did you know that one of the ways to help keep your heat inside the house is with the help of blackout curtains? The U.S. Department of Energy says we lose about 30 percent of our home’s energy through windows. This means we need to be vigilant about keeping that heat inside – where it belongs. One of the ways to make that happen is with thermal blackout curtains.

What Are Thermal Blackout Curtains?

Thermal blackout curtains are energy-efficient curtains, designed to insulate a room, saving you money on your energy bill. These curtains usually have two layers: the drapery fabric layer and a thermal insulating acrylic suede white backing, to help retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. If the lining is black, this adds the blackout element. These insulated curtains are also an excellent source to block light. Many curtains are room darkening, but only a true blackout curtain will block 99.8 percent of light. And a curtain that blocks less than 95 percent of the light is typically called a light filtering curtain.

We Offer an Excellent Variety

Our blackout curtains come in a variety of colors and sizes. We also offer blackout curtains for small windows. And here’s a bonus – if you have a pair of curtains that you love, but they’re not blackout curtains, we can help. We sell a blackout liner that works with any style of curtain – from the pinch-pleated drape to the rod pocket curtain. Ask us about tailoring your curtains.

Blackout Curtains for Sleep

One of the biggest benefits of blackout curtains is that they can also help you get your sleep.

Many people work overnight shifts or other similar shifts that force them to sleep during the daytime, which can be hard to do in a lit room. Having a little one at home can also disrupt your sleep pattern, forcing you to sleep whenever you get a chance to do so. If you’re unable to fall asleep in the daytime, blackout curtains can be a huge help.

Blackout Curtains Will Protect Your Belongings

In addition to blocking cold air in the winter, helping to retain cool air in the summer, and blocking out light, blackout curtains also help reduce noise and protect furniture, rugs, and other valuables from sun damage. Some of our panels also help block the sun’s glare from your TV or computer screen.

How to Find the Best Blackout Curtains

Shopping with us at The Curtain Shop guarantees that you’ll get top-notch, high-quality curtains, without overbearing costs. And if you’re unsure about your curtain size, no worries. We provide detailed instructions on how to measure curtains (all types of curtains). Feel free to contact us at 1-866-886-3632 with any questions. We look forward to helping you with all of your curtain needs.

Are Your Windows Looking Tired? Consider Valances

A nice well-lit room is great, but you don’t want your room to be constantly exposed to the harsh sun all day long. A window treatment is one way to manage this.

Window treatments are among the most overlooked aspects of interior design (most only have it as an afterthought). Installing window treatments can be functional, purely aesthetic, or both. Doing window treatments is one of the easiest ways to change the style of your home.

Window treatments come in many forms, and one of them is the valance. A valance is usually used with curtains and blinds, covering the upper part of the window and hiding window drapery hardware.

Here’s why you should consider using a valance in your window.

They Come in Many Styles

Valances come in many styles (balloon, swag, ascot, box pleat, and more), forms, and colors. Choosing the right style for you can depend on many things: the look you want to achieve, the theme of your interior, and even your personal taste. Valances can be elegant or dramatic. They can also be modern and contemporary. Pair them with plain curtains or blinds for a more structured and layered look.

They Can Dramatically Change the Look of your Home

Valances can add beauty and drama to any room. They can transform a space from being very basic to looking extravagant or elegant. Choose a valance that will upscale the look of your interior.

They Offer Energy Saving Benefits

A valance’s energy saving benefits make it a wise choice in home decoration and window treatment. It keeps out the sun’s rays and keeps the temperature of the room cooler. You can use dark or heavier fabrics if you want to keep the sun out. If you want to let the sun in colder temperatures, you’ll have the convenience to do so.

They are More Affordable Than Other Window Treatments

Valances are usually more affordable than full window curtains and blinds. They require less maintenance and are easier to clean. You can easily wash a valance in your washing machine. If you have non-washable materials, you can easily wipe it with a damp cloth or simply dust them off.

They Work With Every Room of the House

You can install a valance in your living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom. They are perfect for your kitchen window, strong enough to endure the daily activities in the kitchen sink. A valance can also add softness to a room, so you can use it to make your bedroom or living room cozier.

Looking for the Perfect Window Treatment? Check Out The Curtain Shop

The Curtain Shop has a huge selection of curtains, valances, and even bedding. We have all types of fabric and materials to cater to your needs. Beautify your home while protecting it from the heat, while keeping your privacy. Call us at 1-866-886-3632 to speak to one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives.

The Curtain Shop is More Than Curtains

This is January, and you know what that means – out with the old, and in with the new.  Buying something new for your home – be it curtains, bedding, or window valances – is an excellent way to start the new year.  Think refresh or renew.

January Spring Cleaning

Has winter cleaning become the new spring cleaning? Many of us get a head start on spring cleaning this time of year. Let’s talk January spring cleaning.  Think about it – wintery conditions, along with this being the season for colds and other viruses kind of forces us to stay inside, right? If you’re feeling up to it, now is the perfect time to take on this home project, which can be invigorating.

Out with the Old…

And who among us, doesn’t have some old curtains or comforters that we haven’t used in MANY years, taking up space in a closet, drawer or chest in our home? Are you really going to use them again? It’s time for them to go. We have plenty of great options, for every room of your house, and we’re talking about way more than just curtains.

Your Bedroom Transition Starts Now

The bedroom is a good starting place for your decorating transition project.  Wouldn’t it be nice to get a new comforter, quilt, or bedspread?  Whether you prefer traditional bedding sets or more contemporary sets featuring solid colors or intricate designs and prints, we have something for you. We offer some of the most beautiful, colorful comforter sets, complete with matching pillows. You can order neck and throw pillows to match many of our sets, creating a layered bedding design.

The Curtain Shop offers favorite brands such as Thomasville, Croscill, and Victor Mill. Many of our sets are available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes. All are made using high-end, quality materials.

Valances and Swags Galore!

You can put the finishing touches on your bedroom redesign with new curtains, window valances or swags. And we have a huge selection from various brands, to suit any home décor theme, from rustic and traditional to ultra-modern, and everything in-between. And just in case you want to get even more creative and expand your décor vision, for most of our valances, you can buy additional fabric by the yard.

Our Prices are Competitive

As you can see, while curtains are our “thing”, and we carry a huge, impressive selection of curtains and shades, we offer so much more. We use high-quality materials and fabrics, but that doesn’t mean that our prices are not competitive – because they are. And to save even more money, don’t forget to check out our Clearance section.

Shopping from Home is Easy

Isn’t shopping from the comfort of your own home grand? And placing an order with us is easy. You can simply shop right here on our website and add your favorite items to the shopping cart. We also want to point out that free fabric samples are available for most of our selections, and those samples will be mailed out within two business days.

We’re Ready to Chat

If you have any questions, call us at 1-866-886-3632, and speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives. The Curtain Shop is always ready to help. Now, let’s get started with spring cleaning in January, so you can make room for your beautiful new additions to your home. Your inspiration starts right here!

Choosing the Right Curtain Rod

Some curtain rods are meant to be seen, while others are perfectly happy hiding away and letting the curtains they support capture all the attention. There are perhaps as many kinds of rods as there are types of stylish window treatments, including those designed especially for arched windows and other unusual shapes or configurations.

With so many options, it can be difficult to decide on the best window treatment and rod. Your decision will depend on the overall room decor, the type of window, and the style statement you want to make. Some of the most popular rods for today’s homes include:

Traditional Wood Rods

Generally, wood rods are sturdy as well as decorative and meant to be seen. They typically boast matching wood finials and are attached to the wall with wooden, which are also decorative features. Either stained or painted, wooden rods can take on a traditional or contemporary character. Pinch-pleated curtains and drapes hang from wooden rings or clips, allowing homeowners to manually pull fabric panels to the side. Smaller diameter wood poles accommodate curtain panels with rod pockets and are good for less formal window treatments.

Decorative Metal Rods

Available in a variety of finishes, today’s metal poles and decorative rods are also suitable for a wide range of styles, from classic pinch pleated draperies to casual cottage curtains. Smaller rods are usually threaded through curtain pockets. Depending on the effect desired, the rods and finials can be as decorative as the curtains themselves. Fabric panels can be hung from rings or modern clips, and popular contemporary drapes sometimes boast built-in grommets to create sleek tailored window treatments.

Traverse Rods

With a built-in mechanism that allows easy opening and closing of drapes by means of a cord pulley, traverse rods have been a staple in home interiors for decades. Today’s traverse rods may be motorized for even easier operation, and are the go-to choice for covering large expanses of glass. While the standard configuration is to pull panels from the center to the sides, you may specify one way pulls, or design custom configurations to handle a variety of openings. In more contemporary spaces, unobtrusive traverse rods may be attached to ceilings. Another option is to hide the mechanism behind a valance, decorative cornice or an architectural panel.

Dual Rod Sets

Many homeowners opt for layered window treatments: sheers as well as decorative pinch-pleated drapes, or panels topped by a matching or contrasting valance. For such treatments, dual rod sets, either in functional metal or a decorative finish, are a helpful option.

Specialty Rods

No matter how you envision “dressing” your windows, there are rod options to create any effect you want. Specialty rods and hardware make it easy to highlight arched windows and contemporary “stacked” window walls. There are rods designed to accommodate door panels, expansion rods that fit inside the window frame, magnetic rods, swing-arm rods, stationary side panel rods, and wraparound privacy rods that eliminate gaps between curtains and walls.

Satisfy Your Design Needs

At The Curtain Shop, our extensive selection of quality rods complements our curtain and drapery options. We are happy to work with clients to determine the best way to achieve your design goals and “dress” your windows. We invite you to browse our online store or call us at 1-866-886-3632 to discuss available options.

How Do You Measure Curtains Correctly?

Measuring windows for curtains is not rocket science. However, it is important to know how to measure windows for curtains in order to achieve the look you want when choosing window coverings.

Knowing the right way to measure windows or drapes is a learned skill. The size and placement of each window will determine not only the size of your curtains, but also where you should install the curtain rod and, sometimes, the kind of rod you will need.

Here are the basics you need to consider:

Window Size

Whether you have a small window in a bedroom or kitchen, room-size windows or sliding doors in a living area, or multiple windows in a wall where you want to create a unified appearance, it’s vital to know the actual window size. Start by measuring the width and height of the opening. Typically, for windows that have trim, a kind of “frame” around the actual glass, you should measure from outside to outside of the trim.

Note the width as well as the vertical dimension, from top of the frame to the bottom of the sill. Also, measure the window height from the top of the frame to the floor. In casual spaces, you might want to hang curtains inside the frame; in this case, also measure the width and height of the actual opening.

Select Your Style

Depending on the style of curtain you select, there are several other important dimensions. Floor-length drapes can extend to about an inch above the floor or you might want to let panels “puddle” on the floor at either side of the window. It’s a personal choice, but it definitely matters.

In addition, consider the window’s placement in the wall. Typically, it’s better to place the rod some distance above the window frame. Not only does that allow for a more finished appearance, but your windows will also appear larger.

Curtains that hang only to the bottom of the window offer a more casual look and are appropriate for informal spaces or children’s rooms. But even shorter curtains should extend at least to the bottom of the sill and cover the window frame on either side.

For living rooms and formal spaces, draperies that extend from well above the window to the floor is a preferred style. Exactly where you place the rod is a personal decision.

Curtain Fullness

Another vital consideration when selecting curtains is fullness. Unlike shades and blinds that must simply cover the glass, curtain width should be two to three times the window width. Again, the dimension depends partially on the style of the curtains. Desirable fullness is built-in to the stated dimension of pinch-pleated drapes, but for other types of curtains, you must calculate the fullness you want.

Grommeted panels, gathered rod-pocket curtains and curtains that hang from movable rings or hooks should be purchased at least two times wider than the actual window dimension. More fullness generally equates to a more luxurious appearance.

Specialty Treatments

Although curtains and drapes are available in a range of standard sizes, you may want to consider custom options, including swags and jabots, valances or cornices, and layered treatments for specific windows. It’s not necessary to be limited by standard curtain measurements.

As a full-service curtain shop, we can help with all your curtain needs, including rods, specialty treatments and “almost custom” curtains. Why not call us at 1-866-886-3632 to discuss your ideas? We’ll be waiting for your call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Curtains Vs. Shades: Which Is Right for You?

Are you uncertain about the type of window coverings that will complement your interior decor and add beauty as well as function to your home? If you’re convinced of the functional advantages of shades, but you’re equally drawn to the traditional charm of lace curtains, or you love the look of sheers gently wafting in the breeze, you know what a dilemma it can be to choose the right window coverings for your home.

Luckily, your decision between curtains and shades doesn’t have to be “either-or.”

Reasons to Cover a Window with Curtains and Shades

The most practical window coverings serve a variety of purposes. They help to:

  • Preserve privacy and add security to the home
  • Insulate against heat, cold and drafts
  • Minimize outside glare and sun damage to interior furnishings and artwork
  • Darken rooms when necessary
  • Reinforce a design theme

The Case for Shades

Practical shutters and shades in American homes are traditionally of stained or painted wood. Homeowners frequently supplemented their sturdy good looks with decorative side panels or full drapes, pleated or gathered toppers, and fabric valances. More contemporary interiors have made the move to adjustable shades, sleek bamboo or woven-wood shades and an array of options that include vertical shades and window coverings that disappear into side pockets in the walls rather than remaining in open view.

A Variety of Curtain Styles

Look through design books, and you’ll see multi-layered window treatments that combine sheers, side panels or full drapes, single-or double-tiered cafe curtains with ruffled toppers, swags and valances, balloon shades over narrow-slat metal blinds, Roman shades accompanied by matching or contrasting fabric panels, and many other designs. The best combinations layer differing treatments to add depth, with design and function as equal considerations.

Analyze Your Needs

Most homeowners agree that privacy and function are primary considerations; few dispute the decorative impact of softly draped sheers, colorful graphic prints or a custom window topper that makes your child smile. Coordinating window covering design with furnishings and accessories can be great fun. Call upon curtains to “frame” a view, serve as a room’s focal point, add personality, highlight the architecture, and add style and drama in unique ways.

Simple shades are typically used to control light, offer privacy from the outside world, and provide a sense of security for residents. Modern shades and shutters can be traditional or trendy but can be colorful and sleek at the same time. They can add texture and design impact, being functional and versatile.

Define Your Style

But the “fallback style” for most homeowners is to use curtains to home in on a room’s personality, whether it’s the formal dining room, a comfortable den, a relaxing master suite or a child’s playroom. With a wide variety of fabrics and styles, today’s curtain options are virtually unlimited.

Utilize our Almost Custom design options to assure a one-of-a-kind look that transforms any room from ordinary to extraordinary. Highlight a wall of windows or create a unique treatment for an oddly-shaped window. Use panels to soften the look of mini-shades, or coordinate upholstery with window and accessory fabrics through our complimentary swatch service.

Order Online

If you can envision it, chances are good that The Curtain Shop, a family-owned business since 1953, can make your vision a reality at a realistic price. You’ll love the convenience of browsing our online showroom to be inspired by new ideas for curtains and shades, and we stand ready to assist by offering fabric swatches, measuring assistance and telephone consultation, in addition to great prices and free shipping on orders over $500.

Call us at 1-866-886-3632 to get started on designing your window coverings.

 

What’s the Best Way to Clean My Curtains?

Sprucing up our homes for the holidays seems like a rite of passage for this time of year, and that project likely includes cleaning the curtains.  Many of us clean the curtains in our homes every few years or so – or else at least twice a year – in the springtime (Spring Cleaning) and right now, gearing up for the biggest holiday season of the year. It begs the question: What’s the Best Way to Clean My Curtains? We’re so glad you asked! We wouldn’t want to see anyone ruin their curtains by cleaning them improperly. Curtains and their care are our specialties here at The Curtain Shop.

At The Curtain Shop, you might say that curtains are our life, and we know them well. We offer a seemingly endless selection of the highest quality curtains on the market today – all types of curtains, made out of all type of fabrics. We offer silk, faux silk, sateen’s, lace, velvet, cotton, cotton blends, polyester, to name a few, along with sheer fabrics, linings, and interlinings. But how and where does one begin the cleaning process? Read on to learn how to clean curtains.

The Label is a Great Source of Knowledge

A great, yet obvious place to start is with the label. Most of our curtains come with a label, instructing you how to care for your curtains. Having them professionally dry cleaned is highly recommended on many of the Curtain Shop’s products, which prolongs the life of the curtain. The goal is to keep your curtains looking fabulous.

Dry Cleaning vs Using the Washing Machine

Before you do anything else, make sure to remove all of the hooks and any other hardware. Now – back to that oh-so-important label.  If the instructions say: Do Not Dry Clean, skip the cleaners. There will be no curtain dry cleaning for you, which means of course, that you’ll have to clean the curtains yourself. It’s important to follow the proper cleaning instructions for your particular product.

If using the washing machine, make sure your detergent, preferably a mild detergent, is completely dissolved before you add the curtains. Put the setting on the gentle or delicate cycle and use cold water. It might be a good idea to soak them in cold water first, especially if they are stained or soiled.

Tips on Drying Your Curtains

We recommend hanging up your curtains to dry them. Otherwise, if you use the dryer for your washable curtains, be sure it’s on a low setting, and remove them before they’re totally dry, to avoid wrinkles. If your washing machine and dryer are on the smaller side, you may have to head to a laundromat, and use their over-sized machines.

Many of our fabrics respond well to finger ironing. Gently pull the fabric back between two fingers to remove wrinkles or to create pleating. Otherwise, do a quick ironing to remove any wrinkles, while your curtains are slightly damp.

Routine Curtain Care

You can help your curtains stay fresh, year-round, in between their big cleaning events. Clean heavy curtains with your upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Give lightweight curtains a good shake, paying close attention to the top of your curtain near the rod, a sweet spot for dust.  You can use the wand of your vacuum to knock that out.

Protect Your Curtains from Fading

All fabrics can fade with time due to sun exposure. You can protect your curtains by using blinds, blackout curtains, and shades, or protective curtain liners that attach to the back side of the curtains.

Your Curtains will Look New Again

Hopefully, we’ve answered your question – What’s the Best Way to Clean My Curtains?

If not, and you have more questions, feel free to email us. We offer lots of great information on curtains.

Shop with Us!

Our family has been putting a personal touch in homes with beautiful window treatments since 1953. We’re ready to help you spruce up your home for the holidays, and beyond.  Call 866-886-3632 for The Curtain Shop, your one-stop-shop for all your home decorating needs.

How Lace Curtains Can Add a Touch of Class to Any Room

Lace curtains can add a romantic, dreamy quality to any window. They are lightweight and won’t overpower your décor, and can also add a touch of class to any room.

What Makes Lace Curtains A Great Decorating Option

Curtains and other home décor are a reflection of your taste and style. Curtains are a wonderful way to add beauty and texture to your home. Lace curtains can elevate an entire room, making it look classic and fresh. Lace curtains are also a classic and simple way to add a vintage look.

Lace curtains allow soft sunlight to enter your home through their delicate panels. When you think about lace curtains as a decorating option, white curtains probably come to mind. But you can find lace curtains in a variety of colors and lengths. There are many options to beautifully accent your windows.

From scalloped or floral detailing to tiered fabrics, there are several patterns available to add a touch of sophistication to your window. Whether you go for a classic white or a soft color, lace curtains add character to complete and brighten a bedroom or dress up a bathroom, kitchen or living room.

Lace Curtains for Your Living Room

Lace is a gorgeous addition to any living room. You can layer lace curtains for a luxurious effect or use a single panel for understated elegance. The details of lace curtains add a soft touch to the look of any window and bring a room to life.

From long curtains used to gently frame a picture to shorter ones used in kitchen and bathrooms, lace window treatments can add character to nearly any area of your house.

Lace Curtains in the Kitchen

You can use lace curtains to refine and update the look of your kitchen. Displayed alone or used with coordinating valances, tiers of lace curtains provide privacy and an extra layer of softness.

Caring for Your Lace Curtains

Most lace curtains are made of polyester, so they are easily machine washed and can typically hang right out of the package. But you should follow the directions that came with them and use cool or warm water on a gentle cycle. Do not bleach your lace curtains. You should rehang them while they are damp. If you use metal hooks, place a piece of tissue paper under each hook where it touches the wet lace. This precaution will prevent any rusting onto the fabric. When the curtains are dry, you should remove the tissue paper.

Shopping for Lace Curtains

The Curtain Shop has beautiful lace curtains that are sure to please even the most-savvy designers. There are several options to choose from in a wide range of colors, patterns, and designs. Buying lace curtains online is affordable too.  The Curtain Shop provides only the highest quality curtains at affordable prices. Do you have questions about lace curtains? You can contact us for answers or swatches. Or visit TheCurtainShop.com to see what people have known since 1953 – that The Curtain Shop has everything you need to add a touch of class to your windows and help your home look amazing. 

How to Choose the Perfect Curtains for Your Living Room

Whether you’re playing a game of charades with friends, doing movie night with the family, or listening to Uncle Larry tell that one story for the fourth time after Christmas dinner, your living room is that central meeting place that has seen a lot of living. Whatever happens in your living room, the perfect curtains add character, speaking to individual style and personal comfort.

But do you know how to choose curtains for your living room that will be both stylish, and provide convenience and practicality? Here are what to look for and what you can do to make your living room look its best.

How High is Your Window?

Whether your window is high with a cathedral ceiling or conventional, it’s aesthetically pleasing to choose the right curtain length. However, a common mistake when buying curtains is not having proper measurements. That results in curtains that are too long or too short.

Personal preference will dictate whether you want your curtains to “kiss” the floor, or billow. Whatever you choose, you’ll need to manually measure the dimensions to get the correct length. Here are some simple steps to follow before knowing how to choose curtains:

  1. Measure the desired length you’d like your curtain to be, starting from the top of the window frame (or rod), and end it where you want the curtains to stop.
  2. For floor-to-ceiling drapes, measure from the ceiling to one inch above the floor.
  3. Begin measuring four inches above the window frame to one inch above the floor for floor length curtains.
  4. Make sure to document these measurements carefully. You’ll need them when choosing your curtains.

Window’s Width Measurements

Width measurements are also essential for proper coverage. You may have to take three different measurements to get a more accurate reading: top, middle, and bottom lengths. You’ll also have to:

  • Measure the window on the outside of the frame. Go with the widest measurement. Choose the narrowest measurement when measuring the inside of the frame.
  • If you have a rod available, instead of measuring the outside frame, you can measure it from end-to-end. If the rod has end caps or finials, measure the width of the rod between them.
  • Accurately document the proper measurements, paying close attention to the different window sizes.

Practicality and Functionality

The living room can be the busiest room in the house, and with all that activity, you may opt for practicality and function over style.

Room-darkening (Blackout) Curtains

Room-darkening curtains have the blackout features built in them, making them thicker. Not only do these curtains block out the sunlight, that process also reduces energy costs and helps to protect furniture and floors from sun damage, saving you money.

Flame Retardant Curtains

Flame retardant curtains are made out of fire retardant material and also help with lowering the room’s temperature, making it as cool as you like it.

Insulated Curtains

Apart from the energy reducing properties, the insulated curtains prevent warm air from leaving a heated room, allowing cold spaces to constantly stay warm.

Where To Go

Look no further than The Curtain Shop for any need you may have. With our Almost Custom program boasting over 500 fabrics, you can get custom curtains at a fraction of the cost.

The Curtain Shop provides only the highest quality curtains and the most affordable of prices. Come to see what people have known since 1953 – that The Curtain Shop has everything you need to make your home look fabulous!

Amazing Holiday Decoration Ideas

If you’re one of those creative, inspired people who decorate their home for the holidays – and we mean – seriously decorate – including your windows, we bow down to you. We love your holiday decorating spirit!  Windows are the perfect landscape to show off your holiday vibes.

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re sure your ideas are already beginning to percolate. The Curtain Shop will add to your creative flow with our amazing holiday decoration ideas! Keep reading to learn more.

First Things, First: Housekeeping!

But before we get into the ideas, let’s do some “housekeeping” – literally! Don’t forget to clean your windows and wipe down the dust, dirt, fingerprints, etc. from the window sills. If your windows have blinds or shades, don’t forget to dust them off or clean them, as well. You don’t want your guests to brush up against dusty blinds or dirty windows. That’s not a good look. Now – unto to holiday décor!

The Bright Colors of the Season

We’re going to start with a brief discussion on holiday color themes. The main colors of Christmas are red, green, white, with sprinkles of silver and gold. Now, with that as your backdrop, along with your beautiful, clean windows, let’s go-o-o-o!

Adorn Your Windows with Holiday Decor

So – you say you want Christmas curtains. We have some amazing DIY suggestions for holiday curtains and ways you can make your actual windows more festive for the holidays. We love the idea of hanging oversized ornaments or a group of sparkling ornaments in your windows.

In addition to ornaments, acrylic snowflakes that light up or snowflake decals also work, beautifully.  And how’s this for a bright idea – bight LED curtain fairy lights, reminiscent of falling snow? Those would work with or without curtains, though some sheer curtains or even lace curtains would make a great backdrop and enhance the look.

Of course, you can’t go wrong when hanging wreaths in windows throughout your home. And wouldn’t your kitchen window look divine framed in scented garland? We knew you’d love that idea!  And keep in mind that for some of these decorations to stand out, you will need to get some sheer curtains, preferably in white. We have a huge selection of sheers.

Here’s an idea from our Almost Custom curtain selection. If you want to add “holiday” red to your rooms, we have the perfect textured red curtains that will instantly put your guests in the holiday spirit.  You can always add colorful, flirty toppers – valances, swags, and other window toppers to the mix. And if you’re into the Bohemian Gypsy look, think fringes, and go ahead and add lots of them in the colors of the season, of course – to your curtain.

The Kiddies Will Love Their Holiday Windows!

Don’t forget the kiddies! We have a great idea for holiday curtains for their room, and it’s really easy to create. For this, you’ll need a pair of white fabric curtain panels, preferably cotton.

You’ll also need to head to a hobby store or fabric store and find any flame-resistant, decorative applique featuring a fun, whimsical holiday scene. Something with a flannel or other type of cloth backing would work best. Depending on what you find, you can either iron or glue the décor onto the curtain. Instant fun!

Unleash Your Holiday Decorating Talent

We hope our guide gives you some ideas on how you can showcase your holiday creativity! For some more inspiration, look through our impressive collection of fabrics and styles – and don’t forget the bedding! You won’t be disappointed.

The Curtain Shop will help you decorate your home for the holidays. Call The Curtain Shop, your one-stop-shop for all your home decorating needs, at 866-886-3632. We love amazing décor as much as you do! Happy Holidays!