I'm not ashamed to admit I have a nearly pathological inability to pay for things I could make myself or find elsewhere for less. Even so, I'm almost embarrassed to share this find. Why? Because I sort of want to use these glamorous curtains to trick people who come to our house into thinking I've moved passed my pathological ways.
Alas, my condition also makes me feel the need to share my decor secrets with others who suffer from the same affliction. So I'm laying bare my taste for $7 curtains for all to see.
Here are the before photos of our bedroom sans curtains. (These photos appeared in my Design Mom home tour last spring. Still swooning over that experience.)
Here's the room with my $7 curtain panels. Now the dirty little secret is...they aren't actually curtain panels at all. They're these extra-long twin sheets, which come in a pack of six. Their weight is somewhere between a sheer and a traditional drape, so they’re perfect if you want a light, airy curtain but not if you need substantial privacy or black-out shades.
(No sweet models on the sofa this time.)
For the wide window, I paired them with this classic curtain rod.
For the single windows next to the bed, I used this curtain rod. (I especially love this one and will be using it for living room curtains, too.)
While the curtain rods are thin enough to slip through the top seam of the curtain, I chose to attach them using these clips both for aesthetics and to make it easier to slide the panels.
TIPS FOR HANGING CURTAINS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT
3/28/2020 07:54:14 am
These look great! I missed where you can purchase these packages of sheets. Thank you!!
4/21/2020 06:55:14 am
Click the link in the first paragraph. It directs you to where you buy them
7/7/2021 11:54:16 am
You just completely saved me !!!! I've been agonizing over drapes for months and I'm getting married in a little over a month at my home. This means getting ready photos will be in my bedroom que panic haha ! Sheets are already in cart I'm purchasing as soon as I'm done typing this comment.... Thank you Thank you .... just might get some for the living room too
4/23/2020 10:58:48 am
Sorry, but I can not find the link in the first paragraph.
5/1/2020 04:02:39 am
I found it!! https://amzn.to/2Jy6Xbz
10/10/2020 08:41:08 am
How is this $7? The curtains are $59. Are saying per panel?
10/11/2020 08:04:03 am
Yes, per panel
11/13/2020 07:23:12 pm
The sheet link is bringing me to twin sheets. Did you use XL twin or just twin?
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