These basic, inexpensive WILMA curtains from IKEA have traveled with me from bedroom to bedroom, house to house. They can be gathered to one side, to the middle, to each side, or left alone to hang. In all variations they are sheer enough to let in all of the natural light.
For these basic tab curtains, twine works nicely as a tie, or you could use ribbon in any color or pattern. It's great to have an excuse not to buy something new, especially with the holidays nearing.
You can find the WILMA curtains in multiple sheer colors from IKEA for only $10.
Images: Tanya Lacourse