Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Blinds, Shades & Curtains

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Blinds, Shades & Curtains

Kim R. McCormick
May 30, 2014
(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)

As much as you might like to show off your stylish home, you don't want uncovered windows to invite prying eyes. You also don't want to spend a small fortune creating that privacy, so consider these 10 sources for affordable curtains, blinds, and shades.

1. This site is one of my go-to resources for window coverings. I can't speak to their curtains, but I've been happy with the price and look of the bamboo roman shades I bought for my last apartment and current home.

2. Urban Outfitters: Look to them for colorful solid and patterned sheers. While you're there, they also have a big selection of tie-backs.

3. Bed Bath & Beyond: Sure, there are some outdated swags in there, but there are good deals on a wide selection of drapes and sheers, including blackout and thermal options.

4. Country Curtains: While some of the offerings read a bit too, well, country, there are several simple options that would fit a variety of styles. Thess pompom fringe curtains are reasonably priced and, from reviews, seem to keep buyers happy for years.

5. Home Depot: These purveyors of paint, nails, and lumber also sell affordable blinds, roman and roller shades, and curtains.

6. JC Penney: Several readers commented on this post about their satisfaction with blinds and shades from this retailer.

7. IKEA: But you knew that. More specifically, the AINA style comes in at $49.99 for a pair of 100-percent linen curtains, and the ENJE roller blinds are popular with bloggers like Anna of Door Sixteen.

8. World Market: This retailer has lots of colorful cotton options for curtains that consistently get positive reviews.

9. Pottery Barn Kids: Even if you're not running with a grade school crowd, you can find some nice choices here, especially when there are sales. Consider the sailcloth panels; I like them in navy.

10. DIY: Try customizing dropcloths or cotton sheets with stencils, dye, or whatever creative option you can dream up. Check out this list of easy instructions from across the Web.

Created with Sketch.