The Best Editor-Tested Blackout Curtains That You Can Buy Right NowDesign Ideas
As it turns out, blackout curtains do a lot more than block light.
Jun 6, 2024
20 Creative Ways to Style Your Living Room CurtainsDesign Ideas
Hatch a plan now so your windows won’t be naked forever.
May 31, 2024
How Much Do Plantation Shutters Cost?Design Ideas
And are they more expensive than blinds?
Apr 30, 2024
10 of Our Favorite Places to Buy Curtains at Every Price Point
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Shopping for curtains? Start your search here.
Apr 19, 2024
11 Great Sources for Window Blinds at Any BudgetDesign Ideas
Your windows deserve to be dressed in style.
Dec 13, 2023
7 Renter-Friendly Ways To Hang Curtains Without DrillingHome Projects
You can put away your drill now.
Nov 1, 2023
The Best Indoor Air Conditioner Covers to Keep Pesky Drafts at Bay
Shopping
Knock the chill out today.
Oct 20, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Hanging Curtains Like a ProHome Projects
This project transforms your space — if you do it right, that is. Here's what you need to know.
Sep 30, 2023
These $54 Amazon Curtains Warmed Up My Room and Made It Look Luxe
Style
Why live with landlord special blinds if you don’t have to?
Sep 7, 2023
33 Window Treatment Ideas to Transform Any Space Design Ideas
Consider this a window of opportunity to get it right.
Sep 7, 2023
This Old-School Curtain Trend Is Back and Better than Ever
Style
Plus, where to shop the look.
Jul 4, 2023
Martha Stewart Has Never Had This Home Decor Item in Her Home
STYLE
It's pretty shocking to be honest, and she says she never will have it in any of her homes!
Mar 28, 2023
Here's a Budget-Friendly Fix for Curtains That Are Too ShortDesign Ideas
In your living room and beyond.
Mar 7, 2023
This $10 Amazon Hack Will Stop Your Curtain Rings from Catching — I Promise!Design Ideas
Snagging and sticking window treatments will be a problem of your past soon.
Dec 16, 2022
6 Stylish Vertical Blind AlternativesDesign Ideas
No, vertical blinds are not your only option for sliding glass doors.
Sep 19, 2022
Try These 3 Renter-Friendly Ideas If You Want to Upgrade Your Plain Windows
Style
Here are three ways you can add character and charm to your otherwise plain windows without breaking the bank, or the glass.
Aug 2, 2022
We Found a Stylish Hack for Hanging Pants, and You’ll Never Go Back to Hangers AgainDesign Ideas
Your wardrobe deserves this chic, space-saving hack.
Jul 21, 2022
Here's a Cheap, Fun Way to Make Your Window Treatments a Little FunkierDesign Ideas
Garlands aren't just for the holidays!
Jun 7, 2022
3 Curtain Trends on the Way Out, According to Home Stagers
REAL ESTATE
While any of these three styles could be the perfect fit for your specific home or style while you’re living there, stagers say they likely won’t help you if your place is on the market.
Aug 25, 2021
Mindy Kaling’s Curtains Are a Party for the WallDesign Ideas
Curtains aren’t just curtains anymore — they’re parties for your wall.
Jul 6, 2021
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Say Curtains Make a Bedroom CozyDesign Ideas
Plus, they reveal how to get the perfect puddling effect.
Jun 10, 2021
This $25 Tweak Will Make Your Curtains Look More Expensive
Style
Hang on to this one—get it?
Jun 7, 2021
Allow Rihanna to Make the Case For Velvet CurtainsDesign Ideas
We've got curtain love on the brain.
Jun 5, 2021
The One Thing That Will Always Make Your Living Room Look BiggerDesign Ideas
Because whether relaxing with the family, entertaining guests, or bingeing Netflix, the living room is where it all happens.
May 27, 2021
Beyoncé’s Mod Curtains are Pure ’60s VibesDesign Ideas
Beyoncé posted a series of uncaptioned photos taken in front of a set of mod 1960s-inspired curtains — here are some similar sets.
May 10, 2021
8 Breezy, Beautiful Curtains to Lighten Up Your Space This Spring
Shopping
Hitting the reset button on your decor? These airy curtains are the perfect place to start.
Apr 1, 2021
This Old School Curtain Trend is Equal Parts Cute and PracticalDesign Ideas
And it’s not just for the kitchen anymore!
Jan 19, 2021
These Highly Rated Blackout Curtains Are the Secret to Better Sleep—and They’re on SaleDesign Ideas
They also insulate your space by blocking out drafts—a definite bonus for you (and your energy bill) for the winter.
Dec 3, 2020
This Affordable Purchase Can Actually Help You Sleep BetterDesign Ideas
If you need a pitch black room to catch those Zzz, read on.
Nov 24, 2020
This Renter Came Up with a Clever Solution for Custom Window CoveringTours
The solutions ISN'T curtains or drapes... but it is something that casts a warm hue and adds color to an otherwise brown kitchen.
Oct 7, 2020
The Complete Guide on How to Buy Window Treatments
Style
Shades, blinds, and all—plus where to shop!
Oct 2, 2020
9 Thermal and Blackout Curtains to Keep the Sun and Cold OutDesign Ideas
Because those cheap roller shades you’ve been using to block out the light just don't cut it.
Sep 28, 2020
If You Aren't Using These Curtain Tricks in Your Living Room, You're Missing OutDesign Ideas
Give your living room a quick style boost!
Sep 10, 2020
A Small Apartment in an Old House Has Smart, Money-Saving Solutions for Covering Tall WindowsTours
The walls were stained and the wood flooring damaged, but Marina and her husband put some work into this 500-square-foot rental apartment and it was worth it.
Sep 2, 2020
Mindy Kaling’s Floral Botanical Curtains Bring the Outdoors InDesign Ideas
It's like a springtime garden in a home.
Aug 16, 2020
10 Shower Curtains That Are Pretty Enough to Be Actual Window TreatmentsDesign Ideas
Save money AND expand your pool of available options.
Jul 20, 2020
Saturday Assignment: Clean Your Blinds!Cleaning
Looking for help remembering to clean those “forgotten” areas of the home that have a huge impact on your space looking and feeling clean? Well we’ve got today’s assignment to tackle: Blinds! They’re a common element in many homes that we tend to leave off of our regular cleaning to-do lists. Take an hour (or less!) of time to tackle today.
Jul 16, 2020
This $14 Amazon Buy Solves Your Ugly Window Slat Blind WoesDesign Ideas
We’re always on the lookout for smart, renter-friendly products that won’t risk your security deposit, and make your space better than the day you moved in. Slatted window blinds are one particular sore spot for a lot of folks: They look generic, have constant problems, and landlords don’t always let you remove them. Well, tenants rejoice, because we found a way to work around those ugly window coverings, and dramatically change the look of your whole room.
Jul 16, 2020
Basement Apartments: Tips for Creating Light & SpaciousnessReal Estate
As the economy continues to putter along, city dwellers are finding cheaper ways to live. While some have decided to move out of the city, others have decided to move below it. Once considered dark and undesirable, English basement apartments are now appealing to those who want to stay conveniently located in the city with a smaller budget. English basements may now be attracting thrifty professionals, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re still dark.
May 7, 2020
Sources for Inexpensive CurtainsDesign Ideas
When you’re shopping for curtains, it’s pretty common to experience sticker shock. Prices can run surprisingly high, and when you need multiples it really adds up. For anyone who’s felt squeamish just thinking about the cost of curtains, we’ve rounded up some budget sources for a wide selection of drapes under $50… Wild Things: This online-only store carries a huge selection of beaded and fabric curtains, most around $30 to $50.
Apr 3, 2020
Sleep Better with Black-Out Curtains: Sources for Buying & Making ThemDesign Ideas
Being awoken by the sun is actually good for you, but there are times when darkening a room aids in sleep especially for napping children, shift workers or others with non traditional sleep schedules and for blocking artificial night time light such as from a streetlamp. Blackout curtains also are energy saving (keeping heat from escaping in the winter and the hot sun from heating up your room in the summer) and help block or muffle outdoor noise.
Mar 29, 2020
Kids’ Room Inspiration: White Walls + Statement CurtainsDesign Ideas
If you’re looking to add color, pattern, or texture to a kids room in a rental, don’t despair! Even with requisite white (or bland beige) walls, statement curtains can come to the rescue: 1. Arden’s White & Black Wonderland achieves a sophisticated look (and good nap time dimming) with black curtains. 2. Bright, Colorful Abode owes its name, in large part, to its golden yellow curtains. 3.
Mar 11, 2020
4 Things to Do Before Buying New Window TreatmentsDesign Ideas
It pays to know what things to do before you pick out your new window treatment—so you don’t get stuck with something that won’t work.
Mar 10, 2020
This Trick Will Make Your Window Treatments Look Way More ExpensiveDesign Ideas
Two is better than one when it comes to window treatments.
Feb 18, 2020
How To Make Curtains from Vintage ScarvesDesign Ideas
A vintage scarf from a flea market or yard sale can be a hard thing to pass up. So hard, in fact, that you might find yourself with quite the collection. If your scarf stash is getting a bit out of control, this could be the perfect project for you! Once you measure your windows and decide on the configuration of your scarves, the actual sewing goes by pretty quickly.
Dec 19, 2019
Before & After: No Excuse for a Naked WindowHome Projects
Makeover by: Jennifer Location: San Diego Moving into a new place means lots of little unfinished spots that need solutions, which means spending both time and money. Jennifer dressed up this window corner quickly, stylishly and for less that you would think possible. Check it out… Jennifer added triangle vinyl decals to a plain rolling shade that she picked up at Home Depot.
Dec 19, 2019
Why Home Stagers Will Always Take Down Your Window TreatmentsReal Estate
Don't be offended—it's a common practice.
Nov 26, 2019
15 Sound & Light Blocking Window Treatment SolutionsDesign Ideas
I loved lots of things about living on San Francisco’s Valencia Street: the coffee at Four Barrel, the mariachis at Puerto Allegre, everything at Community Thrift. But the one thing that always got me down was the Valencia Street Yelling Team. Between the constant yelling and the streetlight directly outside my window, falling asleep was a nightly battle. Blackout curtains to the rescue! Velvet + Wool Curtains: 1. Studded Wool Curtains from West Elm, $79-$89 2.
Sep 12, 2019
NY Good Questions: How Can I Hide These Security Bars?Design Ideas
Hello AT, I’m looking for a solution to hide really ugly security bars on my living room window.I need a solution that still allows light to enter the room because the room is dark.Any suggestions are appreciated!Thanks! Emily(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first.)Dear Emily,This is a perennial NYC question and one that we wish was answerable by simply saying TAKE THE BARS DOWN, but we know that is not reasonable for everyone.
May 10, 2019
8 Solutions for Bathroom WindowsHome Projects
Privacy and light are big issues when choosing bathroom window treatments. Natural light is really important in a small space, but bathroom windows need some serious cover-up. Click below for 8 solutions for bathroom windows, whether you rent or you’re planning a renovation… Top: Wooden blinds are a popular choice for bathrooms because they go with a wide range of decors, they’re simple to clean, and they let in light while obscuring the view.
May 10, 2019
10 Blackout Curtains To Help Babies & Kids Sleep LongerDesign Ideas
Summer is lovely, except… why-oh-why are our kids waking up at 6am? Oh, that’s right, they have this horrible innate sense to get up the instant the sun gets up. Well, if you, like me, would rather trick your tots into sleeping a little longer, rather than waking up daily before 7am, then here are some curtains for you! It’s black-out time! 1. Ruffle Blackout Panels from Pottery Barn Kids. From $89 per panel. 2. Chevron Blackout Panels from Pottery Barn Kids.
May 4, 2019
Pro Decorator Tricks to Try: Curtains the Same Color as Your WallsDesign Ideas
Sure, curtains are one more opportunity to add color, pattern and interest to a room, but for a chic, elegant look consider curtains in the same color (or one shade lighter or darker) as the surrounding walls. It shows design confidence: I could jazz this place up with contrasting curtains, but everything else is so fabulous I don’t need to.
May 4, 2019
Worth a Fix: Common Ways You Might Be Getting Window Treatments WrongDesign Ideas
Windows — and their coverings — are a big part of your home’s design. Are you getting yours right? There are a lot of ways you can go wrong with window treatments in your home. Here are seven to look out for. Like the look of sheers but can’t sleep because they let too much street light in? Love the look of big, thick drapes but wish you had more of a breeze in your home?
May 4, 2019