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.
2 days ago
These $54 Amazon Curtains Warmed Up My Room and Made It Look LuxeStyle
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 EverStyle
Plus, where to shop the look.
Jul 4, 2023
Martha Stewart Has Never Had This Home Decor Item in Her Home
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 ShortStyle
In your living room and beyond.
Mar 7, 2023
This Budget-Friendly Decorating Trick Can Turn Any Tiny Room Into a Jewel BoxStyle
It's rental-friendly, too!
Feb 16, 2023
The Best Editor-Tested Blackout Curtains That You Can Buy Right NowLiving
Turns out, blackout curtains do a lot more than block light.
Jan 19, 2023
10 of Our Favorite Places to Buy Curtains at Every Price Point
Shopping for curtains? Start your search here.
Jan 11, 2023
This $10 Amazon Hack Will Stop Your Curtain Rings from Catching — I Promise!Style
Snagging and sticking window treatments will be a problem of your past soon.
Dec 16, 2022
How Much Do Plantation Shutters Cost?Design Ideas
And are they more expensive than blinds?
Nov 11, 2022
The Best Indoor Air Conditioner Covers to Keep Pesky Drafts at Bay
Knock the chill out today.
Oct 10, 2022
Try These 3 Renter-Friendly Ideas If You Want to Upgrade Your Plain WindowsStyle
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 AgainLiving
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
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
Hang on to this one—get it?
Jun 7, 2021
Allow Rihanna to Make the Case For Velvet CurtainsStyle
We've got curtain love on the brain.
Jun 5, 2021
The One Thing That Will Always Make Your Living Room Look BiggerReal Estate
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
Hitting the reset button on your decor? These airy curtains are the perfect place to start.
Apr 2, 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 SaleNews
They also insulate your space by blocking out drafts—a definite bonus for you (and your energy bill) for the winter.
Dec 2, 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 8, 2020
The Complete Guide on How to Buy Window Treatments
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
Mindy Kaling’s Floral Botanical Curtains Bring the Outdoors InDesign Ideas
It's like a springtime garden in a home.
Aug 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
10 Shower Curtains That Are Pretty Enough to Be Actual Window TreatmentsStyle
Save money AND expand your pool of available options.
Jul 15, 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
15 Creative Ways to Style Your Living Room CurtainsDesign Ideas
Hatch a plan now so your windows won’t be naked forever.
Dec 29, 2019
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
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
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.
Aug 25, 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
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
Valances are the Turtlenecks of Home Decor (But Here’s Why You Should Consider Using Them Anyway)Design Ideas
Turtlenecks function perfectly well. In fact, thanks to ample fabric in the neck region, they can be quite a warm delight on a winter’s day. But aesthetically, they can sometimes come off dated, easily veering into the too fussy area, making them a hard-to-pull-off item. Kind of like window valances, amiright? Though once the crown jewel of a home’s window coverings, valances can be well-meaning, but make your room feel like it stepped out of 1988.
May 3, 2019
7 Other Places to Use Cafe Curtains (Besides the Kitchen)Design Ideas
If you ask me, the café of the home shouldn’t have the monopoly on cafe curtains. Those short-tier curtains that cover the bottom half of windows are perfect for more than just the kitchen. Cafe curtains perfectly balance privacy and luminosity, letting plenty of light in while keeping inquisitive eyes out. And the best part? You can get them up quickly (without holes in the walls) with nothing more than a tension rod, curtain clips and a light piece of fabric.
May 3, 2019
Beyond Good Looks: Add Value and Style to Your Home with This One ElementDesign Ideas
Plantation shutters are a hallmark of Southern style that are also a great choice for window coverings in homes of almost any style. The deep-louvered, swinging wooden shutters provide a sophisticated alternative to blinds and will give any home a little touch of the genteel.
May 3, 2019
Clearly Chic: Try “Invisible” Curtain Rods to Power Up Your StyleDesign Ideas
A curtain rod is one of those purchases that you try to get through as quickly as possible. Mainly, it’s because the easiest-to-find curtain rods are boring. They’re either purely utilitarian without any sort of flourish, or come complete with finials you’d never choose on their own. Really, it’s kind of hard to get excited about such curtain rods. That was true for me until I saw acrylic curtain rods.
May 3, 2019
How To Take Plain Store-Bought Curtains to the Next LevelDesign Ideas
While ready made curtains are perfectly wonderful out of the package, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make them a little bit more special.
May 3, 2019
One Room, Many Windows? Pro Tips for Choosing Window TreatmentsDesign Ideas
While having “too many” windows may sound like a good problem to have (hello, vitamin D), treating multiple windows in one space is often a task best left to the professionals. With so many variables involved, it’s hard to know what treatments will look good together until the installation is complete (aka once it’s too late).
May 3, 2019
This Cheap, Chic Decor Basic Is the Finishing Touch Your Windows NeedDesign Ideas
Window treatments are one of the most powerful decor tools. Some curtains serve physical functions like blocking light or providing privacy, but the magic of curtains lies in their visual strength. Curtains add softness to typically rectangular or square windows. They draw the eye upward, preventing rooms from feeling too bottom heavy. They can frame furniture arrangements for effect, or they can add balance and symmetry to an otherwise eclectic composition.
May 3, 2019
The One Thing I Always Do When I Move Into a New RentalDesign Ideas
Earlier this week, we published an article that shared six stylish solutions for those (kind of awful) vertical blinds you so often see in rental apartments. Of course, they are incredibly practical, and if you’re all about privacy and so-so about aesthetics, then keep on keepin’ on I suppose. But me? I can’t stand them. They look so… institutional and devoid of any personality.
May 3, 2019
The Smart Reason You Should Put Lace (Yes, Lace) On Your WindowsCleaning
Warmer weather means opening up your curtains and windows, and letting in the light and fresh air. But, with all that welcome air and sunshine sometimes comes unwelcome bugs and less privacy. Let’s welcome back a classic that can surprisingly solve both issues: lace! Lace is the perfect medium for letting light in and keeping bugs out. Madelene lives in an old Swedish house and, when it gets hot, loves to open the windows and let the air in.
May 3, 2019
IKEA’s New Smart Blinds Mean Not Having To Get Out of BedDesign Ideas
Swedish retailer IKEA has been testing the waters of smart design for several years with the subtle introduction of tech home products like wireless charging furniture and Trådfri smart lighting. Now, the mega home furnisher is rolling out a new way to do Saturday mornings: window shades you can operate without even leaving your bed. The shades can be controlled by remote or synced to your Google Hub, Alexa, or Siri system for added convenience.
May 3, 2019
This $22 Amazon Buy Can Completely Transform a RoomStyle
Of all the design elements you can add to a room to give a space a “finishing touch,” nothing quite does the trick like a nice set of curtains. Along with just making a room feel “done,” curtains are also a great way to add in sumptuous and soft textiles. The bummer is that curtains can be pricey… particularly if you have big windows or tall ceilings, two things I have in my New Orleans rental apartment.
Mar 19, 2019