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Beautiful curtains are a must-have in modern homes. They can tie your decor together, make your rooms (and windows) look bigger, filter light, and give you much-needed privacy. But if your curtains are low-quality or poorly sized, they also have the potential to make the rest of your decor seem messy or awkward.
With so many online retailers, deciding where to buy curtains can be challenging. But we're here to help! This comprehensive list features the 21 best places to buy curtains online in 2023, with options for every budget and style, so you can focus on finding (and customizing) a look you'll love.
We love brands that sell high-quality products at accessible prices, and Barn & Willow fits the bill. Instead of asking customers to pay a 250% markup, they make it more affordable by only charging for premium-quality materials and high-end construction.
Barn & Willow's selection includes custom drapes, Roman shades, roller shades, and gorgeous drapery hardware. And their super-simple online tool makes fine-tuning your window treatments easy. You can even change the wall color behind the curtains to get a better idea of how they'll look in your home, and their custom sizing can fit any window.
Our favorite part about Barn & Willow is how creative you can be with the customization options. You can choose from enough styles, colors, and materials to bring almost any vision to life.
To top it all off, Barn & Willow ships all custom orders for free within ten business days of purchase unless the fabric is out of stock (non-custom products ship within two business days). And it also provides free modifications if the size needs to be cut down, plus discounted replacements if you ordered the wrong size.
Pepper Home is another fantastic option if you'd like to design custom curtains you'll love. You can pick from over 60 fabrics before choosing the sizing, style, lining, and trim you want for your creation. And you can order swatches at $3 each to ensure you find the right material before completing your order.
They provide gentle guidelines to help you create a pro-level design. For example, you'll choose from pre-selected trim options designed to look beautiful with your chosen fabric.
Pepper Home's pricing is hard to beat, with custom pieces starting at $58. And we love that their collection is made with sustainability in mind. Most of their materials are cotton, though they feature a few linen and polyester linings. They also use zero-waste manufacturing methods and digital printing for a smaller environmental footprint and lower prices than many high-end competitors.
Pepper Home doesn't accept returns (this is true for many smaller companies that sell made-to-order curtains), but they will offer half-off a new set of curtains if you're not happy with your order.
Anthropologie is a well-known spot to shop for upscale pieces with that special touch of eclectic styling, and they're an excellent option for statement curtains. They offer a range of eye-catching curtain designs, tiebacks, and curtain rods you won't find anywhere else. And while you won't find functional options like noise-reducing or blackout curtains, their curtains are still great for privacy and filtering natural light.
The curated selection at Anthropologie features a range of styles, solid colors, prints, and fabrics. And many of their textiles are machine-washable, which is always nice. So whether you're looking to put the finishing touches on your meditation room or find a breezy look for your French country kitchen, they have something that'll fit.
You'll find everything from jacquard-woven cotton to velvet curtains in sizes ranging from 63" x 50" to 108" x 50", so there's something for almost every room. And their prices range from $58 to $318.
Our favorite part of Anthropologie's curtain selection is that their hardware looks just as good as the window treatments. You can choose from a wide range of curtain rods and tiebacks before completing your order.
Anthropologie offers free shipping on orders over $50, so all of their curtains ship for free, and everything comes with a reliable return policy.
Looking for something unique? If so, you might fall in love with Society6. It features one of the most varied curtain selections online since it's an online marketplace independent artists use to sell their creations.
The shop features options in every color with thousands of prints and patterns. And since all of the curtains on Society6 are designed and uploaded by independent creators, each is a unique work of art. In their selection, you'll find bold abstract prints, dainty florals, modern art, and almost anything else you could imagine.
While they're an excellent spot for funky light-filtering curtains or blackout panels, there are better options for those wanting customization. Society6 only offers two sizes: 50" x 84" and 50" x 96". You'll also have to choose between one of two styles (blackout curtains and sheer curtains), and the only fabric they use is machine-washable polyester.
Society6 wins points for accessible pricing, though! Most options cost $40-$65 for single panels and $75-$95 for pairs — it's rare to find a unique set of curtains from an independent artist at those prices. And there's just something exciting about checking the Society6 marketplace to see the new options they've added. As a bonus, Society6 accepts return requests within 60 days of delivery, and most orders ship in 3-4 business days.
Like many of our favorite brands, Mesken was born to make high-quality, custom products easier to find and afford. They use high-end tailors and fabrics and keep costs low (prices start at $85) by selling directly to their customers with an online-only shop.
Their carefully curated selection features fabrics chosen to avoid high inventory costs while making it easier for customers to find what works. They carry well over 100 options, with sheer and solid materials to match any home decor, and they provide your first five fabric swatches for free, or you can get up to 30 swatches for a $10 deposit toward your curtains.
Mesken gets extra credit for a manageable and straightforward customization process. You'll start by choosing a curtain style — grommet, rod pocket, pinch pleat, etc. — followed by the fabric type and color. Next, you'll enter sizing using their calculator or your custom dimensions before choosing a lining. Once you've reviewed and placed your order, it'll arrive in seven to 10 business days (not bad for custom curtains).
Another bonus is Mesken's free return policy. If you make a measurement mistake or notice anything wrong with your order, they'll remake it on a priority basis at no cost. And if you don't like your order, you get 50% off your replacement plus free shipping. Now that's customer service.
The Shade Store is a favorite among the pros for high-quality window treatments. They go above and beyond with free professional measurements, smart home options, and accessories like valances, rods, rings, and matching custom pillows (fancy!).
"The Shade Store is my go-to store for drapery needs," Olma Fuentes told Living Cozy. "Custom drapery is always a big expense, but the Shade Store has a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all their products plus a limited lifetime warranty, so I have the assurance that my drapery will meet my standards and last for years. Plus, they have hundreds of fabric options, so I can always find the color and texture combination I'm looking for."
You'll choose from several header types, curtain styles, colors, and fabrics when customizing your curtains. And you can filter your options by price or color, which makes it easier to avoid getting overwhelmed into decision paralysis. But the best part is the mockup, which lets you adjust the wall color to ensure your custom design will work with your palette.
The Shade Store sets itself apart from the competition by letting you choose your mount type, including the hardware track, at no extra cost. They also ship all orders (and fabric swatches) for free and offer a 30-day return window with the option to repair or remake the product as needed.
While Parachute may have gotten big selling quality bedding, they also have fantastic window treatments! You'll find high-quality curtains and hardware made from top-quality materials with a sleek and simple style.
Their curtain section launched in 2020 and is still relatively small, with just two curtain options, one curtain rod, and one set of curtain rings with hooks. And everything lives up to their quality standards.
The two curtains offered by Parachute include a white linen curtain and a natural linen curtain, both lined with cotton on one side and linen on the other. They come in two sizes — 50" x 84" and 50" x 96" — and pair perfectly with the matte black curtain rod and matching rings.
The cherry on top is the free shipping on most orders and a generous 60-day return policy, so you can feel confident about getting curtains you'll love for years to come.
We love West Elm's selection of drool-worthy home goods. And their curtains live up to the reputation! You'll find elegant curtains in fun prints and eye-catching colors with 140 options, featuring everything from blackout to sheer curtains (plus outdoor options). And, like always, their designs find that careful balance between versatile and playful.
West Elm shines with material choices, too. For example, they have European flax linen curtains starting at $125. These beauties even come with an optional blackout lining, perfect for capturing this countryside look in the bedroom.
Their shop makes it easy to search by size, so you can narrow your options and avoid decision paralysis. And while they don't offer custom sizing, their options for length and width should be enough to suit most homes.
Most West Elm products come with a 30-day return policy. The one drawback is that they charge shipping with fees starting at $6, but that's a small price for classic beauty and reliable returns.
If you love having tons of options, you won't be surprised that Overstock has thousands of budget-friendly window treatments. And with such a large selection, they have a bit of everything — thermal, blackout, noise-reducing, outdoor, sheer, and semi-sheer curtains are just the tip of the iceberg.
While Overstock's selection can feel overwhelming, the filters let you narrow your search by material, color, print, style, and price. And since they have almost any home goods you could ask for, you can add matching curtain rods, tieback hooks, and other accessories to your cart before you complete your order.
Most Overstock curtains sell for less than $100 and come with free shipping. However, they only offer refunds for products that arrive damaged or defective, and you'll have to cover return shipping fees in most cases.
Wayfair is another well-known online retailer with a massive selection of home goods with over 50,000 types of curtains and drapes. And you'll find excellent deals with a wide selection of curtains for under $25 (and some for around $5 if you catch a good sale).
On top of affordable prices, Wayfair's excellent search filter allows you to refine your results by color, pattern, size, light filtration, header type, material, price, rating, included accessories, and more. You can even fine-tune your search by style (mid-century modern, Scandinavian, contemporary, etc.). But our favorite filter is "Sustainability," which lets you search for nontoxic curtains, GREENGUARD Certified options, or both.
As a bonus, orders over $35 come with free shipping, and returns are easy, although they do charge $5 for return shipping.
Smith & Noble was recommended to us by Mimi Wilson, and you'll see why with one glance at their website. They're a U.S. retailer that's been around for over 30 years, and they offer nice perks like customization options, 30 free swatches, and a simple estimate tool to get your order going.
"I like how user-friendly their website is," said Mimi Wilson. "If you pick a style you like, they have pictures of suggested draperies to choose from. Options for customization, although limited to some degree, seem to cover most of what typical homeowners might look for. They can even help you find an installer to make sure your measurements and installation are done correctly."
Smith & Noble sells pairs of custom curtains starting at $350, and they have excellent chat and phone assistance designed to take the work out of the ordering process. And if you're willing to wait, you can find sales offering up to 25% off!
You'll have over 600 fabrics and a range of styles, including casual, wave fold, and pleated, so you'll have no problem nailing your dream look. They also offer in-person installation and free in-person measuring services. And if your drapes don't fit after using these services, they'll replace them free of charge. You will, however, have to pay for shipping on most orders.
If sifting through thousands of options isn't your thing, check out the curated selection at Annie Selke. You'll find luxe materials, playful styles, and easy-clean options with plenty of fun prints and colors. As a bonus, most of their curtains are made from machine-washable materials like cotton, polyester, and textured linen.
One of our favorite parts about Annie Selke is their selection of widths and lengths, ranging from 42" x 63" to 115" x 120". They also offer indoor/outdoor curtains to deck out your patio escape. Unfortunately, however, you won't find any noise-reducing or blackout curtains in their selection.
Their prices start as low as $25, and they charge a flat $15 shipping fee for orders under $350 — orders over this limit ship for free. Annie Selke also accepts 30-day returns for most orders and only charges a 15% restocking fee if the curtains are returned damaged or without their original packaging.
We're always impressed by the unique options at Urban Outfitters, and their curtains are no exception! They offer reasonable prices on their unique statement curtains, carefully curated to just over 40 designs. This smaller selection makes it easier to pick something you'll love instead of spending hours sifting through thousands of curtains.
The low prices at Urban Outfitters start at $39 per panel and max out at just $162. And while you won't find a ton of simple or classic styles, you'll see plenty of affordable drapes that you won't find on any other site on this list.
As a bonus, you'll get free shipping on orders over $75 and a convenient 30-day return policy for most items, making the $5 restocking fee more than worth it.
The Drape is worth checking out if you want custom curtains. They'll make them in any length with six styles, 24 fabrics, and two linings. And promo code 5FREE gets you five free swatches, so you can make sure you choose a material that'll work with your home.
We love how The Drape makes it easy to customize and order curtains — you'll start by selecting your fabric material and color before choosing a lining option and header type. From there, you'll measure your curtains, choose a size, and place your order. That's it! And if you need help measuring, you can use their guide or reach out to a representative for help getting it right.
The Drape also offers complimentary design advice, allowing you to book time with a design expert before ordering. They'll help you create an Insta-worthy look without prices getting in the way of your creativity.
Most orders ship for free with a 30-day return policy with a 10% restocking fee. Orders take 2-4 weeks to ship, but each piece is custom-made to your specifications, and The Drape prioritizes quality above all else.
Another recommendation from Mimi Wilson, Regal Drapes offers high-quality custom window treatments designed to last a lifetime. They're an excellent recommendation if you're looking for a luxe ordering experience, and you won't be disappointed by their customer service. In addition, you can use their free expert design service to ensure your drapes look professional, with advice about style, color, size, and more. Mimi said she particularly likes their measurement guarantee.
You'll find drapes, Roman shades, and valances in a wide selection of high-end fabrics, complete with free swatches to be sure you like your choice. And you can filter their materials by price, color, and type before starting your custom drapery to get an idea of what you want.
As a privately-owned family business, Regal Drapes emphasizes fair pricing and fast turnaround times with a 100% satisfaction guarantee that beats many other custom drapery retailers. If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it within 15 days for a full refund.
Bed Bath & Beyond is a large retailer with a customer-centric culture and a wide selection of curtains. Their filters allow you to search by curtain type, color, size, style, light filtration, and more, but our fave is their room-by-room selection. You can choose between outdoor window treatments, kitchen and bath curtains, kid's room curtains, and even options for teens and college students.
You'll find almost anything you want in their collection: bold colors, neutrals, stripes, florals, graphic prints, and more. They also offer various lengths and widths alongside blackout curtains, room-darkening curtains, sheer curtains, and semi-sheers.
We were particularly impressed by their range of blackout curtains, which are pretty enough to hang anywhere, from the bedroom to the nursery. They even carry specialized options like anti-dust curtains to minimize allergens and clean up the air in your home.
Like many bigger stores, Bed Bath & Beyond has excellent shipping and return policies. They also offer free shipping on orders over $59; most products have a 90-day return policy.
It's hard not to get excited scrolling through Pottery Barn, and their curtains don't disappoint. We love their sleek, simple styles, high-quality materials, and classic designs. And while there are better spots to shop for bold, out-of-the-box looks, Pottery Barn's products can fit almost any setting.
You'll find around 150 options in Pottery Barn's curtain catalog, most in solid colors with a few fun prints. And their solid color selection is anything but dull, with European flax linen, cotton, velvet, silk, and even Sunbrella® fabrics to keep things interesting. You'll also find several styles that aren't often available at other stores, like tie tops and back tabs, plus plenty of functional choices, like blackout and noise-reducing curtains.
With prices ranging from $38 to $2,200, Pottery Barn has something for every budget. Plus, if you want custom curtains, they have about 20 options you can order in almost any size.
One thing to remember about Pottery Barn is that they charge shipping on most orders. On the bright side, though, most products have a 30-day return policy.
If you're after upscale curtains, we think you might like Ballard Designs — they specialize in timeless designs and offer just over 100 curtains and accessories. We love their rich colors, fun patterns, and luxurious materials (velvet, cotton, silk, and more).
One of our favorite things about Ballard Designs is their accessories collection, which is just as high-quality as their curtains. They make it easy to find the perfect curtain rod or hooks for your new window treatment. Another thing we like is the customization options. Don't see curtains you want in their base selection? Create your own! You can choose curtain style, fabric, and length to create your design (you can't select a trim type, though).
One thing to note is that Ballard Designs charges shipping fees on all orders, and custom curtains aren't eligible for returns. Most other products have a 90-day return policy, but you have to cover the shipping fees.
Crate & Barrel is always an excellent go-to for simple, classic designs that won't break the bank, and their curtains live up to this reputation. You'll find sleek designs, luxe materials, and affordable prices that top out at $229.
The curtain selection at Crate & Barrel is limited, though, with just over 40 options. But in that small selection are materials like organic cotton and European flax linen that usually cost much more.
Our favorite thing about Crate & Barrel is their commitment to responsible design and supporting artisan creators. They make it easy for people worldwide to access high-quality, global styles while supporting an ethical supply chain and sustainable materials.
Crate & Barrel does charge shipping for most orders. But most products come with a convenient 90-day return window! The only catch is that you'll have to pay for shipping, and the curtains must be in new, unused condition for returns.
Shoppers everywhere turn to IKEA for affordable home goods and modern styles. You'll find over 100 curtain options that range in price from $7 to $90, with several higher-end choices like blackout curtains and crushed linen fabric. This is ideal for anyone who needs a nice set of curtains on a budget, especially if you check their sales or wait for a good deal.
Most curtains on IKEA are solid colors, but you'll also find fun options like botanical patterns, stripes, and geometric prints. Plus, they sell kid- and pet-friendly options for busier households, which is always a bonus.
Unfortunately, some of IKEA's products are only available for in-store pickup, so you'll want to look for ones marked "buyable online" if you don't live near one of their locations. And you won't find customization options to go along with those sweet deals.
Note that IKEA does charge shipping fees starting at $5 for most orders. But they make up for it with a 180-day return policy for open items and a 365-day return policy for unopened products.
Loft Curtains is a family-owned retailer that specializes in premium curtains and affordable prices. They're best known for providing extra-long, extra-wide customization options with no maximum size.
We love that Loft Curtains also focuses on high-quality materials free from harmful substances. In addition, they only source their fabrics from environmentally-responsible sources that comply with OEKO-tex standard 100.
One of the best parts about shopping at Loft Curtains is their "Best Price" guarantee — they'll beat or match any price (including discounted prices) that meets their conditions. And if you're wondering, the requirements specify that the curtains must be custom-made in the US and have the same grade, style, size, and quantity.
You'll find over 20 styles and 150 colors and textures to choose from, and you can order free swatches to see the fabric in person before you buy.
Most orders qualify for free shipping, which is always a plus. But one thing to note is that Loft Curtains only accepts cancellations, changes, or returns within 12 hours of placing the order. The only exceptions are if the order is delivered with incorrect specifications or damaged during transit.
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What Should You Consider When Buying Curtains?
If you put this much time into finding the best place to buy your curtains, you'll want your order to be perfect, too! Here's some expert advice for what to consider when buying curtains to get you started.
Taking measurements is always the scariest part about ordering new curtains. And since many companies don't accept returns if you get the measurements wrong, always double (and triple) check your dimensions before you buy.
"The most important detail is the measurement. Depending on how detailed you want your draperies or panels to be, getting the wrong measurement could affect how your draperies will look and function," said Mimi Wilson.
"The most important detail is the measurement."
It's not just about measuring the size of your window and picking something that will cover it — you want to frame it. By hanging your curtains higher and wider than the window, you'll create the illusion that your windows are larger. And you'll also have better success with blackout or light filtration options this way.
You don't want to extend the measurements too far, though, at risk of dwarfing the window. If you need more clarification, look for a guide or buy from a company that allows you to consult with their professional design team for a second opinion.
For those who plan to install two curtain panels on each side of your window, you'll also want to ensure you have sufficient fabric on both sides. Too little, and your drapery will look sparse. Too much, and your curtains might look "stuffed" when you pull them apart.
"Curtains can really pull a room together and give it that finished look. The main factor you'll want to consider when selecting them is the look and feel you want your room to have, as this will determine the fabric and amount of texture you use for your drapery," Olma Fuentes told Living Cozy.
Keep your room's color palette on hand, look at the textures and prints you've used in its design, and think about the impression you want your window treatment to make. If you're unsure what to do with this info, chat with a few professional designers to get their input before buying anything.
"Curtains can really pull a room together and give it that finished look."
The material doesn't just impact how your curtains look — it affects how they hang, fold, and move. It'll also impact how the light filters into the room and how long your curtains last.
We suggest ordering swatches to check out the texture, feel, and weight of the materials you're considering before completing your purchase. Even if the swatches aren't free, it'll be way cheaper than buying curtains that don't work in your space!
"It's important to think about how you want it to hang and the function of the treatment when choosing fabric," added Mimi Wilson. "Enough weight will ensure your pleats look tailored and voluminous; on the other hand, not enough weight will lead to balloon-like effects if it catches a draft."
Here are some recommendations from Olma Fuentes to help you understand how different fabrics might impact your curtains:
Linen: Linen is lighter and less opaque, and it's a great choice if you're going for a more relaxed look.
Velvet: Velvet and wool curtains are a bit heavier but can add a lot of drama and give a room a luxe look.
Wool: Wool curtains are also on the heavier side, but they have a nice weight and can add elegance to your space.
You'll also want to consider liners, which make your curtains more durable. They'll also have an impact on the overall look, though. For example:
Blackout liner: A blackout liner is a good choice for bedrooms if you want to block out all sunlight, but it may make your curtains seem darker and thicker.
Privacy liner: A privacy lining will add coverage and firmness but still allow sunlight to seep in.
Installation and Hardware
The curtain rod or track you choose influences the look and function of your window treatments. The same is true for other hardware like hooks and clips. You can check out inspiration to see what's used for looks that you love, but if you need clarification, it's always best to consult a professional.
"Additionally, finding the right person to install your window treatment helps ensure things are done correctly, which will save you time and a lot of headaches," said Mimi Wilson. "Our team has seen a fair share of unnecessary holes in the wall from draperies hung incorrectly."