Last week I did something I haven’t done in years! I bought ready made curtains! Yes, I know many people only buy ready made curtains, but when you are a decorator and have access to a workroom that can make all your custom dreams come true you tend to go a little overboard in your own home. I outfitted my entire house in custom curtains and then slowly did the same in my parents house. The room we have been staying in while at my parents house is lovely. I designed it a couple of years ago for a One Room Challenge space and then have made a couple of updates here, here, and here, but have never swapped out the curtains and they weren’t working any more. I wanted to go custom, but it meant sourcing fabric and then having to wait for them to be made and one day I just couldn’t take it anyway. I was wondering around Target, because our Target just got renovated and the new layout drives me batty! I ended up in their window treatment area by accident and found these Pillowfort tassel blackout curtains and decided to give them a go! They are only $25 a panel which is a great price point for a curtain panel especially with black out lining and the tassel detailing.
PILLOWFORT TASSEL BLACKOUT CURTAINS
It really helped brighten up the room and worked so much better with the new artwork that I added into the space.
DESIGNER TIP: WHEN PURCHASING READY MADE CURTAINS MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO HEIGHT. IN MOST CASES 84″ WILL BE TOO SHORT FOR A WINDOW. MANY READY MADE CURTAINS LIKE THESE PILLOWFORT BLACKOUT TASSEL CURTAINS COME IN 95″, BUT IT’S NOT ALWAYS IN STOCK IN STORES. ALWAYS CHECK ONLINE AND ORDER THE LONGER ONES. IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO HAVE THEM PUDDLE A LITTLE ON THE FLOOR OR HEM THEM THEN DEALING WITH TOO SHORT CURTAINS. NO ONE WANTS FLOODS ON THEIR WINDOWS.
DESIGNER TIP: WHEN PURCHASING READY MADE CURTAINS MAKE SURE YOU EITHER GET BACK TAB CURTAINS OR ROD OPENING CURTAINS AND THEN HANG THOSE WITH CLIPS. IT GIVES YOU A MORE MODERN LOOK.
So, there you go! I really enjoyed the weight, style and look of the PillowFort blackout tassel curtains from Target. Best part, the majority of the window treatments at Target are currently 15% off with the code, HOME.