Budget Curtains for High Ceilings


We sold our first home and moved. This time we have large windows, high ceilings, and neighbors! (We have a green belt view from the backyard last time.) Our first home purchases are usually about protecting our privacy. Who wants outsiders unconsciously/consciously looking at your business right?

Hmm... privacy. If our house were sitting on top of a hill with acres of land all around us surrounded by tall trees including a lake, I wouldn't mind skipping on privacy curtains. But no, I'm only dreaming. Back to the main topic. ;P

It actually took us a few days to cover up our mess. Gosh, why did it took me forever to decide on curtains? I've allowed ourselves to live in a fishbowl for the neighborhood to see. Oops, sorry, beloved fam!

See, dressing up windows can be quite expensive. Curtain panels cost $50++ for lengths starting at 108" each. Sigh, I'm not willing to spend that much! At the same time, I don't want to hang curtains that look tacky. In the meantime, this keeps our sanity in check. Later we added the curtains, Hello Ikea!

Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings
Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings
Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings

Budget Curtains

Ikea Ritva is made up of 100% cotton. This looks like the Emery Linen/Cotton Pole Pocket Drape from Pottery Barn except it costs $35 for 2 panels. I got the 57x118" size. The longest length they have for the Ritva. While the other, from Pottery Barn, costs $159 for a 108" panel. Uhm, no, I'm happy with the one from Ikea.

I also bought the Ikea Riktig curtain hooks to make the pretty pleats. I did lots of trial and error to do so. I was even surprised at myself for doing a nice job with the finished product. Hehe. ;)

The secret, is these budget curtains come with heading tape on the back, this helps in placing those hooks in place. See...

Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings
Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings
Ikea Ritva_Budget Curtains for High Ceilings

DETAILS

Ikea Ritva Curtains
ZGallerie Hampstead Sofa in Bella Ink
Nain Design Rug in Navy Blue from eSaleRugs.com
Bed Bath and Beyond Curtain Rod Set & Clips Rings in Matte Brown


I love how they puddle on the floor! I like that these budget curtains give a bright and airy look in our living room. The best part? They are amazingly affordable. Thank you, Ikea!

In the end, these curtains served as ornaments on our windows instead of the original plan of using them for privacy. Well, they look pretty that way and we want more light coming in. Glad I got those window films as a backup. Hehe.

Buy window films below.

Will you give the Ikea Ritva curtains a try? Why not? They're affordable. I'd definitely recommend using them. Talk to you soon then. ;)