When it comes to curtains, I’m usually a “neutral” gal. When we started remodeling our master bedroom, I knew the budget would be tight. Like college years Ramen Noodle tight. I have seen many others use Drop Cloth curtains and I knew they would work well for this space. Neutral, durable, washable and best of all… CHEAP!
Drop Cloth Curtains
My budget for new window dressings was under $100. We only have 2 windows in our master bedroom so that saved some money right there. We had to make a Home Depot run for some supplies and I like to secretly sneak in my “decor” items into the basket when my husband isn’t looking. He loves that I do that. It’s not like he’s going to force me to put it all back when we are already checking it out. You’re welcome ladies. Use that tip. Sorry fellas. Us gals have to stick together.
The drop cloths are on the painters aisle and they come in all sizes. I wanted the curtains to “pool” so I was hoping they would have the measurement I needed without any cutting required and they did. I got the smallest size they had and I believe they were 6X9. The cost was only $10 a cloth. However, the best part about these is that if you have to cut a few inches off, no biggie. It’s not easily noticed and in most cases, you can leave it just like that. No sewing required! Another plus is it already has finished edges.
Pooling of Curtains
I went to the curtain aisle and found 4 packs of ring clips. Those were about $6 a pack. I used the curtain rods I already had. Another way to save is to make your own rod. Spray paint a wood rod and hang it! You can get creative!
I didn’t want traditional blinds and love adding neutral elements to a room when I can. I went over the blinds section and picked out 2 sets of rattan blinds. Those were around $20 a piece. A little more than I wanted to spend and this addition isn’t mandatory. I just like they way they pair together.
I spent around $110 total for everything which isn’t a bad price to have all new window dressings! One tip is that I washed and dried these twice before hanging to soften them up and make them smell pretty.
If you’re an Amazon shopper you can find some by clicking this affiliate link, but I couldn’t tell you if the brands are the same.
So there you have it! Drop cloth curtains are a great option for durable and neutral curtains that won’t cost you a fortune. What else have you used drop cloths for?
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