11 Budget Friendly Modern Farmhouse Curtains

Modern Farmhouse Curtains

  Curtains are tough to pick sometimes because they’re semi-permanent (not many people change their curtains monthly) and they can be costly.  Unless of course, you have the elusive money tree, and again, please tell me your address if so.  However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to pull your room together with curtains – Follow along to see what I came up with for 11 budget friendly modern farmhouse curtains.

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Because of the direction our house faces, I prefer neutral, light, and airy curtains.  And I’m ok with being pretty plain jane on this front.  I don’t want to cover my windows.  We get tons of sun in the morning, but then until about 4pm, the sun is around the side of the house.  I need all the natural light I can get and I’m not about to block it with curtains.  If I had sunlight blazing in all day, I might change my tune.

When I first started looking for curtains, I was pretty bummed to discover I couldn’t afford much. So I did some searching.  My heart was set on some beautiful linen panels I found, but then when I added it up, I needed about $600 worth of panels.  Ummm, not happening.  I’d love to, but no.  I ended up with some pretty darn good alternatives from various places.

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Budget Friendly Modern Farmhouse Curtains

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I needed 108″ length panels for our downstairs.   So I searched and found these online at JCPenney of all places.  I rarely think to look here for whatever reason, but they have some amazing deals on home stuff!  I ordered the ivory for our office and linen color for our dining room.  They are light and airy and I love them – if you’re going for light blocking, these aren’t it.  They filter the light and I never close them but we also have blinds so it works.

Tips for choosing the right length:

  • Plan on hanging your curtains high above the window frames.  Most of mine are at least 12 inches above and very close to the ceiling.  This is an especially good trick if you don’t have high ceilings.  High curtains give the illusion of high ceilings.
  • Allow for a little pooling of the material on the floor.  Better to be too long than too short!  If you’re curtains are slightly too short, hang them with curtain clips like these.

Our living room ended up with white sheers from Amazon.  I ordered the beige and they are more white than beige in person.  We only get sun in the morning in the living room so I definitely didn’t want any light blocking here.  They are also extremely affordable at less than $20 per panel.

Anyway, enough background – here’s what I came up with on my search for amazing but affordable curtains:

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Linen Curtains

Blackout Panels

Floral Damask Curtains

 Belgian Sheer Window Panel

Curtainworks Trinity Crinkle Voile Curtain Panel

H.Versailtex Room Darkening Insulated Textured Panel

 Cotton Craft White Panels – Set of 2

Marley Semi Sheer Curtain

 Sun Zero Energy Efficient Curtain Panel

Blackout Thermal Curtain Panels (set of 2!)

Room Darkening Thermal Curtains (set of 2!)

  Tips for Hanging Curtains

  • Make sure the rod you buy is sturdy enough.  If you are hanging curtains over a double window, more than likely you need a rod that has two brackets on either end plus a center bracket to stabilize it.  Nobody wants saggy curtains with a sad little rod drooping down in the middle.
  • Add a few inches to the width.  Measure the width of your windows and then add several inches on either side.  So if your window is 120 inches, buy a rod that will extend to at least  126 inches or more.
  • Hang curtains high and wide.  If you hang them about 8-12 inches above the window frame and extend about 6 inches on either side of the width of the frame, it gives the appearance of larger windows.
  • Buy them long enough.  Make sure you buy them long enough to account for hanging them above the window frame.  A few inches pooled on the floor at the bottom is good –  high-water curtains – not so much.  However, if you find the perfect curtains and they are just a tad too short, you can always hang them with curtain clips – this will give you a few more inches to work with.
  • Dropcloths make beautiful curtains!  Check this one out – 9×12 for less than $20 bucks!  If you have a small window, you can cut this in half, buy some curtain clips and done!  I made some one time for our living room and loved them, but beware.  I took them down to wash and they frayed terribly where I cut them and they shrunk – I should’ve done a little more research before washing.
  • And here’s a little handy tip – if your rod is long enough, but still wants to droop a little in the middle when it’s extended, you can push a toothpick into each end where it joins together.  This will give it a little extra support from the weight of the curtains.

There are tons of curtain choices for every budget and it really does instantly change the look of a room.

And between you and me, I’m secretly hoping to replace my bedroom curtains very soon.  We are starting on a master bedroom update (you can see more of my plans here) and hopefully I’ll have enough dough left over after shiplap and lighting!  Don’t tell my husband though!

UPDATE – The bedroom is done!!  Check out what we did including DIY SHIPLAP and my favorite DIY Farmhouse Light Fixtures that I made for $40!

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17 Replies to “11 Budget Friendly Modern Farmhouse Curtains

  1. Thank you! Looking for curtains for my dining room right now. I sewed together two white flour sac dish towels recently for a bathroom curtain, I love it!

  2. Curtains shopping can be so hard – you never know how they will look until they are hanging in the room. I like to shop online for budget curtains – your farmhouse curtain selections are great! Thanks for sharing them at the #HomeMattersParty this week!

  3. I think it took me about 10 tries to find the right curtains. I kept bringing them home and trying them in the room and returning them, lol. The toothpick trick is a new one to me! #HomeMattersParty

  4. I prefer natural light every day too. Thankfully I live in a modern house on a hill with lots of windows that I don’t have to cover up because no one can see in them anyway. But on the back of the house I do have some for privacy from the neighbors. I like your choice of sheers because they will always be my first choice. #HomeMattersParty

  5. I like to have lots of light in my rooms, so I am definitely partial to sheers. But the navy and gray are both super pretty — awesome choices for winter. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  6. Oh Melissa, those room darkening curtain are fabulous! We still need curtains in all of the rooms in our house so this post is very timely!

  7. I love your toothpick tip!!! I am going to have to try that!!! Thank you!! I also love a lot of your choices!!!

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