Get a custom look without the custom wait. Our friends at Pate-Meadows Designs--the team behind the Southern Living Window Treatment patterns--offer almost instant gratification for would-be decorators. Their Curtains-To-Go line boasts gorgeous window panels in dupioni silk with dressmaker details, such as cotton lining and heavy cotton flannel interlining. We picked up the Julie Anne in wine. The buttons and piping in a contrasting fabric give these ready-made draperies a high-end look. Each single-width panel costs $300. You can also order hardware to hang your new panels as soon as they arrive. Orders typically are ready to ship within 48 hours, and you can even get overnight delivery. To see the entire collection, visit www.curtains-to-go.com.
Find the Right Combo
The curtain rod is the workhorse of the window treatment--without it you’d just have a puddle of fabric on the floor--but that doesn’t mean it can’t look good too. Kirsch has Mix & Match components to give your hardware as much style as the draperies. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Did You Know?
Draperies with blackout lining aren’t just good for shut-eye. The lining, which blocks nearly 100% of incoming light, reduces energy costs by adding insulation around your windows.
More From the Web
Finding ready-made window treatments online is easier than ever. Here are a few to try.
"Around Your Home" is from the May 2008 issue of Southern Living.