Choosing Curtains for Your Windows
Curtains give presence to a room, helping set the mood from casual and easy to bold and dramatic. At Crate and Barrel, we offer a carefully edited selection of drapes and curtain rods that fit a range of styles to work in any room. All of our curtains are made with cotton, linen or silk — materials that offer a beautiful hang that stays smooth and full over time. Choose from subtle neutrals and bold patterns designed exclusively for us by talented artists. And basic is never ordinary. Even our solid window curtains have textural contrast and subtle coloration that bring in a little something special.
The material you choose for your curtains depends on the style of the room and how much light you want to let in.
Curtain panels made of cotton are casual, easy to clean and allow plenty of light to filter through, keeping the room bright and cheerful. For a denser look that offers more privacy and temperature control, try a cotton panel
Care: Cotton Curtains
Easy to care for, cotton curtains require minimal upkeep. Dry clean when necessary, and vacuum with a brush attachment to prevent dust from accumulating in the folds. To keep pleats looking crisp, iron curtains inside out on low.
Linen drapes have a textured weave that beautifully diffuses light. Go with linen panels for a casual look that's pulled together.
After dry cleaning linen curtains, hang them immediately for a smooth drape. The relaxed, wrinkled look of linen is part of its inviting character. To remove stubborn wrinkles, slightly dampen curtains and iron on low. Vacuum with a brush attachment to prevent dust from accumulating in the folds.
These light-diffusing curtain panels combine the relaxed nature of linen with the lustrous sheen of silk.
Care: Linen-Silk Blend
Curtains made with silk are more susceptible to damage from sunlight. Choose a drape that's lined if your windows receive direct exposure. Dry clean when necessary, and vacuum with a brush attachment to prevent dust from accumulating in the folds. To keep pleats looking crisp, iron panels inside out on low. Avoid getting water on linen-silk curtains to prevent permanent water spots.
Choose A Style
Our curtain hardware options forge clean industrial shapes with the warmth of aged finishes or the sparkle of polished shine. We've chosen our curtain rods to represent a range of styles, from simple and clean to designs created with beautiful handwork.