Curtains Showroom – The Best Places to Buy Curtains

When it comes to choosing the perfect curtains, the options are endless. But which stores can you trust to deliver both a quality product and an easy shopping experience? We surveyed experts (including interior designers Mary Beth Christopher and Kirsten Conner) to find out, as well as sifted through thousands of curtains online. Our final list includes retailers that have a large selection, offer free swatches, allow you to book a design service appointment, and more.

Curtains can make or break a room, so finding the right ones for your space is key. But navigating the vast selection of colors, prints, fabrics, and features can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to buy curtains, as well as tips and tricks to guide your decision-making process.

1. Pottery Barn

If you want a one-stop-shop for all your curtain needs, look no further than this home goods chain. The curated collection here is filled with luxe materials, playful styles, and easy-to-clean designs that will elevate your windows. The company also offers a wide array of curtain rods and tiebacks that are just as stylish as the panels themselves. Plus, their shipping and return policies are among the most reliable on our list.

2. Wayfair

Whether your taste is classic or modern, this e-tailer has you covered. Its vast collection of drapes stretches across a dozen different material types, 18 different patterns, and five levels of light filtering (from sheer to blackout). And you can choose from a variety of draping and hanging styles—including box pleat, pinch pleat, ripple fold, gobblet, grommet, and rod pocket—plus multiple length options. You can even order custom curtains for non-standard window sizes.

3. The Shade Store

If you’re looking for the ultimate customization, look no further than this retailer. This site allows you to select exactly the fabric and size of your drapes, down to the smallest details (like the number of inches between each panel). You can even add on a designer consultation via phone, chat, video, or in person for a more personalized experience. However, this level of customization ratchets up the price point, so it’s not for everyone.

4. Crate & Barrel

If your style is sleek and refined, you can’t go wrong with these drapes from this contemporary brand. The streamlined online selection is easy to navigate, and you can use the ‘View in My Room’ augmented reality feature on your smartphone to see how a new pair of curtains will fit in your space before you buy them. All orders ship for free, though special-order and final sale items are not eligible for returns.

5. Society6

With a vast selection of designs uploaded and sold by independent artists, this is the go-to for unique curtains with a one-of-a-kind feel. It’s also the most diverse online option when it comes to color and pattern options, making it ideal for those with more discerning tastes. It’s worth noting, however, that the site doesn’t carry all standard curtain sizes, so be sure to measure your windows before ordering.