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The Best Luxury for Less Amazon Curtains, Rods, and Shades

A round up of the best Amazon curtains and window shades with tips for how to hang curtains and choose the right length for a room.

There are three magical little things that can make a room feel polished and put together: a great rug, amazing lighting, and the right window treatments. My favorite Amazon curtains scattered all over our home do exactly that.

When I was on the lookout for luxury looking curtains for less than the high-end kind for our dining room, I stumbled upon these gorgeous lined faux linen pinch pleat curtains and they instantly made the room feel bigger and brighter!

faux linen curtains in dining room with navy blue walls

Any time we need a window dressed up around here, Amazon is typically our go-to. So I thought it would help to pull together all of the best designer look Amazon curtains for less, many of which we own ourselves.

Like these white velvet pleated curtains in our primary bedroom

velvet curtains and Roman shade in bedroom with black walls

And these emerald green velvet curtains in our guest bedroom

guest bedroom with curtains behind headboard

How to Hang Curtains

When hanging curtains, it’s best to hang them “high and wide”. Usually for me, that means hanging curtains at least 12″ from each side of window trim and 2-3″ below the crown molding so windows feel open and ceilings feel taller.

how to hang curtains

How Long Should Curtains Be?

For a polished look: Curtain panels should be no shorter than 1/2″ above the floor.

For a casual look: Curtain panels should kiss the floor at just 2 inches longer than the distance to the floor.

For a dramatic, romantic look: Curtain panels can puddle at the floor at 6-10″ more than the length to the floor.

I always gravitate toward curtains with pleated tops versus rod pockets or tab topped curtains. You can also cut curtain tabs off and hang them using ring clips for a more polished, high-end look.

These are all of highest rated Amazon curtains, curtain rods, and window shades that could definitely pass as their designer look-a-likes.

Amazon curtains

The Best Amazon Curtains

  1. Faux Linen Pinch Pleated Drapes
  2. Extra Wide Faux Linen Room Darkening
  3. Yellow Damask Blackout
  4. Sage Green Thermal Insulated
  5. White Plush Velvet
  6. Jaquard Pinch Pleat Room Darkening
  7. Windowpane Plaid
  8. Gray Thermal Insulated
  9. Textured Linen Semi Sheer
  10. Forest Green Blackout Velvet
  11. White Blackout Thermal Insulated
  12. Dark Gray Faux Linen
  13. Navy Extra White Blackout Velvet
  14. Beige Faux Linen Blackout Pinch Pleat
  15. Jouy Paradis Cotton Panel
  16. Room Darkening Green Paisley Print
  17. Blue Toile Cotton Panel
  18. Thermal Blackout Sliding Door Curtains
  19. Buffalo Check Blackout Curtains
  20. Equinoxe Print Cotton Panel
Amazon curtain rods

The Best Amazon Curtain Rods

  1. Nickel with Cylinder Finials
  2. Black with Marble End Caps
  3. Gold with Clear Square Finials
  4. Faux Wood Blackout Rod
  5. Faux Wood with End Caps
  6. Black with Square Finials
  7. Nickel with End Caps
  8. Gold with Acrylic Ball
  9. Brushed Nickel with Modern Finials
  10. Black with Classic Ball Finials
  11. Gold with Doorknob Finials
  12. Gold with Cylinder Finials
  13. Gold with End Caps
  14. Acrylic with Gold End Caps
  15. Black with Wood and Gold Cylinder Finials
  16. Gold with Marble Ball
  17. Bronze Blackout Rod
  18. Brushed Nickel Double Blackout Rod
  19. Gold Double Rod
  20. Black Double Rod
Amazon window shades

The Best Amazon Window Shades

  1. Ivory Cordless Roman Shade
  2. Light Filtering Bamboo Shade
  3. Cordless Bamboo Shade in Gray/Brown
  4. Bamboo Shades in Fox
  5. Cordless Bamboo Shade in Driftwood
  6. Blue Thermal Insulated Roman Shade
  7. Natural Linen Roman Shade
  8. Gray Linen Roman Shade
  9. Cordless Bamboo Shades in Whitewash
  10. Cordless Bamboo Shades in Tuscan
  11. Light Filtering Bamboo Shade
  12. Bamboo Shades in Squirrel
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16 Comments

  1. I checked out the drapes in your dining room on Amazon. They say they are NOT lined.
    You say yours are. Which ones did you get? They look beautiful!

    1. The ones in my dining room are sold out, unfortunately. So the ones I linked might not have the lining, just the same fabric. I’ll keep an eye out to see when mine come back in stock.

  2. Thank you for recognizing the term “master bedroom” is offensive to many who may read your posts and opt to use the term “primary bedroom”. It’s a simple, easy way to show respect and kindness. The curtain tips are especially helpful, many thanks!

    1. Thank you Julie for pointing out the offensiveness of the term “master“ bedroom. It’s a term I grew up with and truthfully have not ever thought about it! I will now.

  3. Any suggestions for how to add curtains to windows in an old house that has radiators situated under the windows? i want the long curtains but i wsn’t sure if it was a safety issue with the heater right there. They are such a pain! Really making decorating and furniture placement difficult. — S.O.S!

  4. Oooh me too! We just bought a house with lots of windows and patio doors and they, of course, are different siZes. On either side of the wide fireplace there is a window with 4”! of wall between the fireplace and the corner so that will require inside the frame blinds. My husband thinks bamboo blinds look like college kids, so I have a little trial on my hands. Thanks for all this information in one place!

    1. OhMyGoodness. Builders can make things so difficult in their designs. Why do they do it to us?? I am glad you are able to find this post helpful. I wish you all the best in finding what works for your home.I am so happy to have you following along with us.

  5. Great post!
    This is so helpful and yes,I agree with the previous comment , you’ve saved me hours of shopping and the rods and shades are so helpful as well!
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
    Xoxo

  6. This post is everything. Thanks for sharing active Amazon links and sharing your decorating style, enabling me to transform our home during these pandemic times. I so appreciate your design esthetic and tips!

  7. I love your master bedroom! The dark paint is such a stunning look. Also, a great location for the mirror to maximize the light from your french doors. Beautiful!

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