One of the questions I get a lot over on Instagram is about our curtains in the basement and master bedroom. Everyone wants to know where I found them and I’m always happy to write back and share that these are simple drop cloth curtains! I was actually inspired by the legendary Liz Marie and this post to try drop cloth curtains about three months ago. Since then I have been absolutely loving them and today I’m excited to share a full review of our drop cloth curtains. Hopefully this will be helpful if you’re thinking about using them in your home!
Before I jump into the review, I want to share how simple these curtains are. I bought my drop cloths from Home Depot. The packaging looks like this:
I started with washing and drying the drop cloths. Then I finishd it up with a bit of ironing–which is totally optional. EASY. Next I decided how much of the drop cloth I wanted to puddle on the floor and how much I wanted to fold over at the top. Once I adjusted it to my liking, I simply used drapery clip rings to hang them up, which you can find here.
I have 7 clips (1 full package of the drapery clips) on each panel and they’re all about 9-10 inches apart for this look.
Side note–how cool is this pipe curtain rod from Target?!
Sooooo easy. We have a pair in our basement as well as our master bedroom.
So here’s my review and thoughts:
These drop cloths are 6ft x 9ft, which is HUGE compared to your normal curtain. I think this is awesome for two reasons:
1) these are perfect for large windows. The window in our master bedroom is really long and the normal curtains we had in this spot before wouldn’t cover the entire window when closed–which wasn’t ideal if you’re looking to get privacy. With the drop cloth curtains, we are able to cover the entire window at night and it’s glorious.
2) If you’re using these in a room with tall ceilings or over a door, these will definitely work for you. 9 feet equals 108 inches, which is the largest size curtain available at most stores. That means these should work for almost any window or door.
For me personally, one of the best things about drop cloth curtain is that there is no sewing involved at all. Zilch. Nada. They are already hemmed on the side, so these babies literally go up in minutes.
Each drop cloth costs about $11 from Home Depot, so you’re looking at under $25 for each set. That is suuuuuper cheap and very budget friendly, which is always a big plus in my book. BUT the great part is they don’t look cheap. Right? Everyone is always so surprised to hear these are drop cloths.
Color & Texture
Over the past year I’ve really tried to avoid bright and “busy” curtains. This used to be my trademark, I loved me some crazy curtains. But since transitioning to farmhouse style I have found that white and neutral colored curtains are much more soothing to the eye and complimentary to the rest of my decor. Plus they go with everything. So I’m obviously a HUGE fan of this light creamy oatmeal color. And on top of that, the texture is really nice. They’re canvas, so that means they’re a woven cotton fabric which is heavier than your typical curtain. They aren’t going to keep all the light out when closed, but I think they do a really nice job of darkening the room when needed.
I’ve bought many curtains over the past several years. Lots and lots. And I have to say, in regard to quality, these drop cloth curtains are definitely at the top of the list. In fact, I purchased a pair of white curtains from Target about six months ago, before I knew about the magic of drop cloth curtains, and they are incredibly thin in comparison–they’re basically white sheets hanging in our window. And they just look cheap. I honestly think these drop cloth curtains look much more expensive and they’re very durable.
So there’s my full review of our drop cloth curtains. As you can tell I love them and I think they add lots of warmth and coziness to any room. I would definitely recommend using them if you like the look. As I mentioned earlier, mine are from Home Depot and they’re the only ones I’ve tried at this point. But Amazon does carry a large variety of drop cloths that are very similar– you can check those out here if you’re interested. Really, drop cloths are super versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways around your home–you can reupholster furniture with drop cloths, sew pillow covers, table runners, etc. You can even dye them different colors, although I’ve yet to try that out. Lots and lots of possibilities. Thanks so much for stopping by friends and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!