After making over my living room last fall and going from a crisp white wall color to a moody dark blue, I decided that my bright white curtains were no longer going to cut it. What I craved was a classic neutral — off-white, beige, or gray — that would complement my new paint color in a more subdued fashion. I also wanted curtains with a bit more weight to them — I have blackout curtains in my bedroom and love their effect, so if I could find something similar, I was game.
I spent a pretty penny on the West Elm blackout curtains in my bedroom, and while I would definitely say the cost was worthwhile for a sleep space, I didn’t want to invest hundreds of dollars on something similar for my living room. I decided to go the Amazon route instead, searching for velvet curtains that were neutral in color. When I came upon these beige curtains with an adorable ruched top for just $56, I had high hopes that they would be perfect for my space.
I’ve had the curtains in my space for several weeks now and couldn’t love them more. They were ready to hang immediately when I took them out of the box — no ironing needed — and the velvet material adds a welcome texture to my living room. I also love how nice the beige color looks alongside my neutral furniture. The blackout feature has also been wonderful. My apartment is railroad style, meaning that I can see my living room straight from my bedroom — they’re connected via a long hallway. When I walk out of my bedroom in the morning and into my kitchen and living space, I’m now no longer greeted with ultra bright light and can ease slowly into the start of my day. It’s the little things, right?
If you’re not a beige lover, keep in mind that this curtain set comes in over a dozen different colors, ranging from emerald green to wild rose, and are available in a number of sizes, too, making it easy to transform any set of windows in your home. With Prime shipping, an affordable price point, and thousands of five star reviews, you really can’t go wrong with this amazing set.