Post # 1
I want to put up drapes in a few rooms of our current house before we put it on the market… something that looks nice but is inexpensive. Is Target or Home Goods our best bet?
What about for higher quality curtains/rods once we move into a new house? Any stores or websites you’d recommend?
What about for rugs?
I stumbled on the site http://www.shadesoflight.com via pinterest, but don’t know if they’re legit, etc. Anyone ordered from there?
Thanks in advance!!!
Post # 3
Most of the stores I have the best luck at are local stores, but you can check out JC Penny.
Post # 4
We just redecorated our entire townhouse with wedding registery credits from Bed, Bath and Beyond and I was really impressed with the quality and prices. They were more than willing to offer multiple discounts, free shipping etc and saved us hundreds of dollars.
I did find while shopping that Target and BBB are very similar in the items they carry but overall I have had better lasting power with BBB items versus items purchased at Target. Targets low cost brand RE (Room Essentials) is probably best to avoid if you are thinking long term use.
We got an amazing rug at BBB as well however Target had a bigger selection, but then again seemingly lower quality.
We don’t have a Home Goods yes, it is being built. 🙂
Post # 5
The previous owner left the curtain rod for us, so we just bought nice curtains from Restoration Hardware.
We got more budget friendly rugs since we have a dog and well rugs are going to get dirty. So we got 1 from overstock.com and 1 from Lowe’s
Post # 6
i buy mine from Fred’s. They are only 10 dollars a set, and come with a valance attached. i get that, plus a 10 dollar set of blackout curtains, and hang the blackout against the window with the colored ones facing the room so they look nice, and you cant see in at night. i have too many peeping toms.
Post # 7
@78h2o: Ross ; ) i love that place i just got some great curtains and rods for the bedroom ; ) and a bathroom set that matches
Post # 8
I’ve heard good things about shades of light. I’ve purchase a bunch of stuff of Joss and Main recently. Highly recommend! Their inventory changes daily!
Post # 9
Don’t forget Home Depot and Lowes for rugs. We have a few from Walmart and they are pretty low quality which was fine since we have 2 big dogs that destroy things. The one rug we have from Home Depot is actually pretty nice.
Post # 10
I have a ton from Ikea – they are really well-priced, and I was surprised how nice the fabric is! I bought a thicker, patterned grey pair for the bedroom and they block out a lot of light. Plus, they’re super long and come with hemming tape, so you can customize to whatever length you want.
Post # 11
For inexpensive drapes for the house you are selling, I would try Ross, Target etc. or just use clips on sheets. Buy sheets that fit your beds and you will be able to take them with you.
Post # 12
Try Ollies Bargain Outlet. They have cheap cheap cheap items that look pretty decent, if you’re just wanting to leave them in your old house. I see you are in Maryland also; maybe there’s one in your neighborhood. http://www.olliesbargainoutlet.com/
Otherwise, hit up Ross, Marshalls, TJ Max, Home Goods, Tuesday Morning or something like that.
Post # 13
We got great drapes from Ikea.
We got the rods from there too, but you want to make sure you spend a bit more on the rods and finials- cheap ones drag down the look a ton.
We got bamboo blinds from zellers (like target, sorta).
And for the bathroom, we got custom aluminum blinds so there would be no water damage in the long run.
As for rugs, we bought our living room rug from homesense- LOVE that place.
Post # 14
I actually got our blackout curtains and curtain rod on Amazon! Our bedroom walls are a bright royal blue, and our bedding set is striped (in various shades of blue, but mostly a royal blue matching the walls). The bedding set didn’t come wit matching curtains, so I wanted something that wouldn’t be overly busy, considering out bedspread. I couldn’t find solid royal blue curtains anywhere….checked Amazon and *poof!* There they were! They matched almost perfectly, and were pretty reasonably priced. Got the curtain rod there, too, since I have Amazon Prime and didn’t want to pay shipping from somewhere else, or drive around to a bunch of stores trying to find one I liked, (not that I was picky about the curtain rod).
Post # 15
This summer I installed new curtain rods and curtains throughout our house, and I made out like a bandit at Lowes. Every Thursday and Friday they put inventory on clearance. I got beautiful curtain panels, normally priced up to $40 each, for $4 to $6 each. The rods were only $18 to $25 in most cases.
Post # 16
Don’t forget that if you put up windowtreatments you will have to leave them for the new owner. You cannot take them with you unless that is part of our contract.
Home Depot has a great selection of curtain rods in many price ranges. For very cheap rods that still look good from a distance try the RE line at Target.
BBB has a much much larger selection of curtains than Target but target has some basics.
When I need new curtains I usually just head to the wholesale fabric stores and buy fabric there and have a seamstress or alterations place stitch them for me. It’s the cheapest method I’ve found and the options are limitless.
For rugs check out rugsusa.com. they always have coupons and specials. Also Home Decorators is a great for rugs and they often have coupons as well.
Oh and places like overstock have a large selection.