Ready-made curtains are the perfect way to dress your windows. Whether it's a matter of creating privacy or making a feature of your windows, off-the-peg curtain designs are often a cheaper option than buying curtain fabric and having window dressings made for you. There are a multitude of curtain designs out there; from pencil-pleat or eyelet curtains to voiles, sheer drapes or blackout material, from regular window dressings to curtains designed for doors (to keep chilly draughts at bay). Not only are pre-made curtains cost-effective, they are also super easy to hang. So, whether you favour pencil pleat or tab top, we've found lots of great ready-made designs for you to choose from.
1. Sindri Curtain
These soft cotton ready-made curtains, which feature a sky-blue embroidered pattern, have a floaty feel that makes them perfect for a relaxed bedroom scheme. Sold individually, the curtains have a tunnel tab top construction and are made from a mix of cotton, linen and bamboo.
Buy now: Sindri Curtain, £88, Anthropologie
2. Awning Stripe Dove Grey Eyelet Ready Made Curtains
Blending a forgiving neutral colourway with a timeless vertical stripe, these ready-made curtains use subtle visual trickery to create height and light at the windows. A classic design for a calm and casual living room. These curtains come fully lined with eyelet headings. 100% Cotton.
Buy now: Awning Stripe Dove Grey Eyelet Ready Made Curtains, £113, Laura Ashley
3. Seedlings Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains
This pretty print curtain features a trailing red and grey seedlings print, which offers a retro vibe for windows in a vintage home. The soft lining makes these curtains ideal for blocking out light, meaning they are the perfect choice for children's rooms. Everyone's a winner! Made from 100% cotton with a polyester lining.
4. Albany Pair of White Linen Curtains
Put the finishing touch to windows with the relaxed elegance of these simple white linen curtains. These fresh tab-top curtains are better suited to creating privacy in living areas than cutting light in bedrooms. Ready to hang. Other colours and drop lengths available.
Buy now: Albany Pair of White Linen Curtains, £95, Habitat
5. Chevron Eyelet Curtains in Black
Go for a bold look with these chevron-printed lined curtains. Made from cotton with an eyelet top, this striking design is available in 2 colours. These practical curtains are machine washable, making them ideal for heavy trafficked areas or a home with pets.
6. Denim Archie Ready Made Curtain Eyelet Curtains
Hung at the windows of a country living room, or in a period property, these tartan curtains have a warm, traditional feel. The dark colour way and heavy material mean they cut light effectively, or keep the cold out of living spaces on chilly winter nights! The silver eyelets add a contemporary edge. Made from 100% Polyester.
7. SYSSAN Curtains
Bring the outdoors in with these leaf print ready-made curtains. Together with the natural linen material, the Scandi-style hand-drawn pattern will make you feel closer to nature. Team with white surfaces and pale woods for a fresh living room, bedroom or even kitchen space. Fully-lined, these curtains can be used on a curtain rod or a curtain track. You can use SY iron-on hemming strip to shorten the curtains without sewing.
Buy now: SYSSAN Curtains, £50, Ikea
8. Metallic Diamond Printed Velvet Curtain in Silver
These metallic diamond printed curtains feature a geometric pattern layered onto rich velvet fabric. The metallic textured finish will add a sophisticated touch to your dining room, bedroom or even the nursery. Made from a mixture of cotton and rayon, the curtains feature dual pole pocket and hidden tab treatment.
9. Lynton Duck Egg Pencil Pleat Ready Made Curtains
For a simple understated window treatment, choose these plain woven ready-made curtains in duck egg blue. Made from 100% cotton with a polyester lining and neat pencil pleat top, these curtains would be ideal for a living room or bedroom scheme.
Buy now: Lynton Duck Egg Pencil Pleat Ready Made Curtains, £91, Laura Ashley
10. Green Essentials Chenille Curtain Set
The plain, textured green chenille curtains from the Essentials range is available in a variety of sizes to fit all needs. Featuring metal eyelets across the top, these window dressings can be installed on your curtain pole in a matter of minutes, offering a quick and easy way to update your decor. Co-ordinating chenille cushions are also available. Fully lined. Price shown for W112 by L137cm.
Buy now: Green Essentials Chenille Curtain Set, £90, Bhs
11. V&A Blythe Meadow Curtains
The high-end of ready-made curtains, these drapes feature a delicate design of wild flowers and grasses that has been adapted from a fragment of furnishing fabric dating from the early 19th century, held in the V&A's textile collection. Coloured in an evocative palette of poppy red, lavender and cornflower blue on a natural ground, these tab top curtains would beautifully frame any window.
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