Take the "pane" out of room decorating by topping off your windows with a set of west elm’s linen curtains. From breezy sheers to solid, lined curtains, we have the colors and styles you need to set the perfect ambience in your room. The weight and design of the panels sets the tone for the style, making it possible to blend seamlessly with casual decor, traditional furniture and contemporary homes.
Start by focusing on the function you need your curtains to perform. Look for lined linen curtains for added privacy and enhanced darkness that’s ideal for nurseries, children’s rooms and bedrooms. If you prefer filtered light in your room, look for unlined linen curtains with gauzy appeal. These curtains maintain a bright room while giving you more privacy than a bare window and adding a distinctly decorative touch.
Once you settle on the function of the curtains, you can get into the fun part of picking a style. For a more formal look, our Belgian flax linen curtains are hard to beat. These luxe curtains are made from 100 percent washed Belgian flax for a fine finish, and they’re available with a blackout liner or unlined to suit your needs. To complete the upscale look of the room, opt for sumptuous throws and beautiful decorative objects for extra sparkle.
Keep your room more casual with solid-colored curtains made from a linen blend or billowy midweight curtains with abstract prints. For example, our Linen Cotton Abstract Triangle Curtain adds a fresh burst of white and yellow color along with a geometric design that adds an interesting element to the room. Made of linen and cotton, these curtains hang beautifully and offer the convenience of easy machine washing. Complete the look with simple decorative hardware.
Dress your windows in traditional fashion by using a combination of our linen/cotton Roman shades and linen curtains. The layered look adds extra privacy and light filtration while also adding an inviting, warm look. Our Roman shade is made of 55 percent linen and 45 percent cotton, with an integrated blackout liner to block unwanted sunlight. When you want to let the sunshine in, simply lift this pull-down shade to the height you need in order to achieve the brightness level you want. Pair our Roman shades with sheer curtains for an airy effect, or use our lined linen curtains for extra light-blocking capability that’s ideal for preventing sun fade on your rugs and furniture.
The last step in choosing the ideal linen curtains is to find the length that works best for your windows and the room. If you know you’ll open and close the windows often and want a sleeker look, measure so that the curtains just hit the sill or the floor. Alternatively, for a modern, relaxed look, opt for curtains that pool slightly on the floor.