How Much Should You Spend on Curtains?

From fabric choices to pleating, interior designers break down how to select the ideal curtains—and how much you should budget.

Providing privacy, insulation, light control, and visual interest, curtains—and their more substantial sibling, drapes—serve several functions in the home. To make a distinction, curtains are typically lightweight and less formal, whereas drapes are traditionally heavier and more luxurious. Both window treatments, however, can make an outsize impact.

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