Alternatives To Lace Curtains

I can totally understand the appeal of lace curtains. First of all, lace in general is a nostalgic object. Lace ties us to memories we have with people we love. They also allow a ton of light to come in, they have beautiful detailed designs, they are soft, light, airy, and flow gently with the breeze. However, there are three words I think of when I think of lace curtains.

Vintage. Country. Dated.

Vintage is fine, country is fine, dated is never really okay. I’m not saying that all lace curtains are dated, I’m just saying that if you still have the same lace curtains from 25 years ago then maybe that would be a little dated. So, I looked around and found some updated alternatives to lace curtains.

Option 1: A solid curtain that reminds you of lace. Light in color, light fabric, and the white detail are similar to the holes in lace curtains. “Sugar Plum Lace Curtain“, Urban Outfitters, $34

579d6f69f920f5b32470ece9aaae8677

 

Option 2: Transparent and white curtain panel. Lace is typically white, with a pattern or design of holes throughout. This option isn’t combining a completely open hole, but the transparent stripes paired with the white fabric are similar to the contrasting white and holes you find on lace. I don’t even know if that made sense. The top of this curtain panel has those frills, that are romantic and frilly, like lace. This option gives a slight country feel, but the stripes bring it back to current times. “Lauren Ashley Belle Rod Curtain Panel“, JCPenny, Originally $70, on sale for $34.99.

386dec1264cb70151e69870b08cf15a6

 

Option 3: An actual lace curtain, with modern designs. Lace is typically a floral pattern with curved edges. This option streamlines that look. The cris-cross design gives lace a masculine and updated look.  Not that lace could ever be completely masculine with all of it’s lacey qualities, but still. The interesting thing about this option, is that off-white typically dates curtains, but in this case it adds to the modern country feel. This is by far my favorite option as an alternative to dated lace curtains. The only problem is the price, super pricey. I love how modern country they are and how they make me want to go out to the farm and get some chicken eggs and bring them back and read the new issue of Elle Decor Magazine. “Appliqued Lace Curtains“, Anthropologie, $188

04022f32c61a336fddbf709578a1a80a

 

Option 4: Traditional Lace Curtains. Sometimes you love lace, and you want it in your house, and you just HAVE to have lace curtains. “Rhapsody Folk Art Lace Window Treatment“, TouchOfClass, $50.

7dc19d0d6e1f3ba5afbe2f604b52c762

 

anndd in summary:

Untitled

 

 

Advertisements

2 Comments on “Alternatives To Lace Curtains

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: