19 Bedroom Curtain Ideas to Elevate Your Space

Put the finishing touch on your dream bedroom with curtains that are both pretty and practical.

a light airy bedroom with high ceilings and big windows

Julie Soefer

No bedroom design is complete without a set of curtains. While their primary function is to provide privacy, curtains also add a design element that puts the finishing touch on any space. Whether you prefer neutrals or colorful, solid or patterned, sheer or blackout, there are unlimited options when it comes to the functionality and aesthetic quality of curtains.

Install floor-to-ceiling curtains to make a small space look larger, or use them to add color in place of a painted accent wall. To help you make the most of your next bedroom refresh, we're sharing our best bedroom curtain ideas.

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Black-and-White Bedroom Decor

a black and white gingham bed with a red end table and flowers

Christina Schmidhofer 

Black and white is a classic combination for a reason, but the neutral color scheme doesn't have to be boring. Give a monochromatic bedroom some extra personality with striped curtains hung on a striking matte black rod. Mix things up a bit with a gingham bed frame, blanket, and pillows.

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Add Texture with Patterned Curtains

a bedroom with curtains framing a window and a neutral, vaguely ranch-like color scheme

Lisa Romerein

Any curated bedroom design includes a mix of patterns and textures to give it a homey, cozy feel. To include more warm texture in a bedroom, intricately patterned and colorful curtains with textured bedding and an area rug to continue the look and feel.

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Blended Blues

a sloping blue walled bedroom with matching blue curtains and a large bed


Enhance the size of a smaller bedroom by keeping the curtains the same color as the wall they hang on. Here, a rich jewel-toned blue accent wall provides a backdrop for matching curtains to keep the design seamless.

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Bedroom Accent Wall

a sage green room with yellow accents, a fur throw, and a chandelier

Brie Williams

A light sage green and marigold color scheme can’t help but exude a joyful ambiance in this bright bedroom. While you might expect the board and batten design to be the bedroom's accent wall, the deep yellow accents steal the spotlight. The yellow patterned curtains pop against the pastel green walls to let the sunshine in, in more ways than one.

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White Bedroom Decor

a light airy bedroom with high ceilings and big windows

Julie Soefer

High ceilings and wall-to-wall windows get the royal treatment in this white bedroom. These extra long sheer curtains create a stunning focal point in this all-white oasis. Even in a small space, grand window treatments can help brighten the room and make it feel larger.

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Neutral and Natural

a chartreuse bed with paintings of birds on the wall and pink accents

Brie Williams

Bring the outdoors in with bamboo shades, wildlife art, and an indulgent mossy green velvet bed frame. Here, cream colored curtains on a gold rod help pull the whole look together and add some softness to the space.

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Sheer Bedroom Curtains

a pink and white bedroom with sheer curtains edged with pink and a unicorn lamp

Joyelle West

Subtle yet stunning, these sheer white curtains add a pop of personality with coral tassel trim. It’s perfect for a playful kids' bedroom or a calming guest room because it adds color without overwhelming the space.

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Rustic Bedroom

a cherry paneled wall with a sun-like mirror and a curtain separator

Maximillian Kim-Bee

Instead of focusing on window treatments, experiment with curtains around a canopy bed. Draping curtains around the edge of a large bed frame creates a cocoon that can give you a restful sleep each and every night. Here, creamy white curtains lighten the rustic look created by wood wall paneling.

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Create the Illusion of Height

a neutral and white bedroom with green and pink pops of color

Anne D. Schlechter

Draw the eyes upward with sky high curtains, even if the ceilings aren't as tall as you’d like. The trick is to place the rod about a foot above the top of the window and use light colored curtains that fall to the floor.

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Matching Bedroom Aesthetic

A pink and teal room with matching purple patterened curtains and bedspread

John Bessler

Consider a matching motif for your curtains and comforter in a playful teen bedroom. This purple pair stands out against the otherwise mostly aqua decor and balances the space.

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Classically Chic

A neutral room with teal accents and a flowing chandelier


Traditional doesn’t have to be boring. If you enjoy a bedroom design that errs on the side of classic, give it a boost of drama with oversized curtains complete with a valance and a hanging candelabra chandelier. Rather than a painted accent wall, these deep blue curtains steal the show in this room.

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Pretty in Pink

a pink room with stars on the ceiling and a magnificent headboard.

Anthony Masterson

Lightweight pale pink curtains with ruffle details perfectly flank a luxe headboard in this playful bedroom. If you want to use colorful curtains without overwhelming the space, consider a sheer option that still lets plenty of light in.

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Millennial Pink Curtains

a neutral room with hot pink curtains, art and a pillow

Karyn Millet

Neutral bedroom furniture and walls are an ideal backdrop for the hot pink patterned accessories in this eclectic bedroom. The fuchsia curtains coordinate with the pink artwork and pillows for a style that fits the Barbiecore design trend.

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Natural Textures

a tan room with floral white and teal bedding

Carmel Brantley

A bamboo curtain rod is a standout piece in any neutral bedroom. To complete the look, pair it with bamboo shades, linen curtains, and grass wallpaper for the ultimate natural aesthetic. A blue floral headboard pops against the background of tans and creams in this dreamy room.

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Add Color with Curtains

A white room with pink curtains and a hanging wicker chair

Brie Williams

A stark white bedroom gets an unexpected upgrade with brightly-colored curtains. The plain pink drapes add a feminine touch to this otherwise neutral bedroom. Colorful curtains are an excellent choice for kids' rooms because they can easily be swapped out for more mature colors as the kids grow.

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Add Pattern

a close up on a mint, pink and orange accented bedroom

Anne D. Schlechter

Mint, orange, and pink work well in this eclectic space. This color combination creates a happy aesthetic, especially when paired correctly. The key to mixing non-traditional colors is to look for patterns that incorporate all the shades, even if they don't match. The geometric headboard and floral window valance feel cohesive even though the patterns couldn't be more different.

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Pair Curtains with Shades

a magical teal room with ocean patterns on the ceiling. Bamboo window covers and a chandelier

Josh Grubbs

Plain white curtains and bamboo window shades are not the main attraction in this otherwise maximalist bedroom. But they ground the space so that other stunning features—like the intricate painted ceiling—can stand out. Don't be afraid to layer window treatments. While the sheer curtains lighten the space, they aren't practical for privacy—which is where the bamboo shades come in.

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Decorate a Maximalist Bedroom

a maximal bedroom with yellow patterned quilt and leaf-patterned curtains with brass plates hung on the wall


If maximalism is your go-to style, don’t stop at the curtains. Pair floor-to-ceiling patterned curtains with a coordinating shade of paint for a bold look. Here, the green and white floral fabric blends well with the sage green wall color, bold yellow bedding, and impressive four poster bed.

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Pull a Look Together

a neutral bedroom with espresso accents


At first glance, this bedroom style appears neutral—but there’s actually a lot happening in this space. The oversized purple bed frame, medallion ceiling fan, and uniquely designed wall molding stand out against a tan and white patterned wallpaper. Soft, solid beige curtains soften the busy space and bring all the design elements together for a cohesive yet creative feel.

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