Spring Home Makeover | Curtains from IKEA

June 5, 2012

One of the hardest decorations for me to accomplish is window treatments.

I’m not sure if my issue lies more in the Cost of the treatments, or in the creative mind to wrap around the Look that I’m going for.

Ideally I’d have beautiful cellular shades on each window that can open either upwards or downwards, and have no cords – and will NEVER get damaged by my children… oh wait, I think I might have started dreaming.


When we moved in, I had an estimate done.  And even just for Andrew and Ethan’s room alone, we were looking at over $1000.00 – so we resorted back to our old ways….

Beach Towels.

No Joke.

That is, until we discovered Ikea.Welcome!

Ikea had some great curtain options for us, and they weren’t SO expensive that we were freaking out at buying a full set of curtains for the bedrooms!

I mean, they even have some options for sheer curtains that make a world of a difference in a rooms décor – for $4.99.


Yep – Those sheer curtains were $4.99.  Then I used the same fabric that the pillow was made with, and sewed two flat panels for the valance.  Literally under $10.00 for this window.

I’m guessing eventually we’ll need to get some blinds on those windows, when his napping/sleeping schedule depends a bit more on the light in the room, but for now, he doesn’t care.  His room is North facing.  So – he doesn’t get direct sun into his room at any time.

In our condo, we had upgraded from towels to the Ikea Ritva curtains in White.  These curtains did well for our South facing condo window – but for our new home with north and west facing bedroom windows, they just weren’t doing the trick for the light filtering – and they certainly were not matching my room makeover!

Bedroom Before

So now with our New beautiful room – we have some awesome curtains to accent the grey bedding!


The new curtains are also the Ritva Brand, and are $24.99 for a pair of them.  They come in two quite long lengths to choose from, so you can shorten them up as needed.  I think I’m going to shorten mine up here eventually to maybe a little below the window. But I’m not certain yet, so I’m leaving them long for now.

They come with an iron-on hemming strip, which allows you to cut the curtains at any length and then hem them with just an iron.


They’re nice and thick, and block much of the sun that comes into the room when they’re fully closed.

The Ritva Curtains are only available In-Store at your local IKEA.  This is awesome, because it will give you a chance to see all the great options of curtains they have!  All of their curtains are on display there so you can touch them, see how they hang on a rod, and hold up any matching items to them to coordinate your fabrics.

Lucky for you – We have a giveaway!

Win It!!!!!

One Lucky Reader will win a pair of curtains from IKEA! (Choice)

How To Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Visit Ikea’s Website website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section (below) on the blog.

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Also, check out Heather’s Makeover Reviews & Giveaways at OurKidsMom.com


Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on June 22nd, 2012. alogo1


  1. Laura Sulilvan says:

    I really love this bedroom, so elegant and relaxing, thanks for sharing!

  2. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I would like to have the BRANÄS Laundry basket with lining, rattan
    thanks for the giveaway

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this great Giveaway! I absolutely love what you girls have done with your bedrooms. Very beautiful and comfortable.

  4. agnes dela cruz says:

    I love the create your dream kutchen in 5 easy steps.

  5. Dagmara Hawkins says:

    I would like some lamps. They are so stylish

  6. I just love this modern table lamp,both the shade and the base! Trying to outfit our room with lighting and my teen son’s room with a nightstand and curtains right now. Thanks!


  7. Marisa May says:

    I like the Expedit shelving unit in red.

  8. Katherine says:

    Storage combination w doors/drawers, white, multicolor
    I love this~

  9. I like the EKTORP MUREN


  10. Anne N. says:
  11. Wow, the dreaming I did there. I love this STENSTORP
    Kitchen cart, white, oak AND a whole lot more!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  12. Geoff K says:

    I love all of the textiles and rugs at IKEA, especially the Malin Blad rug for its cool, modern design. Thanks!

  13. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I would love a new rug and lamp!

  14. Christina C says:

    I would get the wooden train set for my son.

  15. Renee Richardson says:

    I really want the sheepskin rug. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  16. robyn paris says:

    i like EXARBY
    Mattress, Brattholmen white

  17. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love the DUKTIG Work bench, birch plywood! Carter would have alot of fun with that!

  18. cynthia says:

    wine glasses!

  19. Christine says:

    the Malin Blad rug

  20. Deborah Wallin says:

    Bar stool with backrest, antique stain

  21. Chrystal D says:

    I like the Fillsta Floor Lamp!

  22. Would love the Hemnes TV unit!

  23. miranda turner says:

    i love their bedding so nice….

  24. Meghan Finley says:

    I really want one of their dishwashers

  25. nannypanpan says:

    i like the ektorp corner sofa

  26. I’d like to get the BIRKELAND series bedroom furniture for my daughter’s room.

  27. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I like the Levanger mirror. $149.97

  28. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love the panel curtains! thanks!

  29. Joanne R. says:

    I really like the Besta Jagra tv unit with casters.

  30. brandy g. says:

    I love the JANETTE Pair of curtains, gray

  31. I would like the expedit shelf, and the sheets are really pretty too!

  32. crystle tellerday says:

    tromso loft bed frame with desktop

  33. I did not even know that Ikea sold curtains. They had some great styles at affordable prices.

  34. Brittani says:

    I love that Ikea is so affordable!

  35. I really want to get the HEMNES
    Daybed frame with 3 drawers, white

  36. EMMA L HORTON says:


  37. I love the Sultan Holmsta Latex Pillowtop Mattress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Nicole Sender says:

    I’d like the LINDMON Venetian blind, brown.

  39. susan varney says:

    i like the HEMNES Bench,black-brown stain

  40. Kristen says:

    I like the Alina Bedspread in dark red.

  41. I like the venetian blinds by Lindmon.


  42. Katherine Short says:

    I had no idea IKEA was so inexpensive! After looking at the website, I kind og want a little of everything.

  43. Nicole L says:

    I absolutely love the polka dot curtains in the kids bedroom. The bedroom looks very cute and comfortable

  44. christine jessamine says:

    i learned that they are pretty far from me, but still in utah! i wish there was a way to order products online

  45. Stephanie Gregory says:

    I learned it wasn’t as expensive as I thought.

  46. I like the Sarita curtains in black.

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

  47. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I’ve never shopped or looked at IKEA items before, but they have great prices and very nice things. I LOVE the LUSY BLOM rug. I think it would be adorable for my room.

  48. Susana H. says:

    I liked the MALM 6 drawer chest

  49. I like the cheap shelves

  50. I love IKEA!

  51. I love the Mamdal headboard!

  52. sandra w. says:

    i like the odda bed frame

  53. I like teh KIVIK loveseat with chaise

  54. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    The Sarita curtains in black would look great in our home!

  55. I like the EXPEDIT Shelving unit, black-brown

  56. Joanne R. says:

    I like the Besta Jagra tv unit with casters.

  57. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the stockholm sofa. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  58. Miz Vickik says:

    I love their bookcases!

  59. I want the SULTAN ELSFJORD
    Latex mattress,

  60. Colleen S says:

    I love the VÄNNERNA DRAGKEDJA rug

  61. love a dual control kitchen faucet

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