The IKEA Curtains That Every Designer Swears By

by on Nov 3, 2020

RITVA curtains
Photo: @whitelanedecor

No matter how many trends come and go, there are a few classic home decor elements that never go out of style. Think of a simple round mirror, the Eames lounge chair, a quality Persian rug – designers come back to these pieces again and again.

Another essential decor item that every interior designer seems to have in their back pocket? White curtains. Versatile and classic, well-tailored white curtains can dress up literally any room; no matter the style. And here’s the secret – we’ve noticed a lot of designers are getting their curtains at IKEA!           

The RITVA curtains are popping up all over the place. They’re 100% cotton, thick enough for privacy but thin enough to let in beautiful filtered light, and you can get them as long as 118″ in length – unheard of for affordable curtains. Speaking of affordable, the best part is their price tag. As set of RITVA curtains will only cost you $30 to $40 depending on the length you need.

Ready to get your own? Here’s how some of our favorite designers and home decor bloggers have styled these classic curtains.

Living room from Little Green Notebook
Photo: Little Green Notebook

In this eclectic modern living room the curtains are hung with a pleat, high and wide, and are tailored to “kiss” the floor. The bamboo shades add another layer to give the windows a custom look.


Living room from Kelley Nan
Photo: Kelley Nan

The RITVA curtains look great in a more formal setting too. Even though they’re extremely affordable, they look high end.


Dining room from Farmhouse for Four
Photo: @farmhouseforfour

For a more casual farmhouse look, let the curtains puddle at the floor a bit. The RITVA curtains come with their own hemming tape, allowing you to choose your own custom length – even if you can’t sew.


Room corner from Kristi Murphy
Photo: Kristi Murphy

Because of their low price tag, the RITVA curtains are great for modifying with DIY projects. Adding black fabric to the bottom give them a whole new modern and custom look.


Bedroom from Carley Brandon
Photo: Carley Brandon

If you’re really bold, you can dye these white curtains any color you’d like. The result is designer-looking window treatments for a fraction of the cost.


Living room from Maison de Pax
Photo: Maison de Pax

In this traditional living room the panels are hung with clip-on curtain rings. They look casual yet elegant.


Dining room corner from Chris Loves Julia
Photo: Chris Loves Julia

For a more playful look, consider lining the curtains with pom-pom ribbon. A fun idea for a playroom or child’s room.

The IKEA curtains that designers swear by!
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  1. Tracy

    I only wish they were a true white, as the package describes. I purchased a bunch for our new build and they are so dingy and yellow against my white walls and trim. Tried soaking them in Oxi-Clean White Revive, as I read online, and they didn’t budge at all. Maybe I’ll go the Rit Lemon Yellow route Ü They are fantastic textured curtains for the price, though.

  2. Kerry

    I think this curtain would fit my space well but I need 120 inches and the longest it comes in is 118. Is there a hem on the bottom that I might be able to gain 2 more inches? Thank you!