Endless Possibilities with Outdoor Drapes

Are you looking for ways to add life to your outdoor space this spring? Do you love the outdoors, but could do without the beaming 90 degree direct sunlight? Are you interested in ways to cover up areas in your home, without making it look obvious and unattractive? Do you just want some occasional privacy? Outdoor drapes are the solution! This spring, take your outdoor and indoor space from ordinary to extraordinary using these creative ideas with your outdoor drapes.

Temporary shading

Go from sunroom by day to screened-in by night. Outdoor curtains are great for temporary or long-term shading. Sunbrella and Outdura drapes are fade resistant. The best thing about outdoor drapes is that they are flexible, so if you don’t need them, slide them away or simply take them down. If you are looking to add shade and color to your outdoor space, this is your answer. Outdoor drapes come in a variety of shades, colors and textures which means decorating is fun and your space becomes unique! Outdoor drapes allow you to control the amount of light in your space, just as you would indoors with blinds and curtains. This allows an easy transition from the interior of your home to your outdoor area.

UV and rain protection

With Sunbrella fade resistant outdoor curtains, you can let the drapes catch the rays instead of your skin! We have been educated for years on the side effects of UV sun exposure, and most of us agree that staying out of the sun as much as possible is the healthiest choice for our skin. Outdoor curtains allow you to be outside all day long and not worry about the sun. Sunbrella fabrics are made from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic yarn, which means even in the harshest conditions, Sunbrella will not fade.  Sunbrella fabric is water repellant and will not mildew. It gets even better! The fabrics reflect water and air dry in a matter of minutes. Whether you are in the brightest and hottest sun, or caught in a downpour, Sunbrella outdoor drapes will protect you from rain or shine and look great while doing it!


If you are looking for privacy and ambience, outdoor curtains provide both. If you are trying to block your neighbor’s view, outdoor drapes do that too! Outdoor drapes are great for porch enclosures, and the best part is, they can be temporary. This temporary solution allows you to get the best of both worlds. Outdoor drapes can create a privacy nook on your porch while leaving the remainder of the porch open. Plus, they are less expensive and easier to manage than outdoor blinds.

Privacy can be achieved indoor as well with the use of curtains. You can use your drapes to act as doors in your doorways or as a way to divide rooms into sections. If you live in an apartment or house with one large room, and wish to divide the room in sections without spending tons of money, drapes are a great solution.

If you want to create a doorway out of drapes, choose a fabric that accents the room and hang it from floor to ceiling in place of a door. This will make your room feel larger. Plus, if you decide to change your curtain door design for the season, all you need to do is change your curtain color.

Wall accents

Keep in mind the decorating theme of both the interior and exterior of your home when choosing a drape fabric. Because outdoor drapes come in so many styles and colors, you can virtually use them anywhere. This is a great solution for covering spaces you want hidden or adding emphasis and color to a wall indoors or outdoors. If you plan on taking your drapes down for the winter, why not bring them inside and make use of them indoors.

Drapes create beautiful focal points for rooms and look great when paired with the right lighting. Keep in mind that the color of your drapes will make a statement for the mood of the room. If you want bold colors- reds, yellows, oranges and blacks- to create a warm and energetic feel, try bright lighting or bedding. If you want to calm your space, use cool colors such as blues, greens, and neutrals paired with dim lighting.

Drapes are also great ideas for headboards. Hang them floor to ceiling to create a dramatic headboard for your bedroom. If your bedding is a solid color, try a curtain with a pattern that accents the color of your bed. Do the opposite if your bedding has a design. If you aren’t in to painting your bedroom walls, but want to add some color, this is an easy way to do it. Bold drapes hanging from ceiling to floor create a dramatic look in any room.

Photo backdrop

Another unique way to use outdoor drapes is for photo shoots.  Whether it’s family photos or casual photos, drapes create a great backdrop. This idea allows you to pay more attention to the quality of the photo and less attention to the background. The light source can be easily controlled because you can move the drapes in a direction relative to the sun or your lights. You will no longer have to take 20 photos to get one right because your drapes are to the rescue.

There are so many things you can do with outdoor curtains if you put your mind to it. The possibilities are endless. If you are trying to block the neighbor’s view, get less exposure from the sun, add some color to your outdoor space, filter light from your patio or create an accent wall or headboard, outdoor drapes are the solution for you!


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