Tablecloth Window Panels

I wish Target and other home decor stores would stock more 96″ window panels rather than with 84″ panels.

Even though our second floor ceilings are only 8 feet tall –
the 84 inch panels can’t give me the look I like.
Which is – hung high and ‘puddling’ on the floor.
So I searched other sections of the store for the length of fabric I wanted.
I was lucky enough to find oblong tablecloths that were 60″ wide by 104″ long. For $16.99 each – that was a good deal. I just folded the cloths in half length wise and then folded the top down for a little ruffle. Using the existing white sheers on the inside, I clipped them to overlap with the solid grey panels.
I avoid having to use a double rod this way.
I draped a garland over the center to break up all the white and to add a little faux-natural element to the room
I got the look I wanted without searching all over town – just all over Target.
You can see the bedroom post HERE and the bedding post HERE.

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Roxie Tenner

Tablecloth turned curtains? Smart idea! Your window treatments are awesome! I took a glimpsed at your bedroom and bedding post and they are FUN-tastic! You really have a taste for economic creativity!


What a wonderfully clever way to get that look — very clever!

Kathy Moreland

Very pretty, and a great idea!

Cathy Cobblestone

Great Idea – we have 9 foot ceilings so I need that 96 inch length and they are just not that easy to find without spending an arm and a leg! Thanks for sharing your idea – I'll look at tablecloths next time!!!!


Those look great Holly! I am always looking at Tablecloths as well for curtains. You get so much more fabric for less that way.

Julia Terpstra

You are SO SMART! Don't you just love Target? Very dangerous store for me to walk into; I bet you are the same! xoxo jules

Katie Mansfield

I love that fabric and a no sew project! Great idea.

Kate ChicOnaShoestringDecorating

Hi there! What a great idea! I am loving the Threshold line and did kind of the same thing… made some cloth napkins into throw pillows. 🙂 Wanted to stop by your blog and say thank you for commenting on my CNN mantel link. 🙂 Nice to \”meet\” you! Going to check out your blog!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs

The windows look fabulous!….I used a tablecloth years ago to make a small window treatment, actually using the fabric of the tablecloth, but never used the full cloth as a drapery panel….great idea!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot

Great idea- and right on budget too. I like the color– I don't know that I'd have thought to look at tablecloths–they look so pretty. Pat

Sarah Krouse

such a brilliantly easy idea! they're just beautiful!


They look beautiful, Holly. xo Laura

Yvonne @ StoneGable

YOu are one clever girl! Such a great idea… and easy!!!


Great idea to use table cloths for window panels! I agree that the store bought curtains are usually too short. I hang my curtains high and my ceilings are 9' tall. 84\” is just too short. Since I like simple curtains, simple hemmed fabric can be hung and that opens up many more options!


These look great!! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. Such a smart idea.Cynthia


That looks great! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. I have to rememeber to see the potential. After all, it is just material, why couldn't it be used for something other than it's intended use.

Shabby chic Sandy

I love long curtains too–the tablecloths were a very creative idea!

Suzan Sweatman

Well I would have NEVER thought of using table cloths ( although I've used duvet covers lol ) they look beautiful XOX


GREAT idea. That turned out great- simple to do and elegant to view. xo Diana

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

Such a smart idea!! The price is right and it looks great!

Cheryl Thornton

Such a great look – I use tablecloths all the time as curtain panels…its a great way to get a large piece of fabric on a budget!Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG