Home Accessories: Dish Towels as Curtains

Always a good idea: linen tea towels serving as curtains. They look natural and airy, and we love decorating with things we already own. Here’s a roundup of some recently admired tea towel installations.

Above: Photo via the kitchn.

Above: Photo via Verhext.

Above: Here’s a clever idea for creating a casual window covering: tea towels stitched together to make an airy kitchen curtain (especially if you stick to like-colored towels). Photo by Polly Wreford.

Above: For the less motivated among us; an instant curtain idea (via photographer Simon Brown) involving an impromptu curtain rod, a square of linen (doesn’t even need to be hemmed), and a pack of wooden clothespins.

Here’s another take on light and airy curtains: Walls, Windows & Floors: Jewel-Toned Voile Curtains at Remodelista.

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Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

Ideas to try.

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.3 years ago

We like the idea of towels! These are cute! No ironing ever!
Thank You

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Good idea,Thanks for sharing

Sheri J.
Sheri J.3 years ago

why didn't i think of that? :-)

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago


Beth M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Good idea!

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Sophie Dunham
Sophie Dunham4 years ago

Great Idea!! I can't wait to try! Plus tea towels can often be made of quite thick, durable fabric so this is great for winter - cuts out the cold while keeps the light coming in!! =)

Julia Cabrera-Woscek