The Best Simple Linen Curtains for Your Neutral Home
Refresh your window treatments with these go-with-everything accents.
From curtains to sheets, your home's linens need to be updated from time to time. Here's the thing: Too often, your sense of style changes before your textiles reach the end of their lifespans, which is why picking neutral, simple pieces will help maximize the length of time these accents work within your space. This is especially true for your curtains, which are constantly on display.
When should you replace these staples? The first sign of wear is a good rule of thumb. Depending on how often you open and close them, how much sunlight they receive, and how often you wash them, your curtains may need to be replaced every few years. To extend that timeline, reduce the stress of everyday wear and follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning. Also, consider stocking up on a spare: Having a separate set for the warmer months and another for the cooler season will not only keep things visually fresh in your home, but doing so can also help you save on energy costs.
Of course, you don't need to wait for a reason to replace your curtains—but when you do, be sure to choose a set that you'll love now and later, so you can get the most out of them. To help you on your search, we culled several of our favorite neutral, simple linen curtains—all of which you can purchase right now. From creamy, goes-with-everything iterations to options with subtle patterns or unique (but natural!) colorways, you are sure to find a pair that suits your home—and your taste—here.
A Pop of Color
These black-and-white curtains are lined with a vertical pattern that's subtle, not distracting.
Shop Now: Holli Zollinger Tribal Sheer Pinch Pleat Curtain Panels, $76.99, wayfair.com.
This set of gorgeous blue curtains offers privacy and style. We love how well they pair with a myriad of neutral hues, from cream and rust to gray.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Shibori Dot Drape, $159, potterybarn.com.
A Lux Look
Just Enough Coverage
These long white panels are thick enough to create a sense of privacy, but thin enough to let some light shine through.
Shop Now: Ikea AINA Curtains, $59.99, ikea.com.
Pretty as a Penny
We love this white curtain set complete with vertical indigo stripes—they're the perfect balance of modern and timeless.
Shop Now: Ballard Designs Bowen Striped Panel, $89, ballarddesigns.com.