Today, I'm going over my favorite stores for curtains and lamps. Here we go!
JCPenney I've purchased several curtains in my home from JCPenney. The thing I love about their curtains is that they are almost always available in longer lengths (like 96") which is usually the size I prefer to buy. Sometimes they don't have the longer lengths in stock, so you have to order, but it doesn't take too long. They have a pretty great selection and very reasonable prices. They have sales all the time, so keep an eye out for those. Sometimes their online sales are even better than those in store! Our faux taffeta living room curtains are 96" long and cost about $20/panel, on sale.
IKEA is a great resource for inexpensive curtains. They don't have an extensive variety, but if you're looking for something basic (especially something white) and inexpensive, then IKEA is your store! Most of their curtains come un-hemmed at around 98" long so you can hem them to your desired length. They even provide iron-on hem tape so you don't have to sew them, if you don't want to. Last year, I wanted white linen curtains for our kitchen. I found them at IKEA for only $40/pair...which is extremely inexpensive for linen!
World Market has some very unique curtains at great prices. I haven't purchased any here yet, but I always like to check out their selection and I usually find at least one or two styles that are calling my name! They have some funky prints like this (it's actually more green in person):
Too bad I don't have a room for these to live in! I've been admiring them for a while!
And these...gorgeous blue, faux dupioni silk! If we were having a boy, I was going to buy these for the nursery.
Home Goods is at the top of my list when I need new lamps. They have a pretty good variety which changes often at great prices. Most of their lamps look much more expensive than they really are. The lamp shades are almost always included in the purchase price which makes them an even better bargain. Here are a couple lamps I have from Home Goods.
This one was about $40. The shade on it now was bought separately, but it did originally come with one.
This one was about $20. It's the perfect size for my kitchen buffet...and I love the pleated shade.
Target is another great go-to store for lamps. They're inexpensive and you can mix and match the lamp bases with shades that they also sell. Here's one I bought years ago...it just happens to match perfectly with our little girls nursery!
Lamps Plus is a wonderful online resource for any lighting you might need! I haven't purchased any lamps from them yet, but I have purchased several lamp shades. They have a fantastic variety of shades in every size and style imaginable, from basic white to decorative patterns and fabrics. The more decorative shades can be a little pricey, but their basic colors are very reasonable. I purchased two of these shades to update some old lamps in our master bedroom; they were under $25 each.