One of the most asked questions I get here on my blog is “where did you get the black and white buffalo check curtains in your living room? I’ve answered this question so many times and each time I feel like I’ve let the person who asked down. You see, I made these curtains a few years ago. I purchased the fabric from Ikea. It’s from the Berta Ruta line at Ikea. It looks like the beige color is still available. The fabric is a really nice quality, yarn died, decorator fabric at only $8.99 a yard (before I go on, a “yarn died” fabric is one where individual yarns or threads are woven together to form the pattern. So, you get the print on both sides of the fabric).
Sadly, soon after I purchased the fabric and made the curtains, Ikea decided to discontinue this particular fabric – sigh! So, when I’m asked about the buffalo check curtains, I’m always a little sad that I can’t just tell my readers where they can get the same look for their homes. I decided I’d do a little research and try to find some ready made buffalo check curtains for anyone who is going for this farmhouse look! And, here’s what I found!
There are several sellers on Etsy that make buffalo check curtains. I chose this particular seller because the reviews are top notch and I liked the options that she provides. You can choose to have your curtains pinch pleated or with grommet tops and you can get them lined or unlined.
The description of this curtain on the Pottery Barn website says they are black and white, but I have to say that they do look gray? So, I would try to check on these in a store to make sure they are a true black and white.
Country Curtains is a source for high quality curtains. Their buffalo check is a color paired with natural – according to their website. So, you would not be getting a bright white, but you may like the look better than a pure white.
I have to say that, based totally on the online photos, I really like these ones! But, please take note – the price listed is per panel. And, you would need two panels per window. These also have a blackout lining, which is very nice.
A few things to look for!
Buffalo check is a large check and each square should measure three or four inches. Look for these dimensions when shopping for buffalo check. When I googled buffalo check, a lot of the options were not a true buffalo check.
Make sure you know what you are getting in regard to fabric. Is the fabric woven or dyed (a woven print will be the same on each side, whereas a dyed fabric will only have the print on one side. I prefer woven fabrics. They are a much better quality.
Are the curtains lined? I prefer a lined drape. They look nice from the outside and, of course, block light better.
Curtains come in standard lengths. 84″, 96″ and 108″. Make sure you measure from the rod to the floor, and I like to add some length for puddling on the floor. Whatever you do, you don’t want your drapes to be too short and not at least brush the floor.
I hope this helps those of you who are interested in adding some buffalo check curtains to your home! I’ll be back on Wednesday to finally share my summer screen porch! Yikes, I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of July and I’m just now sharing it, but it’s been a bit of an off summer for me with my dad passing away. So, better late than never, right!
Hope your week is off to a great start!