Gypsy Ruffled Curtain Panels


This is such a great idea to save money on our heating bill. I remember my grandmother telling me they use to do this!

February has been one long month.

I won’t go into details, but lets just say it’s been crazy around here.

I’ve never wanted Spring so badly.

I’m fantasizing about weeding in my tank top & flip flops.

Day dreaming of grilled hotdogs, corn on the cob, Rick in his bathing suit shorts 🙂

Along with the -15 degree temperatures, comes an enormous gas bill.

When our power was out over Christmas, we hung sheets to keep the warmth in our kitchen.

Now you know where I’m headed with this post today.

Introducing my Gypsy Ruffled Curtain Panels

Gypsey Ruffled Curtain Ideas

Julie & Rick winter 2013

Hang curtains in your doorway.

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The room adjacent to our kitchen is my office (dining room turned office found here).

2 of the walls are all windows. brrrrr

After the storm, we ended up keeping the sheets up in the one door way because it’s so damn cold in there.

The sheets really helped keep the heat in the kitchen.

I would say at least a 10-15 degree difference.

When I came across these gorgeous, affordable curtains, a little voice said,

“Do it Red.”

They would be way prettier than the sheets.

So, I purchased 2 panels just the right length so they would drape the wood floor ever so slightly.

I also wanted the curtain rod to show at the top because I knew it would accentuate our corner hardware.

Ruffled Curtains

I used a mismatched curtain rod and pull backs.

It’s what I had.

They look cute from my office and will be great for privacy.

Gypsy Curtain Panels

I can leave them open and pulled back several ways in the warm months.


I can close them on days like today when it’s -15 degrees.
Pretty Curtain Idea

Curtains to help keep the warmth in.

I’m sure you’ve noticed, Sylvia loves them.

I thought I might have a problem when she started playing with them, but she stopped 🙂

She’s a female kitty, so I think she likes the femininity they add to the space.

I have actually fallen in love with them.

I think Rick likes them too (sh!)
Gypsy Ruffled Curtain Panels

Their texture is heavier than they appear.

I can’t wait to put them back like this when I can open up all of the windows and let the Spring breeze in.

I can easily take them down if I get tired of them.
Gypsy Curtain In the Kitchen

Sylvia says…keep ’em up Red!

Here’s where I found mine.

They come in different colors and sizes.

These would be beautiful in any window too.

Gypsy Ruffled Curtain Panels

Have a nice weekend…

I’ll be sipping wine at night, and tea in the morning.

Both, while enjoying my Gypsy Ruffled Curtains.

Ruffled Curtains

We added the curtains to our 12 year olds room too!

Valerie's Curtains

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37 Responses

  1. Melanie H says:

    I think they’re gorgeous! I always hated drapes on my sliding glass door, but succumed to them due to the brutal cold this year.

  2. Nikki says:

    My first visit to your blog. I love your kitchen!!

  3. Julie, as always a beautiful job! I really love the curtains and how much they have changed your space. Hopefully it warms up for you soon…maybe by June 😉


  4. Shelley says:

    Where did you buy your gypsy ruffled curtain panels? I want some. Thanks.

  5. Carolin Faulkner says:

    Love the Fypsy Ruffles,,,,where did u purchase them $$$$$$???? Have some that a similar, lost a pair in my last move and NEED another pair”!!!! Thanks in advance

  6. Sherry says:

    You have the most gorgeous kitchen! I love everything about it! Do you have more pics?

  7. kristin says:

    Ruffles ruffles everywhere!!! Love!!!

  8. Leena says:

    Beautiful curtains! I love the style and how they look with your décor, plus the extra warmth and gas savings is a real plus! Great idea! Hugs, Leena

  9. Julie, the curtains look so pretty and a perfect touch!

  10. Val says:

    Hi Julie,

    Saw your post on Hometalk. I just love this idea. We did a similar thing when building our garage. I stapled vapor barrier to the ceiling to keep the half we were working on warmer, and to save on the electricity the heater used until we installed our garage furnace. Worked like a charm! Of course your ruffled drapes are MUCH prettier!


  11. Pretty curtains! They add just the right amount of softness and frill to your doorway, what a great idea!

  12. These are beautiful, Julie! Love white ruffles on anything!

  13. These are so pretty, Julie! I love how much they add to the space AND that they are functional too. And of course that Sylvia likes them. 😉 Pinned!

  14. They look so pretty! just love them–keep them for sure:) Congrats on your feauture (found at throwback thurs tonight:)

  15. Tonita says:

    Love those curtains and I have the same ones in my tiny 8 foot wide and 18 foot long home. Great minds think alike. Glad I found your blog.

  16. Lori McVey says:

    I’m interested in the curtains also. Love the kitchen by the way.

  17. Nancy Tallman says:

    where did you find those curtains? I need them..THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL !

  18. Grace says:

    Did you get these in cream or white? Thanks!

  19. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Love them curtains and what a beautiful addition it makes.
    (your other links in this morning’s email newsletter; sorry, but I don’t do facebook)

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