Home Makeover | Ikea Curtains For the Bedroom Review

by Heather Smith on June 5, 2012 · 169 comments

Spring Home Makeover with Ikea




We’ve been working on our bedroom makeover… from the bedding and sheets to the walls. All of that is finally done. The final touch on my bedroom makeover was window coverings. If you remember… my bedroom looked like this…

I always have a difficult time with window treatments. Heck, I’ve been shopping for new curtains for my kitchen for months now. I was determined to make a final decision on these, though, because I wanted my bedroom to be complete.

Because of our location, I have not been fortunate enough to visit a physical Ikea location. I have heard so many good things about their store… I hope to someday make it there. Because I like to shop online I finally ventured over to the Ikea website… and I am glad I did!

I was amazed at the selection of curtains on the Ikea website. There is something for practically every price range, from $4.99 on up. After narrowing down my selections based on the color I was looking for I decided on the Dagny set.

Ikea sent us a pair of Dagny light beige curtains to finish off our room. Usually I am having to check and re-check lengths of the curtain versus the height it would be at in my room before I commit to them. The Dagny curtains were easy to shop for because they are very long at 98 3/8”, but they are easily shortened to the exact length you need with (included) iron-on hemming strips.


I was happy to see that the Dagny curtains can be hung on curtain rods, wires or a KVARTAL suspension system. This makes them super versatile and should work with whatever existing hanging device you already have (rods can add up fast!). As you can see in the picture above, they did bunch up at the ends because they are too long. I am still trying to decide if I want to hem from the bottom (with the included iron on tape) or go from the top to diminish (or even eliminate) the darker toned material.


I was very pleased how well the light beige in the curtain matched the light beige color of the flowers on the comforter. I was unsure about the shiny fabric, but it went well with the set. From the shopping experience (selection and customer service) to the quality of the item received I am very pleased with Ikea. I hope they some day choose to build a location near Kansas City, Missouri!


You can purchase a set of Dagny curtains for $59.99 at the Ikea store nearest you (not available online)


ONE OurKidsMom or Grinning Cheek to Cheek reader is going to a pair of curtains (choice) !

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on May 3, 2012.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.


1 Kelly Bowden June 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I love everything IKea has to offer! Love this place!

2 Liberty Boblett June 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I like the Trofast storage combination!

3 Beverly K. June 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM
4 Lisa Welch June 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I purchased this mirror from Ikea for my daughter Taylor for Christmas. It is for her new bedroom. Although the purchase of our home has been delayed for months, we are closing on the 21st of this month! Just 16 short days away.


It’s called the UNG DRILL Mirror. It reminds us of Snow White

5 Betsy Brown June 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

i love the Ikea Curtains

6 Laura June 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I love their bookcases!

7 April Kennedy June 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I really want to design my next kitchen and get cabinets from ikea. We have been playing with their online planning tool a bit.

8 Tiffany M June 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I really want a new slipcover for my couch. I only have one and with 4 little ones, it spends a great deal of time in the washer. :)

9 Leigh June 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM
10 LaTanya June 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

4-drawer chest, white

11 Brandy June 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I;d like a malm bed frame

12 Laura Sulilvan June 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I love all their items, especially the BARBRO RAND, rug, love the colors.

13 Claire June 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I love their bookcases!

14 Kayla Arrowood June 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I love Ikea and there is NO WAY I can narrow it down to any one thing I want there lmbo!!

15 Kiara June 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I like the EKNE Mirror.

16 Kris June 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM
17 Diane K. Brimmer June 5, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I like the online planning tool. I love the curtians.

18 Melissa Hartley June 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I learned this: IKEA Foundation supports programs that improve the lives of children in need through health, human rights and education :) Thank you for the givewaway.

19 Mayla M June 5, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I want the TROFAST Storage combination with boxes!

20 Caroline B June 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I like the IKEA STOCKHOLM BLAD curtains

21 naomi c June 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I am loving the hemnes armoire – on my wish list for now :)

22 nickie June 6, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I love their bookcases!

23 Stacey B June 6, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I learned that they have an online chat rep to help with purchases and questions

24 Heather Turner June 6, 2012 at 2:51 AM

it will cost about $3500 to do the kitchen i designed on their website.

25 Brian Smith June 6, 2012 at 4:44 AM

Love this:

Sofa and chaise lounge, Tullinge gray-brown

26 ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ June 6, 2012 at 5:11 AM

I love the Hemnes Coffee Table

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

27 brooke t June 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Rocking moose, red, rubberwood

28 Jenn June 6, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I want to buy the KNAPPA Pendant lamp for my daughter’s room.

29 Jennifer Rote June 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I like the SULTAN FLOKENES Memory foam mattress

30 Barb S. June 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I like the Vivan curtains in gray! We have a lot of IKEA around our house!

31 Mindy Mue June 6, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I really liked the children’s toy storage sets on their website.

32 Charlotte R June 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I love their comforters and duvet covers, like this one: EIVOR LEVA
Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), multicolor http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00207289/

33 Jessie C. June 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I like billy bookcases

34 Candice Hull June 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I love the sarita curtains. We just moved away from a town that had an IKEA and I miss it! I love that store!

35 Heather Palmer June 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

If you buy a sofa before June 24 you can get up to 15% back as a gift card.

36 Amy Z June 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I want the MALM Bed frame, high, black-brown!

37 edq143 June 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Love the comforters and lamps

38 Cynthia C June 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I could use the IKEA 365+ BRASA
Floor/reading lamp, black

39 D Schmidt June 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Visited their site and love the Kivik Loveseat

40 April Brenay June 6, 2012 at 12:19 PM


Children’s tent

41 Ashley June 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I like their Anita curtains in Brown.

42 matthew b June 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Scooby Doo Brown and Red Pajamas for Toddlers and Boys

43 shannon oelrich June 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Pillow, side sleeper

44 Kathlean Owens June 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I learned that they sell everything from light bulbs to fabric!

45 Ursula Thomas June 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I love everything at IKEA and it was hard to just pick one thing :) But I also like the Klingsbo black coffee table! Thank u for the giveaway

46 catherine thomas June 6, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Ikea has alot of nice curtains

47 Becky June 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I learned that they need an IKEA in or near El Paso, Texas

PS – I’m from Missouri too! :)

48 Paige wasserman June 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I learned Ikea is worldwide. wowowow

49 Denise L June 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I really like the Lagan countertop – looks pretty and durable. Not to mention, I need a new countertop after my toaster caught on fire last week! :(

50 Valerie taylor Mabrey June 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Basket, black
vmkids3 at msn dot com

51 Allyson Bossie June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM
52 Debbie R June 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I like the SANELA curtains in navy.

53 Lindsay Sorensen June 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I love the kids organizer bins

54 STEVE STONE June 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Trofast storage combination

55 Brynn Dexter June 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I really want the HEMNES Bed frame in grey-brown

56 Meaghan F. June 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I really adore the Skruvsta swivel chair.

57 Lindsey June 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I love everything, but I really like their bedrooms for little ones.

58 mell June 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I like the UNG DRILL Mirror

59 stephanie rowe June 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM

i like the curtains FELICIA
pair of curtains with tie-backs

60 elven johnson June 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Rug, flatwoven, multicolor

61 Catie June 6, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I love the Tullsta chair!

62 IrisLim June 7, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Ikea curtains might be cheap but the quality might not be very good.

63 Irene June 7, 2012 at 6:50 AM

This place has EVERYTHING! Even a restaurant!

64 Sarah Jane June 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I like the MINNEN Ext bed frame with slatted bed base, white, found here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19827958/

We live less than a mile from IKEA, and I’ve been contemplating getting this for our daughter.

65 Carmen Van Deursen June 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I like the aina curtains

66 Tara Liebing June 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I want the Hemnes TV stand

67 Kristi D June 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I like the kritter childrens chairs

68 kelly June 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM
69 Pauline Milner June 7, 2012 at 11:51 PM

From Ikea, I really like the Ektorp Corner Sofa:

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

70 Janna Johnson June 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

anno stra panel curtain
Thanks a ton! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

71 Denise C June 8, 2012 at 7:30 AM
72 Kendal Barriere June 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I have been wanting to get the slim shoe holder case that rests only 8 inches off the wall. Would fit perfectly in our entry way! and be nice looking.

73 Jennifer B June 8, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Love the
Coffee table

74 Naina John June 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I liked step stool-http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30178884/

75 Tara June 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM
76 Karina Lee June 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

i love the kids high chair

77 Cynthia R June 8, 2012 at 4:05 PM

like the
Buffet, brown-black

78 Denise B. June 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I would love the “Nutid Dishwasher”.

79 Amy Martin June 8, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I hadn’t reailzed Ikea held such a commitment to bettering the environment and being sustainable.

80 Laurie Adams June 8, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I would LOVE the EXPEDIT Shelving unit, black-brown. I have never made it to an IKEA, I would love to go but our closest one is about 90 minutes away.

81 Tamara June 9, 2012 at 3:09 AM

I love IKEA! I noticed they are offering a gift card back with a sofa purchase which is so great because their prices are already awesome.

82 Lily Kwan June 9, 2012 at 5:51 AM

I learned that the company was the first retailer in the world to introduce 100% traceable UTZ Certified cocoa.

83 Kelly D June 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I want the ENGAN Underbed storage box, dark gray

84 Marysa June 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I would love a kid’s table and chairs!
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

85 Amanda Alvarado June 9, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I like the STUVA chest of drawers

86 fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) June 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Bed canopy, green (it would be really cute in my little boys room)

87 Nadine L June 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I like the LEKSVIK Buffet with top cabinet

88 Carrie June 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Love the Hemmes Tv Stand, we have been looking for a new one forever

89 david basile June 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

BERYLL looks good

90 Jude Skocki Kelly June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I like that they have the product recalls right on the home page where it catches your eye. Very cool!

91 Micaela H June 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I didn’t know how “green” Ikea could be.

92 SHAYNA June 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Coffee table, black-brown :)


93 Kristi C June 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I like the Textur table lamp in stripe multicolor.

94 Colleen Fuller June 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I like the NEw picking and delivery service! It is hard to carry all the pieces!

95 Emily June 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM
96 Monique Rizzo June 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

My daughter needs a bookcase so that would be great!
Thanks for the chance.

97 Jenny Lloyd June 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

i like and would love to have the ektorp sofa and loveseat in svanby brown

98 Fawn H June 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I like the KNUBBIG Table lamp, butterfly lilac

99 Fawn H June 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM
100 Susan Chester June 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I would love the BARBRO RAND bedspread-so cheerful!

101 april yedinak June 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I like the Janette curtains in gray

102 Sarah Carroll June 12, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I love everything at IKEA. This rug is really pretty

103 Sam Eagle June 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM

DILLING Underbed storage box, white

104 heather eg kaufman June 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Swivel chair, blue, white

105 Christina Skinner June 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I adore the curtains you picked for your room!!!!

IKEA is awesome!! I really want the shaggy white rug from there and a new duvet cover but I can’t decide which color.

106 Kasey June 14, 2012 at 1:29 AM

SO excited! Thank you for the giveaway!!

107 Kasey June 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Oops!! :D Yes Thank you! But I love using Ikea spice racks on the wall as book shelves!!

108 Dee June 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

We are buying a “fixer upper” and I think the BAROMETER
Ceiling track, 5-spots, nickel plated would be so cool!

109 Myra R June 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

i love their TIVED Table lamp, nickel plated and their STRANNE Table lamp, steel and the floor model of the STRANNE lamp they are sooo cool! MOMMA WANT!!!!:D

110 mframe June 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I love the KLAPPSTA
Chair, Fräsig black

111 s riches June 15, 2012 at 7:08 AM

I like the FÖRHÖJA Kitchen cart in birch.

112 Anne Perry June 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I want the VIRRE
Slide with ladder and guard rail, red, beech

113 Margot C June 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM

At IKEA I have my eye on an EKTORP JENNYLUND Chair in Linghem light brown

114 Katie R June 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I want the MASKROS Pendant lamp

115 Trasina McGahey June 16, 2012 at 1:22 AM

I like the KIVIK

Chaise, Grann beige

116 Erika P. June 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I like the Hemnes Storage Bench in white.

117 Ellen B June 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I love the curtains – I really really need new ones

118 polly June 17, 2012 at 3:54 AM

i like their henny cirkel duvet cover

119 Kristie June 17, 2012 at 7:30 AM

I would like to have the HEMNES
Linen cabinet, red, glass

120 Karen June 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I would love to have this rug:
Rug, flatwoven, beige, light brown
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

121 Hoa Le June 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I also like the FILLSTA floor lamp.

122 sandra w. June 18, 2012 at 7:14 AM

like the odda bed

123 deb kovac June 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I was surprised at how many different items they sell. From lighting for under the cabinets to a couch and chair for you living room. Thanks for showing your fans another great website.

124 Theresa June 18, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I think it’s very cool they have online chat reps

125 Nichole Gibson June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I love all the storage items for kids! I LOVE the KURA bed!!!!

126 Beth ann June 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I love ALL OF THEIR STORAGE OPPORTUNITIES! I wish I lived closer to one!

127 Michelle {Fun On a Dime} June 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
128 Kelly
June 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I really like Ikea. I wish their was one closer. When I do go to the one nearest me (2 1/2 hours), I can never get through the whole store. To much to see.

129 Constance Zimmer June 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Gaser high pile rug… looks so “smooshy” and comfy!!!!!

130 Sarah L June 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

SULTAN TAFJORD Pillowtop, white
Thanks for the contest.

131 misskallie2000 June 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM

VIVAN Pair of curtains, lilac for my master bedroom and still looking for living room. Just got intertainment center for Mother’s Day but still need curtains, rug and either cover for love seat or new love seat.

132 Michelle June 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM

IKEA is one of my favorite places. I LOVE their canvas closet organizers!

133 Terra Heck June 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I like the VEJMON
Side table, black-brown. Thanks.

134 Melanie Johnson June 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I love the VEMB rug.

135 heather c June 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I would love several JUBEL self-watering plant pots!

136 Carol Foster June 19, 2012 at 4:07 AM

I like the 3D kitchen planner

137 Crystal Warren June 19, 2012 at 4:30 AM

I like the STORÅ
Loft bed frame, black for my daughters room

138 Laura Andry June 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

I like the VANVIK Bed frame in Svanby gray.. I just wish it came in King Size!

139 Rebecca Xavier June 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I like the Estrid curtains.

140 Wendy T June 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Love the HÄRNÖSAND chair.

141 chris June 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

i like the MÅNSTAD
Corner sofa-bed with storage, Gobo dark beige

142 Erin Collins June 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I like the Corner sofa 2+2 in Svanby brown.

143 Mare S June 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

If I had the money, I would love to get their HEMNES TV storage combination, gray-brown

144 Erin R. June 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I also like the FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart as well

145 tamar June 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I learned that they have an Arabic and Israeli/Hebrew website

146 Alicia June 20, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I really like the kid’s reversible bed.

147 Chrystal J. June 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I love the MYSA VETE Comforter.

148 Heather Garcia June 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Love the EIVOR design

149 shawna June 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I like the Corner sofa 2+2, Vellinge beige

150 Missy L June 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I want the Renant Rug. It matches our colors

151 Marianna June 20, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I like the stockholm bowl, stainless steel

152 Azslyn Cole June 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I like the NUMERÄR countertop

153 Suzanne B. June 20, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I like the HEMNES Bookcase in black-brown

154 Wendi Scharrer June 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I really like yhe kitchen accessories

155 Miz Vickik June 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

I like their bookcases!

156 Breanne June 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I like the

157 candace swoveland June 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM

latex foam matress

158 Mary Happymommy June 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I learned IKEA has children’s furniture.

159 Jennifer Hiles June 21, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I like the LINNARP TV unit- then maybe my daughter couldn’t get in and pull out all the DVD’s 18 times a day!

160 Holly S. June 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM

I like the TOFTERYD coffee table.

161 Kathlyne June 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I like the stockholm blad curtains.

162 Rosey June 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I learned that they sell a loveseat with a chaise built-in.

163 Sarah J June 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

We just moved to a new condo and reeealllly need curtains. I looked on IKEAS website and really like these http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90196347/

164 Stefani K June 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I like the Billy bookcases.

165 Jen June 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

A would love a new coffee table- I am a HUGE fan of Ikea.

166 Penny B W June 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I love the KLIPPAN Loveseat in white!

167 tallcapp June 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I like the Groland Kitchen Island.

168 Jan Smith June 21, 2012 at 11:56 PM

They must sell all over the world!

169 Alicia June 22, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I absolutely love ikea, it’s so bad my 3 year old son expects to go every time we pass by, as he yells look mommy our hot dog store <3

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