How to Buy Beaded Curtains Online

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How to Buy Beaded Curtains Online
Beaded curtains may be made from various materials like wood, plastic, bamboo and seashells. (bead curtain image by Bruce Hewitson from

Beaded curtains, a decorating staple in the 1960s, are making a comeback. Used as window curtains, room dividers, wall murals, and barriers between rooms that don't require a door, beaded curtains are an attractive, dynamic design element that make a pleasing sound when rustled. Many online sites offer beaded curtains that are ready to hang.

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Materials and Styles

Beaded curtains come in a variety of styles, made from beads of wood, glass, plastic, bamboo, seashells, and so on. Natural materials may be stained or painted. One popular style of bamboo curtain is painted with tropical scenes. In some beaded curtains, the beads are stained different colours and hung in a series to form a chevron or diamond pattern. Some curtains are full panels with straight bottoms; others are shaped like a window cascade or have scalloped bottoms. Although most companies sell curtains that are approximately 36-inches wide, custom sizes are available.


Prices for beaded curtains vary widely by manufacturer. The most expensive curtains are usually those made of glass beads. Bamboo and plastic bead curtains are usually the least expensive. One factor that influences the price of beaded curtains is the number of bead-strands in the curtain. Some have as few as 30 bead-strands, while others have as many as 100 per 36-inch curtain. You can expect to pay from £13 for a plastic bead curtain to £97 for one made of seashells or glass, as of 2010.

Beaded Curtains Online

Measure the area where the curtain will hang before shopping. To find beaded curtains online, enter phrases in your search engine such as: "buy beaded curtains," "wooden beaded curtains," "bamboo beaded curtains," and "painted bead curtains." Once you have decided on a style, compare designs, prices, number of beads per inch, and shipping and return policies. Many beaded curtains are manufactured in and shipped from Asia. For increased confidence in shopping overseas, buy your curtain from a reputable supplier that uses third-party payment such as PayPal.

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