Rated 4 out of 5 by luvballardinOR Very nice quality but hard to remove wrinkles
I purchased the natural burlap essential drapery panels for two windows. I really like them though they are very hard to get the creases/wrinkles out from being folded for shipping. Would give them a 5 if I didn't have to work so hard with steamer and iron to removed the wrinkles and creases.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by SueG Great Value!
I recently purchased (6) of the natural burlap panels for my family room. I received them promptly. After ironing them, (easy to iron) they look great. They look much pricier than they were. They have great drapery body too. Very happy with them. Also purchased the rods shown too, love them with the panels.
August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlissaL Great quality curtain
I bought the BD essential drapery panel (sold individually) in super white twill (108" length) for our master bedroom. The color is a nice true white and fabric quality is good! The length is as stated--sometimes panels are not the same length or not the length specified. I did not give them 5 stars because I feel the lining is quite thin and does not provide the sun protection I was looking for. Fabric is on the heavier side, so if you're looking for a light, airy drape, this may not be the best choice.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrenchCountryHome Burlap Panels
I ordered the natural burlap panels for my French country den where the walls are a cranberry red....these are just beautiful! I was very surprised at the nice weight of these drapes. Very nice quality. I was going to have them custom made in this fabric but found them on here on sale. I have purchased quite a few items from Ballard and I have not been disappoined yet.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dda081278 Very Nice
These drapes are very nice. They are nicely lined and look great in our Master Bedroom.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newton I've bought these curtain panels several different times.
They always are exactly what I expect; the sheer linens are just that, and the lined ones very nice and true to color as well. Just wish there was an easy way to get the packaging wrinkles out easily!
May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamilleGrace Love These Drapes
I got the quilted white drapery panels for my son's room, and I love them. I'd been looking for something like them for a very long time.
April 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vervey Nice Aesthetic
Nicely lined and the open weave of burlap let's in a nice light and a fun bounciness. I should have considered the grassy, straw-like nature of the material. I think it would be best used outdoors in a warm climate for patio privacy. Indoors, not so much.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monie Excellent quality and style.
Panels are the stylish completion to my rooms. I purchased the burlap for my guest room, and the linen flax for my dining area. Casual, but polished style.
February 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by travelfan Ballad Essentials materials are perfect for any room.
I love this drapery and the color I chose pairs with your table scarf of the same material and color.
January 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by RoxMom Beautiful curtains; very bad petroleum smell
The curtains are beautiful and not as see through as I thought they would be. They hang very nicely and are made well. My only issue was the smell. They smelled like petroleum oil. Definitely not a reason to NOT order, but if you are sensitive to smell you'll need to air them out for a few days. It was very overwhelming.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NGHEnterprises Perfect
I wanted heavy linen looking drapes that were lined and needed 108". They are exactly what I wanted and the price was great too.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cookbookworm Great price for high quality
I invested in several panels of the twill curtains after moving into a new home with harsh sunlight heating up the west side of our home all afternoon. While a blackout curtain made in a natural, classic fabric was out of my price range, I decided to try the twill curtain due to the heavy weight cotton and extra lining at a reasonable price. While these are not black out level, they definitely limit the harshness of light and heat that come into the west-facing rooms of our home. I am also impressed by the thick, sturdy fabric, natural fibers, and ease of use. There are no frills in the design, but someone who wanted to add accents could easily sew on a decorative trim or tie the curtains back with ornate tiebacks. These curtains should last a very long time, making my modest investment well worth it.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sylvie5 Beautiful drapes for my bedroom
I had been looking for heavy, natural drapes for several years, after I had seen some at an inn in the Southwest. The basketweave drapes are poly but look like thick cotton. One advantage is that they will probably last longer than cotton. The room has completely changed because of them. I would have preferred a tighter weave, but I'm very happy.
August 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by pattyf123 More Like Canvas Than Linen...
I purchased the Ballard Essentials Linen panels in Spa to coordinate with the Jardin Toile duvet I purchased (and love). I found the panels to be very heavy and tightly woven, more like a heavy canvas than what I think of as linen. Additionally, the "spa" color is more grey/green than the bedding which is also "spa". In fact, I would compare the more closely with the Suzanne Kasler "mineral" color (which I have previously purchased on a bench cushion). I am keeping them because I don't want to pay to return them, but if I lived near a Ballard store I would likely return them. Hoping once they are ironed and hung they will soften up.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Decorwood Great quality for the price
I bought the butter twill, 108" panels. They are quite well-made and hang nicely. They add a finished look to three huge, side-by-side windows in my living room. I have bought many things from Ballards and this is the best quality product by far.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by all4it This product was the one
The curtains and the color were exactly as illustrated and defined. So happy with my purchase and the customer rep assured me that the hue I was looking for was in these beautiful linen and lined drapes; I needed a bluish gray and they were perfect. Thank you Ballard Designs!
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSwish Great Quality
I purchased the burlap panels and couldn't be happier with them. I have been looking for burlap panels for quite some time and I am so glad I stumbled across these! The lining makes them perfectly light filtering so that some light does come through but not enough to disturb sleeping in on a bright sunny morning. They are easily altered to fit smaller or odd shaped windows or even make panels for French doors. PERFECTION!
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newhousefun Beautiful and affordable
I purchased the Natural Burlap panels for my living room. They arrived neatly folded and were easy to iron the wrinkles out with a steam iron. They are substantial and provide privacy but still let the sun in. They look casual but don't have a country look. I bought the large jute tassel tie backs to go with them. They look fabulous!! I had no issues with a strong smell from the burlap.
December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by blondenomore right color, right price
I needed gray panels for a newly renovated guest room and these were the right color and texture. I got the basket weave in charcoal. I had to shorten them because the sizes offered were either too short or too long. Of the 4 panels I ordered only one was made well, the other 3 all had issues. Fortunately since I was shortening them anyway I was able to correct the sagging linings and make them all the same length. These are not high quality drapes, but they work in my guest room.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2togo Reliable products
Ballard's curtains are wonderful! I purchased two different sets of curtains in the past year and found both sets to be made with quality materials. They are the perfect way to put the finishing touches on a room! Having them delivered ahead of schedule was a bonus!
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sad1inohio exceptional quality but not the right color
The linen fabric and cotton lining are both substantial, however, the color "Spa" is not light blue, as shown online and in the catalog. It's a very pretty color, but is definitely in the soft greyish/green family. I'm very disappointed to return these well-made drapes. :-(
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love4burlap Love them!!
I bought the natural burlap panels and love them them. The strong burlap odor seemed to depend on the packaging, but an easy fix by airing them out. I initially bought 4 and ended up buying 5 more panels. highly recommended!
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blindalfred Good quality, nice looking
Construction overall is first rate. Color and texture were just what I was looking for. Rod pocket is a little tight with a large rod, so try it before mounting the hardware.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by primitivehome They look great!
These burlap drapes were just what we needed, and they look great! I bought the regular burlap color, can't remember what they called it and I also bought a longer length so that they would drape on the floor as shown in the catalog. I was worried about having them drag on the floor, but I must admit, it really looks nicer than having them hang straight.
April 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by susanlst Dry Cleaning Warning!
These curtains have hung in my home for over a year, so I followed the label directions and sent them to the dry cleaners. Immediately, the dry cleaner had me sign a waiver - because they anticipated that the lining might not shrink at the same rate as the drapery fabric - they were right. The drapes came back with the lining longer than the curtain. My dryer has a steam function, so I decided to try my luck with that; same outcome. My dry cleaner also notified me today that the current batch of curtains that I sent them for cleaning - I'm rotating the curtains throughout the house, they 'unraveled' during the dry cleaning process. Yuck! Disappointing. Since I am not the original purchaser of the drapes, and since they've been in the house for more than a year, they are not returnable. Use caution when deciding to clean these drapes.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianeNatl Great structure
These burlap panels are a fantastic value. After purchasing 7 panels I had them professionally pleated and they look very expensive. Love the casual look.
April 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by designergrandma Good for the price
Good window treatment for the price. Definitely needs the lining.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 23mediagirl 108" Ballard Essentials Burlap Panels
I love my new Burlap Panels from Ballard. They are exactly what was needed to complete my casual den/tv room. The window area is 144 inches wide so I chose two panels for each side. These panels are lined and well made. They were too long for my project so I had them professionally hemmed to 102 inches, pressed and also had 9 wooden curtain rings sewn on each panel. I decided to hang them from the ceiling and it is a perfect touch for this project.
The only negative is that they shed! I trust once I get done playing with them, this will stop. But for now, there is fuzz/hairs everywhere. While I did not find the smell to be overwhelming. It was strong when they were first opened, but it quickly dissipated.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and the look achieved from my Ballard Essentials Panels.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Danita1880 Excellent quality
Beautiful curtains great price... Added a great character to my dining room & office...
February 22, 2014