Rated 5 out of 5 by dirtdiva My second pair!
Originally bought these drapes for the master bedroom. Loved them so much I bought a second set for my large dining room windows! Minimal burlap odor rapidly dissipated within a day or so. Hung them straight from the package, used my steamer on the wrinkles and voila! instant glamour!
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovesrustic Beautiful curtain
Like others have mentioned, there is an odor when you open this curtain up. It is burlap and burlap smells. Always has and always will. Do get this dry cleaned when you get it, and the smell will be gone in a day or so.
It is just stunning in any room. It is well made, and looks so rich. I can't say enough good about this. You will not find anything else on the market that is comparable to this.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motherlove48 Classic look with an edge!
Yes, I love the look of the burlap with the fringed valance. My only concern is the difficulty I'm having with getting out the wrinkles.
March 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CodyCindy Love the curtain but need more panel width options
I an very pleased with the quality of these panels and they are perfect look for my Americana guestroom. However I wish I had had the option to order wider panels. 50" wide is not wide enough for my window and not sure how I am going to deat with that problem. May have to add pull down shade also. But the curtains door vide privacy and style. If the width works for you, I do recommend.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sooooodisappointed Looks great in photo
Was so excited to buy these curtains for my dining room French doors. Had them dry cleaned and pressed before hanging because they are folded into a very small package for the size of the panels. Hung them this evening. They still have creases from being folded in the packaging and one panel is an entire inch shorter than the other. I think I can make them work if I tie them back, but that really wasn't my plan.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 40love If you are looking for something beautiful but a little different, these are it!
I bought 2 panels for a patio door in a family room re-do.They are well made & eye catching. The wrinkles came out easily with ironing & they hang nicely. I used rings for hanging. The mercury glass tie backs are a nice touch. The initial order of the burlap dissipated in an acceptable amount of time.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mamadear nice, lined
I love this purchase. But, don't forget you have purchased burlap, so the fabric will be firm and will need to be pressed.
If you like shabby chic, you'll like these curtains.
I also purchased the bed skirt.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by MerLow Love this look!
Hung these with drapery pins and clip rings. They are easy to shape to get the look I was looking for. I ordered them longer, so they gently hit the ground. Fabulous, fun and inexpensive find to change the look of my dining room!
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judysigns Looks like I paid a lot more!!!!!
Rich and full. These drapes look beautiful. They do require a lot of ironing but that should not be a deterrent .
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love2Renovate Great Drapes
Well made drapes, good weight, lining is nicely done. I didn't have the strong smell that some of the others reported, which was a good surprise. If you are willing to work with these a bit getting the wrinkles out and tying them for a few days to get a nice "pleat" you will be very happy with them. If you are looking for a very casual look you wouldn't even need to worry about the pleats or folds. They look nice just gathered along the rod and pulled back with tiebacks. Versatile drape - good value.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DIYdesigns These panels exceded my expectations!
Thanks to the other reviews, I ordered these panels and was overly pleased! Yes, the panels do smell aweful and the burlap is creased due to being folded in the packaging; yet, I took them right to the cleaners to be pressed. The quality of the burlap is exceptional, the lining works magic for adding body to the overall panel, and the fringe on top is very well done! I love these panels and can not wait to hang them.
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mariette Great look for less
Everyone warns about the shedding and odor from these beautiful drapes and it is true. I decided to throw them in the dryer with a softener sheet to improve both problems. It did help some, but they were still wrinkled, shedding, and smelled. I ended up having them dry cleaned and they are now perfect. It was a small price to pay to get exactly what I wanted without having to wait. I recommend these highly if you are seeking the burlap look-just pay the extra to have them professionally cleaned and pressed.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AintNoNinny Burlap Panels with Fringe Valance
I agree with most of the other reviewers on here. I purchased four panels for two windows in my living/dining area. They go perfectly with my rustic near-western decor and the fact that they are lined is a major plus. And the fringe really works to make them dressier than expected. My only issue with these, other than the fact that they smelled when I first took them out of the package, is that out of the four panels, three of them had varying lengths between 83" and 84 inches. Two of them were close enough to 84" to use on the living room window. The other two were a little more 'off' but they are mostly hidden by the dining table and I tend to keep them tied back so the length is not as much an issue. These are great quality for the money! I wish that Ballard offered this style in the Ivory burlap also. I would use those in my guest room and office.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PizzaMaMa Beautiful drapes! Rustic, yet chic!
Only bought two drapes and the rope tie backs, at first, for the windows at my restaurant. Loved them so much, I ordered two more! I get a lot of compliments on them. Perfect length, has a lining. Rustic, but chic; just what I wanted!!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AandO23 As usual, very happy with Ballard drapes
After ordering the toffee check panels for my kitchen and seeing how well-made and beautiful they were, I knew I had to order these. I am a burlap addict of sorts, I just love the rustic feel and warmth it provides to decor. I ordered the Tristan indoor-outdoor rug and the toffee check and spa linen pillow covers for my honey-colored couch. I just love these drapes...they are, like all Ballard drapes, very substantial. They are lined, which allows some light filtration but a lot of privacy as well. As for the smell...are they stinky, yes. But if you've ever used burlap you get used to the smell and it dissipates over time. I am not too concerned. I hung them first and plan to steam later, but they actually do not look bad right out of the packaging. I am tempted to search for cheaper curtains elsewhere for my nearby guest bedroom/office, but no one beats the combination of style, value and quality that Ballard offers, so I will be ordering again!
February 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by WayPoint Look Good, Smell Funky, Lots of Airborne fibers
Once the curtains were ironed, they looked very nice. When ironing them I noticed a lot of loose fibers all over the iron. They have a strong smell. Not particularly unpleasant, but not something I want to live with. I seem to be having an allergic reaction to the curtains and am returning them.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Trix Nicely made
These are nicely made with a good liner that allows privacy even though some light comes through. They do smell bad despite airing them outside for several days. They also have terrible wrinkles that are hard to get out, but that's what you have to expect with burlap. I ordered an extra panel to make a roman shade for the door. Cross your fingers that you'll get your panels from the same dye lot. My panels don't exactly match but are close enough, and the matching dust ruffle on the bed is even lighter in color, but far enough away from the panels to not make it obvious.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DangDang excellent quality; great price; wonderful addition to room
I was concerned that these would not be formal enough for a dining room; however, they look fantastic. So glad I made the purchase.
December 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lilduev Love them!
These panels are beautiful. They are perfect for the window in my dining room. I could not be happier.
December 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MommaHoward love hate relationship
These curtains are beautiful. My house was just featured on a Christmas tour and I received many compliments on the burlap touches throughout the house. My only complaint (and it's kind of a big one) is that they are a mess! They shed incessently. It's like having another dog in the house. That siad, I keep getting dogs and I will keep these curtains.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lara3 Burlap Fringe Valance Draperies
Love the quality. They drape beautifully and completed the look in the guest bedroom.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DellaD Fringed and Fantastic!
I toyed with whether or not to purchase these fringed valance panels versus those fringed at the bottom to coordinate with the Ballard fringed bedskirt featured in the same room. I counted on the product description's suggestion that these provided a more elegant look to add just the right touch of elegance to my guest bedroom. Ballard was right! These panels are quite attractive and substantial in construction. They look beautiful pulled back with holdbacks! I am extremely pleased!
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by susyhomemaker I am enjoying the burlap curtains.
I did not know if I would like burlap for curtains or not, but these are great. Look stylish in my den.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer The quality is superb!
I have searched for panels that had the ability to blend with another room. These panels are in my family room which transitions to a informal kitchen eating area. The color and style fits all my criteria. I have added gold, red and shades of aqua to my kitchen and eating area. They are the perfect fit between the two areas without overpowering the room. The weight of the fabric, the lining, and the construction is outstanding. Thank you!
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl Just what I was looking for!!!
These curtains add great texture and I absolutely love them! I used them in my bedroom with tan walls and medium blue duvet and accent color. I made my own tie backs with thick, brown rope from a local hardware store. They are thick with a great lining on the back. The odor mentioned in other reviews was not a problem and I used 8 panels total (4 windows). I highly recommend!
July 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lala1 Nice quality for the price!
I was pleasantly surprised by the great quality for the price. The lining and weights are features you would find on a more expensive panel. They did take a bit of "work" and "finesse" to get them hang nicely. If you are not good at "dressing" drapery, these are not for you. (They took a lot of ironing and hand pleating.) The efforts were worth it, I get a ton of compliments.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebrasDesigns Elegant and rustic!
The burlap panels with fringed valance are awesome. No funny smell. I got these for my husband's man cave room. They are rustic but yet elegant enough for the woman cave too! I love Ballard Designs!
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamab This is just what I was looking for!
I used this curtain in front of a shower that had a taller ceiling and it is great. A wonderful look with the valance and trim as well!
May 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LUVEM Love them!
I LOVE my new burlap fringed curtains!! I have them in my kitchen and since they are lined, they really help with keeping the sun out and keeping the kitchen cooler! The fringe at the top adds an elegance to them! LOVE THEM!
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aroundtheworld Looks beautiful!
Our home has a bit of an old world theme with lots of red and blues. The rustic texture on these panels are perfect for what we needed in our open plan dining room. They did have a bit of an odor but after a few days it went away. Love them!
May 23, 2012