The 10 Best Outdoor Curtains

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in September of 2020. If you're looking to upgrade your exterior space, a pair of outdoor curtains can help. Not only do they give you some privacy, but many panels can block harmful UV rays to keep you safe and cool, resist fading, and repel moisture and mildew. The stylish options on this list can easily convert your backyard into a private oasis, an area to bond with the family, or a spot to entertain guests. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Macochico Privacy Panel

2. Lordtex Moroccan Print

3. ChadMade Gingham

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Editor's Notes

September 15, 2020:

Whether you opt for tab top or grommet top panels, there are other factors to consider when purchasing outdoor curtains. Sure, they drape beautifully over porches and pool decks, but if the wind picks up, the mesmerizing wave of the billowy fabric can create havoc on your space. Choices like the Pravive Sheers have pocket for weights, so you can keep them anchored, and the Macochico Privacy Panel has grommets at the top and bottom keep each curtain in place.

Curtains treated with properties that repel water, prevent fading, and resist mold and mildew like the Madison Park Laguna or the Sun Zero Valencia help protect the area from the rain, tree residue, and other elements.

If you are looking for blackout curtains, heavier fabrics like the material used to make the Nicetown Patio Drapes or the Macochico Privacy Panel will shade you from the sun and provide you with total privacy. On the other hand, if you just want to a little shelter from the sun, the Wilike Grommet Top Ombre softens the sunlight, but lets you see out and allows others to see inside the space.

Special Honors

Sunbrella Cast Outdoor Curtains offers a variety of Sunbrella panels. Sunbrella is a durable fabric that is used to make outdoor furnishings such as umbrellas and chair cushions. It is UV and fade-resistant, and repels moisture and mildew. The curtains in the Cast Collection are 50-inches wide and range from 84 to 120-inches in length. You can also choose the color of the grommets, stabilizing accessories, and tab top or sleeve styles.

4. Elrene Home Fashions Matine

5. Wilike Grommet Top Ombre

6. Nicetown Patio Drapes

7. Madison Park Laguna

8. Exclusive Home Cabana

9. Sun Zero Valencia

10. Pravive Sheers

Allean Phelps
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Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.

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