Bamboo Curtains: So Easy a Man Can Do It

As a single man turning thirty, I have never had much luck with decorating my apartments. I travel a lot for work and there just never seems to be enough time to find the things I need to make my spaces homier. I recently moved into a city high rise to be closer to my downtown office, but it came without any window coverings. I knew I had no choice: I would have to go shopping for curtains.

To a person like me, shopping for curtains is like asking a fish to go for a walk. The first time I went out, I completely forgot to measure my windows before I left. Being a man in a hurry, I just picked some that I thought looked nice, got them home and it was disastrous. I returned the curtains and went back home defeated. “There must be an easier way to do this,” I thought. So I did what any grown man would do: I called my Mother.

After she stopped laughing, Mom told me about the Bed Bath Store and how I could (after measuring my windows of course) shop online and find the perfect solution for my cold, bare windows. “Their selection is great and their items are priced very reasonably. Try it and you’ll see!” she said. So I did. I logged on to and had a look around.

The website is very easily navigated and they have everything a person could need for home, bed, and bath décor. I found the curtain section and looked carefully at each one. The décor in my apartment is mostly black and brown; I have black leather sofas with tan and brown throw pillows and the floors are a dark hard wood. There were several curtain and valance sets that would have looked great (Mom had to tell me what a valance was), but I finally decided on the Bamboo Colonial Brown Ring Tab Cafe Curtains – Valances and Panels By Versailles. The light brown bamboo with the dark brown cotton edges looked modern and sleek, perfect for my new bachelor pad. I ordered three sets to cover all the windows in my living and dining areas and was pleasantly surprised at the prices. Mom was right, the Bed Bath Store selection and prices were fantastic.

The box of curtain sets arrived in record time. I was actually excited about curtains, and chuckled to myself. “If my Sunday football guys could see me now” I thought and opened the box. The curtains were true to the measurements listed online and fit my windows perfectly. After the last curtain was hung, I took a picture of my living room with my phone and sent it to my Mother. She texted back, “See, I told you they were great! I get all our curtains from Bed Bath Store, too!” 

Not only did the bamboo curtain and valance sets look great, the quality was superb as well. I called up my buddies and told them Sunday football was at my place this week. Won’t they be impressed!

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