DIY Outdoor Canopy Curtains

Outdoor canopy tent curtains are not only
beautiful, they serve much needed shade from the sun.

hanging American flags on a gazebo curtain

I found an inexpensive solution to our outdoor curtain needs.

Our deck can get very hot in the summer.  The angle of 
the sun makes it hard to sit under the canopy many times.

corner of a gazebo with white curtains and flags

We needed curtains that could be drawn across to block the sun or be tied back for a cozy feel. 

Canopy curtains are quite expensive and if your canopy
wasn't fitted with curtain rods, it makes hanging curtains very difficult.

After searching around for a while I settled on a set of curtains from Ikea. They are light weight, cotton, and best of all inexpensive. 

The curtains come in a pack of 2 panels and for this project
I needed 2 packages. 

I am not going all the way around my canopy because
2 sides of mine are against my house.

gazebo with flowing white curtains

These are the Ikea curtains I used.

package of ikea vivan curtains

And these are the simple shower curtain rings I used to attach them to the canopy braces.

red and white stripes with shower curtain rings

The top of these curtains not only have a rod pocket, it has
straps on the back you can thread the rod through. I used these straps to hang the curtains.

They worked perfectly holding each ring onto the bar.

outdoor lights hanging in a gazebo

The shower curtain rings can be clipped or unclipped as necessary to move the curtain along the rod.

American flags hanging with lights in an outdoor gazebo

The curtains look beautiful tied around the corners of the canopy and can be moved across to block the sun or protection from a light rain.

Outdoor gazebo with curtains hanging

At night the lights go on and it's a great place to hang out.

lights at night in a gazebo

Night view of outdoor gazebo with curtains
Flags and lights in outdoor canopy

outdoor view of deck and gazebo

This is an easy and inexpensive solution that looks great!

Check out another look we used for the
DIY curtains  another year. 

See the gazebo lighting we used for the center.


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .