Mexican Style Draperies

by THAT Painter Lady

I recently had a question about Mexican Style Draperies… using drapes in hacienda style homes is a real challenge, because you can’t find old style drapes easily.

No wonder you can’t find Mexican Style Draperies… just head into you local department store and you will find all kinds of modern blinds and drape choices… But I found nothing that is the Spanish Hacienda style I want.

Here is a letter I just received from a gal who had the same problem…


I am attempting a coastal/hacienda style dining room. Chosing window  treatments is making me crazy. The room has a lot of light, but hubby has  nixed heavy velvet type draperies. Any recommendations on style, color or a good book? The room is painted Behr Paints Fresh Praline, with white woodwork, and light oak floors.

The are rug is southwest/indian in tan, olive and red.

Here is my answer:

Hi… the drapes I would have liked would have been something like these:

Mexican Style Draperies

But we had the same disagreement in our house… no dark heavy drapes.

So… I did this style drapes including the fringed edge… but used an almost creamy white color instead. Not white white… but an aged white.

These white Mexican style draperies look very traditional and are actually easier to decorate around and visitors eyes focus more on the hacienda decorations rather than the drapes.

More info about Spanish Style Home Interiors

Interior Design Blogger June 2, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I work in interior design in the Houston, Texas area and I can tell you that Mexican Style Drapes will be near impossible to find in this market. I suppose they could be made, but I doubt that even the right pattern fabric can be found. This is a good tip — those drapes look great.

kate September 4, 2008 at 11:58 pm

i use white lace curtains in my living room, when i’m in mexico i see white lace curtains being used. or you could put shutters, this is also very hacienda.

gaby November 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

you hav emade some really neat and interesting points that hopefully will help me with my new decor.



Karla December 6, 2008 at 11:29 am

I’ve found it very hard to decorate in a spanidh/mexican style! It’s so beautiful yet you practically have to make it up as you go — especially if you’re on a budget like me. Anytops , stores you find anything would be great help. I’m trying to start with drapes with no success at local fabric stores.
I’ve seen quite a bot wrought iron for the drape rods, but not the material tp pull it off.
Intercon furniture has a beautiful carved wood and iron combo. You can see on their website.
Please keep the help coming 🙂

Karla December 6, 2008 at 11:31 am

Sorry for the typos!

Furniture Forums January 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Those drapes look amazing, but I doubt they would play nice with my black lab… or the other way around.

Debra December 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I saw some window valences in a mexican restrurant that i fell in love with. They had large beads on them and they were beautiful. The owner told me they came from Mexico. I want to attempt to make some but have not had any luck finding the beads. They are about 4 to 6 inches around. Any suggestions on where I might find the beads or the curtains? Thanks

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