The Best Outdoor Curtains for Your Porch

Wrap your porch in privacy and style with these top-rated outdoor curtains.

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March 23, 2022

Frost-ridden overcast days are thawing away, and fragrant blooms, songbirds and sunny day are taking their place. Spring is here and if you’re anything like us, you’re spending every spare second celebrating the season on your back porch, patio or deck with an iced drink in hand.

The catch? Your next-door neighbors are probably venturing onto their back porch at the same time as you. Break the cycle of uncomfortable midday conversations and take back your alfresco oasis once and for all with the help of a few fashionable outdoor curtain panels. Outdoor curtains provide the same privacy as screens but bring a soft elegance to a space unmatched by their metal or wood counterparts. There are endless outdoor curtains to sift through online to find the perfect fit for your style, budget and space. But, in the interest of time, we did all the legwork for you. Below, find 10 top-rated outdoor curtains for various preferences and needs.

Outdoor Curtain Shopping Tips

Measure Your Space: Put your trusty tape measure to use before investing in outdoor curtains. Measure the length (or height) and width necessary to shroud your covered deck or patio with privacy.

Materials Matter: Not all curtains are created equal. Wind, rain and sun create the perfect storm (literally) to wreak havoc on indoor-grade fabrics and will leave you with tattered, mildew-ridden curtains. It’s paramount that your outdoor curtains are outdoor-rated materials for them to last you for years to come. The top outdoor-friendly fabrics are acrylic, polyester, canvas and olefin.

Consider Your Location: Consider where you plan on installing outdoor curtains and the purpose they will serve in that location. Do you want outdoor curtains to block out the rambunctious kiddos playing next door? Add noise-canceling curtains to your shopping list ASAP. Are you hoping to create a private area to lay out on a sunny afternoon? Solid or semi-sheer curtains will do the trick. Do you want to add an elegant, textural element to your primary bedroom balcony? Sheers are the answer. Use the privacy and aesthetic you desire as your guide and select curtains that cater to that aspiration.

From $179
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These Sunbrella curtains combine top-performing materials with timeless design. The high-quality curtain panels measure 50 inches wide and come in four unique lengths to ensure a tailored fit for your covered porch or pergola. Each panel is equipped with weather-resistant nickel grommets and is available in eight chic cabana stripe finishes: black, cobalt blue, gray, jockey red, linen sand, navy, buttercup or spa.

From $47.99
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Bring the beach to your backyard with a set of breezy sheer outdoor curtains. The top-rated Truman striped outdoor sheers work overtime to bring softness and color to porches and decks. Scoop up a pair of the billowing beauties in your choice of three finishes: green, blue or khaki.

From $187.99
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The solid Sunbrella canvas curtain panels feature rust-proof grommets and wash your outdoor space with dreamy diffused sunlight while simultaneously shrouding you in privacy. Better still? The Sunbrella panels stand up against the harshest UV rays and rainstorms alike. Bring home the panels in your fave finish: ivory, beige, dark blue, red, gray or turquoise.

$50.79 $29
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Searching for the best (budget-friendly) outdoor curtain set? You’ve found it! The celebrated Haoxuan curtain panel set from Wayfair has a 4.7-star rating and over 3,200 rave reviews to date. The set includes two grommet-topped outdoor curtain panels in your choice of 18 eye-catching colors and seven lengths.

$79.99 $13
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Bring tranquility and peace to your contemporary deck or patio with our go-to noise-reducing outdoor curtains. The light-blocking drapes come with a grommet header for easy installation and built-in backing to combat noise when drawn. The sleek design comes in charcoal, linen or white fabric, plus three lengths to ensure the ideal fit for your outdoor oasis.

$29.99 $23
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Enliven your porch with punchy pattern and color. The Bovey outdoor sheers feature a romantic floral motif set against your choice of three striking hues: indigo, marigold or sand. The lightweight fabric and tab-top design make the Bovey curtains easy to install and takedown in a flash. But let’s be honest: with a pattern as pretty as this, you won’t be removing these sheers anytime soon.

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The Newport striped outdoor curtains come equipped with Scotchgard technology to combat the elements in style. The streamlined outdoor curtains repel water and moisture, resist stains and stand up against harsh UV rays for up to 500 hours. The white panels boast fine black stripes and a grommet header for a polished, Hamptons-ready appeal. Choose between three standard lengths to cater to your outdoor lounge or dining space.

$32.99 (Set of 2)
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Escape the sun and the watchful gaze of your neighbors with these winning blackout waterproof outdoor curtains. The indoor-outdoor polyester curtains block out sun and snoops alike, are fade-resistant and machine washable. The best part? Each panel comes to your door ready for installation with rust-proof grommet headers. If charcoal isn’t your preferred color, you’re in luck. Snag the same privacy curtains in 10 additional hues: azure, beige, sundress yellow, white, chocolate, teal, light gray, gray, peal or radiant red.

$38.99 (Set of 2)
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Turn up the charm on your farmhouse front porch with the Hiasan buffalo plaid outdoor curtains from Amazon. The iconic check print looks darling throughout the year and packs personality into lackluster outdoor spaces. Snag the sweet waterproof curtains in three lengths and six stylish hues: black, gray, forest green, navy, red, yellow or October-ready orange and black.

$28.95 $22
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It’s no secret that outdoor curtains offer a much-needed reprieve from the summer sun – but what about the rest of the year? Treat yourself to outdoor curtains that work for you year-round. The NICETOWN waterproof and windproof blackout curtains boast triple-weave technology that offers unmatched shade and thermal insulation to keep you cozy when the temps drop. Plus, you can shop panels in 13 striking hues and 17 (yes, 17!) unique sizes. Also noteworthy: These beauties have a 4.5-star rating and over 4,400 glowing reviews.

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