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The Curtain Exchange of New Orleans

  • Sheers

    A wonderful way to diffuse the light

  • Elegant embroidered silks to dress up your home

  • We have a great selection of crisp linens, perfect for your New Orleans windows


  • Your Source for Extra Long Curtains

    March 22, 2013

    At The Curtain Exchange of New Orleans, we specialize in long curtains, which are well suited for historic homes. Hanging curtains so that they reach ceiling to floor creates an elegant look that can emphasize high ceilings, or create the illusion of height in homes with lower ceilings.

    Long curtains can also be puddled to create an opulent atmosphere for even more style. Curtains can be...

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  • Topping Off Your New Curtains

    January 30, 2012

    The uppermost part of a curtain, where the curtain meets the rod, is called a heading.  A heading serves to distribute the fullness of the fabric across the window as well as add a decorative element to your finished room.  We have dozens of different headings we use here at The Curtain Exchange. Curtains that are going to open and close frequently will require a heading that includes pleats. With stationary side panels the only limitations to the heading style is the fabric. Some headings...

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  • Curtain Hardware That Reflect The Iron Work of New Orleans

    January 23, 2012

    Surrounded by graceful iron balconies and stately iron fences it's no wonder that here at The Curtain Exchange of New Orleans, the most popular choice in hardware is from our Iron collection .  Many of the finals are created from actual iron fence finials. Simple "return" rods to handsome hand forged accents are sure to add that special finish to your windows.  All our metal hardware is custom cut to fit your windows and are available in a range of custom finishes.  

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  • What Happens When You Have a Curtain Catastrophe?

    September 27, 2011

    We enjoyed hosting ONE Cleaners on October 26th as they showed us an amazing process of dry cleaning curtains while hanging. Here at The Curtain Exchange we have never been fans of dry cleaning your curtains, but with this process we watched them remove food spatter from silk taffeta curtains and they looked and felt wonderful afterwards. No loss of color or loss of crispness to the silk taffeta.
    Thank you, ONE Cleaners and those who came out to sip a bit of wine and learn how to...

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  • Pretty Woman, Walking Down Magazine St

    July 28, 2011

    "Brighten up your rooms this spring with help from The Curtain Exchange (3936 Magazine St.; 897-2444). It customizes curtains to fit clients’ tastes and homes (which is important if you have high ceilings!). Experts can help you choose what’s right for you regarding size, fabric and weather, in-store or at an in-home consultation. You can even bring a pair of curtains home for 48 hours and see how they look before you buy them."
    ~St. Charles Avenue Magazine March 2011

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Remodeling and Home Design


Monday - Saturday: 10 am -4 pm.

Customer Reviews:

“An urgent rush for window treatments need not be the mother of convention.”

House and Garden, June 2005

“While an antique bed is the focus of the room, it is covered in sumptuous fabrics that pick up the iridescence of the wall treatment and [Curtain Exchange] silk curtains.”

New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Decorators’ Show House X, Spring 2002

“A treasure trove of curtains in New Orleans.”

Window Fashions, February 2001