The fascination with animal prints dates back to the earliest men who used the skins of the animals as clothing. Over time, animal skins were viewed as status symbols by kings and high-ranking members of the society. It was not until 1925 that fabric bearing animal prints became popular. Now, animal prints represent something wild and on the edge of civilisation. By using zebra curtains, you bring a little of Nature to your house.This article details out where to buy zebra curtains.
Big box stores and furnishing stores
Big box stores like JCPenney's, and furnishing stores have a selection of curtains prints, zebra ones among them. The styles will vary along with the lengths, thickness and price. The selection will give you a starting point in your search for animal print curtains. You may find that these stores also offer zebra shower curtains as well as zebra bedding, and zebra bathroom accessories.
Curtain shops, whether online or brick and mortar, offer you a wide selection of zebra print curtains. The main reason for this is that these stores specialise more in their offerings, rather than trying to provide for the needs of many (furnishings, appliances and more). In curtain shops, you will be able to find drapes and curtains, window panels, sheers and more. The lengths and thickness will vary, as well as the price. You may also find a variety of jungle-themed drapery and curtain rods on which to hang your zebra curtains, thus creating a unified look.
Making your own curtains
Perhaps you are not happy with the choices offered or the prices. It is possible for you to make your own zebra curtains from zebra fabric bought in yard at fabric stores. To make panels or drapes, you should measure your windows. Then add enough for the length of fabric which extends above the rod as well as additional length to cover how far down you wish your curtains to hang, such as just below the sill or all the way to the floor. Add at least an inch all the way around for seam allowance, and order your zebra print fabric cut to your specifications. To make the curtains, fold over the top to create a channel for the rod, hem the sides and bottom of the fabric and finally hang them.