I had bought a new comforter set to match my new bedframe, and a new sheet set to match my new comforter, therefore, it became an absolute necessity to buy some new drapes to match my new bed. Now understand that all of this shopping began with a Sycamore bedframe that I found at a June yard sale.
Although I had matched different drape styles to the comforter set while I was shopping at Sears, at $35 a panel, the black-out drapes that matched best with the comforter colors were just too expensive. I've purchased drapes at JCPenney before, and they always have the biggest selection and a sale on drapes every other week. Although I didn't think to stop at JCPenney while I was still at the mall, about the same time I was ordering matching sheets online and some new feather pillows for myself, I stopped at the JCPenney online catalog to see what they had for drapes.
I found the Marseilles Black-out drapes for $20 a panel at the 63" length I needed for my bedroom. I chose a "Blue Striped" pattern (shown in photo), which turned out to be a really nice sage green match for my comforter and bedframe. They're 100% polyester, which makes them machine washable, a feature that I LOVE about these drapes. They hang beautifully as well. They're rod pocket drapes, so I don't have to fuss with drapery hooks, and they have a much cleaner look to them than tab-tops.
I work at night and sleep during the day, so having black-out drapes is important to me. It's very hard for me to sleep when the sun is shining. These drapes don't make my room as dark as midnight, but it does darken my bedroom down to a late twilight. I can still see the outline of my window as the sun tries to shine through the drapes, but I'm not rolling away from facing the windows now like I was before.