I recently ordered curtains and curtain rods from JC Penney. A security light installed in the backyard of my building now shines directly through the blinds in my bedroom. It’s great for security but also like having a full moon blaring directly into my eyes while I’m trying to sleep. JC Penney has always been one of my favorite places to hunt for cheap home decor essentials, but some Roman shades I bought from them a few years ago were sort of disappointment. Not the case with aptly named 1.25″ Diameter Curved Rods. Not only do they look like something you’d find at West Elm for triple the price, they are great quality, heavy duty rods that are easily installed by two people and a drill. They’re on sale (and have been for at least a few weeks) for $30-$50 per rod.