First I started with a trip to IKEA. IKEA is great for drapes. I purchased the KAJSA style for $34.99. I highly recommend going into the store to find the drapes you want. Husbando and I picked out two or three options online before we went over and I really didn't like them in person. For $34.99 for two drape panels you really can't go wrong!
What I didn't get at IKEA was the curtain rod. I was overwhelmed by their curtain rod section and I wanted something with written instructions instead of just pictures. So I went to Home Depot and found a fantastic Martha Stewart rod. This rod was super adjustable. I could have made it go all the way across the living room. Good heft so that it felt substantial but not heavy.
Here is a screw I stripped--whoops: