Dining Room Curtains and Drapes

dining-room-curtains-goldWhen most of us think of dining rooms we think of tables, buffets, chairs and chandeliers. But something equally as important in the dining room are the curtains and drapes (provided there’s a window of course). Amidst all of the hard furniture that tends to fill this room it’s wonderful to have some fabric and add a touch of softness. So even if you don’t normally include flowing curtains and drapes it’s worth considering adding some to the dining room.

DCW_Desktop-25Choosing Curtains and Drapes for the Dining Room: Think about the style of your room and what will work. If you like big flowing curtains that puddle on the floor, go for it. If you prefer a more tailored look choose something a bit more streamlined. The point is to use an expanse of fabric to add softness (as opposed to hard blinds or shutters).

A popular look in dining rooms is to pull everything together by using the same fabric for the window treatments as you do for the seat cushions or tablecloth. It’s a little old-fashioned and traditional, but the dining room is one place where this look really works. That said, it certainly isn’t necessary. You can always pull a color out of a piece of art or another fabric and use that if you want a solid color. You can also choose curtains and drapes with a pattern. Just be sure to tie all the colors of the room together in some way.