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louise80's picture

Now that we finished painting the dining room, I was wondering what kind of window treatment to do? Any suggestions ??  The other question was should I choose an area rug to go under the table before I choose the colour for the window treatment.  window treatmentwindow treatment

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gmcauley's picture

Hello louise80,

This would make a great question for our Ask A Designer section:

Or browse our dining rooms gallery for drapery inspiration:

Or you may find some useful drapery tips in these articles and videos:

I hope that helps! Good luck with the dining room!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at's picture

It looks as though you like calming neutrals.  I would choose an area rug similar to one shown below to introduce some subdued colour.  A dark brown woven wood blind on the window, with white side panels - not sheer - hung on a bronze finish rod with ball finials.  Perfection!I would love to see photos of the completed project, once you decide how you'll finish it.Area Rug SuggestionArea Rug Suggestion

louise80's picture

Excellent suggestions thankyou!

daedesign's picture

Beautiful dining room. I think you should pick out a bold contemporary pattern for your window treatment. The pattern could be more traditional, just make sure it's a big scale to update the pattern. Panels would look nice (double width), but make the window look even larger by having the panels go quite a bit beyond the window trim. Also, hang the rod quite high. From there you can always pick a rug to go with the curtains. The curtains could be your statement piece. I have very bold curtains in my dining room and they make me happy every time I walk by the room, they've been up for over 3 years now. I've even had people ask if I wouldn't mind if they used the same material. Hopefully privacy isn't a problem during the day, but make sure you can close them at night so no one can see in when you're having dinner.  Think about "Designer Fabrics" and look at their double width fabrics, works out to be much cheaper and you could probably do one double width for each side panel. I've recommended to other people the large fern motif in blue or green that's about 30/yard. It would work out to about $200 for the window. The fern leaf is an old pattern, but is contemporary due to the size of the leaf. Your furniture looks very contemporary, but the moulding is traditional. Just make sure whatever fabric you use, line them so they will hang better and your material will not fade. Hope that helps.      

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