Sometimes I wonder if you come over here because you love my house or if you are just wondering what the crazy lady is up to. So yes I had lovely, lovely curtains in here. The gray curtains were beautiful, but I felt they were too dark for this room. And so the gray linen curtains went upstairs to my two daughters’ bedrooms. You can see one room here and I haven’t photographed the other one yet. Sorry Peggy, I was able to reuse them, so they won’t be coming to your house.
I really love the gray curtains in my daughters’s room for a cozy look, and I love the cream curtains in here for a brighter look. The room looks so much more open and bright.
I am not going to hate on the gray curtains, they are really lovely, and I did select them. Here is the deal. The darker colors add a warmth and coziness to the room, and make it feel a bit smaller. The lighter curtains open up the room, and make it feel more spacious and airy.
I think the thing is to decide which look you are going for and select curtains based on the look you want to achieve. I thought I wanted the cozy look in this room, but then changed my mind.
I honestly didn’t feel bad about changing my mind, because I knew I could use the gray curtains upstairs. Now if I had a completely different look upstairs, the move might not have worked. I talk about having a cohesive look in your home for several reasons, and this is just one of them. You can move things from one room to another if the color scheme and look are similar.
I am loving the new look I have to say! I used a sweet trim to give the curtains a touch of color.
The curtains were provided by Bali Blinds.
You can read more about the curtains on the Bali Blinds Blog.
I like it a lot better with the lighter curtains. Although I l did like the Grey curtains too.
Oh, wow, I love the new curtains, especially the detail trim! These may be perfect for our master bedroom renovation!
Great change. Love the rug in the room
Love the new curtains and the trim adds perfect detail. Beautiful room.
I love the new lighter look. I too, have been switching drapes. fondly ~lynne~
Luv the new look. So much brighter!! Darling trim addition!
could not find the rug at Ballard web site. Is it one they continue to carry? Very pretty and smart looking. sos.
It was on sale when I bought it so it may have been discontinued Lyn.
Nancy Brantley says
I like both curtains but I like the lighter look in the dining room. The gray curtains look good in daughters rooms.
Marlene Stephenson says
Are you sure you didn’t buy the curtains for the trim,they are really beautiful and they do change the look.
Love the new look- just beautiful! Where did you purchase the curtain rods?
Pottery Barn Mallori.
Did you use the .75 or 1.25″ diameter rods, Anita???
I need to measure them, I don’t know.
Barbara Hall says
I love the new lighter curtains, especially at this time of the year, and also love the accent of the dark line of the rods I need to get curtains for my dining room, so this is inspiring.
Question: are the rods and curtain the kind that have a side drawstring? or pull-type? I don’t know which way to go.
Barbara, I never close the curtains because I have the bamboo shades.
What brand and color are your shades? Love them!
Here you go Kathryn
I LOVE this look. What color bamboo shades do you have?
It’s all here Wendy https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2014/03/window-blinds-sources-information.html
I also love the chandelier. I am searching for one like that. Where did you find it? Thanks so much! I love your style!
Laurie Flickinger says
Are the natural shades from Bali too? And if so, what is the name of the color?
Yes, Cabo Placid. https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2014/03/window-blinds-sources-information.html
Both sets of curtains are lovely. The Grey are wonderful and cozy for winter/autumn and the off white refreshing for spring/summer. I make my own curtains and switch my dining curtains with the seasons and sometimes make special ones just for Christmas.
Great idea Clo.
What color is the wall painted? I love it and want the same for my dining room
SW agreeable gray
your dining room is gorgeous! If you want a change to a cozier look switch back to the gray when the season’s change. I was bored with my color scheme; but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. My daughter said to me, Mom you wouldn’t wear the same outfit every day so why should your rooms look the same. My liv/dining rooms are decorated in fall tones with wine colored velvet panels with cream textured sheers with reed blinds. I removed the heavy velvet panels and slipcovered my couch in cream colored drop cloth material. I added neutral pillows and changed out my rug to a inexpensive faux seagrass. I changed out my pictures and accessories and Wow, what a difference! Styling for the seasons has inspired me. Now, to do the same for Christmas.
Can you please explain to me how to order these curtains? I think they are so beautiful!
Maureen, call Bali Blinds and give them the info in my post. You can send them the link to my curtains if you need to. They should be able to help you. Or you can call Blinds.com.
Nancy DiBari says
Love your dining room set. Can you share where you got it?
Nancy, the table is from Restoration Hardware. The chairs are from a French antique auction.
Nancy DiBari says
Do you have any info about it? I can’t find it on RH website.