My formal dining room was all but complete and I just needed to find appropriate window treatments. My walls are a rich red and my molding and furniture is a deep almond stain.
The room is elegant yet simple; the colors are the main attraction and everything else is more subdued. I prefer a clean, tailored look, so I wanted to stay away from heavy drapes.
Unfortunately, once curtains are eliminated, the options for a shade fancy enough to withstand my dining room are slim. I knew I’d want to incorporate some sort of color to showcase the windows, but nothing too flashy and extreme.
Considering a complimentary color to the rich red, a subtle cool toned blue would do just the trick in this space, and would also provide enough hue to add more interest to the room.
To achieve my ideal look, a roman shade with classic folds would give the windows a dressed-up appearance, but without the bulk of a curtain.
I settled on a stone colored fabric with a delicate pattern. And because the material is light filtering, during the day when the sun shines through, the design becomes more defined and my room still stays bright!
Now my formal dining room is complete!