October 29, 2013

Dining Room Drapes

If you stopped by to see our modern & fresh fall home tour on Sunday, then you probably saw a sneak peek of our new dining room drapes:



We hung them up late Friday night so I don't have any process photos to show you but I'm so happy they're finally up!





We made another pipe curtain rod (10' long!) and hung it much higher than our sliding glass door's pipe curtain rod. That wasn't on accident though!



I had originally measured out the dining room window's curtain rod height to be the same as our sliding glass door's curtain rod (12" from our 10' ceiling). However, when I stepped back to look at the placement, I noticed that it didn't even clear the height of our dining room's pendant light!



I didn't like how dinky it looked above our massive 8' window so I decided to raise the height of the rod to 6 1/2" below our ceiling. I'm so happy I did because those few extra inches make such a difference! We still have to increase the height of our sliding glass door's curtain rod to match the height of our dining room's rod but thankfully that won't be too hard.



Here's how our dining room looked before we had drapes so you can see what kind of difference I'm talking about:



Seeing the before and after comparison makes me really wish we didn't take 17 months to check this project off our list! Next up: living room curtains! Maybe we'll have those hung by month 19 ;)

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17 comments

  1. Love the curtains, they add elegance and coziness to the room. The height is great!

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  2. i love the new curtains- they do make it cozier! also i wanted to answer you about emmy's faux bois nook in her room- i just hand painted it. it was pretty easy- nothing fancy! ;)

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  3. Drapes are just one of those things- I'm surprised every single time how much the finish a space and make it feel like a "real room." Looks great!

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  4. You're right - the curtains make a HUGE difference! They look great!

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  5. The curtains look great! I love when curtains are hung high like that. I think it helps the windows look bigger and nicer.

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  6. i love new curtains in a room. they make it! I'm currently trying to figure out how the heck i will hang mine in my dining room. our window is 10 feet long. GRRR.

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  7. I love the raised height! It is so beautiful and luxurious. Good job!

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  8. Ohhh, love the cozy factor they add to the space!!

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  9. Love that look. And I love how the curtain rods plays so nicely with the curve of the window. Looks fantastic :)

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  10. They do warm the space...I might recommend adding some leading edge trim that ties in with the color of the other drapes and/or the rug just so it all makes sense.

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  11. This space is so beautiful! I am so glad i found you through the Fall Home tour!

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  12. Big difference! I'm always surprised what a difference window treatments make to a room.
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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  13. It never ceases to amaze me how finished a room feels once the curtains are up.

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  14. These look great - they really draw your eyes up and make the room look extra spacious and classy. Love it!

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  15. love how everything looks : ) i need to come visit

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