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Stylish Dining Room Curtain Ideas

Whether you're going for a modern, farmhouse, elegant or formal look, you'll find inspiration for your dining room curtain ideas board here!

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Mellow Modern

A modern dining room can come off as stark, so curtains can help soften the look. These black, sheer lace curtains could be cloying in another setting, but they provide a lovely soft touch in this otherwise modern dining room. Here are the dos and don’ts when it comes to hanging curtains.

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A Perfect Match

In this dining room, the modern aesthetic is warmed by the natural wood and the warm-white color of the walls and curtain panels. If you choose your curtains first, you can have your paint tinted to a perfect match. Need help choosing a dining room paint color? Check out our guide.

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Singular Statement Curtain

For an informal dining room that welcomes and plays up a casual style, tie the room together by pairing a singular, bold statement curtain that picks up the color of one of the dining chairs. Here are the best dining room colors this year.

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Bay Window Curtains

For a dining room with lovely bay windows, the windows themselves and the natural light are the focal point, so stick with sheer or lace curtains. They filter the light and add a romantic touch. Try these 13 laundry tips for hard-to-wash items, including curtains.

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Flowers and Grommets

Gray and yellow is a popular home decor color combination and these floral curtains are a stylish way to carry those colors into the dining room. Florals are traditional, but the modern grommets at the top keep these curtains from looking conventional. Check out these 10 unique ideas for window treatments.

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Simple Farmhouse Curtains

As you’re considering different dining room curtain ideas for your farmhouse dining room, consider adding some color with greenish-blue curtains. The natural color blends well with any wood and when mounted on a simple rod, the curtains blend in beautifully. Custom-build your own classic window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought with these complete step-by-step instructions.

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Gray Roman Shades and a Pink Curtain

If one wall of your dining area has a sliding glass door, Roman shades are an attractive, practical window treatment. Here, in addition to the Roman shades, a full-length curtain acts as a divider between the dining area and the living room, where the soft pink color is picked up in accessories. Consider Alternative Formal Dining Room Ideas.

Check out this gray roman shade on Amazon.

And this pink curtain panel.

Check out these 12 incredible DIY room dividers.

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Dining Room Window Bench Curtains

We know—there are no curtains on these window bench windows. And that’s the point! If you’re lucky enough to have a window bench in your dining room, consider the uncomplicated look of unadorned windows (to let in all of that natural light) and cozy pillows. Learn how to clean window tracks.

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Elegant French Doors

This posh dining room has two pairs of French doors. The painted interior doors stand on their own, and the doors that open to the outside are softened with simple lace panels.

If you have a first-floor powder room that’s looking shabby, check out this elegant small bathroom remodel.

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Perforated Shades and Sheer Curtains

For a modern and unique addition to your dining room curtain ideas, check out this look! Sheer, white floor-to-ceiling curtains layered over custom perforated shades. These shades aren’t exactly the same as those shown here, but they have a similar look. Here’s how to deal with the familiar problem of condensation on windows in the winter.

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Outside-In Dining Room

Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap this dining room, and flood the space with natural light. The curtains are pulled back to let in that light and at night, for privacy, the curtains can easily completely cover the windows. The dark tie-backs, curtain rods and window frames pull the room together. With just a little imagination and time, you can easily transform a room with these decorating tips.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Curtains

For a dining room with small windows, make the room appear bigger by installing floor-to-ceiling curtains. These sheer, white lace curtains add a layer of drama without being overpowering. Not sure what type of curtains are right for you? Here’s the ultimate curtain buyer’s guide.

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Earthy Dining Room

This small dining area is defined by wall color and both light and dark furniture, in perfect balance. The discrete Skogsklöver roller blind filters light and features a soft closing function that makes it roll up slowly.

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Do you have some old mini-blinds you don’t know what to do with? Repurpose them with these 15 thrifty ideas.

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Natural Bamboo Shades

Bamboo roller shades help warm up this apartment-size dining room. These shades are economical and available in many colors so you can find the perfect shade for your dining room. If you’ve got any of these things in your home, it’s probably time for an update!

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Modern Tied-Back Curtains

Tied-back panels have been a popular dining room curtain idea for decades, and these cotton-rope tiebacks are fresh and on-trend. What we really love about these tiebacks is that you don’t have to drill or pound anything into the wall!

They’re available in 12 colors, cost just $10 a pair and you might be able to get a couple more years out of your old curtains if you replace the old tiebacks with these. Check out our 12 favorite DIY curtain tiebacks.

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