The dining room is the formal hub of your home where family and friends gather for dinner parties and celebrations. Dress this space in rich custom window treatments that accentuate your interior style.
Whether you prefer sleek modern or timeless classics, there’s a window treatment that suits your dining room. Stylish, yet practical options include drapery, natural woven woods and shutters.
For a more budget friendly option, vinyl windows have few customization options but are durable and most affordable.
Pleated draperies are available in a variety of styles that make them customizable for any window. They also provide outstanding light control, privacy and beauty.
The simplest pleat style is the pinch pleat, which is made by gathering 3 folds every ‘x’ inches and tacking them together 4″ from the top to produce a pleated header that hooks into your hardware. This is the standard drapery style in many hospitality applications.
A variation on this style is the top pinch pleat which sews only two folds of fabric together at the top for a less full fanning on the head and down to the bottom of the pleats on the panel. This is a very elegant and sophisticated design often found in the windows of restaurants with formal dining, nursing homes and hospitals and executive boardrooms of businesses.
For most pleated draperies, Susan recommends a fullness of two and a half times the width of your window. However, some styles require more fullness to function properly.
Woven Wood Shades
Woven wood shades add a touch of nature to your windows, providing texture and an organic design to your room. They come in a wide range of colors, from light tones to richer, darker hues. They pair beautifully with rustic and contemporary styles.
Fully customizable, these window treatments are crafted with a blend of natural materials including bamboo, reeds, jute and grasses. This gives them a unique look that can’t be duplicated by man-made fabrics. They’re also highly durable.
Woven wood shades are available in a variety of options including standard Roman shade styles that rise evenly into neat, flat folds; looped Roman shades that feature soft, billowing panels for a dimensional style; and hobbled waterfall shades that hang as free-moving panels. They can be paired with various liner choices for maximum light control, privacy and energy efficiency. Most are also motorized, making them easy to operate via remote or smartphone. Some can even be opened from both the top and bottom for better ventilation and air circulation in your home.
Vertical blinds are a classic window treatment that can be customized to fit any style of decor. These blinds feature slats (known as vanes) that hang vertically from a headrail and can be tilted to control light and privacy.
These shades offer strong UV protection to prevent sun damage to furniture, carpets and hardwood floors. They’re also easy to clean and are a good choice for large windows or sliding doors that need a simple, durable solution.
They come in a wide range of color options and materials, from traditional plastic to woven woods. Many styles feature a wand instead of a chain or cord, which makes them safer for kids and pets. You can also upgrade to motorization for an even more convenient, effortless operation. Choose from a variety of options to suit your room’s style, including valances and cornices to conceal the headrail. You can even pair your vertical blinds with a matching cellular shade for a complete look.
From a subtle linen or satin to a raw silk-like shauntung, the customization options for this window shade style are endless. Choose a color that speaks to your aesthetic and complement it with an extensive fabric selection that features natural textures including cotton, bamboo flax, jute, and more.
These swanky shades take harsh sunlight and transform it into softly diffused ambient light. You’ll love the way that they offer privacy, optimal light levels, and different moods with the ability to open or close your shade’s horizontal soft fabric vanes.
When closed, the softly contoured vanes float gracefully against a sheer backing for a view of the outside world. Pirouette shades are available in semi-opaque and room darkening fabrics and two vane sizes. Ask about our innovative PowerView motorized automation that allows you to control your pirouettes with a touch of a button or a tap on your smart device, or even by voice! Our customers love this option because it saves them time and effort and eliminates the need for an alarm clock. Our Ottawa replacement windows team is here to help!