The last update I gave in our dining room was the simultaneous arrival of our hutch and the arrival of my Christmas decor. So, today is the first update with all new furniture in place, neutral decor, and my new never-before-seen Roman shades!
Around the One Room Challenge time, Barn & Willow contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying some of their Roman shades. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. All of their window coverings are made to order, so they are a perfect fit for your exact windows.
Previously, the room was still feeling really cold to me (see all of our other recent changes here). The addition of the hutch helped, but the room still lacked the softness it needed. Enter, my new Roman shades. Kurtis and I installed all of them over the weekend and it took us about 30 minutes total. For all the windows! Kurtis was even pretty impressed with the clip system used to install the shades.
The decor is super stripped down in the room at this point, but it feels so fresh for the fresh new year! I am loving the new shades more than I thought would be possible.
I started the process by emailing with Barn & Willow and they shipped me some of their free fabric swatches. Guys, it was so hard to pick the fabric I wanted because there’s are all so beautiful! I ultimately went with the off-white flax linen with the flat style shade.
Out of the box, the color looks pretty creamy but since I got the privacy lining (not a blackout lining) I knew the light would filter through and make it the exact color I needed. And it didn’t disappoint! It looks so perfect with our trim (Behr Swiss Coffee).
The additional dimension and layering they add to the room is just so beautiful! They look even better in person because the outside is filtered where the shades are.
They drape so beautifully and I can’t stop looking at them!
I prefer ours to be pulled fairly high (still with a pretty drape) but I made this image below to show you the shade at various levels. It always looks good! It’s on a pulley system, so theoretically, you can have it at any length you want.
Sadly, I now realize how bad the Roman shades are in our living room. I definitely need to explore some new options there!
Now – the good news for you! You can get 10% off any window treatment order with the promo code: BW&VIRGINIASTREET. They have a comprehensive selection of Roman shade styles (not just the flat version I chose) and drapes. Barn & Willow is also happy to send out free fabric swatches for you to review so you can create the design that’s perfect for your home!
I also ordered this rug for the room over the weekend and I can’t wait until it arrives. I think it will help the room feel a bit beachier and less modern or farmhouse-y. I’m excited to add some additional decor to the space over the coming months, but I love the fresh look now!
I feel like our dining room is so close to completion and I’m so excited with just how much more finished it looks with proper window coverings!
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Disclosure: some affiliate links used. Thank you to Barn & Willow for providing me with the Roman shades for review purposes.