This is a follow-up from this post.
Could you answer a few simple questions? Dave and I agreed that we like the furniture placement with the couch and chairs versus the four chairs.
My question...with the dining and living room being connected....how do I handle the drapery....do they both have to be the same color and style or do I treat them as totally different rooms?
Also, with the cherry dining room set, do I try to bring that color into the living room in some way....such as in the leather sofa or through the accent chairs?
Gail and Dave
In open areas, I like to use all the same fabric on my window treatments. Sometimes I will change the style or type of window treatment, but the consistent fabric acts as a unifier in the space. For example- notice in the photo above that the drapes are not the same height, and one is paired with a Roman shade, but the fabrics are the same. I would feel the same way, even if the two windows were in separate, but open rooms. An exception, is that in some windows, a fabric might not be used at all- just a woven shade, or roller shade, and I might use a fabric on a different window. That is fine- I just avoid different fabrics.
A word about your woods. Yes- I would bring in a little cherry to the living area. However- don't do all cherry. The most interesting interiors have a mixture of woods, like in the photo above.
For example, this room above- with all the same series of wicker everywhere is terribly uninteresting.
I would, like you to notice the window treatments in it though, same material, different style.
Photos from House Beautiful