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Dining Room Window Treatments: Blinds, Shades & Shutters

Formal or Informal - Your Choice

Norman®  offers a variety of window treatments to complement your dining room decor.  Choose elegant and luxurious Roman shades, shutters, or wood blinds to match a formal setting.  And for more informal settings, select from our extensive shade and blind offerings. Your interior decor is all about showcasing your personal home fashion, and we’re here to maximize that potential with beautiful customizable window treatments. No matter your style, we have quality selections to match your taste.

Benefits of Dining Room Window Treatments

Custom dining room window treatments offer many advantages. They help to control the amount of light that enters the room to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. They also provide privacy, so you can enjoy your meals with family and friends in solitude. 

  • Privacy: Increase privacy control so you can share authentic dining experiences away from prying eyes.
  • Light control: A major benefit for those who like to dine in a more intimate setting, or bask in beautiful natural light.
  • Style and aesthetics: high-style designs elevate the look of any dining room with the rich fabrics, patterns, and color palettes included in our selection.

What’s The Best Option for Dining Room Windows?

Your choice of window treatment can set the tone for your dining room, influencing its style and ambiance, from casual and relaxed to formal and sophisticated. For example, plantation shutters exude a sense of Southern charm, making the dining room feel traditional and inviting. Sheer shades create a soft, inviting atmosphere with diffused natural light and vertical blinds can make the room feel taller and more formal. We have ideas for all tastes!

Shutters for Dining Rooms

Their architectural design provides a classic look while maintaining the perfect balance of light control and privacy, making shutters a great option for dining rooms. Adjustable louvers make it easy to regulate natural light and airflow, creating a comfortable dining atmosphere. 

These durable  custom window treatments come in a variety of colors and exclusive finishes, making them one of our best-selling products for your dining area. 

Normandy® Shutters

Don’t settle for anything less than the timeless hardwood shutters on the market, built to last a lifetime. Normandy® shutters are made from beautiful Paulownia hardwood, which is not only easy on the eyes but is also sustainably sourced from reforesting timber plantations for a more eco friendly footprint.

Normandy® Shutters come in an assortment of finishes, shapes, and sizes to offer a wide range of decorating capabilities. The custom color option is also available, so you can match your shutters to your existing furniture.

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Shades for the Dining Room

From roller and cellular shade to solar shades, there are many distinct styles in this popular collection to choose from. Light-filtering and blackout options provide flexibility for light control and setting the desired ambiance. Depending on the style, shades can bring a touch of warmth to the space, or provide a sleek and modern look. These window coverings provide excellent privacy control as well.

Centerpiece™ Roman Shades

Centerpiece™ Roman Shades are a modern twist on an old-world tradition. Choose from luxury fabrics, including Libeco fabrics that were handcrafted in the prosperous textile industry of Belgium, among many others. Linens made of 100% organic high-quality flax fibers provide elegant, long-lasting textiles that will complement any dining room.

Additionally, you can choose from three timeless fold styles: Flat fold, Flat fold with Batten Back, and Soft fold to customize your look. Lining options are available to gently diffuse light or increase privacy, and an AeroLite™ lift system can be utilized for a convenient and child-safe cordless experience.

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Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades

Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades award-winning designs and industry-leading construction – no matter what the elements have in store. Its wide range of colors and fabric options provide a multitude of design possibilities to match any existing decor. Not to mention, Portrait™ comes in various opacities for any level of desired light control, whether it’s sheer for better viewing or room darkening for substantial privacy & romance.

If you can’t decide what level of light control you desire or you’re stuck between two fabrics, Portrait™ also offers the SmartFit® dual shade solution. Like two shades in one, this option provides two honeycomb shades in the same treatment, so you can get the best of both worlds. This dual shade solution is also available for dining room patios or sliding doors with the Day and Night dual vertical shade treatment. 

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Blinds for Dining Rooms

Blinds offer a blend of style and practicality. Depending on their design elements, they can enhance a formal dining room aesthetic or provide a minimalist and clean look. Their adjustability and versatility provide more privacy and light control than curtains or drapes. With easy-to-clean eco-friendly materials and affordable options, they’re a good choice for new homeowners.

Synchrony™ Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds have been a longtime favorite in dining rooms, especially for covering large windows, and the Synchrony™ Vertical Blinds collection combines practicality with the improved durability and performance of modern technology. Smarter design and modern engineering provide extra durability against scuffs and dents. Vanes are rotated with a twist of the wand, enhancing light control while providing tighter closure. 

Hoping to customize your window treatments to match your dining room decor? You’re in luck; choose from modern and classic colors from neutral to bold. Also, choose from a variety of vane styles and textures: smooth for a crisp, clean aesthetic; textured for a softer, more fabric-like look; embossed and wood-like for a stylish touch.

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Ultimate™ Faux Wood Blinds

The Ultimate™ faux wood blinds offer unmatched performance and style. Traditional blinds don’t seem to stay shut and the slats seem to slide out. SmartPrivacy®’s design was engineered as the solution to these problems by properly securing the slats so that precise illumination can always be enjoyed. 

Traditional blinds typically place their route holes in the middle of each slat, which allows for light to leak through. SmartPrivacy® places route holes in the back of the slat, significantly reducing the potential for light leakage and ensuring more effective room darkening. The cordless lift system is  “Best for Kids™” certified which means that there are no lift cords within the shade and your loved ones are protected from any potential hazards.

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“The shutters just compliment our formal dining room perfectly.”

Sharon S.

“I love my new shutters. Completely changed the look of my home interior.”

Louis M.

“Wonderful beautiful blinds… Quality material & craftsmanship. Awesome selection of colors & designs.”

Ron & Debbie G.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are drapes or blinds better for the dining room?

It honestly depends on your own personal style and preferences! If you like a more airy and light feel in your dining room, then PerfectSheer™ might be the way to go. If you prefer something a little more structured and classic, then Ultimate™ faux wood blinds could be better suited for your taste.

Are blinds good for light control and privacy in the dining room?

Yes, blinds are excellent for light control and privacy in the dining room! You can adjust the slats to let in as much or as little light as you want, and they provide some privacy when closed, though not completely. For full light control, the best type of blinds to get are SmartPrivacy® blinds, which prevent any potential light leakage through its innovative design which places route holes in the back of each slat.

What color draping is the best for dining room window treatments?

The best color draping for dining room window treatments would be white or off-white if your aesthetic is light and modern. For a more formal dining room look, go for fabrics in darker colors or rich textures. If you want to add a pop of color, deep green or blue coverings would be a good choice. No matter your personal preference or home style, Centerpiece™ roman shades have a wide range of colors that are sure to fit any decor.

What is the best way to dress a dining room window?

Dining room window treatments should be both functional and stylish. Centerpiece™ Roman shades are a popular choice because they offer a clean, classic look. If you want something with a little more personality, textured fabrics that offer the woven woods appearance in Soluna™ roller shades are a great option. For something more airy & ambient, consider SmartDrape™ in a light color.

Can you put honeycomb shades in a dining room?

Yes, honeycomb shades are a great option for dining areas. They provide excellent insulation and can help to keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter. Portrait™ honeycomb shades are also available in a variety of colors and prints to suit any decor.

What is the most popular type of dining room window treatment?

Trending dining room window treatments include wood blinds, roller shades, shutters, draperies, and Roman shades. Shutters provide a timeless look and can be customized to fit any window size and shape. Roman shades are a popular choice for any dining area because they offer different shade styles that can evoke a formal or more relaxed look.

Are there motorized window treatments for the dining room?

Yes, motorized window treatments are available for the dining room. Motorized shutters and Roman shades can be operated with remote control, making them easy to use. Motorized window treatments are a great option for not only hard-to-reach windows, but also large windows or many windows in the same room. They’re also ideal for those who want the convenience of not having to manually adjust their window treatments while they’re enjoying a meal.

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