Dining Room Drapes From Barn & Willow

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When I arrived home recently, a package from Barn & Willow was waiting for me.  I was excited to open it since I knew what it was…


…new dining room drapes…and not just any drapes, but beautiful Belgian linen drapes custom made exactly the way I wanted. 

A few weeks ago, Barn & Willow’s founder, Trisha Roy, contacted me to see if I would be interested in her drapery line of gorgeous Belgian Linen drapes.

You may remember I recently took down the white curtain panels I had in the room. They had yellowed and it was time to say adieu.


I repainted the room and left the windows bare. I knew I wanted something simple and elegant, but figured since we don’t need privacy in the room, the search for new drapes could wait until I could find something I truly loved.

I like subtle treatments for my windows. This is especially true in my dining room where I like the focus to be on the table, food, and people around it. I learned this over many years of decorating.

I found when I had patterned window treatments that coordinated with the room’s color scheme, I always had to coordinate the table setting to the room and not the occasion. Doing this always felt off to me.

I learned that to make the most of the table setting and food, I needed to leave the decor in the room neutral. This allows me to add occasion or seasonal decor and color to the room without it clashing with a color scheme.

Since we only use this room around the holidays or on special occasions this made even more sense.


When the email from Trisha arrived in my inbox it felt like the “decorating-powers-that-be” sent her my way.  :-)



If you are unfamiliar with Barn & Willow, they are an online-only brand that exclusively offers 100% Belgian linen drapes in different styles, textures, weights, and colors at affordable prices.

I chose unlined sheer Belgian Linen in Off white.  I didn’t want anything to block the light.  These sheers gently filter the light in the late afternoon when the sun comes glaring in.

With the “holiday-ready” time clock ticking, it was nice that the drapes were custom made to my specs.  Their artisans custom stitch every drapery to your specifications to perfectly fit your style. I didn’t have to sew a thing.  All I needed to do was press each panel and hang them.


The drapes come rod pocket style, which can be hung on rings or slid directly onto the rods.


Drapery hooks are included that you can easily attach along the ribbon on the top back of each panel.


I initially thought I would use the rod pocket, put then decided to use clip-on rings.  I made the curtain rods using vintage glass doorknobs. You can find the post here: Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods.


I love the classy, casual, breezy look and feel of the unlined linen.  The off-white color is perfect with just a hint of warmth. It is cold outside now, but I look forward to when I can open the windows and let the breeze billow them into the room.

With the new drapes, the wall between the windows needed something.  I decided to go shopping around my house to find something to place there.  I found the chalkboard in my mudroom.

It looks much better here since it was on a wall that gets hidden behind a door in the mudroom.  I will have a lot more fun with it here in the dining room.  I will have to get something drawn on it for Thanksgiving.


The linen drapes beautifully and feels soft and luxurious.   I wanted each panel to slightly puddle on the floor, but you can have them made to just skim the floor, land on the sill, or puddle fully on the floor.  Custom made means you get exactly what you want. Trisha will make sure of it.

I keep looking into the room so I can see how the drapes look – you know how you do that when you get something new?  They are exactly what the room needed to feel light and airy – yet warm and cozy.   They are making me smile…simple and perfect for my style.

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I partnered with Barn & Willow and received the Belgian linen drapes for my dining room in exchange for my review and post.  All opinions are my own.

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  1. I follow you with newsletter and facebook..I love love love this site and the items are beautiful I would def. buy drapes for my living room that have none as well right now. thanks a lot just beautiful room :)

  2. I would so love the Hummingbird pillow cover. Love the colors for my guest room/sewing/craft room!
    Thanks Diane

  3. I subscribed and now I am going back to the Barn & Willow site to have a better look! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. I really like the Belgian sheer linen off-white drapes & the tribal diamond pillow cover!

  5. I really like the Belgium dark gray drapes! I would hang those in my bedroom, I think. I would have a difficult time in choosing between the oatmeal & the flax for my dining room. I hope I win!

  6. Oohing over the Kashmir lumbar pillow cover and aaahing over the textured panels in shale….what a WOW factor they’d make in my bedroom!

  7. Not sure if we are supposed to leave a separate comment for each, but I liked on FB, followed on Instagram, and subscribed to their newsletter.

  8. Love the post and I have recently done the same thing transitioning my DR from 20 yr country to a neutral palette. I am looking forward to not worrying about the color scheme when decorating for the holidays. With any luck I will win the gift card and embark on another room! If I win I would do the lined Belgian Linen in Oyster.

  9. Hello,
    My eggshell curtains are yellowing too ! I signed up for the Barns and Willow newsletter.
    Thank-you and Happy Holidays!

  10. I have been thinking about” what will I do with decorating the windows ” at my new (but really old) Lake House. The breezes blow softly off the lake. It’s only a small space, so I need it to look white and bright. Then I saw the Barn & Willow Linen Drapes on Diane’s site. PERFECT! Old Lake House gets 2nd chance at being beautiful. The walls are brown. Need to change that color. Ugh ! The saving grace is there are two double French doors leading to the screened porch that overlook the lake. My ‘little house’ is only 500 sq. ft. but will look large, bright, and airy with the B & W linen drapes. Can’t wait.

  11. I think I would go for the floor length soft gray sheers for my newly repainted and rearranged parlor!

  12. I subscribed to the newsletter!! Your drapes are gorgeous!! And the chalkboard in between is so fun!

  13. I would use the $120 to purchase the Belgian Sheer Linen – Off-white drapes. We are basically rebuilding our guest house that was flooded in April and would love their curtains throughout.

  14. I like the Belgian sheer linen off white drapes, and the Oyster and Oatmeal Belgian linen pillow cover. Well, I like all of their stuff. :) I just moved and this reminds me that I need to start decorating.

  15. I liked Barn and Willow on Face Book. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving to celebrate with family. I am using napkin ties from Family Life, untie your story to stimulate thankful thinking around the dinner table. Check them out.

  16. I subscribed to Barn and Willow. I love your drapes and I am need of some too. I have had the same ones hanging since 2004. Love a change and thanks for sharing your source.

  17. I would use the gift certificate on drapes in a lightweight white. I will move as soon as this house sells and have a number of windows I need to decorate. Blessings. This is a great giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving.

  18. I like their textured linen drapes with the lining. I think they would hang nicely in my living room. I also just repainted and took down some window treatments.

  19. I would love the shale linen drapes for our bedroom, but the blue maple pillow covers would go great with our couch! Such beautiful products and so hard to decide! :)

  20. I love Linen and use it for pillows and table linens… And I wouldn’t mind having new linen drapes! I enjoyed looking at Barn and Willows site and have followed them on FB, Pinterest and Instagram!
    Ruth L

  21. Your room is so beautiful! And the drapes add the perfect touch. I hope I win.. I subscribed to their newsletter.

  22. If I won, I’d buy the Belgian Linen Drapes in Oyster or Oatmeal or the Belgian Linen Pillow Covers in Oatmeal. Fantastic giveaway! Thank you for hosting it and for introducing us to Barn & Willow!

  23. If I win I would love to buy the Belgium Linen Laundered Drapery in Shale.

  24. Your new drapes are beautiful, Diane. I love how they look in your room and suit it so well. I like your thinking for keeping them neutral and pattern free. I love the other color shown, too. Something like this would probably work well and look good in our home office. I’m not entering the giveaway, just wanted to let you know how much I like your new drapes. : )

  25. I love the Belgian Linen Pillow Cover – Oyster and Oatmeal. I’d also love the Belgium linen drapery in off white for our master bedroom. Thank you for the great giveaway and introducing this company to us.

  26. I like the Belgium textured linen in Flax or oatmeal, lined for my bedroom. I will order some swatches to make sure I get the right color. For the guest room I the white unlined would be soft and perfect for that space. Thank you for introducing us to this new company.

  27. I signed up for their newsletter to my inbox. I need drapes for my master and want to change the guest room from blues to white. These would fit the bill.

  28. I’m so happy you’ve introduced me to Barn & Wilow…..my favorite is also the sheer airy one, Belgian Sheer Linen in the Off-white color. Your dining room looks Beautiful! hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  29. Great site Diane – thanks.

    I signed up for the newsletter, “liked” on FB and am now following on Pinterest and Instagram.

  30. If I won the $120 I would buy the Barn & Willow Belgian Textured Linen Drapery in Flax!

  31. I subscribed to B&W newsletter and got my code! I’m glad you decided to go with the drapery hooks, it looks so classy and lovely.

  32. Absolutely lovely drapery! Love love the sheerness with gorgeous texture! Beautiful in your room.

  33. I really love the drapes you selected. My living room is rather dark, so I think these would lighten it up considerably. I think I would choose the same thing you did.

  34. Hi Diane!
    I have subscribed to Barn & Willow’s newsletter and I am now following them on both Pintrest and Instagram. I would “like” them on facebook but I don’t have one, it’s the thought that counts :). I’ve been browsing the website and I reall love the Belgian textured linen drapery in shale and the Patch and Appliqué Pillow collection has really caught my eye. I really enjoy your blog, thank you for all your inspiration.

  35. These drapes are lovely. I just subscribed to their newsletter and would love a pair for my living room.

  36. And I looked at the collection and I have to say my favorite is just what you picked! Currently I have something similar from Pottery Barn on my main windows, but they’re white and I think I’d much prefer the off white- they look so soft and billowy!

  37. I liked them and follow them on both Facebook and Pinterest now, also signed up for the newsletter and got the 10%! I love the drapes you got–they would look fabulous in my living room which needs help drastically but has three windows together that let it a lot of light–I don’t want to hide the view, and these would work wonderfully. Thanks for the opportunity, and I will definitely order from them! It’s so hard to find the right drapes/curtains, I have always struggled with this with MANY wrong purchases.

    Belgian sheer linen–so beautiful!

  38. I’m loving the Belgian Linen Flax drapes. They’re all beautifully neutral colors so it’s hard to choose.

  39. I’m a kitchen towel junkie so I love the vintage linen towels on Pinterest (following).

  40. I really enjoyed the tour of the factory in Portugal on facebook. My daughter has visited and I am hoping to go sometime. It’s a beautiful area.

  41. The off white linen drape may be just the thing to get me started on a much needed redecoration of my master bedroom.

  42. I’m impressed by the quality and fabric of Barn and Willow. That’s it’s affordable is even better! I signed up for the newsletter.

  43. Belgian Sheer Linen – Off-white would be my favorite. I like the natural look as well as the sheerness. I love sunlight!

  44. I signed up to get their newsletter. So glad you shared this company with us. I’ve never heard of them until today.

  45. I love the Natural drapery, they would go great in my dinning room. I still have the one the old owner left a year ago! :S

  46. Surfed around the Barn & Willow website, and I really like the Indigo Khadi and Fall Colors Patch Pillow Covers as well as the Belgian Textured Linen Drapes in Flax.

  47. I just signed up for Barn and Willow’s newsletters. Thanks for helping me discover them!

  48. This is a lovely offer. I could so easily spend it there. Love the Marigold pillow – subtly dramatic.

  49. I seem to love everything B & W has, but I to love the Belgian Linen in Off White. It would be amazing to see them in my dining room too!

  50. I would have a hard time choosing which throw pillow to choose with the gift cards, but ir would be so much FUN at the same time! Thanx for the giveaway opportunity….

  51. Love your new drapes, the room looks perfect! I do believe if I were lucky enough to win my choice would be the textured oatmeal linen drapes! Thanks for this opportunity!

  52. I love the Barn & Willow linen look! I liked them on Facebook and signed up for their newsletter and can’t wait to get my 10% discount!

  53. Love those drapes. Signed up for newsletter at Barn and Willow and following on Pinterest

  54. I love the linen drapery in Oyster! It would complement my family room so well! Very pretty!

  55. I love those draperies, so pretty and simple. Just the right touch. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  56. If I could choose something, it would be Belgian Linen Lumbar Pillow Cover in Oyster.

  57. I signed up for the Barn and Willow newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  58. Just signed up for B&W email! Love the look of these drapes. Thanks for the tip.

  59. I liked Barn & Willow on Facebook; followed them on Instagram & Pinterest. Can’t wait to explore the goodies. Thank you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  60. I simply cannot decide! I know I would spruce up my office so I would choose to use the ORANGE PALASH pillow covers to give my existing square pillows a fresh and vibrant color in the room. I would also purchase the BELGIAN LINEN DRAPERY in OYSTER. The Oyster color is in the same color group as my walls and floor tiles, but lighter to really pop in the room and like in your room — really allow the light to still shine through. I too do not have blinds in my office. It also marries nicely with the Orange Palash pillow colors too!

    Now I must shop for a new floor rug! I love redecorating!

  61. I looked over the products on Barn and Willow and I love the sheer linen. But I just noticed that they don’t ship to Canada. :( Too bad. Thanks tho.

    1. I love the look of these drapes and live in Canada as well. I found this on their site and hope it will help you.

      Do you ship to Europe & Canada?

      Yes, We ship to most of the countries in Europe and Canada. Shipping charges apply (anywhere between $25-$50)

  62. Thanks for the intro to Barn & Willow. I’m looking forward to shopping for new window coverings + pillows + more. See what you’ve done! The 10% discount will be great.

  63. Hi! I love your new drapes. I just went to B&W website to get my 10% off coupon. Thanks

  64. Oh Diane, I’d be peeking in at these stunning sheers all the time! Simply gorgeous!!
    Yes, I subscribed to their newsletter… you know it! Liked (loved) them on Facebook. :)
    Thanks for the heads up and enjoy your drapes! I can completely imagine a warm breeze blowing in the windows making the room look supremely wispy and elegant.