I knew curtains were important in the dining room. I needed them to tie the colors of all my upstairs room together. I also wanted to really love them. After 5 months of searching I finally admitted that I wasnt going to find a inexpensive, off the shelf option that would work for me. I searched for a fabric instead and at long last found something I LOVED. Then I talked myself into spending the money to have the custom curtains and pillows for the couch made from a wonderful seamstress on Etsy. I think it helps tie the living room/dining room together.
Here are the new cushions on the couch-which tie into the curtains.