It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but they are royal blue velvet. I got the curtain rod at Target. Here's what the dining room looked like pre-curtains.
Jake broke out the power tools and helped me drill the holes for the anchors.
And here's what the room looks like now.
It already feels so much warmer! Besides the curtains, the only changes we've made to this room are to remove the purple wallpaper (I'm sorry I don't have a before pic! I lost my cell phone and the pictures on it) and paint the walls and trim. We used Benjamin Moore's Light Pewter for the wall color and Benjamin Moore's White for the trim. The light pewter came out a little bit lighter than I wanted. If I get the energy, I may switch to Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. The furniture we moved from our apartment and the chandelier we inherited with the house. We plan to switch out the chandelier, add an area rug, wall art, and sideboard. I might try a DIY project and add seat cushions to the chairs with a cool fabric. I'll keep you posted on the improvements!