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Three windows....what type of curtains????

lindsayc543November 3, 2012
Don't know what to put up....
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Run an extra-long curtain rod up near the ceiling all the way across the windows, then buy drapes that skim the ground. It will look great when you are done!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:17AM
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dcer, good idea! Or bottom up shades: [houzz=
Top down, bottom up Silhouette. Privacy with a view. · More Info
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:22AM
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Are they making cordless bottom up shades now? That was always my complaint, but I love the concept for privacy yet light.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:06PM
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There are also top down bottom up woven woods out there. They do provide u with privacy and can include blackout lining if desired. Then at a later time you could also layer with curtains which could be just side panel type to add depth and interest.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 7:23PM
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Shutters would look clean and simple.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:07PM
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Tres McKinney Design
Your style is contemporary or transitional then plantation shutters or 3 tailored roman shades would look great. If roman shades then mount them above the windows so when they stack up most of the window is open. Shutters are a good option because you can tilt the blades to control the sun , still see out without completely closing curtains or shades. Either of these two treatments look great with either contemporary or traditional design. If you prefer curtains then I agree with dcer. Floor to ceiling.
Verisol or pleated shades looks a little sterile and unfinished. Go with amore polished look like shutters, roman shades or curtains to compliment your pretty paned windows.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 9:25PM
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I vote for shades and panels. Hang the panels high (see attached photo) and hang the Roman shades so that the top is just under the rod. Be sure to hang a panel between each window so they look finished.
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:01PM
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I"d suggest plantation shutters as well with larger louvers. Generally the larger the louver the more light control you have (fewer cracks) and the less obstructions you have when open. At minimum I'd recommend a 3 1/2' louver (traditional plantation shutters are usually 2 1/2") but a 4 1/2" would be very nice and open and "cleaner" looking. If the room needs to be warmed up, cozied up a bit, then I'd suggest a warm wood stain...mahogany or oxblood. If the room is contemporary I'd go for a striking brown black stain that would pop against white woodwork
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:19PM
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Susan Mills Design
My first thought was roman blinds for your windows, the shape of a relaxed roman would suit your windows beautifully. Restoration Hardware is now doing shades, great selection of fabrics from linen to sheers and very competetive in pricing.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 1:05AM
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You can choose either roman Blinds and made to measure curtains for your window. We have so many design the fit to your windows.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:16PM
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Hi, I see you have toys on the floor. I say get beautiful Hunter Douglas silhouettes with panels. The little ones will destroy long puddling curtains on the floor. My crew is 9,8 and 4. The four year got permanent black marker on my couch this morning. I have so many rules about markers and pens my rules have rules. Some how something always slips through the crack. Good luck
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:26PM
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Shutters or simple washable curtain panels are relatively kid proof and dog proof. Look at Roman shades carefully to see if the cords can be safe for small children.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:42PM
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Julia Wakely Interiors
I would definitely add 1 long curtain rod 2" from ceiling and 2 extra wide Pottery Barn Peyton drapes. They are good quality, lined cotton linen and wide enough to add fullness on either side.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Mint Design
You can visually raise the ceiling by hanging floor to ceiling draperies. If you prefer light and privacy and a less formal look I suggest cafe curtains. :)
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 8:13PM
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