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New Curtains - Large/Wide Living Room Windows
bobbiheritsch
January 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a living room that is very well lit and would like to keep it this way but add a little privacy. We were thinking of doing some kind of sheer that would allow natural light in and maybe curtains on either side of the windows? We would like to go with a somewhat modern look and trying to decide whether or not to use the double curtain rod? Any thoughts or ideas? Our furniture will be a dark leather and will eventually put down a dark laminate floor with rugs.
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AMBIT Architecture
First thought seeing these pics- mount the curtains at ceiling and go wall to wall into the corner. Pull curtains back where there are windows, let them hang fixed at wall. Absolutely go with opaque with sheer. Consider the walls in the space, not just the windows.
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Interiors International, Inc.
I noticed that your heat registers run along the one window. You need to keep this in mind with your choices. Panels on each side with a shear/opaque blind might be a better choice. Something like a Silhouette from Hunter Douglas. These could be vertical and hide behind the panels when open. Or horizontal and do inside mount with a self valance.
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JMittman Designs
Is that a traditional white traversing rod? The old fashioned kind? I can't see the detail of it. if so, you do NOT want to use that rod without covering the top with a cornice or valance. Those rods were not meant to be "seen". Are you familiar with ripple fold draperies? There is a pic of them on my Houzz profile--or you could Google them as well. They look great fabricated in sheers. They use a track rod that allows the curtains to slide easily by hand/baton, and is a modern updated look to traditional pinch pleated draperies. The track can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted. The panels can split in the middle or stack to one side. Take a look. Good luck!
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bobbiheritsch
Thanks guys! Great ideas! We are very excited to start decorating our new house! All suggestions are greatly appreciated. I do believe it is an old traversing rod, JMittman. We are looking into getting new rods, but are new to all of this and happy for help/ideas!
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The Creative Man
Look for something called silhouttes. There like a blind that is encased in sheer fabric.
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