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Window coverings

ChrissyJanuary 9, 2013
We are moving into this house and I am stumped as to how to cover these windows? I was thinking one curtain rod across all 3 windows, with longer curtains pushed to the sides (but the ability to close them). Would this look right?

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I think that would look good.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 8:35AM
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Kira Nguyen
I'm not sure how bright it gets in your living room, but you might want to try roman shades if there's a lot of sun exposure. And curtains on the sides would look great!
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    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 8:37AM
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A. Peltier Interiors
I think that could look great. Kira posted a perfect example. I too think romans in a bamboo or match stick style could look nice but you have one tricky problem to solve, you arched window. If you feel like you will have enough privacy with pulling the drapes closed then I think that is your best bet. You could even do a double rod and do a set of sheers underneath so that you have the option to filter light if you need too.
Good luck, it looks like a great space!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 8:43AM
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You're on the right track, but I don't think privacy looks to be an issue so they would be fine left undraped. The softness and warmth drapes can add is nice though. Look for color and pattern in the fabric, as your room seems to be a bit monotone.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 8:53AM
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Probably one rod across all three windows. Maybe going up to the ceiling, then you can pull them open to the sides during the day and close them at night.
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Thanks for your suggestions...I like the double rod idea with the sheers underneath. Also, we haven't moved in yet...this is the picture from the realtor website. I love color, so we will definitely be adding more of it to this space!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 9:25AM
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A. Peltier Interiors
What a fun project chrissyshoots, keep us posted with photos when you move in! Also, follow quantumnerd's suggestions and mount the rod as close to the ceiling as possible, this will make your room look as large as possible and the panels will look more expensive.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 11:17AM
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Kira Nguyen
I second A. Peltier! Would love to see more photos of your space and help with the project in any way :)
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 11:37AM
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Thanks I definitely will keep you posted! I love the idea of the rod close to the ceiling. Thanks so much for your advice- I really appreciate it!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 12:07PM
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Creative Blinds & Decor
Great windows! Another suggestion would be to have an arched cornice, following the shape of the architectural design of the windows covering the wall, yet going very high and just have panels on the sides under the cornice- and for privacy at times you could have fully functional panels as well!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 12:27PM
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