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Window treatment for dinning room
gracezhou
January 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
This is how our dinning room looked before we moved in. Now it has dark brown-creamy area rug, dark brown reddish dinning table, red tone oil painting on the big wall, etc. would like to add the window treatment ( red panels probably) but don't know how to deal with the upper part of the window. Will it look wired if just leaving it alone? Do you recommend a valance for the square part or just the panels? Thanks a bunch for all suggestions!
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bwinn
This is a very lovely space! I am not a designer but what about treating all the windows as one and adding a high rod above the top windows and running long panels down each side? It would be pretty impactful but this is an impactful space.
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gracezhou
Thanks bwinn I think that's a great idea. Surprisingly I've never thought about it! Only the panel would be too long (13 feet above) that I'll have to customize it. Definitely an option!
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Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
I'm sure there is a big echo in there right now? Agree with bwinn, long and full panels, at least 2 1/2 widths of fabric each, hung on a 2" diameter wooden rod about a foot higher than the high point of the window. Fabric in the drapes and a rug will cozy up the space.
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dcer
I agree with Bwinn. You can buy some pretty neutral panels as long as you can find them off the shelf, then sew a strip of contrasting fabric along the bottom to tie in you accent colours, add visual interest, and save money!
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JMittman Designs
Color blocked panels are nice, but I agree with Julie--you must have full draperies on these windows.A 13 foot tall window that wide is not a window you can throw store bought single panels on. They would look like 13 foot ribbons hanging on your window. Consult a professional in your area and get it done right. You won't regret it.
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bwinn
Right, they would probably have to be custom if that works for you. Only one window though!
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gracezhou
Thanks for all the inputs! Now I'm totally sold for a pair of full tall panels. What about the colors? More neutral or more reddish color? The wall is painted bone white, so I thought I could used some color on the curtain. But maybe neutral color is safer...
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houssaon
If you can find a print that combinds the colors you have now in the rug and the painting, I would gowith a print. A neutral color that is close to the color of the rug or the walls would also work, but I would look for a fabulous print first. Great space!
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