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Looking for suggestions for light control on bedroom clerestory windows

mcgrew56January 30, 2013
These clerestory windows have the sunlight coming in from the south; with no window coverings, the glare is such that you can barely see the furniture when you enter the room. Looking for ideas to control light--painted wood shutter/blinds seem like an option, but we have an open mind. Also, lamps are open for discussion; what would make this room look more luxe? thanks!
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Blue
Those look perfect for stained glass, if that's your thing.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:47PM
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Barnhart Gallery
I'd duplicate your treatment of the window on the right, dropping the roman shade and panels right down behind the bed and side tables.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:54PM
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mcgrew56
Thank you for the response...not crazy about stained glass--but I DID say my mind was open, didn't I! I am going to think about that one! the house is a Spanish Colonial style. Thanks again!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:54PM
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mcgrew56
thank you for the suggestion!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:56PM
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Tres McKinney Design
Shutters would work well with both the architectural style of the room as well as your furnishings. They could be stained dark like the beam and curtain rod, or mid tone like your furniture and woven shade in the other window or white washed in the same color tones as your walls. I recommend larger scaled lamps. They could be ceramic or iron with natural linen shades. It looks like your existing lamp bases are crystal which looks weak next to the tall headboard and more rustic furniture.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:07PM
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Darzy
You could just put a plastic film on the glass to cut the glare. The light would still be good through it.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:10PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I like Tres' stained shutter idea. But Darzy knows her stuff, too, so I'd be interested in knowing if the film she mentioned is a frosted look, or tinted or what?
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:15PM
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Blinds Direct Canada
I agree with the film on the window. Home depot carries a selection of them in there decor section . Its a great solution.

http://www.blindsdirectcanada.com/
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:40PM
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Darzy
Thx Carolyn. I was thinking of a simple "no design" of frosted glass effect.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:44PM
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ltlmissamerica
I completely agree with Barnhart gallery. That was my idea before I even saw their comment. Pipe and drape the whole wall.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:49PM
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shartman11
Something that would give a stained glass effect, colored sheers - a way to soften but keep the light...
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:52PM
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Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
I would suggest looking into a woven wood shade. I wouldn't do anything to cover the architecture of the windows. You could even do an outside mount 6-8" above the window so when it is pulled up the full window is showing. The woven woods would add warmth and play off the wood beams in the room.
Love that bed!!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:00PM
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imlaurel
What about picking up the theme of the square pictures on the other wall. Buy square frames larger than the window and put something in them you like that will reduce the light while being attractive. If you hinge them on one side, you could open them if you want more light.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:01PM
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Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
Another suggestion would be Solar Vue shades. I use these to cut glare all the time. Timberblinds has a wide selection of fabrics and light filtering weaves. They roll up into a cassette that only takes up about 3"
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:04PM
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mcgrew56
Thank you ALL, so much! I love the great ideas...the diversity of them, too! CY Interiors, I'm glad you like the bed! I got brave one day, and upholstered it myself; then, a few years later, I put that paint job on it! (I know, I know....paint should have come first) Thanks, again!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:40PM
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Rachel
I have no window treatment ideas, but I really love your bed - colour and style!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:49PM
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mcgrew56
You're too funny. Thank you!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:52PM
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mcgrew56
Wah-lah....the finished product. difficult to tell, but we did go with the dark shutters, and some new lamps!
1 Like    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 5:44PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Your room is perfection! Congratulations!
1 Like    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:16PM
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the essentials inside
Beautiful! Love the room, love the mirror!

Lyvonne
www.essentialsinside.com
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:39PM
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Ann
I agree with Carolyn - beautiful! Everything about that bed is great!
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:41PM
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A Crew of Two
What about a sliding shutter look? I can't find exactly what I want- but you could do a slatted shutter or a solid door that can be slid from side to side. This would allow you to let some light in if you would like. If they were done on the same track they could slide as one piece. You could do fabric covered frames for interest or something that mimics your bed. Lots of options.
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    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:54PM
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mcgrew56
Thank you, ALL! I appreciate the input!
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:08PM
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mcgrew56
Kelly, I already have the shutters installed....it may not look like it, because the finished picture shows them OPEN....makes the slats hard to see, but they are there, and I can change the slant to control the light...works great! Thanks!
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:17PM
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