Help Me Decorate Windows!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Gosh, commenting to follow because I have very similar questions. I am clueless about window coverings. The rest of my house looks nice and then the windows are just blah.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in the same boat as you guys!  I bought my house in August and have done nothing to the windows because I just don’t know what to do!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

There’s a simple solution for both. The valance in the first picture is hung on an outer,deeper rod. There is then another rod underneath it that is closer to the window,which is where you hang either sheers or panels (or both).  Considering how they look right now (with valance and sheers), all you have to do is scrunch the sheers closer together and add panels on the same rod at the ends. No need for a third rod (but that wouldn’t allow you to cover over the sheers for more privacy). You would have to buy a 3 piece rod system to allow you to do what you want to do, and for a window that size, it will be pretty costly. It would be called a traverse rod.

As far as the French doors go. Hang a rod as close to the ceiling as you can get it, measure the length to the floor, and buy panels to hang on either side of the doors,slightly overlapping the wood. The rods should extend at least 6 inches beyond the frame so as much light as possible can come in. If the ceiling is higher than normal, you may have to buy standard length curtains and adjust the rod lower so when the panels are hung they are barely skimming the floor. Take the brackets off the doors and forget about them. lol

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

This is how you would do the front window with sheers and panels on this kind of rod, which would allow you to open and close them for privacy. If you wanted to keep that valance you have to make sure it extends far enough away from the wall to clear these panels.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/family-room/curtain-panels

In case it was confusing about the doors, you basicly treat them as if they were windows…flanking them with the panels.

Do you have a closer shot of those valances? Were they there when you moved in? If they were, you may have trouble finding the panels to match. If they are ivory with sort of a macrame/lacey edge to them, I think I have at least 6 of the matching panels you can have.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Add a plant or two! And what PPs said. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Yep…but the pins are cheap and they last forever. 😛

I wasn’t sure if they were new or not, but the ones I have are from Penney’s too. I have valances and jabots and panels, but I haven’t used them in years. Now that we’re packing up to get our house on the market, I realized how much of a hoarder I’ve been all these years. I have well over 60 drapery panels and 38 sheer panels..ugh. Salvation Army is having a field day getting all this stuff!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That looks absolutely classy and beautiful.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Following as i have a similar set up!

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