Post # 1
So, if you’ve been following me, we moved into our brand new townhome after our honeymoon in September, and have been slowly decorating, room by room. I’m in the process of finishing up the family room, and am moving onto the living room. I need some advice on window treatments!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the room yet, and our christmas tree is in front of the window blocking its view anyway, so I’ll try to do my best to explain and hope someone can help!
Our living room has a high ceiling (I think it’s at least 13 feet), and the windows go up to 143 inches high. There are 6 windows in total – 3 rectangular in shape (with windows that open), and on top of that, 3 square ones. The idea is similar to my family room windows, except with the extra square ones above it:
So, I guess what i’m struggling with is how to cover the windows. I love curtains, but am unsure if I should go ahead and get 12 foot curtains (144″) to cover them all, or do 108″ curtains to just cover the bottom 3 (and maybe some shades for the top ones?).
For reference, here is the room in question, except it’s just a photo of the tree. There’s another set of windows above the tree.
I hope all this makes sense. What do you think?
Post # 3
Can anyone see into your place from that second set of upper windows? If not, I would cover the lower ones and leave the higher ones uncovered for light.
Post # 4
WOW, those windows look exactly like the windows I had at the house growing up in! We only had the top windows covered with cute curtains and the bottom parts were always just open but it was fine because we were kind of on a hill and no one could really look in.
EDIT: I take that back, when we first moved in we had a huge shade from top to bottom with curtains still only at the top but then we took off the shade because it was annoying but the curtains that were at the top were full and you could not see the shade until the bottom part of the window. I don’t know if that makes sense at all….
Post # 5
@tksjewelry: That’s what my husband is suggesting. It would certainly save me some extra dollars to just cover the bottom set! I’m thinking about some of those top down/bottom up cellular shades that are in now – our house is shaped in a way so that the top windows reveal our dining room, but we’ve got a tree in front of our house, so the shades would just be for my own peace of mind. 🙂 Thanks for the input!
@mexicanabeibi: I’m taking you back! 😛 Thanks for the recount of what you guys had!