Curtain solution?
June 14, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I would like to hang curtains in our dining room, but I am concerned about it creating a fire hazard since we have cast iron baseboard heating. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Emily Hurley
Eek. Did you find a solution for this? Would love to see what you came up with!
December 6, 2012 at 1:39pm   
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No, I haven't : (
December 6, 2012 at 3:12pm   
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Barnhart Gallery
Hi kj -- While it's current to bring your panels all the way to the floor, I have to admit that in the winter, I pin up the bottoms of my floor length curtains on an angle to allow for baseboard heat flow while still covering the window if need be. Picture a jabot treatment, only floor length.
December 6, 2012 at 3:18pm   
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I think I'd install inside mounted soft roman shades with a decorative cornice and drapery panels at each side. Then in winter, remove the panels and use just the cornice and shades. Voila!
December 6, 2012 at 3:48pm   
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A nice valance would work one windows also. This way you don't have to worry about it being a fire hazard.
December 6, 2012 at 4:11pm   
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I'd use silk tie-backs on a decorative metal rod - no valance. The tie-backs sould be tied back with tasseled crd. They should be hemmed so that they come down only to the top of the heating unit. They could be in a soft turquoise, gold or apricot, depending on you taste.
December 6, 2012 at 4:34pm   
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Thank you so much for all of the suggestions! This has been very helpful.
December 6, 2012 at 4:40pm   
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Fenstermann LLC
These window treatments work great! They are stringless and fire resistant as well.

Great designs, and easy DIY installation.
December 6, 2012 at 4:59pm   
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Blinds Direct Canada
Hi kjfelicity,

I would use a cellular shade as pictured above as I believe you have a depth issue. Top Down Bottom Up Cordless (Literise for Hunter Douglas) they currently have several fabrics that have a drapery-like feel such as Batiste fabrics.

Drapery panels are possible if you put a cornice or some type of valance in front and remove the drapery wintertime.

I would not recommend self install unless you are detail oriented as they must be balanced if the top is not completely straight.
December 6, 2012 at 5:47pm   
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We have those shades! Thank you : )
December 6, 2012 at 6:26pm   
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