How can I dress up windows and still keep the room light and airy?
deb jo
November 15, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Late 18th century house being renovated into a more contemporary style, and the work is still in progress. However before I call a decorator for a consultation(as the place is still a mess), I would like some guidance just to have an idea of what to do with the windows without actually purchasing anything.

*Please Ignore furniture*

My wishes are for a light saturated/contemporary/casual living room, as the photos on houzz shows.

Light saturated living room
Contemporary and Casual Living room
Decor by Denise

My questions are:

Which style/color/fabric of drapery would work best for the windows and still provide privacy? I say drapery because as you can see in my photo there is an inside mounted blind left by previous owners and I don't fancy the looks of it.
Still on drapery, regarding the curtain rods and colours( as there is a continuous "window line" from dinning to living room, should they match?

Any other ideas or tips? Thanks a ton.

Ps*: No plans for redoing the floors yet.
 
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houssaon
If the fabric coordinate, they don't have to match. But since it is an open space, it might look better if they door. In your situation, I would layer translucent panels under the curtains. That way you can still get light in. Or use a translucent film. Or a privacy screen: [Caterpillar House San Francisco Decorator Showcase
November 15, 2012 at 8:00am   
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