Need window covering advice
February 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Living room and dining room windows are covered by sheers and drapes on traverse rods. Our brick ranch is very traditional and I don't dislike the coverings, except I hate the exposed rods when the sheers are opened. The living room is a picture window with 2 side casements with dividers and the dining room is 3 casements with dividers. The sheers are necessary for sunlight control, but I do like the windows exposed when we can do so. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Can you create a cornice over the window coverings?
February 19, 2013 at 3:09AM   
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Cheryl Garrett
You have several options, a cornice being one of them. You could Also add a soft valance or simply replace the rod with a decorative rod that is in keeping with the style of the room. Visit our store or website for more ideas: Source Custom Draperies & Blinds
February 19, 2013 at 3:25AM   
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2 pictures of living room, 1 of dining room. I do have decorative rods for drapes, but not the sheers.
February 19, 2013 at 10:07AM   
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JMittman Designs
Yes, that white curtain rod would be annoying. It is not meant to be seen. You could always put up a double traversing rod--the rod for the sheers would be decorative as well. Those can get rather expensive on windows your size though. I would think about the cornice as suggested. I would mount it at the top of your crown molding and be sure it is long enough to cover the existing rods, and the pleats of the current curtains.
February 19, 2013 at 11:16AM   
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Ann Alderson
Ditch the rods and the sheers (and ugh no cornice please) and discover 2012 product of the year, Silhouette window shadings. They look amazing and are the perfect solution for you. I will definitely be using Silhouette in my next home (buh-bye plantation shutters). Here is a link to the Hunter Douglas product, but you can also find Silhouette elsewhere, like I'm very happy to share this with you! Good luck!
February 19, 2013 at 11:38AM   
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Thank you for the wonderful suggestions and I am happy to know about the double traverse rod. It sounds like the perfect solution to me since although I do like a cornice, this room has a lot going on and I don't like to add to it. Still may consider the parents had them in living room and dining rooms with indirect lighting. Liked them in their house, but not so sure about mine.
February 19, 2013 at 11:55AM     
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Cheryl Garrett
Ann is correct that Silhouette is an awesome product/possible solution. Depends upon the look you're trying to achieve. We display quite a few Silhouettes in our showroom because of their popularity and versatility. One solution is not always right for everyone tho!
February 20, 2013 at 7:10AM     
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