Awkward window to dress
santina01
October 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We need to block out all light coming through this window at night from a street light. The window has a deep recess and we cannot work out the best way to fit a curtain track etc so we can fit curtains to block out all light from outside. At the moment we are attaching a curtain to the Venetian blinds already up at the window and putting dressing gowns on the sill to block out more light.
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Darzy
I think shutters would look best and block the light.
October 5, 2013 at 11:50PM   
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Sharon
Can you block the light with an outdoor blind? Alternatively, consider hanging a heavy curtain on the wall, in the small space between the ceiling and the window opening. Extend it well past the outer edge of the windows.
October 6, 2013 at 1:40AM   
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332900
Fit a Roman blind into the recess and fix the wood to the top of the window
October 6, 2013 at 2:19AM   
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EJ Interior Design, Eugenia Jesberg
How about a blackout roller shade installed close to window for maximum light blockage and then mount a roman shade half way in deep opening? Good luck.
October 6, 2013 at 3:04PM   
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Judith Ellis
I don't know what the rest of the room looks like but I agree with Sharon, put a beautiful curtain on the outside of the recess, closing off the window totally when you need it to, then pulling it back during the day. You could put a window shade up close to the window as well. They make beautiful black out linings these days. Talk to a local drapery workroom. They will have wonderful ideas for you.
October 6, 2013 at 4:38PM   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Get room darking pleated shades at lowes, they are in stock. Measure inside of window. Take that to Lowes they will cut for free.
October 6, 2013 at 4:41PM   
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Judith Ellis
You could also mount a track on the ceiling of the recess. You would have to angle the sides so it fit close. A pleated drape would then hang nicely. It looks like a window seat, is it?
October 6, 2013 at 4:42PM   
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Angel18432
Whatever you do, you could always put tinted window film on the window.
This helps block out the lite, then add one of the above suggestions.
October 6, 2013 at 4:45PM   
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maccar88
I find California Shutters are best for blocking out the light if you can get them to fit in that space. Any of the big box stores will come out and give you an estimate for free. I have used Home Depot and have been happy with their products and suggestions.
October 6, 2013 at 5:12PM   
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Dzines, LLC
Another idea is to install a blackout cellular shade that is used for sky lights, it runs on a track and therefore has no light gap. Good luck!
May 11, 2014 at 12:32PM   
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Angel18432
why add a comment on a dilemma that is 7 months old - she has probably got the job done by now.
May 13, 2014 at 6:40AM   
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