Need curtain suggestions!
naturallove
December 7, 2013
What type of curtains would you suggest for this single window in a master bedroom?
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pcmom1
You can "fool the eye" and make the window seem much larger (as it is the only one in the room) by hanging very full drapes on each side of the window. The rod will extend say a foot or so on each side.

These need to be a heavier fabric (not sheer, don't want the wall coming thru!). If you are buying pre-made drapes, you will need at least two pair.

Hang them so that just the wood frame and the side is covered. You want the glass to be exposed.

For privacy and insulation have cellular or wood blinds that can be brought down on the window itself.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 2:16PM
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naturallove
Yes, agree with trying to make it look like a bigger window, but I'm not sure if I should do patterned drapes(stripes, ikat, floral) or a solid? Also thought of just doing a shutter to keep it simple??
1 Like    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 2:19PM
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pcmom1
I found a picture of a drapes on a narrow window.
Hunting Lodge - Oxford, Maryland

With your wallpaper and fourposter bed, I think a soft large floral would look nice. You might want wood blinds under.
Lucas
1 Like    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 2:25PM
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PRO
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naturallove
Love the 2nd pic-thanks pcmom!

And like the art idea Barnhart-thanks! I feel the silk?...drapes are a bit too formal though? It's actually a stencil-not wallpaper.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 2:57PM
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PRO
Barnhart Gallery
Same company has linen, but order a sample for color.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 3:12PM
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happyasaclam
What is your bedding like?
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 3:12PM
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naturallove
Bedding is a really soft gold in paisley print. Solid soft gold in color.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:15PM
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happyasaclam
Is the stensiling gray and white?
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:20PM
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PRO
Madison Ave. Gallery
I agree with making window look larger. Also pull a top treatment up to ceiling and frame the whole winddow.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:30PM
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naturallove
Yes-gray and white stenciling.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:50PM
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happyasaclam
So do you want the curains to match the gold bedding or the gray wall? Maybe there is a way to find a neutral color to go with both or do you have plans to change the wall or the bedding?
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:53PM
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naturallove
I've thought about a striped cream and gray curtain or a solid gray. The bedding is more a metallic Sheen than what comes off in pics.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:12PM
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naturallove
Solid gray tion
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:16PM
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naturallove
Solid gray option
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:17PM
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pcmom1
If possible, have a professional in and get custom drapes. They will bring out about a hundred great books of material swatches so you can bring them right into the room and get just the right one. Also, add an upholstered bench at the end of the bed and a pillow or two.

We do spend one third of our light in the bedroom!
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:19PM
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naturallove
Like the floral option I rcvd above, but can't find a good looking, neutral, and affordable option yet.
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:19PM
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naturallove
Really like this fabric I'd the yellow color was the blue/mint color I have in my lamps
    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:29PM
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happyasaclam
Since that is your only window and you like prints, how about a light color, tone on tone - maybe a large swirly pattern - not too tight a pattern or it will be too busy. I'm thinking a barely, barely gold. Maybe a little sheen to it but not shiney. You don't want to make the light that come through the curtain to be a yellow light. And you don't want too much shine to compete with your bedding. If you choose a pattern like the one you just posted, it will be too busy and bring too many extra colors in. :)
1 Like    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 5:55PM
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kristylou
First off can we pleeeease see the beautiful wall? Not because I have anything to offer your discussion, but I sure do like the looks of it!
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 7:50PM
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nechamaj
Although I like the look of floor length panels, I would be bothered by brushing past the panels every time I need to walk in/out of bed. I would go with roman blinds, a shade or shutters.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 8:30PM
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naturallove
Here ya go kristy! And I thought that too nechamaj but then started thinking panels would help decorate that wall a bit. I don't have much of anything on walls since I like the open/ simple feel it has. But definitely need something on that window.
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 5:43AM
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kristylou
I love that wall and your lamps!!! The simple bedding is nice too; your eye goes straight to the wall. Maybe a throw on the end of the bed? Can I also suggest you either get a diff end table that's the same height as the other one, or stick something under the legs so the lamps are raised to the same height? (My OCD is twitching LOL!)
1 Like    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 7:04AM
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naturallove
Right. Know I need a throw, but i wanted a different end table so the taller one stays......I thought about the different heights though. Throw will be brought in after I decide on window:)
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 7:25AM
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pcmom1
Seeing the room from this angle, and getting more of your look, I change over to keeping the window really simple. No drapes to step by.

Now, just get something for privacy: shutters, blinds, etc.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 9:03AM
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happyasaclam
How do you feel about faux wood or a roman shade? A roman shade would have to be kept simple, i think, but would be very pretty.
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 9:07AM
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naturallove
I've done the blinds before--just didn't want it to look too "hard" I guess?? But then I could play more with throw and other things I guess.
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 11:23AM
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pcmom1
Drapes would look great. And would add softness. Just a personal choice!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 12:37PM
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happyasaclam
After seeing the second picture you posted I think you do have room for drapes without them tripping you. :) And, thinking about it some more, I think a subtle verticle "stripe" using the gray and gold along with an accent color would be great. It would help make the ceiling look higher. By stripe I was thinking of a watercolor type pattern where one color shades/fades into the next. I can't post pics or links with my ipad :(( Bummer, but I will see if I can find an example of what I mean. :)
1 Like    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 12:48PM
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mrsreno8


Solid color and pulled to one side with a decorative curtain hook
1 Like    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 1:06PM
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happyasaclam
Ok, naturallove! Go to my Ideabooks and there is one with your name on it. Those drapes are not exactly what I would say go buy, but are as close as I could find quickly. Tell me what you think. :)
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 1:18PM
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Denise Garcia
Your room is beautiful, just needs some finishing touches. I would definitely go with floor length drapes just tipping the edges of your window frame. In my opinion, shutters or roman shades would really close that window in. Just trying to help!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 1:36PM
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PRO
Madison Ave. Gallery
Definitely long panels on a simple rod to match bed color or possibly iron. Keep it simple. The long drapes will actually make the room look bigger. Would go for color like the wallpapered wall.
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 2:15PM
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Gray panels on end with a pleated shade in white on window. Lowes carries. And cut to size for Inside mount, for free.
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 2:20PM
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Love your wallpaper.
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 2:20PM
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naturallove
Mrsreno I think those are it!
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 3:31PM
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naturallove
What's everyone think of these? Gray color in 96" length. Thought about just one panel and pulled to side instead of the 2 on such a small window. Thoughts?
    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 3:33PM
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naturallove
Here's the link
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 3:33PM
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happyasaclam
I think they're great! :)
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 4:32PM
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chookchook2
They were on special recently.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 4:56PM
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sivfino
Is the window trim a light stain? What color are your baseboards?
If the trim is light (oak) consider painting? Or staining darker espresso to tie in your style.
    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 8:20AM
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