Window treatments for very tall narrow windows in Great Room.
January 7, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Are roman shades still 'in style' ? I have two long windows on either side of fireplace as well as a wall of windows in eating area of kitchen.. Floors are wood in great room and tile in kitchen. Need warmth ans some sound reduction.
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Mareme, we have two long windows in our model dining room that we treated with warm drapes. We think the treatment is effective and doesn't detract from other features of the room while adding style. You might consider the same. Good luck!
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Love your room. Roman shades are in style and would work beautifully on your windows.
1 Like   January 7, 2014 at 5:15PM
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Design Connection, Inc
They would look wonderful. You can do a top down bottom up. They are sleek and very much in style.
2 Likes   January 7, 2014 at 5:18PM
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Two Blind Guys
Roman Shades are definitely a product that is still in style. There are so many different options for colors, fabrics, and special operations. I highly recommend checking out Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades.
0 Likes   January 9, 2014 at 1:45PM
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Designer Window Fashions
Romans or simple rollers. Vignettes are a great choice, the top/down bottom/up feature with the ultraglide mechanism (recoiling/retractable cords) is very simple to use.
0 Likes   September 10, 2014 at 7:05AM
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JMittman Designs
I don't care for roman shades that go to the floor. I prefer panels for this application. The firdt pic shown is a great example. You may only have room for panels on the outside edge of the windows. If you went with shades, I would get something motorized as they will be looong shades to raise by hand. Probably too tall for cordless unless you have wand.
0 Likes   September 11, 2014 at 11:59AM
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Interior Affairs -- Vickie Daeley
Asymmetrical swags with a panel to one side...this is a great way to finish the complete room. We do windows and can do them for you no matter where you live....we can design them and have them shipped to you...I think l you would be very happy!
0 Likes   September 11, 2014 at 6:13PM
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HI -- I would rather see drapes on the windows beside the fireplace on each that pull one way away from the fireplace left and right . Then romans made out of the same fabric as drapes for the other windows .
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Barn & Willow
a drape in neutral shade would look great! Checkout our Belgian linen drape in Oyster color , I am pretty sure that you would love it :)
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Drapery Connection
Roman shades would look great in your kitchen and living room. You can add some warmth with a deeper color, and get some light in there by making it top down bottom up. Drapes would also look fabulous, but it might be too much going on around the fireplace. Especially if you are trying to have the kitchen and living room the same then i definitely recommend roman shades.
0 Likes   October 10, 2014 at 12:13PM
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Gray & Walter, Ltd.
Of course they are! For the windows flanking the fireplace I recommend drapery panels that do not have too much fullness. Roman shades would be better for the corner window application.
0 Likes   October 10, 2014 at 12:17PM
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Shutter Shack
How about some 3 1/2" Louver Plantation Shutters in a stain finish to match the wood floor?
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0 Likes   October 10, 2014 at 1:17PM
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Queen Of Shades
With all the brick and wood in the room, I would highly suggest fabric to warm the room. Because of limited wall space for fabric stacking, I would do a similar canopy style drapery that I designed for Rock Star, Anthony Kiedis. (See Picture) I would do a solid neutral grey on the outside and a printed burgundy wool on the lining to accentuate the rugs. Additionally, I would add a soft "custom Roman sheer roman shade or Roller on the window. The horizontal lines need to match with the Horizontal Mullions on the window so it doesn't look crazy!
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Linly Designs
Roman shades would be a great solution for adding privacy and light blocking. We would recommend having them made in a semi-sheer, neutral color fabric. To complete the look of the windows you should hang a stationary side panel on the outer side (furthest from the fireplace) on both windows. You could hang them on a decorative hardware rod that extends the whole width of the window. Another option would be to hang a valance across the top of the windows (a few inches higher than the window frame) to conceal the panels being mounted on a simple board. You could than add the same style of headboard over the roman shades in your kitchen to finish the look of those windows and give the whole space a cohesive feel.
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