Shade ideas for an awkward space
bryanubb
May 1, 2014 in Design Dilemma
My wife and I can't figure out how to block the sun without putting up beach towels! Not sure I want to go with custom blinds just because of the cost. There has to be another option. Thanks for your help!
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Angel18432
There is a film that can easily be applied. I paid someone to do it, but it was so easy I could have done it myself. I believe 3M makes one, but there are lots of others. Have it in my bedroom and it really does block the sun. I almost want to take it down as it does make the room darker.
May 1, 2014 at 6:51AM     
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bryanubb
Thank you for the quick response! But what about a solution that isn't as permanent once you put it up?
May 1, 2014 at 6:56AM   
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Images Everything Photography
Yes, just what Angel said! Lowe's carries several styles made by brands GILA and Brewster. Or, try a company like Llumar. If you decided it blocks out too much light, you can just peel it off and try a lighter shade or print.
May 1, 2014 at 7:05AM   
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SOLARIS
If you view some samples and choose the right film for your home and exposure you will never want to take it down. There are not as many choices available in the DIY products and the technology is not the same as what you will find in a professionally installed film from Llumar or Vista.

If you want to have control/the ability to change you have to have an operable shade or blind. There are some static cling films that can be removed and reapplied but they do not have the performance or optical clarity of adhesive window films.
May 3, 2014 at 9:24AM   
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Would you consider treating the two windows (both sets) as one window and hanging black-out lined draperies from above the top smaller windows? It would look very elegant and heighten the room. Good luck from Montreal!
May 3, 2014 at 9:27AM   
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Basically almost ceiling to floor panels on each side of the fireplace in case that wasn't clear.
May 3, 2014 at 9:28AM   
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