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Not interested in motortized shades, but like simple solar shade with contrasting valance; multiple blinds on one valance
Single valance across entire living room wall
Silver Screen Fabric
silver screen fabric - solar heat & light control with view?
Venetians are an option because of the superior light control and easy controls...if you can find them in color or something that makes them look comfortable & easy instead of cold
Ikat Ogee Linen Window Panel | west elm - $69
Pole curtains are good option for upstairs bedrooms because total light control and easy, one-swosh open/close
exterior metal shutters that open & close via remote control?
Drapery arms to hide gap between window and bed, with shades to provide privacy/light as needed