Bay Window Curtain Update

Molly D.
5 days ago

Trying to help my 80 year old MIL On a budget. Wants to DIY update her bay window with panels, but insists on keeping her shears which run on a traverse rod. Currently has fixed side panels with valance. Bay has 5 windows (121” across) and 8 ft ceiling height and wood trim.

1. Is it best to use full length rod across the soffit or shall we do short rods on either side?

2. How wide should panels be on the side to have adequate thickness for size of bay? ( Don’t need to close)

3. What to do with traverse rod- if we paint to match the trim or a darker rod, it will show through the shears. Without a valance you will see the traverse rod. I think we can remove the non-functioning front piece of the traverse rod.

Any thoughts? Will attempt to post photos in comments. Thx much!

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