Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 7
Share |
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


Not sure what to do with these four windows in my living room.



We were thinking of either one long bar across all four, with drapes on either side of each window, or one bar for each window with the same idea with the drapes.

As for colors, we were thinking a darker brown, to contrast the lighter couch color. The pictures were taken with my phone's camera, so the actual color of the walls is way different than you see there, it is a light blue color, not as grey as it looks there. The following pictures show what the wall color looks like in daylight:



Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

qwho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,211
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


-Build a full wall of shelves around the windows. From the floor to the ceiling.

-Maybe put some shallow cabinets along the wall beneath the level of the windows and put shelves on the rest of the wall.

-Use deeper cabinets at the bottom beneath the shelves and have a window seat in front of all four windows or under the two center windows only.

-Wrap it around to include the wall behind the tv. Hang the tv on the wall and all the electronics could go in the cabinets beneath.

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
Newbie
 
xorion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 12
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


My wife is a designer and we have one large and two small windows. This is what she did.

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?-livingroom.jpg

She made the curtains herself from silk; they are decorative and we never open or close the curtains. We do open and close the shades as needed. I am quite happy with what she did. The shades are Hunter Douglas and I think they ran somewhere around $700 to $800.
xorion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
Cal Nelson
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


What a wonderful opportunity to make a "window statement!" Clearly this was meant to be a major architectural feature in the room. What if you used a long bar with one panel between each window and of course one on each end? That would provide a symmetrical image. In thinking about color, the dark color might take away from the overall look. Wonder if you used a soft print that included the couch color and a little of the wall color so it all meshes? More subtle would be richer looking but still visually interesting. Don't know if you like the look but you could puddle the panels on the floor.
calnelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York City
Posts: 8
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


Here's a window treatment you might consider. It's two sheer scarves draped on a foam covered rod. The long pieces comming down each side of the center window are seperate. Check out yYouTube to see how to hang it
Rose Duffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 06:27 PM   #6
Cal Nelson
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4
Default

Window Treatments: What to do with 4 windows in a row?


The scarves are really lovely. Very soft and graceful...wonder if in this case you might consider using something a little more substantial fabric-wise to balance the sectional. The sectional has some visual weight to it and the scarves might feel a little light weight being so near it. Just a thought.

calnelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with window and everything around it malfunction Building & Construction 3 05-26-2009 05:11 PM
Windows XP Mode in Windows 7! poppameth PC Repairs & Upgrades 5 04-28-2009 12:18 PM
Re-sizing a window opening shtoink Carpentry 5 09-04-2008 10:47 AM
How do I install new windows? RickT Carpentry 17 10-12-2006 06:06 PM
Window Treatments rjordan392 Remodeling 7 07-22-2005 09:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.