Combining Curtains and Blinds
Ok, I admit that finding curtains or blinds that work with when deciding how to dress a bay windows is often a challenge. There are logs of things you need to consider before making a decision. Think about the following:
• Window Angles – they are pretty tricky to measure up and overcome.
• Curtain Poles – we all love curtain poles but can your choice of pole be used in a bay? Can it be bent to to the exact shape of your window?
• Curtain Lengths – full length curtains are still, by far, the most popular choice but how about heat? Will it trap the heat from your radiator between the curtains and the window??
It’s fair to say that the list of things to think about before choosing your bay window treatment is rather long, isn’t it? Fortunately there are plenty of options available to dress difficult windows nowadays, and one of my favourite is choices is combining the practicality of blinds with the look of dress curtains.
Roman or indeed Roller Blinds can be a contemporary and simple solution for bay windows. When combined with curtains, blinds will add the extra privacy we all want whilst allowing the curtains to provide the finishing touch, framing the window and adding a smart, cosy look to the room.
If impact and drama is what you are after, you could always combine a larger pattern with a more tamed tone-in-tone colour to bring the look together. The curtains can either be left ‘standing’ or can be arranged to hang on holdbacks for a more dressed look.
Coming up in part 2: Roman Blinds and a Made-to-Measure sitting area for Bay Window. Don’t miss it!