Large Picture Window Help..Pictures Attached

zoey75June 9, 2012

I have a large picture window (and a smaller window) in my living room & have no idea what to do with it? (we have a 50's ranch)

I currently have vertical blinds with sheers but want to update. I would like something that offers privacy but lots of light too. I also love the moulding & dont want to cover too much of it up.

Here is a picture when my husband painted & finished the moulding ... please help!!

Thank you!

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palimpsest

Separate white wood venetian blinds on each.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 1:32PM
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graywings123

I agree - wood blinds. Get real wood, it's lighter in weight than the faux wood.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 6:13PM
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zoey75

Thank you..I am most concerned about how the blinds would look since the middle section is 6ft. Do you think that is would be ok? I would love some pictures to better help understand any ideas..

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I would get duettes to cover the window...they draw up very flat so can be hidden under a valance during the day and drawn down at night.

Then use dummy panels on the side and a valance over top...either a fabric one or a wooden cornice board.

The brackets would have to be moved up so the valances just skim the window tops, leaving more light and making them look taller.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 10:38PM
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kswl2

Wood blinds or duetted would look great. No hanging fabric curtains or sheers. Depending upon your decor, matchstick or bamboo shades would be great. All of these suggestions should be installed within the confines of the molding.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 6:57AM
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zoey75

Thank you all. The brackets are for the current winodw treatment & will be removed for any new treatment.

I have brilliance pleated shades in all my bedroom windows & love them.

I was thinking Silhouettes like this

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hunter+douglas+silhouette&view=detail&id=8A0182BF35371A06006752B030D6C09A143C3079&first=31

Or maybe a wood blind like this?

http://www.bing.com/images/searchq=hunter+douglas+wood+blinds&view=detail&id=A1EEEE2FA48A8F945AEB5CF2BB92451B918325F5&first=121

Do either of these ideas seem workable? I also would love a resource recommendation to make theae options more affordable.

Thanks so much for all your help!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 7:54AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Link from above. 2nd link doesn't work on my machine....

Silhouettes

wood blind

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 7:59AM
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zoey75

Sorry..try this one for the wood blinds.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hunter+douglas+wood+blinds&view=detail&id=649F1FA0C25CFC253777888DC0DE7F5ED555C310&first=0

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:28AM
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zoey75

Here is one more..

http://www.durashutter.net/product/images/hunter-douglas-Everwoods-pic.jpg

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:29AM
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Annie Deighnaugh
    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:30AM
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zoey75

Thanks so much...

I am between the wood & the Silhouettes. Inside mount for either. Opinions greatly appreciated!!!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:32AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

It may just be me, but wood blinds were very popular when I was growing up and I got sick of cleaning them and restringing them or getting new tapes...they were a total PITA. So when we moved into the old house, though the house came with custom made wood blinds for all the windows, the first thing I did was take them down and stash them in the basement. So I have a real aversion to those things.

I had the duettes up for over 20 years in the old house and really liked them...easy to care for and they only needed restringing when the cat decided to use the cords as dental floss!

But that's me and my experience.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:35AM
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zoey75

Thanks...Would anyone be able to photoshop white wood blinds for me. Thanks in advance!!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 9:25AM
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