Bow Window Covering Options?
This forum was so helpful with ideas for covering the trapezoid windows in our bedroom. Now we need help with the bow window in our family room.
We just removed part of the wall between this room and the foyer and replaced two double-hung windows with a bow window. (In the picture below, please ignore the blue sheet hanging from the left side of the window + the yet-to-be-rehung pictures + the extra bits of furniture yet-to-be-moved out.)
Right now the trees provide enough privacy, but that won't be the case later on. We're trying to decide between cellular shades and curtains. For cellular, we'd like the bottom up/top down style (when we need to open the windows for air but want privacy) and would really prefer cordless. Since experimenting with the sheet, we've discovered that we don't need the black out option. Here are our thoughts so far.
A. Cellular for each window (since each opens). But reaching them over the couch, especially if they are cordless, will be difficult. We're also worried about obscuring some of the view (at the top of each window).
B. Two cellular blinds mounted on the top trim, concealed by a wooden valance, probably painted to match the walls. It would be easier to reach these blinds, but probably would require the corded instead of cordless version.
C. Curtains that would stack on each side of the bow window. Probably with large grommets so they would be easy to pull back and forth. The problem with curtains is loosing the ability to get both breezes and privacy.
What do you think? Cellular? Curtains? Something else entirely?
If curtains, we're assuming something close to the wall color, but with a subtle pattern. Yes? No?
Oh, yes, we're also open to ideas for changing the rug.
Thanks in advance.