Good Questions: Custom Shades for Bedroom Windows?

Good Questions: Custom Shades for Bedroom Windows?

Colleen Quinn
Jan 29, 2009

ATDC reader Katie needs our help with window treatments for her bedroom:

"I just moved into my very own condo in DC! and I have four lovely windows in my bedroom. My question is about window coverings. It is a very sunny bright room which I love, but I am aware people can see in and it gets a bit too bright in the morning. So how best to cover them??

I like the shades above from Pottery Barn, but not the fabric. There is cool old moulding around the windows so I don't want to cover them with a rod. I also like the fabric below (also from Pottery Barn) but they don't do custom shades... does anyone know of an easy way to make shades myself, or of a place in DC who does it?"

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Katie,
You can get shades made by G Street Fabrics in Rockville; though it can be pricey, they do run periodic sales on both fabric and labor. You can also make your own shades if you are comfortable with a sewing machine; we've had good luck with patterns from G Street as well.

Anyone else have advice for Katie?

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