Q: Can I mix/match shades & blinds on different sets of windows in the same room? We just moved into a new condo in Brooklyn, and while we wanted a brownstone, we thought all this light coming from the bay window and set of windows/door onto a terrace would give the condo enough character to call home. We are planning to have a carpenter build-in seating and shelves around the bay window, which we hope will give it that old school Brooklyn feel. But, what to do with window treatments?
As you can see, we've got all neutrals so far, and we were planning to introduce color through the rug and cushions on the to-be-built window seating. But we saw this bright blue roman shade at the Shade Store and it got us thinking... blue shades? How bold and potentially eye-popping (the sample is hanging in the window).
But the blue seems a bit too much for both sets of windows. Could we then do blue on the bay window and perhaps a sheer white roman shade or even light brushed elm blinds on the other windows+door, or would that be tacky?
(Oh, and how do you like my partner's brilliance of picking up a paper lantern as a temporary solution while we pick out lighting?)
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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