Good Questions: What Should We Replace These Ugly Blinds With?

Good Questions: What Should We Replace These Ugly Blinds With?

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 24, 2007

Hello AT,

We recently moved into this loft apartment, which we bought in large part because of the amazing 15' windows. Now, however, they've become of source of bewilderment -- what window treatments should we use in place of these very functional but very ugly plastic slats?...

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We really don't want to lose light by choosing thick curtains, and we would like to avoid a bold dramatic window that we think curtains could create. Sheers? We sleep in the loft, which has shoji screens, but still gets street light. Roman shades? Can you do 15' roman shades?

Many thanks in advance to the AT community for helping this neophyte decorator --


Dear AMS,

First of all, LOVELY room (W O W on the windows). Second of all, you can absolutely do 15' anything. length is never the problem, only width as fabric is usually made in rolls at standard widths.

We like the idea of clean, white Roman blinds that filter the light and add some texture to the room. If you want a more modern approach, you can always go with Solar Shades, which come in many weave densities and colors and will give you privacy, but block the light.

Here are some good links:

Blinds & Beyond: Blinds, Shades & Installation
Smith & Noble
The Shade Store

Anyone else?

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