Good Questions: Best Window Treatments for This Space?

Good Questions: Best Window Treatments for This Space?

Heather Blaha
Jun 1, 2007

Hi AT!

We just moved into a new condo recently. In our living room, we have a stretch of 9 windows. We have been living with bare windows, in plain view to anyone who desires a peek (we live on the 2nd floor). We really need help figuring out what blinds would go best. We have tried going to home depot and looking in magazines for ideas we like but can't seem to come to a decision...

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We're just not sure what would look best with the place and the furnishings we currently have. honeycomb? roman shades? bamboo? wood shutters? Please help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, where is the best/most affordable (but still quality) place to buy online? or in Chicago?



Dear J.,

We like the simple look of the series of white-framed windows in your place, and think that you should maintain that simplicity as much as possible. Rather than filling up more space with individual blinds or curtains, we'd suggest one large rod that runs the length of all windows. Then you can attach a single panel that stretches across all windows at night when you need some privacy. Since your wall is angled, you may need to get a custom rod. However, we'd suggest looking at the comment thread from a NY curtain question last year. One source for a curved track suggested by Maxwell is Medical Products Direct.

But if you're really set on blinds...again, we think simplicity is the key since you've got nine windows. Given the rest of the room's style, a solid color roller blind may be the best choice. We like the dual roll from Janovic Home Design (above), these roller shades from CB2, and we'd certainly look into the IKEA options that may suit your taste...

Readers, your suggestions are greatly welcome!

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