Window Treatments for Casements that Open In?

Window Treatments for Casements that Open In?

Colleen Quinn
Jan 14, 2010

Q: After a few months in my new house, it's time to figure out what sort of window treatment will work with my front windows. There are three of them, and they each swing in. Adding to this challenge, though, is the little fireplace nook and its ceiling. Any ideas on how to cover up these windows so no one can see in at night, but so we can also open them when the warmer weather returns?

Sent by Caiti

Editor: Caiti- great windows! It can be hard to put up curtains when your windows open in, but we can understand your desire for privacy if those windows face the street. If you only want privacy at night, then consider shades (possibly roman or top down) that are mounted on the windows themselves rather than on the trim. If you want to let light in but just mask the view, then you can mount individual sheer curtains to each window using rods at the top and bottom. Keep in mind that neither of these solutions will allow for both privacy and open windows. You might get more ideas by looking for examples of window treatments designed for french doors as the challenges are similar.

Readers what advice do you have for folks with casement windows that open into the house?

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