One of the hardest things to decide upon when re-decorating is how to treat a window, be it huge, tiny or strange in shape there is a lot of choice out there. You thought the hardest thing to do was to choose the fabric but then there are the questions of, maybe we should have shutters ... but will that look too cold ... how about roman blinds to save on fabric, but curtains would look more luxurious etc etc. Then there are the added compications of poles, tracks or laths? Which heading would look best, how many widths will I need, interlining or blackout ?????
This is a window I am having those exact agonising questions over at the moment. It belongs to a small dartmoor cottage with fabulous views, ideally you would like to let the views do the talking and just leave as is or add old shutters to just allow the option of closing up at night and framing the view whilst allowing the much needed light in in daylight hours. Alas my client likes the warmth of curtains, however the windows are too small to take floor length curtains and short curtains are a DEFINATE NO NO in all circumstances!!
The answer we are going with is to use roman blinds which will sit far enough above the windows to allow ample light in. Lined and interlined so when drawn at night they give a thick luxurious look and keep the warmth in! Definately a big requirement on Dartmoor in the Winter.
Now we have decided that, it's the fun bit, deciding on the fabric. See my next post where I will explain the easiest ways to put a scheme together.