Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I have a little window treatment conundrum, so I need some input. Here’s the situation:
This is Margaret’s family room…
But the problem is the windows. As you can see, right now the two big windows on either side of the door have two-inch white wood blinds. Well, as I’m sure you’ve realized, I’m on a one-woman mission to rid my city of these blinds, and replace them with warm, beautiful, natural-woven shades.
And then, of course, I want to add some sort of tall, flowy linen drapery panels on the windows.
You see where I’m going with this. Of course, the current furniture is distracting (the new furniture will be in reds, browns, greens–really warm and homey), and the color of the draperies will probably be different. But still, you see the vision.
So what’s the problem?
Well, it’s those doors in the middle. They are the kind of doors that have the little built-in 1/2-inch blinds enclosed in glass. I don’t think they can be changed, so they will be white.
So what would you do here? Would you just ignore the doors, and dress the windows? Would you somehow add the natural woven shades to the doors anyway, even though they wont be used? They always keep the blinds on the doors closed, so it appears as just a solid white. But as you can tell from the picture above, when the sun is bright, even though the blinds are closed, light still comes in so you can definitely tell it’s a window.
I really am stumped on this one. Any great ideas out there?
Edit: Here is a suggestion from Laurie Moss. I like it!
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