Bow windows also present their problems. Most clients elect not to put operable drapes on these windows. Operable drapes and window film are the only real solutions for sun control and privacy. Instead they choose to add some wow factor to the room.
The furniture in this room was contemporary and we chose a large dramatic contemporary print which co-ordinated with the chairs. Then in the dining room (part of the same large room) we added a modern flair with banded drapes in a complementary fabric.
The client was very pleased with the effect. The drapes provided the visual impact she wanted and brought the scale of the room into line with the furniture – and most importantly in rooms with tile floors muted the sound. Lovely windows, liveable home.
In homes in Florida aquarium windows often present a problem – how to dress the window to add beauty to the room and also solve sun and privacy issues. The biggest predicament is how to place privacy treatments so that there are no ugly and dysfunctional gaps at the corners. Hard treatments such as blinds and shades need to be overlapped at the “bends” in order to minimize the gap. This can be unsightly, especially if you are not adding a top treatment.
A client recently asked me to solve this particular problem. The morning sun was really annoying at the breakfast table, but for the remainder of the day she wanted to enjoy her view. In addition, she wanted to “finish” off her room with a decorative top treatment.
My solution was a bent rod with sheers operated with batons. The sheers were easily pulled to cover the opening but also provided a soft, decorative accent when pulled back. We added a box pleat valance which pulled the main colors for her room. The client was thrilled with the result. She has also found a bonus in the sheers – they help insulate all that glass during the cold snap we are experiencing in Florida!