My window in the living room has wood blinds and untreated transom, it looks unfinished and the room is cold during the winter months and hot in the afternoon during the summer months! Any suggestions on how to finish it up and solutions for the coolness and heat lose?
I totally understand your situation, I also agree that your room lacks the warmth and friendliness and it needs some fabric treatment!
Here is my suggestion:
Based on what you have told me per our phone conversation, you liked full length draperies with a cornice or plain valance.
How about some ripple fold draperies that will give you a bit of a modern flare that you like and at the same time it will open in the center with small stack back to each side which will give you more exposure of the outside! This will enable you to look at the outside while sitting in your recliner as you shared with me that was what you do to relax after a long day at work!
The draperies can be lined and interlined for added insulation. The interlining will add body to the drapes for a more opulent look. Then we can top it off with a plain straight bottom edged valance for a more finished look!
Take a look below at the illustration:
Hope you liked my suggestion, and let me know if you need to modify the design or start all over for an entirely new design.
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