Window Dressing. Advice please.

(10 Posts)
GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 19-Jun-16 16:29:44

Just had new kitchen of white glossy loveliness.
Our kitchen window is a large white upvc window and looks rather stark now. It gets a lot of sunlight.
DH hates roller blinds. I hate anything fussy. We aren't overlooked so we just need something to soften the appearance.
So far my only thought is a Roman blind but it would be expensive to remain almost permanently up gathering dust and I'm not sure it would be 'right'.
Any brilliant ideas?

Ilikedogs Sun 19-Jun-16 17:03:47

California blinds?

DoloresVanCartier Sun 19-Jun-16 17:20:47

I've just done my kitchen too and after weeks of deliberation and the neighbours looking in from the back and pedestrians looking in the front I have decided on white wooden Venetian, but the really fat ones.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 19-Jun-16 20:02:18

California blinds? I shall Google!
Not sure about Venetians as DH leaves our bathroom one at heights that displease me smile
Thank you both

nextchapterplease Sun 19-Jun-16 23:05:40

Plantation shutters?

Ilikedogs Mon 20-Jun-16 00:43:00

Sorry, I think I meant plantation shutters but got the name wrong!

dynevoran Mon 20-Jun-16 06:48:42

Why not use plants instead. A few nice potted succulents around the bottom or on a shelf just above seem a better solution if softening is your only aim.

dynevoran Mon 20-Jun-16 06:53:11

Or some shelf like this could work.

namechangedtoday15 Mon 20-Jun-16 10:35:47

If you were never going to use it, you could have a false roman blind made, couple of folds of material just to dress the window. Wouldn't be expensive.

whois Mon 20-Jun-16 10:51:30

Why not use plants instead

I love windows dressed with plants. Plants of different heights, textrues along the windo sill and a trailing plant in a hanging pot. Lovely.

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