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How in the world do we hang curtains or blinds from this window ?!?! Impossible? Photo included

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hmcReborn Mon 18-Jan-16 09:16:39

I'm at a loss. Where would we attach the curtain pole. Is there a solution?

redhat Mon 18-Jan-16 09:19:00

attach the rod to the ceiling. You'll be left with a slight gap but can address this with the header on the curtains or else a pelmet.

misscph1973 Mon 18-Jan-16 09:19:21

You could hang a curtain that covers door and window? Or you could attach the curtain pole to the ceiling?

MummySparkle Mon 18-Jan-16 09:19:23

You could hang a blind from the top of the window recess (from above)

not sure a curtain pole would work, a curtain rail could go along the ceiling at the same level as the walls. It's a tricky one!

Whoknewitcouldbeso Mon 18-Jan-16 09:22:21

There are quite a few solutions there. You could have a track that fixes upwards and a small pelmet to cover the track in the same fabric as the curtains or in a neutral colour. You could have Roman blinds where the batten is fixed up into the lintel and the Roman blind is velcroed to the front. You could just have a dress window treatment where you have curtains to the side that don't close or voile that dresses the top but doesn't block out light.

Personally I'd arrange for a couple of professionals to come round and advise. You are under no obligation to go ahead with any idea or quote but it might give you a better idea of possibilities.

hmcReborn Mon 18-Jan-16 09:23:04

Hmm, thanks. Yes I hadn't thought of a pelmet for the gap

hmcReborn Mon 18-Jan-16 09:24:09

Yes, I think it might need the professionals Whoknew. But good to hear that something should be workable - thanks all

Frostycake Mon 18-Jan-16 09:35:09

I don't know but I have severe house envy. envy

Can you show us the rest of it? grin

Quornmakesmefart Mon 18-Jan-16 10:00:08

I have a similar window and we have a roman blind there that works well - it's fitted from the top side and with all the ruffle bits of the blind you can't see the fixing hanging down.

wowfudge Mon 18-Jan-16 10:02:01

You could fix a wooden batten to the ceiling in the window recess and attach a curtain track to that.

Pipistrella Mon 18-Jan-16 10:08:56

I'd have a blind inside the window recess. There might be a small gap above it but you could get fitted wooden shutter-type blinds perhaps, with a frame?

We have a tricky one too! Excuse messy pre teen bedroom!

Pipistrella Mon 18-Jan-16 10:14:12

I mean the sort that has a sort of box frame and you fit that into the window recess and the blind is within it.

I'm not sure how much it restricts the window opening, and light and so on - that would be another consideration, but you wouldn't have a gap.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Jan-16 10:15:30

Do you need one? It doesn't look like you are overlooked and that it might be a kitchen window? Kitchen blinds always end up a bit oily/grimy from steam and dust.

DesertOrDessert Mon 18-Jan-16 10:26:57

How wide is it?
Would a metal or wooden pole fix at each end without a central bracket, if the curtains were of a lightish material?

peggyundercrackers Mon 18-Jan-16 10:38:05

I would attach the pole to the wall each side of the window using recess brackets. do a search for recess curtain pole brackets.

hmcReborn Mon 18-Jan-16 10:41:47

We are not overlooked Tread, but the kitchen is very 'white' and needs a bit of a colour lift with curtains, which will also make it seem more cosy I think.

A friend has suggested end brackets to me, which look like a possibility.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I was at a bit of a loss

That is indeed another tough window space Pipi!

Sidge Mon 18-Jan-16 11:03:05

If you have a lightweight blind with no need to open and close it often you could use a blind slotted on to a tension rod.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Jan-16 13:02:35

Do you keep stuff on the windowsill? Have a tap underneath it or just counter space?
My parents have a blind and every time it is pulled down or up you have to remove a dozen things, it's a total PITA.
Lots of other ways to put some colour into a kitchen unless you actually want curtains/blinds.

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