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Difficult window to screen - ideas welcome!

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LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Wed 24-Aug-16 09:41:13

Our bedroom window is a tricky one due to its shape. It faces east to the front of the property and there are houses opposite (albeit a reasonable distance) so people can see in.

Currently there is a roller blind in place which is blackout and I'd like to keep for sleeping purposes. However, the blackout blind does take away ALL the light.

I'm looking to install an additional lighter option that would allow me to screen the room (while we're dressing), to block direct sunlight while lying on the bed in the morning, and to make the window look less blah. I'm therefore thinking about voile curtains or similar.

To complicate matters, the window is in a gable so there isn't room for a conventional pole and curtains which is what I'm going to use to dress the normal window at the other side of the room. As the blind has a roller, a standard track close to the wall (as DS has in his room) won't work.

For the record, the dark wooden bit is part of the dressing the previous owners had (and took with them). It is glued in place and I wouldn't like to move it given their previous DIY attempts! The screw fittings above can be removed.

Ideas? Anyone?

LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Wed 24-Aug-16 14:24:24

Hopeful bump.

wowfudge Wed 24-Aug-16 19:50:22

Can you take another photo from further back with the blind fully opened? I can't figure it out at all from the one you've posted.

Agsy Wed 24-Aug-16 23:02:08

Thought of Day&Night blinds? If not - worth googling; you get dark bedroom at night time and screening without blocking the light during the day. Practical and with lots to choose from you should find sth you will like.

Hayleylanc88 Wed 07-Sep-16 08:21:03

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olderthanyouthink Wed 07-Sep-16 08:30:26

Are to allowed to do that^ (I'm new-ish)

OP you could probably put two roller blinds up (one black out and one net). Or there are systems that are two in on and have the two rollers together.

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