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Complicated window arrangement, help with blinds/curtains

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Fizzylemonade Mon 11-Jul-11 12:09:51

I have curtains outside the bay window, the bay window itself is square so I have 2 side windows, 2 normal forward facing windows and them to complicate matters in the centre I have french doors that open outwards.

On the same wall I have a small window. This currently has a wooden Venetian blind in it but I hate cleaning the slats.

So I currently just close the curtains across the whole 2m gap of the bay. But sunlight streams in through the side window so I need blinds as well.

If I attach blinds to the window frames I will get the wind blowing the ones on the doors when they are open, or do I go for ceiling fix which may look odd if they are hanging down when the doors are open. I want roman blinds I think.

Do I make a blind that matches the curtains for the little window? Room is north facing but no one is next to us so we get sunlight in the lounge. One wall is duck egg blue, rest are jasmine white. Curtains are patterned but duck egg blue.

If you have got this far, thank you grin Any suggestions?

fresh Mon 11-Jul-11 21:48:33

Within the bay, is there any space between the top of the window frame and the ceiling? If so you could fix roman blinds above the window frame, so when they were stacked up they would only just cover the window frame and then they wouldn't blow about when the doors were open. This will only work if your curtain poles will still be above the top of the blinds though or it will look very odd.
If you do go for blinds inside the bay, I would match the little window blind to those, and have them in something different - plain probably - to the main curtains. You could always do a small, flat, straight based pelment in the curtain fabric for the little window, but keep the blind plain to match the others in the bay.
Hope I've understood the geography of your windows! grin

Fizzylemonade Tue 12-Jul-11 13:40:56

oooh fresh grin I am loving the idea of having a little pelmet of matching curtain fabric for the little window! Hadn't thought of that at all.

The french doors are a problem, firstly because they have those "trickle vents" so it halves the space above the door, plus we have a contact alarm wire coming down from the ceiling and there is no way to move this out of the way sad

Thanks for the suggestions.

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