We moved two weeks ago, 1960s house with big window from ceiling to floor in front room. The net curtain there is a knobbly thing, already the cat has savaged it and dd pulled it down a couple of times.
Other people in our cul-de-sac have office-type hanging blinds, but they don't look very homely imo. Does anyone have any suggestions?
A question about wooden venetians, feckwit splendid name, by the way.
How are they for heat insulation? I have 30 feet of massive windows in one room of my house, and in the cold Melbourne winters, keeping the heat in is important. That's why I was thinking of blackout as they insulate pretty well.
We have 3 meter floor to ceiling doors and have chosen these so they are hidden in the alcove most of the time but so we can pull them if it is very sunny and to keep the room a bit warmer in the winter without the need for curtains. They do samples.
We've got white sheer rolller blinds as a subsitute for nets and they look fab, but not sure it would be practical for a floor-to-ceiling windown and if you DD pulled a curtain down she could probably do worse things to a blind.
If it's for privacy then consider not going for curtains but instead putting things in the window that 'hold' people's gaze and stop them looking in. i.e a table with a good sized houseplant and a lamp.
I have seen this really effectively done with bigish ornaments that hold people's interest - a ship, or in a flat window near our old house someone had put a pottery face with a huge grin looking out: passers by would look at that and not beyond into the room.