The DSs, age 4 and 2, will soon be sharing a room (in the vain hope that they might stop bothering us at night!) and I need to sort out a good window treatment for their new room. The bay is large and square, made up of 5 windows so I think floor length curtains will be too expensive and am not keen on short curtains. Any recoomendations on what to put up, which will block out the sun and keep the warmth in?
DD has an enormous 6 window bay in her room (it is about 19 feet across) so curtains were extremely expensive. I've gone for custom roman blinds with blackout lining. All in (not inc fitting) they cost me £420.
Or, if you prefer a more streamlined look then perhaps go for custom blackout roller blinds ? You can get nice fabric these days and you would always add a plain box pelmet to the top of the window if you don't want to the roller at the top.
That said I really need something to keep the room cooler in summer, it faces West and South so is like a sauna when it's hot (ha ha), so was wondering about wooden venetians, though they are not really cosy enough in the winter and I cant afford venetians plus curtains!
Would really like plantation shutters but DH will never agree to it!
I have romans on a 3 sided bay in DS2's room a la deckchair material.
They are expensive though as you will have to buy 5 blinds...if like mine they were non standard so would have been made to measure = £££
I ended up making them myself, used this kit for all the fixings...here
worked out v. cheap. I got some stripe heavyweight fabric in ikea for £2.00 per metre and used blackout material for lining. It is just straight line sewing so v. simple...do you have a machine or a kind friend or mum, MIL who could help??