Drapes for a 2-story window wall in family room with (4) 5x5 windows

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Old 02-18-06, 02:28 PM
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Question Drapes for a 2-story window wall in family room with (4) 5x5 windows

I would like to put drapes on my 2-story window wall in the family room with (4) 5x5 windows but I have no idea what design. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 09:32 AM
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is it like one big 10x10 window? how much wall space above, below & on each side? do you need privacy? light control? what style is the room decorated in? do you want it casual or more formal? whatever you do, it will have to be custom. will you be making these yourself? do you just want draperies or some sort of blind or shade underneath draperies?
 
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Old 02-21-06, 01:36 PM
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I wish I could attach a picture. I have (4) 5x5 windows with 38 inches between the top windows and bottom windows length wide and 1 ft between the windows width wide. There is 44 inches on each side of the windows and 28 inches from the bottom of the lower windows to the floor. Its about 188 inches from floor to ceiling. We don't need privacy. We are having window film installed on the two top windows. I would say the room is contemporary and I would like a more casual look. The draperies will be custom made.
I greatly appreciate your assistance.
 

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Old 02-21-06, 02:13 PM
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i would rule out treating each individual window. and i'd rule out using a rod that went all the way across the 11' span at the very top. personally, i might not do anything and use wall color & furnishings to warm up the space, since your style is contemporary.

or, i'd hang a long floor-to-ceiling length panel on each side from short stocky rods. the 2 long vertical panels will accentuate the massive height of the wall, will frame the windows & add some softness without actually interfering with the view at all. you might even put a panel in the center, too.

or i might just drape the bottom 2 windows & sort of ignore the top 2, letting them be more like skylights. doing that will de-emphasize the height, thus warm up the room, and draw the attention down to the 2 normal height/size windows.

but i actually don't have much experience with huge window walls like this. maybe Shadeladie will chime in here......i think she's dealt with these some.

if you know of the person/store that you'll be using to make these, consult with them. they'll have tons of ideas for you, they'll be able to see it in person, and give you prices!
 
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