I’m at a loss to know what to do with this window in the dining room*.
My first inclination would have been a roman blind, which would cover the frame but leave the look uncluttered and the architectural features exposed.
The problem is the window.
It really isn’t right here. But to replace all the windows at the moment is just not affordable and so it will have to stay. I just wish it didn’t open inwards, and tip. It rules out the possibility of a blind.
Perhaps a portiere, or shutters that fold back to the wall?
It might just work, if the profile were very slim, but then when pushed back they would cover the lovely wall niches on both sides of the bay.
Perhaps a curtain that falls from behind the first beam to the lower window sill?
It’s tricky to see from the top picture, but because of the position of the wall where the rail would be fixed the curtain would end in mid air. The L-shape of the sill restricts its fall.
I reckon the only choice I have is a floor length curtain that pulls across the whole alcove. A shame because it is one of the main features of the room.
What would you do?
*We propose moving the radiator, and therefore the sensitively positioned pipes. The woodchip paper will go. And the carpet, which covers an original brick floor. More beam stripping (or painting) too.
And when all that’s done, I thought I’d make a bench cushion for the lower sill. A window seat.
- Shock Horror