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We have 3 windows & are unsure how to decorate them for our nursery. One valance w/ sheers? Separated? Panels?

HELP!!! Please suggest some (visual) options for us. We'd like to showcase the windows, rather than cover them up. But with the different sizes, we are having a dilemma.
Thanks so much in advance!
Tracy

Windows in Nursery
  • Marge H
    Marge H Geneva, AL
    on May 18, 2012

    3 different sized bamboo shades

  • Jean C
    Jean C Newport, VA
    on May 18, 2012

    I would have one valance that goes across all 3 windows so that it looks like one big window. I would then use blackout shades on each window. It really helps at nap time and when it's still daylight at bedtime.

  • Teresa M
    Teresa M Vacaville, CA
    on May 18, 2012

    Shades and then floor to ceiling drapes of your liking

  • Mandy C
    Mandy C West Jordan, UT
    on May 18, 2012

    or one large bamboo shade

  • Edict Inc
    Edict Inc Dallas, TX
    on May 18, 2012

    I'm an interior designer/architect. My advice is whatever you use, for a more contemporary look, I would take one long pole and hang curtains from the ceiling to the floor as one option, or you could get one long solar shade or roman shade/etc. and hang it at the top next to the ceiling to give the illusion that it is all one window. The other option would be shutters. Hope this helps!

  • Pam R
    Pam R Petaluma, CA
    on May 18, 2012

    Put a rod across the length of the windows, then put panels on the sides and a topper in the middle. This way it will cover the fact that there are two different levels.

  • Tracy S
    Tracy S Smyrna, GA
    on May 18, 2012

    Thanks everyone, however we like the different sizes of the windows and would like to accent rather than hide. Also, this will be for my baby's nursery, so we'd like to buy fabric and utilize this as a decor feature.... so a large shade (bamboo wouldn't work). Keep the suggestions coming! :)

  • Shirl W
    Shirl W Ponce De Leon, FL
    on May 18, 2012

    I would paint murals and let the window trim be the frame.

  • Crystal S
    Crystal S Tampa, FL
    on May 18, 2012

    Roman Shades

  • Joan L
    Joan L Mckeesport, PA
    on May 18, 2012

    I agree...Roman shades

  • Ann R
    Ann R Providence, KY
    on May 18, 2012

    I love the way that looks and would not take away from it. I would put a rod across middle window and hooks on upper outside corners of short windows, With long piece of material I would make a droop on middle window and another droop to the hooks. Venetians blinds to control the lighting.

  • Patty W
    Patty W
    on May 18, 2012

    I would do plantation shutters

  • Debora
    Debora Hackettstown, NJ
    on May 18, 2012

    Window flim using the pattern of your choice. Creates a beautiful atmosphere, filters the light yet adds depth and dimension, goes on with a couple drops of dish detergent and water. You can change the pattern to suit your childs taste and leave the beautiful woodwork exposed.

  • Katy B
    Katy B Portland, OR
    on May 18, 2012

    I would create 3 roman type shades with a soft pastel fabric and then applique a Zoo animal on each. That way they would look cohesive but separate.

  • Sherry R
    Sherry R Hurst, TX
    on May 18, 2012

    awesome windows! make sure they are visible at all times..

  • Debora
    Debora Hackettstown, NJ
    on May 18, 2012

    Window film this is one of sites I used for my own home. http://www.wallpaperforwindows.com/pc/All-Stained-Glass-Window-Films-c36.htm

  • Kaza Design L
    Kaza Design L Provo, UT
    on May 18, 2012

    as an interior decorator, I agree with DLD interiors. Ceiling to floor window treatments is your best option. A nice pattern will accentuate the nice windows you have rather than hide them.

  • Cori H
    Cori H Saint Marys, GA
    on May 18, 2012

    I like the ideas suggested earlier of the mural or the draped/swagged effect from the higher window to the lower windows. Not knowing room layout, etc, but knowing that this is in a nursery, what about turning the window and/or area around it into a sitting area for your rocker? You could frame the window on either side with bookshelves for toys, etc...maybe a small bench seat that doubles as a storage bin for toys. If done right, it could become a great feature for your baby as he/she grows up!!

  • Stephen B
    Stephen B Smyrna, GA
    on May 18, 2012

    The windows are very geometric. I'd take a step back and see how you can make them a focal point in the room. Maybe do a stenciled accent wall that echoes the geometric pattern formed by the top of windows.

  • Crystal S
    Crystal S Tampa, FL
    on May 18, 2012

    Roman sHADES come in different patterns, styles, and textures. Started off with roman shades for the baby room windows, then change styles for a youth room. I have the same windows as you but they are all the same size. Plus they fit inside the window seal which DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE LOOK OF THE WINDOWS. First set I special ordered because I had fairies on them, second was a plain color that I found at JC Penny's.

  • Sandy G
    Sandy G Pasco, WA
    on May 18, 2012

    ceiling to floor country priscilla's with a center meet...you can adjust the swag to accent the windows to your liking...if privacy is a concern add mini blinds or shades underneath~

  • Sandy G
    Sandy G Pasco, WA
    on May 18, 2012

    another option is a draped tiered topper...have topper on center window, then drape down to each side window & have some of the fabric drape on outer edge of each side window...you won't want full length drapes with a crawling, reaching baby....as the baby grows, remember they pull on everything. Have shades or blinds underneath...have fun!!

  • Teresa S
    Teresa S Sandy Hook, KY
    on May 18, 2012

    post some pic. of what ever you decide to do ...thanks

  • Leslie D
    Leslie D Las Vegas, NV
    on May 18, 2012

    I would treat them as one window myself, but if you're looking to accentuate them, perhaps use the same window moulding and "fill in" the spaces above the two smaller windows, boxing them out to the same height as the center window. Then use stencils or stickers, to put a teddy bear, wooden letter, etc., to match your nursery within those boxed out spaces. You could then use whatever fabric you would like on the windows themselves, but the boxing out would balance it.

  • Ulrike M
    Ulrike M Decatur, GA
    on May 18, 2012

    How about wall tattoos above and to the side of the smaller windows? Then use some sort of blinds that fit the color or theme of the tattoos..

  • DEB S
    DEB S Sioux Falls, SD
    on May 18, 2012

    I'd use a sharf valance hung with pull back hooks. Put the pull hooks on each side of the middle window and one on the end of each outside window. They can match your theme. Then just take the valance and trape it on the hooks. Fabric can match your theme too if you like. Keep the blinds if in good shape, that way you'll have privacy or open them for light. Pleated shades would like nice too.

  • Susan T
    Susan T Denton, TX
    on May 18, 2012

    I love those windows just as they are! I can't see what kind of blinds but they look good. I like the wide 2 inch blinds myself. If this was my baby's room I'd just have some little monkeys in different positions on the tops of the trim and at least one hanging by a tail in front of window or two. I also like Ann's idea of the draping but not to the floor so the baby won't pull on it Let's see when you're done! Congrats on the baby!

  • Donna C
    Donna C Manchester, NH
    on May 18, 2012

    I think I would put more highlight on the smaller windows, with window treatments that can be a black out and the larger window would put a matching valance with a mini blind in a color that would be part of the small window treatment. Say if you used a print, would use the same as the valance and take a color from that as the color of the blind. More of a contrast than to match colors.

  • Kat B
    Kat B
    on May 18, 2012

    I hope I can describe this right- put Shaker pegs on both ends of the tall window and on the farthest end of the smaller windows. Drape your fabric over the pegs. This will allow light in and accent the uniqueness of the window combination.

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