I took down the curtains I had to lighten up the room.

  • The rods are custom made and pretty. Should I take them down oradd a valance"l like the light I have now after removing even the sheers I had up.

q i took down the curtains i had to lighten up the room
q i took down the curtains i had to lighten up the room
q i took down the curtains i had to lighten up the room
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  • Patricia Patricia on May 20, 2017
    You have a beautiful home! A valance would help soften the look while still letting in the light. You could always try putting one up and if you don't like it return it.
  • CAnn CAnn on May 20, 2017
    A beautiful sheer scarf across your rod would add a great look and still let the light come thur
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 20, 2017
    I like simple lines, so I would say you can take the rod down, Save the rods though, you never know when the style is going to change and you'll maybe want them back up. You'll have the options this way.
  • Ccc Ccc on May 20, 2017
    I did the same thing in our home. I have had compliments on the open window with the blinds and no curtains or valances.

  • Vivian Vivian on May 20, 2017
    I would leave them just as they are!
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on May 20, 2017
    If you leave them up you have to use them in some way. So get creative. move them up to the ceiling and hang picture frames or leave them were they are and drape sheers but use them or take them down.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on May 20, 2017
    There is no rule about adding a valance but...if the rods are pretty, maybe a valence made in some coordinatinjg colorful pattern that goes with the rest of the decor would be nice. It would also save you from taking down the hardware and patching up the wall. Very pretty windows from what I can see in the picture. Warm.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on May 20, 2017
    To safe the hassel of taking down all of that hardware and patching the walls...Maybe think about adding a valence instead. This pic below is just an idea of how to use those rods. I think you need some type of a window treatment.

  • Jeanett Prater Jeanett Prater on May 20, 2017
    I love all of your comments. I had sheers and side panels and were pretty but made it very dark to me. It was amassing the difference it made when they were down. Thus my dilemma.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on May 20, 2017
    I'd remove the entire rod and brackets to create a true open visual area. The light fixture is too dark and heavy looking. Maybe a lighter color on the wall would also help. Best of luck.
  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on May 20, 2017
    I would raise your rods to just below the ceiling, with narrow silky floor puddling length panels in a light color, translucent material, only at the mullins and sides.
  • Mariann McWhinney Mariann McWhinney on May 20, 2017
    I agree with snapoutofit . A valence of a softer material than shown in her picture.
  • Jga19700901 Jga19700901 on May 23, 2017
    add an elegant scarf it will still let in light
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