Can anyone recommend window coverings for my windows?

I have the same window coverings for these windows for many years. I am out of ideas because there is four in the same room. Not sure what do to make the room appealing.
q can anyone recommend window coverings for my windows
q can anyone recommend window coverings for my windows
  18 answers
  • Pat Pat on Oct 19, 2017
    I would hang long curtains to the floor. Leave the rods, they look like a good height. If you are leaving the wall color go for a strong contrast color like a dark grey. Will be beautiful and updated. Take down the mini blinds as well.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 19, 2017
    Take down the mini blinds and curtains and just use Roman shades
  • Ro Ro on Oct 19, 2017
    Plantation shutters are awesome!!!!
  • Laura Laura on Oct 19, 2017
    I would add long drapes to the floor in an accent color matching your pillows.
  • Bobbie Bobbie on Oct 19, 2017
    I would go for a wood valance and remove the blinds and use privacy block film on the windows and cover window with a floor length sheer panels
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 19, 2017
    It does look like you are hanging out grandma' undies to dry. I suggest custom wood shades. Can be had very inexpexpenive online.
  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 19, 2017
    HI Regina. I would get rid of the coverings, and replace the blinds with a wooden blind. It would compliment your beautiful floors.
  • Glori Glori on Oct 22, 2017
    Hello Regina. I don't think that your mini blinds are the problem.
    Like another home-talker said " hang long curtains to the floor" and if you are leaving the same wall color make sure that your curtains have vibrant colors. Your living-room needs some color. Oh, and that picture above the small window does not look good there at all. (sorry) It is a very pretty picture. Place it by its self where it can be seen. Thank you. Glo
  • Diane Eaton Diane Eaton on Oct 22, 2017
    If you can’t bring yourself to go bare look at zebra window shades by Chicology. No strings and has a marvelous unobtrusive valanice. BEST WINDOW PRODUCT EVER. Ships quicily hangs in 20 minuet. Great customer service.
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    • Diane Eaton Diane Eaton on Nov 04, 2017
      I looked for a long time and saw these on line. Home Depot and Lowes and Amazon. You can call them also. This pic is close. You can call them also. They’re new enough and small enough to pay attention and help. My next purchase is a small room divider for office space.
  • Elaine Elaine on Oct 22, 2017
    When you can afford it, Regina, remove everything and install California shutters. They are clean looking, easy to keep clean (if you dust them every two weeks or so) and go with nearly any decor. Don’t install wood shutters or blinds as they are a dust magnet. I speak from experience!

    Dust seems to cling to the grooves of the wood (faux wood also) whereas, vinyl California shutters are the opposite. If the sunlight coming in those very top windows doesn’t interrupt TV viewing, leave them bare.

    I know you are just asking about window coverings, but may I suggest you remove that artwork above the window and hang it at eye level or even lower**?

    (Re ** I sometimes hang artwork at eye level when a viewer is seated so they can enjoy it while seated instead of standing.)

    Embrace your lovely vaulted ceiling and don’t feel the need to “fill up the walls”! I had almost the same room (before my last move) and everyone loved the clean simplicity.

    I‘d love to see your mirror over the mantel dropped down about 5” - again, I think you are trying to “fill up the wall”. If you lower it, it will “ground” it more to the mantel and not look as though it’s floating. You have a very beautiful room, Regina, and there’s so many ways tiny changes can bring it up to date. I’d be tempted to cluster the photographs on one side of the mantel and put the candleholders on the other. If that looks too bare, put one photograph with the candleholders. Vary the heights of items on your mantel with hard cover books (dust jackets removed). You can buy old hardbacks at reuse shops. If the colors of the covers are not to your liking, paint the covers with dollar-store craft paint. I do it all the time!

    I would strongly avoid painting the walls grey, like a reader suggested, because it is trendy right now and we all know trends come and go. Nothing dates a room like a trend. If you really love grey, I’d suggest a very pale grey. Good luck and enjoy your lovely room. It just needs a little tweaking here and there, that’s all!
  • Elaine Elaine on Oct 22, 2017
    Hi again, Regina: just a PS .... re the books, perhaps, I didn’t explain ... when you have decor items on the mantel, scan the height of eveything. If the heights look too similar, put some books underneath an item. For example, I would probably stack two or three books laying facedown (in other words, NOT standing upright) then put ONE of the candleholders on the stack of books (for a change in height) and leave the other candleholder on the mantel.
  • Tereasa Tereasa on Oct 22, 2017
    Hi Regina. I recommend that you hang drapes to the floor. However, hang them from the highest point of the windows that flank the fireplace. Use that height for all four windows. Use a very neutral color, either a tone on tone or plain. Whatever you do, do not use stripes, too elongating in this appl. You also need to center the rug in front of the fireplace and bring your couch in to meet it. (If your budget allows, get a bigger rug). The mirror over the mantel is too high, you need to bring it down at least half the space it is right now. Also you need to get rid of the photo you have on the mantle and use accessories of varying heights the mantle. The round table by the windows also needs to come out of there. It's not doing anything for the space. Oh and don't forget to take down the picture that's over the window.
  • Ginny Ginny on Oct 22, 2017
    Have you considered just plain valances, jabots or swags? Look on line at Swags Galore for some ideas at good prices. Rethink arrangement of mantelpiece articles.
  • Patricia Darlene Fields Patricia Darlene Fields on Nov 04, 2017
    I would go for plantation shutter. Yes, they are expensive, but never need to be sent to cleaners and will go with any decor if you decide to change in the future.
  • Lil28423194 Lil28423194 on Nov 04, 2017
  • Hbr31333664 Hbr31333664 on Nov 04, 2017
    I've picked up a few decorating ideas watching the tv programs such as Color Confidential. That being said...all window treatments should be started at the same height, at the top of the tallest windows. They should all be the same width no matter the size of the einfow. Recommend drapes that have a color block pattern on the bottom.
    If you desire light might I recommend shades that can be pulled from the top down vs the common rollup shade. That way you can bring in natural light and maintain your privacy. There are also curtains that allow you to see out but not let anyone see in.
  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Nov 04, 2017
    Oh yes, shutters for a great change in decor. Match the shutters with the fireplace, either white or beige color. OR now that I see the floor rug, match with that color. The room is nicely done. Now IIam looking at those small windows above, they need something.....what? Maybe frosted, light stained glass. Love them, let the light shine in. Any suggestions from anybody on the small windows?
  • Huntress Huntress on Nov 04, 2017
    Go to Pinterest , roman shades from mini blinds