How can I get curtains in the middle of a traverse rod?
I have two tall windows right next to each other; technically there are two little windows up top and two tall windows below them, but for the purposes of this question I'm treating the little windows at the top as though they're part of the tall windows themselves: so two tall windows on the front wall. Blinds are going bye-bye as this is a west-facing house and we need all the light we can get. I'd like to do traverse rods with cords so the curtains are relatively easy to open/shut as we'd shut them at night and open in the morning.
Because the two windows in the front are so close, it doesn't seem like there's room for two traverse rods (one for each window) - especially since the area between the two windows doesn't seem wide enough for two 40-something" panels.
After YouTubing quite a bit, it seems like you could perhaps leave some hooks in the center of a center-opening traverse rod and string it so that the side panels open/close to that middle pane (which stays stationary), if that makes sense. So - one rod that is center-opening which covers both windows, and has one curtain panel on each side PLUS one in the middle which would stay put and cover the trim from the two windows in between them (three total for the two sets of windows on the one wall, two regular panels on the window on the side wall). Can someone confirm/deny whether this sounds workable? TIA!
I'm open to other ideas as well, just haven't been able to come up with anything better so far. First pic is from the house listing, second is a mock-up of the curtains (forgive my lack of Paint skillz lol). We now have walnut-is colored laminate floor and eventually the oak trim will be painted white, not sure when (I know, I know ;-) The two windows in front don't have furniture in front of them now, either, and our wall is more beige than it looked in the first photo. Other walls and ceiling are white, not grey.