Would you put any valance on these windows?

My house is a post & beam all wood but I feel that I need some softness other than furniture. Any ideas?
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  • R.V.R. Farris R.V.R. Farris on Oct 18, 2014
    I, personally, wouldn't. I wouldn't want anything to detract from that view.
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Oct 19, 2014
    I'd put drapes on the bottom of it, still like a little privacy!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 19, 2014
    If you want privacy from time to time, a simple curtain you could pull over the windows would be fine...but that view is just too fantastic to cover! (Keep in mind that drop cloths and grommets make wonderful curtains...which by the way would go with but soften those windows!)
  • Cloth and Patina Cloth and Patina on Oct 19, 2014
    Agree, I would put some type of drape or blind on the lower doors. Your view and windows are so beautiful I wouldn't want to cover them.
  • Manivel Banumoorthy Manivel Banumoorthy on Oct 19, 2014
    Curtain might b good
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Oct 19, 2014
    Looks like Mother Nature has provided all the window "treatments" you need and, from what I can see, privacy doesn't appear to be an issue. If you feel the need to cover the windows, you might want to investigate cell shades. Even with windows as long as yours, their "stack" is minimal when they are raised to the full up position. Motorized ones are even available if the height of the windows poses a problem. How do I know this? My design company specialized heavily on window treatments of all types.
  • Lne566312 Lne566312 on Oct 19, 2014
    NO I love it that way.no Curtains or blinds please
  • Michelle Clemens Michelle Clemens on Oct 19, 2014
    Please do not put anything on the windows. If you're going to soften, use plants in front on the floor? ☺M
  • AvonelleRed AvonelleRed on Oct 19, 2014
    You could always put up fairy lights or something along those lines, or if you want to soften without brightening, add some suede fringe yardarge up there, fastening it with brass tacks or something. It would keep it rustic and yet make it look a little more feminine.
  • Pamela N Pamela N on Oct 19, 2014
    I'd put stained glass.... but then again, I'm a stained glass artist.
  • Liz Thomas Liz Thomas on Nov 02, 2014
    no way!!
  • Lynn Koerner Lynn Koerner on Nov 02, 2014
    Below the cross beam affect, I would add drapery dead panels (nonfunctional panels) to each set of windows. These would only be basically the width of the woodwork so as not to be overpowering, add softness and designer flair. Choose your fabric and curtain rods wisely. I would heartily recommend an interior designer to help you make these decisions!
    • Debra Grieve Debra Grieve on Nov 06, 2014
      @Lynn Koerner I agree with you! To soften the area, you would only use panels where there is no glass, (below the 'v' shape), or let them just hang down an inch or so. That way you won't ruin the view at all, and yet have your softness. Don't forget about matching pillows etc. in the room. Maybe consider using faux suede to keep it rustic yet a bit dressy??
  • Christy Christy on Jan 01, 2015
    I love it as is, but I just happened to see this in the same feed as your post and thought it might look neat: http://www.hometalk.com/1433348/mason-jar-window-treatment
  • Myloview Myloview on Apr 30, 2015
    definitely no. It would be waste of light. https://myloview.com
  • Therese C Therese C on Nov 08, 2016
    Leave it as is! I would never want to block that gorgeous view! And I see no neighboring houses, so I say leave it wide open to the great outdoors! I would love to have a view like this!
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