Window covering help

I cannot seem to get the window covering on this window just right. This is my latest attempt which I don't like at all. Privacy isn't an issue with this window, I just don't know what to do decor wise.
q suggestions for window covering, window treatments, windows
  17 answers
  • Etoile Aloha Etoile Aloha on Jul 27, 2015
    I like the window film that you can find at Lowe's and Home Depot (maybe other places on the mainland) They can look like etched glass, frosted glass, and even stained glass. We have them on the lower half of the windows in our kitchen. The top half has all the prisms to catch the light. In the morning, our kitchen looks like a discotheque crystal ball, I really like it. The film is really easy to put up, often with just water, and comes down really easily also, just peels off. If your window faces the sun, the sunlight may fade it but we have not had an issue and the film has been up for several years.

  • Lisa Smith Hallmark Lisa Smith Hallmark on Jul 27, 2015
    Try a cute roman shade

  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jul 27, 2015
    As Lisa Smith Hallmark said, a roman shade might give your window some more character. It could be attached above the window frame just below the existing valance. The pairing of the two might be what you need. The shade could remain in the UP position most of the time. Even though privacy isn't an issue, you might discover times when you would wish to cover the window. For light/heat control in the afternoon, for example.

  • Lizzy L Lizzy L on Jul 27, 2015
    Take the valance off for sure, then either a roman shade or white wood blinds.

  • Bonnie Lewenza Bonnie Lewenza on Jul 27, 2015
    The valance is a bit small for the window even though it reaches to both sides there should be a little slack. You can achieve this by adding side panels to it, pull the color from your print it will accent your valance.

  • LD LD on Jul 27, 2015
    I would do scarf drape over to decorative curtain hold backs. Now make sure to use a sheer or semi sheer fabric to keep it light and airy looking. The fabric color should be on the light side for you have a lot of dark colors going on.

  • Kt a Kt a on Jul 27, 2015
    I vote for roman shade...

  • Linda Linda on Jul 27, 2015
    What I have done in the past is buy two valances and split one to add to the ends so that you have enough cloth to 'bunch'. It's a little more tricky with the wavy bottom, but it can be done. OR you could try a different color, picking up whatever accents you have in the room.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 27, 2015
    There are very nice pleated roll up shades on the market. go shopping.

  • T Fowler T Fowler on Jul 27, 2015
    Could do plantation shutters or roman shade😊

  • Sandy Payne Sandy Payne on Jul 27, 2015
    hang rod higher, and add another valance for more fullness

  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Jul 27, 2015
    I would definitely hang the rod as high as possible, it will give the appearance of a larger window.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 27, 2015
    I think everyone gave you good pointers about raising the rod and added fullness. Personally, I'm not crazy about valances. The only ones I have in my house are in the playroom, layered over cellular blinds. I have cellular blinds in almost every room now - they filter light, give privacy and are rather elegant looking, too. Since privacy isn't an issue, try it bare for a few days and get a feeling for what you want to do with it. I think the only thing I see wrong with what you have now, is the proportions seem off. So if you want the valance, go for more height and fullness (I like the rule of thumb that a drape or valance should be twice the size of the window it covers).

  • Ltt834476 Ltt834476 on Jul 27, 2015
    I personally would use the same material, but make it a full drape. Valance is good for a window over the sink in a kitchen. In this case, the window is part of the dining room. Pretty material!

  • Connie Connie on Jul 27, 2015
    How about using a cornice board with a decorative design? You can also display a neat item on top or a small plant with a trailing vine.

  • Happyfeet Happyfeet on Jul 28, 2015
    I'd suggest hanging a decorative rod up high to create the illusion of a bigger window then maybe add 2 floor length panels, one on each side of the window then I'd add a bamboo shade.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 03, 2020

    How about a fabric tie-up shade....