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Posted on December 30, 2015 Window Blinds, Window Treatments, Home Decor Ideas, Blinds For Window

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Ideas for unfussy window treatments

Q: I am a new owner of a Queen Anne Victorian. Although the furniture is Victorian, I do not want to use Victorian window coverings because the house has its original wavy glass windows and newly restored window surrounds. The windows are double hung, and only the bottom half would need to be covered at night for privacy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A: This sounds like a fun project! And there is no reason you have to stay true to the heavy Victorian style for your window treatments. As you probably know, the original style back in the day was often dramatic and fussy layered window treatments that not only blocked all the light, but also hid the beautiful woodwork!

You are fortunate to need only a little privacy at night. With this function in mind, you could refer to another classic Victorian treatment of using interior wood shutters or blinds that match your woodwork for a flexible treatment that ties in with the architecture of your house.

Most Victorian houses have small windows. Choose a small-scale shutter with hinges that allow you to open fully for maximized light, enjoy the wavy glass and operating the window itself.

Shades made of natural materials or fabric mounted midway may be another solution if you don’t mind the look of the mounting hardware or having a roll of material across the center of your window!

Reverse blinds or shades that stack on the sill might work, too, but only if you have deep sills, and that’s probably not the case for a true Victorian house with original windows. Plus, I’d rather see the beautiful wood sill than a stack of fabric.

Credits : http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/04/unfussy-window-treatments/



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Ideas for unfussy window treatments

Q: I am a new owner of a Queen Anne Victorian. Although the furniture is Victorian, I do not want to use Victorian window coverings because the house has its original wavy glass windows and newly restored window surrounds. The windows are double hung, and only the bottom half would need to be covered at night for privacy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A: This sounds like a fun project! And there is no reason you have to stay true to the heavy Victorian style for your window treatments. As you probably know, the original style back in the day was often dramatic and fussy layered window treatments that not only blocked all the light, but also hid the beautiful woodwork!

You are fortunate to need only a little privacy at night. With this function in mind, you could refer to another classic Victorian treatment of using interior wood shutters or blinds that match your woodwork for a flexible treatment that ties in with the architecture of your house.

Most Victorian houses have small windows. Choose a small-scale shutter with hinges that allow you to open fully for maximized light, enjoy the wavy glass and operating the window itself.

Shades made of natural materials or fabric mounted midway may be another solution if you don’t mind the look of the mounting hardware or having a roll of material across the center of your window!

Reverse blinds or shades that stack on the sill might work, too, but only if you have deep sills, and that’s probably not the case for a true Victorian house with original windows. Plus, I’d rather see the beautiful wood sill than a stack of fabric.

Credits : http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/04/unfussy-window-treatments/