Decorating & Design - Window Treatments

Privacy with a view

By
Karl Lohnes

Dress your windows in style with window coverings that provide both light and privacy.

Q Our front window needs a window covering that will allow us to enjoy the view but also ensure privacy. Any ideas what would work best?
-- Hannah Coleby, London, Ont.

A Your front and side windows are two very different styles -- the smaller one has mullions while the front is a single pane of glass. For the front window, I suggest a window covering that stacks to the bottom, allowing light and the view through the top of your windows and maintaining your privacy. A Silhouette window shade from Hunter Douglas is versatile enough to meet your needs, and its sheerness will diffuse the incoming light. To soften the overall look of the window and provide some colour, I'd suggest adding a soft fabric valance or Roman-style blind to the top of the window.

If privacy isn't an issue with the smaller window, then simply hang a fabric valance that matches the living room window in order to link the two, and keep the side window uncovered to show off its charm.

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