Blind/roller/curtain/other solution for awkwardly large bay windows
7 months ago
last modified: 7 months ago
It's been over a year since I have moved in but have still not figured how how to cover the windows (and able to afford it) of the large 5-section bay windows as shown in the attached photograph.
Curtains would appear to suit the design best (sort of old fashioned) but the drop is 350cm (to the floor) and I worry how much light they will block when in "open" position and how difficult they will be to open or close given the large drop (without ripping the rail out!). I suppose I would need 4 sets of curtains? One on each side and two further on each side of the central bit? Whilst this solution may block too much light when in "open" position, it would hard the rather ugly upvc frames.
With venetian /roman blinds I worry how bulky they will look when in open position. Hardly any websites show what they look like when "retracted" (most of the time). They would need to drop around 285 cm which seems like a lot of weight, bulk, plus I would need 5 of these?
With that in mind maybe 5 x roller blinds would be the cheapest and easier solution as when retracted they would not block a lot of light. but I can't help but feel they will look cheap in both open and closed position.
Any suggestions or unusual solutions I have not thought of?
Thank you all!
Edit: window dressing not required for blacking out light (in fact, I want to get in as much light as possible). mainly required to make windows/room look better and occasionally for privacy