I have a big dilemma that I hope you ladies will be so kind as to help me with.
Last week, we had some new windows put in the dining room. I am ashamed to admit that prior to this, two out of three of the windows did not open at all. The other only opened if the planets were aligned correctly and you had a crane to lift the window up. The joys of a home built in 1933. Ok, moving on....
Once I saw this fresh new window, unadorned by curtain panels, I sort of liked it just the way it is. (I still have to paint the trim yet.)
I'm sure you are asking, ok, so what's the problem then?
I live in a city.
I live on a corner.
There is a stoplight on this corner.
We don't have a huge amount of traffic, but it is a thoroughfare for schools/community college in the area.
So, what can I do?
Do I just cover the window up with the same lace panels that I had before and call it a day?
I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo above, but raised at the top of the window, are cellular shades. These were ordered when we first bought the house. Honestly, they were great for awhile. Opening them up & down, every day, over such big windows caused them to break several times. Luckily, they were always repaired free of charge, but I guess the annoyance factor got to me. I think they were just too big to handle the wear & tear, so I opted for the lace curtain panels.
Let me show you some pictures of the dining room and the adjoining room so you can get a better idea of what I'm dealing with.
Bear in mind, there is a radiator under this window, making long curtains to the floor impossible.
The other thing to consider is, will I need to change the curtains in the seating area as well, since the rooms are adjoined?
So my decorating genius friends, let me have it. Any ideas or thoughts on how to solve this dilemma?
I really appreciate any help you can give me.