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Three large windows dressed with heavy khaki-and-blue-striped draperies over bamboo blinds form a warm niche for the family room sofa. Layering window treatments adds interest to the room and gives multiple options for blocking light. Installing the curtain rods near the ceiling gives the illusion of higher ceilings.
Tailored silk panels add a touch of glamour to this modern living room. Woven wooden roller shades add a casual flair to the window treatment. Because the roller shades come in various widths, these windows are able to have matching treatments despite being two different sizes. Now the room has a sleek, uniform look.
Dove gray Roman shades add a casual touch to French doors in this formal living room. The Roman shades block out light without blocking the use of the doors. Another benefit of using Roman shades is that they come in different widths, which makes it easy to cover smaller side windows in a similar treatment.
Simple wheat-hue silk panels turn a living room wall with two modest windows into a dramatic focal point. By hanging the panels from floor to ceiling and overlapping the edges of the window trim, this treatment is ideal for camouflaging mis-matched window sizes -- and concealing uneven wall surfaces.
This dining room blends classic style with natural fibers. Woven shades give the room texture, while the oat color curtain panels blend in with the room's cream color scheme. Pleated curtain panels are a classic choice that add a formal touch to the window treatments. Covering all the windows in this treatment gives the room a uniform look with casual elegance.
When multiple windows are separated by a small stretch of wall, unite them by using the same top treatments. Topping the windows with a cornice adds to the room's formal flair. Pulling the draperies back on opposite sides opens up the spaces and creates a frame for whatever rests on the wall between the two windows.
Valances can be a flexible and affordable way to dress multiple windows. They require fewer yards of fabric than draperies and they conceal roller shades or mini blinds. In this living room, a single valance style suits the single window as well as the wider bay window and the narrow pair of windows that flank it.
Natural shades are available in a variety of materials from skinny matchsticks to woven rattan slats. These are adorned with a fabric border, giving the windows color and definition. Simple window treatments such as these don't distract from the other elements in the room.
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