I know you’re probably tired of seeing our family room. I still don’t have the new window treatments made for this room.
While you wait for me to
get off my duff and sew make the new panels, I decided to show you my plan.
Have you noticed our sofa is not centered with the window?
The builders centered the window between the left wall and the double door unit, but we needed bookshelves. Handy Builder Dad (and I, the incapable apprentice ;-/) built the bookcase and mantel unit, which is a wonderful thing.
But, now the window is so close to the cabinets beneath the shelving, our sofa can’t be centered. We’ve lived with it for a while, and I’m happy the solution has finally jelled in my mind.
Here’s a sketch drawing of the window. Simple, I know – skip the molding and sill. 😉
I’ll extend the new rod out to the right of the window a good distance. Here are the panels drawn over the window sketch.
Artist, I am not. Ha! But, you get the idea. The new placement creates a new visual center father down the wall where we can center the sofa.
Notice, too, that I’m lifting the rod closer to the crown molding.
Here’s a look at the room again. I’ll remove the wall decor beside the existing panel since the new drapery panel would cover it. Can you visualize the new look?
Problem windows don’t have to be a problem. Optical illusions are a wonderful thing!
Added after new windows completed:
I’m making pleated draperies. Would you like to guess which style of pleats, just for fun?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday. 🙂