We get a lot of queries from our customers on choosing curtains for two windows close together or side by side on the same wall. It is not always obvious how to dress two windows in the same room. The task becomes even more challenging when one of the windows is a bay window and the other a normal rectangular shaped window.
Yet this is a situation that occurs quite often in London’s many Victorian properties. In most cases, the two-windowed room in question is a bedroom on the first floor. In these properties, the bedroom typically has one bay window and one straight window, usually above the doorway and hallway.
We thought it would be helpful to share these images of a recent project, where our client needed a window dressing solution for a bedroom with two different shaped windows on the same wall.
Our aim was to make the most of the room’s natural light while bringing its charming features together and at the same time, providing the level of privacy required without compromising on the flow of light.
As the walls are painted in Farrow and Ball Brassica, which adds a lovely warmth to the room, we needed to choose colours, fabrics and textures for the curtains that would complement this while also enhancing the room’s natural light.
We dressed both the bay window and the regular window in the same way using the same fabrics. For flexible daytime privacy, we choose Roman blinds but made with a voile rather than a with heavier curtain fabric. The voile we chose is Melissa. The curtains are Luxor, a woven linen-mix fabric with a two-tone effect. The colour is pebble, which is beautifully light yet textured. The overall result is a light filled bedroom with a sophisticated, cohesive finish.
How can we help you? Prêt à Vivre, Made to Measure Curtains and Blinds, London