Question: What are your thoughts about using two different types of window treatments in the same room?
Phoebe's Answer: There all kind of window scenarios, and often I do different window coverings in the same room. Curtains are a great way to mask architectural flaws, windows of different sizes, different heights, shapes, etc. A lot of the time I will do panels on one window, and roman shades on another window in the same room, generally in the same fabric. Here are some examples:
In this room I used bamboo shaded on all of the windows, and panels only on the taller windows. This way they are united and there is a variety of filtered light.
In this room, I used roman shades in the bay window, and curtains with valances on the large windows flanking the bed (shown in two different pictures). The fabric and trim used are the same.
In this house, pictured in the two photos above, I used white linen roman shades mounted high above the windows to make the ceiling feel taller, and I used linen panels on the opposite
side of the same room.
In this room, the ceilings were very low with exposed beams. Over the daybed, I used sheer cafe curtains and hung sheer panels on the door as high as possible, both in the same fabric and trim.
In this room, I used roman shades on the windows behind the sofa, and panels on the larger window. Panels behind the sofa would have felt crowded.
In this bedroom (pictured in the three photos above), a large window was covered with a pair of curtains with a large valance with patterned sheers beneath. The two windows by the bed have roman shades as high as they will go.
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