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Soon-I hope, it'll be time to make curtains for our new house. HELP!!!!!

I've made them before, but they're just basic curtains, which is what I really want for most o fthese windows, but....... Most of the windows are recessed(I think that's what I want to say) anywhere from 4 to 8 inches. Be patient with me. The 8 inch ones are in 'my room' which will be painted 3 shades of purple. Now, I don't want them to be flat up against the window pain, the one in the living room wll be that way, but is it going to look right, as in not wierd, to have basic curtain with basic valance?

I'm thinking something lacey, the room will be used as a craft/puzzle/office/sewing room and has a built in book case between two of the windows. There's 4 winows plus the door window. approximately 56 by 32. If you can figure all this out, I'm considering all suggestions.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, January 13, 2002


Try this site!

-- Ardie /WI (, January 13, 2002.

Thanks Ardie, wish I had a sunburst window, that really looked cool. That's a vry informative site. God Bless.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, January 13, 2002.

I have always found that it is the curtain rod rather than the curtain which defines recessed windows. Rather than a rod which goes from moldng to molding, losing the depth of those nice windows, why not consider using a spring rod? That way, you can have your lovely curtains hung just as far inside the recessed window as you like. It is not neccessary to use a valence..that's a matter of taste, especially with those kind of windows. I do not use curtains or drapes at all! Just my window shades. Fortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere, and I love being able to see out any window any time so I don't miss those wonderful birds! Anyway, consider using spring rods..they are cheap and easy and can be used with any window.

-- lesley (, January 13, 2002.

I like as much window as I can possiblly get. My curtains are rods mounted on the wall so that valances, swags and cascades frame the window and do not block any light or view out my windows. It makes the windows seem much bigger and it does look great on deep windows.

I also live way out and don't have to worry about privacy. If that is an issue for you, mini blinds, rolling shades, or homemade roman shades mounted close to the glass look good inside a curtain framed window.

The 2 windows with a built in bookcase between, you may want to explore the option of treating them as one window unit.

-- Laura (, January 14, 2002.

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