Tuesday, April 16, 2013

EASY BATHROOM WINDOW TREATMENTS...



Dressing the master bathroom windows in M & J's new home was a no brainer. Doing it on a tight budget ... not so much. These new homeowners are spending their hard earned bigger dollars on permanent fixtures and those items that will travel with them to the next home. Smart thinking.  Although custom window treatments can cost up to 30-50% of your decor budget, each homeowner with a designer's help, can decide which windows require custom treatments. This master bathroom is at the back of the house and is a private space. I determined that the window treatments for this space could accomplish all the requirements and not break the bank.

The requirements:  1. must provide privacy  2. must hide an unsightly neighbour's exterior wall 24/7,  and the neighbour's windows behind them  3. must be attractive  4. must be functional when needed



Mission accomplished

The window on the left is non functioning, but faces the neighbours wall which also has a window facing them, but thankfully not directly facing this window. 
Solution:  1. a permanent window treatment that allows for privacy (light tested)  2. hides the wall facing this window  3. is certainly attractive  4. easily removed if need be. 

The larger, side by side window on the right is functional but faces the backyard and eventually their neighbours' back windows. 
Solution:  1. a functioning window treatment that allows for privacy from neighbours behind them
2. hides the view of neighbours' backyards when desired  3. again, is certainly attractive  4. is a functioning 'soft' roman shade that can be adjusted to several heights.








This became a DIY project for me that took 3-4 hours to complete. I used curtain panels from Ikea. I liked the grey swirling pattern which adds some softness to the otherwise linear elements in the space.  The left window treatment is hung from two tension rods, one at the top and one at the bottom. It is more or less permanent, but can be removed quite easily. The functioning window treatment on the left is made form the same fabric. It is attached by velcro at the top, and is manoeuvred the same way as most cloth shades, through a series of rings on the back and cording. 

Now that the privacy issue in this bathroom has been addressed, pretty accessories will follow. 







6 Comments:

At April 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Pixiesmith said...

Great ideas as usual.

I need a lesson on rings and cording.

 
At May 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Roxie Tenner said...

Aren't they too thin? I'm just afraid that when light hits the curtains, it'll become somewhat transparent. So far, how is it working for you? As long as it's doing its purpose, then there shouldn't be an issue with these window treatments. They're so lovely, by the way! :) Roxie Tenner

 
At May 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Your question is well taken Roxie and was a huge concern of ours as well. Although the fabric is very lightweight, it is not sheer. You would have to be standing directly in front of the blind to be seen from the outside So far so good...but i can always put in a lightweight lining in if need be.

 
At October 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM , Blogger sophia yourself said...

This is really informative post and I personally would like to appreciate the efforts. We are also dealing in same industry hence found this informative to add in our process also. Once again thanks for your post.

 
At November 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM , Blogger sophia yourself said...

This is really informative post and I personally would like to appreciate the efforts. We are also dealing in same industry hence found this informative to add in our process also. Once again thanks for your post.

 
At November 8, 2013 at 6:17 AM , Blogger sophia yourself said...

Thanks for your post which is truly informative for us and we will surely keep visiting this website. We are also in same industry and welcome you to visit our website

 

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EASY BATHROOM WINDOW TREATMENTS...



Dressing the master bathroom windows in M & J's new home was a no brainer. Doing it on a tight budget ... not so much. These new homeowners are spending their hard earned bigger dollars on permanent fixtures and those items that will travel with them to the next home. Smart thinking.  Although custom window treatments can cost up to 30-50% of your decor budget, each homeowner with a designer's help, can decide which windows require custom treatments. This master bathroom is at the back of the house and is a private space. I determined that the window treatments for this space could accomplish all the requirements and not break the bank.

The requirements:  1. must provide privacy  2. must hide an unsightly neighbour's exterior wall 24/7,  and the neighbour's windows behind them  3. must be attractive  4. must be functional when needed



Mission accomplished

The window on the left is non functioning, but faces the neighbours wall which also has a window facing them, but thankfully not directly facing this window. 
Solution:  1. a permanent window treatment that allows for privacy (light tested)  2. hides the wall facing this window  3. is certainly attractive  4. easily removed if need be. 

The larger, side by side window on the right is functional but faces the backyard and eventually their neighbours' back windows. 
Solution:  1. a functioning window treatment that allows for privacy from neighbours behind them
2. hides the view of neighbours' backyards when desired  3. again, is certainly attractive  4. is a functioning 'soft' roman shade that can be adjusted to several heights.








This became a DIY project for me that took 3-4 hours to complete. I used curtain panels from Ikea. I liked the grey swirling pattern which adds some softness to the otherwise linear elements in the space.  The left window treatment is hung from two tension rods, one at the top and one at the bottom. It is more or less permanent, but can be removed quite easily. The functioning window treatment on the left is made form the same fabric. It is attached by velcro at the top, and is manoeuvred the same way as most cloth shades, through a series of rings on the back and cording. 

Now that the privacy issue in this bathroom has been addressed, pretty accessories will follow.