Wall of windows! An optical illusion.
As far as windows go, I’m of the belief that bigger is better. And, when deciding whether or not I love the bones of a room, windows are one of the first things I consider. My dining room was not a room I loved – at least not its bare bones. But, I’ve taken many steps to change this space into something I enjoy, something that I even love. One of those many steps was creating my “wall of windows.”
I started with one standard (builder grade) 36″ window, which was installed off-center on my dining room wall. This lack-luster window situation was made worse by the fact that trim had never been installed.
Ordinarily, my husband would replace this window and build the trim, but we’re thinking about putting french doors here in a few years and we didn’t see the point in doing all that work, only to rip it down. So, these curtains are acting as a lovely band-aid.
Side note: If you don’t recognize those turquoise chairs, you can see their transformation here.
I used a double rod bracket and layered two sets of curtains. I got the sheer curtains, sans valance, at Bed, Bath and Beyond and the cool graphic curtains at Ikea which were very affordable, but sadly don’t seem to be available on their website.
I love that the branches in the sheer curtain complement the bigger branches in the graphic curtain, while still not exactly matching. I ran the curtains several feet beyond the frame of the window and centered it with the wall. Now, I have the wall of windows I wanted and the symmetry my brain craved – without the cost of construction!