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I'm by no means good at interior decorating . . . but I'd really like something nice to treat the bay window we just got put in. I think I'd some wooden or bamboo blinds or some sort but I'm also open to fabric roman shades. I prefer blinds or shades to actual curtains. I really don't know what to look for or even what hardware to purchase or where to get it. If I had the $$$, I'd have someone do it for me!! Any ideas/advice/tips?<br><br>
Here are pics of the window with black garbage bags held with duct tape for window covering: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2312579355/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2312579355/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help"><br><br>
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I used to have bay windows. We had honeycomb blinds. But they were less than 17" so they had to be special ordered..<br><br>
If I were to do it again, I would put in light cotton curtains with a cafe rod holding the top AND bottom to the window. The would still let in lots of light and the middle can be tied to make an hourglass shape on each part. They are pretty easy to sew yourself, too.
 

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I just ordered honeycomb blinds for my living room because I want light to come through and insulation, too. The website (blinds.com) had a special for the top down feature so I will be able to lower the top if I want more light and some privacy, as well as raise the bottom. Hopefully, I'll like them and they will be easy to install. You can browse around on <a href="http://www.blinds.com" target="_blank">www.blinds.com</a> and see wood/bamboo options. I believe the hardware is usually included when you buy the shades.
 
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