A few things to note with the functionality of these panels:
- We hung the rod much higher than the actual frame of the window to give the illusion of a larger window wall - the goal is to enhance this wall as much as possible and to bring the eye up.
- I've used 2 panels on each side to create more heft since this is such a wide window. Don't be afraid to double up store bought panels on a wide window - nothing wrong with adding depth. You want to make sure that they will close all the way (if you need them to close) but you also want to make sure that they can be drawn open enough to let the light in too and not seem too hefty (custom window treatments would account for a double width if the window needed it - I trusted my judgement on these).
I didn't even touch the sofa or zhush the pillows - I was too excited about the new look of the windows. I'll get better photos later but had to share this.
And you know it's a huge improvement when your husband comments on how nice they look!!! Yes you read that correctly - he noticed and he approves. I believe that is considered big points in my book (I can't believe we waited so long).
My take away from this...that project that you've been putting off - you'll be soooooo happy once it's finished and you can enjoy it.