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    • J B
    • By J B 12th Sep 17, 5:12 PM
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    Dressing a triangular window?
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:12 PM
    Dressing a triangular window? 12th Sep 17 at 5:12 PM
    Our development project is progressing well, but 'head of design' has a bit of an issue.
    We have a triangular window and she isn't sure how to curtain/blind it ...

    https://imgur.com/a/avMZL

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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 12th Sep 17, 5:15 PM
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    I would fit curtains as if it was a rectangular window.

    How on earth did you end up with that in the first place?!
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 12th Sep 17, 5:33 PM
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    Roller blind fitted to the longest side, cut to fit and attached to a hook in the top corner.
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    • J B
    • By J B 12th Sep 17, 6:18 PM
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    How on earth did you end up with that in the first place?!
    Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer
    Originally, the roof came down at that angle, making the room 'hardly habitable'
    'We' have basically made a massive dormer window, but have retained a small piece of the roof which abuts the chimney.

    https://imgur.com/a/NUdc4
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 12th Sep 17, 6:33 PM
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    Why is the rectangular window so small when you have all that wall to use?
    • J B
    • By J B 13th Sep 17, 7:41 AM
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    Why is the rectangular window so small when you have all that wall to use?
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    What's that got to do with my question?

    Somewhere to put a wardrobe, dressing table etc and there is also an en suite just out of the photo....

    Back on topic please!
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 13th Sep 17, 8:05 AM
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    blinds that pull up and give a clean profile when open probably your only option, either two rectangles so looks symmetrical when closed or made to fit.

    anything horizontal will look a bit daft unless it all pulls back to the side of the standard window and that will be a lot of material so need a fair bit of that wall.

    have a look at conservatory roof blinds for ideas they deal with shapes.
    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 13th Sep 17, 8:14 AM
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    Looks a mess to me and I certainly would not wish a window like that in my home, sorry to be so blunt.

    Would not have a clue how to dress it.

    Think it will spoil the whole room whatever you do.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 13th Sep 17, 9:07 AM
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    blinds that pull up and give a clean profile when open probably your only option, either two rectangles so looks symmetrical when closed or made to fit.

    .
    Originally posted by getmore4less

    To me that is the second best option. Best would be doing away with the triangular window altogether
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Sep 17, 9:42 AM
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    Looks a mess to me and I certainly would not wish a window like that in my home, sorry to be so blunt.

    Would not have a clue how to dress it.

    Think it will spoil the whole room whatever you do.
    Originally posted by kelpie35
    I quite like it, it's quirky. It appeals to my love of mathematics. I think I'd call that room the Pythagoras Suite.

    Sorry, cos I have taken the thread off on another tangent though...a bad sine.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    Back on topic. With it being so unusual, I think you need to tackle it head on and make a feature of it. Could you mount a reciprocating triangular mirror below it, to complete a rectangle? Then you could simply have a regular roller blind that obscures the window and mirror when you want to do so.
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 13th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    You could make (or have made for you) a custom roman blind. Where normally there are two strings to pull up the material either side of the center you could have just the left hand side being gathered, if you get my meaning. (I tried to find a picture to illustrate but no luck)

    Apparently a roman blind is easy for amateur sewers to make.

    Personally I have a penchant for curtains that are hung ceiling to floor irrespective of the size of window, it would probably work for a shaped window too.
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 13th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
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    Is it my eyes, or does the triangular window have a deeper window sill than the square window?

    If so, floor length curtains wouldn't work - you need made-to-measure blinds.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 13th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    smart glass could have been an option.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 13th Sep 17, 2:50 PM
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    I like it too, it's unusual and that's not a bad thing!

    I would probably go with a set of curtains going around the corner, positioned so that when they're open, the curtain covers very little of the standard window but covers maybe half of the triangular one so that you don't see a big chunk of wall when looking out. Or perhaps panel curtains so you can play around with layers and move bits easily.
    • J B
    • By J B 13th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    Looks a mess to me and I certainly would not wish a window like that in my home, sorry to be so blunt.

    Would not have a clue how to dress it.

    Think it will spoil the whole room whatever you do.
    Originally posted by kelpie35
    To me that is the second best option. Best would be doing away with the triangular window altogether
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Hmm, thanks guys!

    The square window looks directly into the house opposite, the side (triangular) window gives us a lovely mountain view.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 13th Sep 17, 11:21 PM
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    leave the view and just dress the rectangle.

    you have arranged the bed to make use of the view?
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 14th Sep 17, 7:21 AM
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    I'd "do an Aylesbury", as above, and use a triangular mirror. BUT I'd be putting it on the blank wall, beside the square window, possibly even inverted to dramatic effect. Maximise light, reflect part of the view, make a feature of it.If

    Pythagoras rules!

    Or put a round mirror in the same place, think Playschool, and you have your own.. ... playroom!

    Oh, your actual question.... Curtains, set square!
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