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By FARYAL ALI, BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS Exciting Views Dress up small windows with big impact ideas I


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was flooded by mail asking what to do with small windows. My advice …THINK BIG!


Just because the opening is small, short or narrow doesn’t mean we have to dress it that way. Think of how we style our clothing to make ourselves seems taller…use stripes.


To add some body


we wear horizontal stripes. To create an elongated torso we wear our belts below the waist. Translated into your drapery this can mean place your tiebacks lower to make the panel seem longer.


Create height: Go higher than your window. Normal is 3 inches above but if you have soffit space above – USE IT! Go ceiling height if you have 9 foot ceilings.


Adding width: Make your window wider than it is by extending your rods as much as you can to the sides. If your view is important to you then make sure blinds and drape panels stack off to the sides towards the wall. If not, then the fabric hangs in the window and conceals your view. This is called “stack back” and is definitely something you want to discuss with your drapery designer.


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Add layers: By adding layers you are doing two things: increasing the functionality of your window because you can raise and lower the shade to control your privacy and adding dimension to your window. Just like when we dress with a jacket and inner piece, the concept is the same. Like an inner piece for your jacket, you can contrast it for interest or coordinate the colors for an integrated look. Each of my pictures shows you examples of adding layers: using a contrast band for interest, as in the green and copper drapery, or a Roman shade in a natural material or in a neutral fabric.


I invite you to visit the Beautiful Windows showroom. We feature the endless possibilities to dress up those small windows and give them enough spunk to make them look large! As I always say, “Seeing is believing!”


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36 March 2011


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