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Window trick

I don’t know about you, but not all the homes I work with have picture perfect windows. In fact many have less than ideal windows in terms of size or architectural elements to work with. But sometimes you have to make lemonade out of lemons so here’s a little trick I like to use when you are working with less than ideal window size. And PS, this took me less than 1 hour to make by following simple instructions for making a window valence box.

Have a look at this little home office. The window is pretty nondescript. It’s not a great size, it doesn’t have a beautiful vista to look out of, but with the simple trick of hanging the window treatment considerably higher than the window actually reaches, you trick the eye into thinking the window is much larger than it actually is. And with the explosion of lovely blooms this fabric provides, it distracts from the not so exciting brick wall it looks out.

Don’t know about you, but I’m inspired!

Window before. Notice how small it looks.

Window before. Notice how small it looks.

Window after hanging simple valence box considerably higher than the top frame of window.

Window after hanging simple valence box considerably higher than the top frame of window.

 

 

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One comment on “Window trick

  1. Natalia Sofrygina
    October 16, 2014

    So very beautiful! It’s bright and brings light into the room. I’ve also noticed a mirror on the wall and it adds to the space. Great work Cindy!

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