On Thursday, I asked for suggestions to help Katrina of Indianapolis pick window treatments for her living room's bay window. You can read about the details of the room and the challenge here.
In short, she wants to get rid of her mini-blinds but maintain some privacy. And she likes the look for floor length drapes.
I suggested a double curtain rod hung over the length of the bay with a set of sheers and drapes -- sheers for privacy, drapes for decor.
Here are some of their ideas and photos they suggested:
"I like the idea of keeping the mini-blinds or going with shutters or Roman shades plus the drapes as described above," Designer Wannabe wrote.
Wannabe linked to the photo at right -- from RafterTales -- as an example.
"Or what about bamboo blinds on each of the five windows and then drapes on either side," Designer Wannabe also wrote. "Bamboo blinds are great because they let a ton of light through while providing just a little privacy."
Wannabe included another link, this time to a photo from Better Homes and Gardens, one of my favorite sources of inspiration. It's above left.
Reader Joy suggested white curtains.
"It would brighten everything up," she wrote.
But I loved the idea and found a photo at Pottery Barn (at right) using the same idea.
Finally, reader Steph wrote that shutters may be a good option.
"I love shutters on these kinds of windows -- maybe with curtains too," she wrote.
Thanks for your suggestions. Do you have more? Feel free to leave more suggestions here.