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« on: July 26, 2016 06:41:50 AM »

In my living room I have two odd shaped windows.  I have a triangle approx. 2ft tall by 5ft wide and the other one is the mirror image of it. I want to get rid of the dated vertical blinds, but not sure what to replace them with.  The blinds are currently pulled off to one side.  I enjoy the window in the winter, since it adds extra light to the living room.  During the summer is gets very bright and heats up the living room. It's a pain to dust it every week and usually messes up the blinds.



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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016 08:32:44 AM »

My first thought was a window film so you don't lose the unique shape.  You could get a light/heat blocking one, or there are many decorative ones that help filter light a little.  If you search window film in an search engine you'll see lots of options.  I've used the energy saving film in the past and loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016 06:34:31 AM »

They make some nicely patterned film too - to simulate etched glass or stained glass too for that effect.  If  you can make some frames to fit, you could also make screens yourself to fit into the space, and you can decorate them how you want - weather it be decorative paper, or make something like rice paper screens, or fabric, or something painted, or decorated plexiglass or acetate in case weight is an issue.  Just keep in mind if there is a lot of sun, that that may fade or rot the fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016 06:29:41 AM »

I liked the idea of window film, but it was going to cost me almost $200.. Most of the designs I saw were vertical and I would need enough to cover a large picture window. It just isn't in my budget.


The window screens could be the perfect solution.  I love the idea of something like rice paper, fabric or even cellophane.  You've given me lots to think about.  I could change them out for special occasions.  What fun!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016 03:10:33 AM »

Hi there,

I found this solution for your window.
There are 2 options; the window blinds which you may need to split into 2 units.
another is having a triangle blinds that I saw on internet. Please check this out. it might be useful for you.

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Split blinds is your best bet I reckon...
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