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Challenging bay window - help!

last year
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Our guest studio apartment /office has an east facing bay window this bright light leaks between the shades that wake up guests. I adore drapes, and they'd resolve the light gap issue, but I can't cover the radiators - the only source of heat in the apartment. Am I correct that it would look stupid to have half length drapes that only come to the window sill?

If shades or blinds are a must, how do I cut down on the light gap between the blinds? Hunter Douglas and The Shade Store both said cellular shades have the smallest top rails, I'll be able to get them closest together to minimize the light gap but light will stiill come in. Am I missing any other alternatives? Suggestions?

The second from the right window has a window AC unit in it all summer long so window treatments have to navigate that as well.

Note, our main apartment down the hall came with beautiful Shade Store roller blinds. I've included close up pics of those bay windows so you can see how the construction leaves gaps.


East facing guest studio window

Our other bay windows with Shade Store roller blinds

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