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Old 06-23-2016, 07:57 AM
Location: Dallas
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I love the look of bamboo shades with white/off-white sheer curtains. I have 3 windows in my living room (47x82) and I'm not finding shades that would be long enough. The longest that I've found is 64".

Here are a few details: It is mostly for decorative purposes as the living area doesn't get direct sunlight... but I'm sure there will be times when we'd want to draw the shades. Our sofa back will be along the windows but not right against them. The sofa is 35" high.

Do you think getting the 64" shades will be a problem? I guess I could get custom shades but I'm on a budget. Here is a link to a look that I'm trying to accomplish.

Crazy Wonderful: bamboo roman shades
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:23 AM
Location: southwestern PA
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Originally Posted by vansgirl View Post
Do you think getting the 64" shades will be a problem?
If they are decorative, no.
If they are functional (you need them to go all the way down), yes.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:06 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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There you go. The cheaper ones pm this site don't come long enough for your windows.

Sometimes you have to pay more to get what you need. Your windows are unusually long. So, you need bamboo shades to fit.

You can also try Lowe's to see if they carry shades that fit. There seems to be a large variety available there.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:32 AM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I like the look of that too.

I have gotten very good results from blinds.com. You could check it out.

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:57 AM
Location: Denver CO
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It's a great look, but I do think you have to figure out a way to budget to get the shades that fit your windows, or it's not going to look right and of course, they wouldn't be functional for the times you do want to lower them.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:01 PM
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I'd save my pennies until I could afford to buy the custom-length bamboo shades. Why pay less to install something you're going to come to hate over time and which will eventually have to be replaced with what you should have gotten in the first place?
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:52 AM
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Living Colors Bamboo Roll-Up Blinds, (36" x 72") | Big Lots
$12.00 til you can buy better. I have these same shades, on my front old fashioned enclosed porch. Bought them before our Big Lots closed years ago. Love them.

These are on sale, in your size on Blind Chalet website http://www.blindschalet.com/window-s...booshades.html

or search Ebay.

Last edited by JanND; 06-27-2016 at 09:04 AM..
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:14 PM
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Plan according to your budget. These bamboo shades curtains are not the only option.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:43 AM
Location: Massachusetts
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Love that breezy combo and yes they must fit the full length of your windows and then some.
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:05 PM
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You can get 74 inch long here

Bamboo Shades Blinds & Shades - Overstock.com - Stylish Window Coverings

But I agree with usmanbin
Sometimes we get set on an idea and could consider somethng different if what we have already found is not up to scratch
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