Solving the Twitch

A while back, I told you guys that if you see me around town with a twitch it would probably be because of our offset window in our master bathroom.  It wouldn’t be so bad if the tub and tub filler weren’t perfectly centered in the room, but they are, so the window not being in the middle is even more noticeable.  See what I mean…

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If it was just scooted over a little more to the left, it would be fine.  One day we will replace the windows in this house.  They are nice windows, but they are original to the house which was built in the 1970s, meaning the windows are 40 something years old.  When we replace said windows, we want to get a big picture window in here that you can see out of while you are soaking in the bathtub.  Come to MOMMA!  I can’t wait for that to happen… well, actually I can because new windows = $$$$$$.

Anyways, in the mean time I’ve wracked my brain on what I can do to disguise the window.  At first I thought I could do some sort of window treatments to hide the offset, but that won’t work.  They’d have to be floor length to hide the fact that the window isn’t centered and floor length curtains behind the bathtub would look plain absurd.  So, that option is out of the question.

Then I started thinking about art.  This room still doesn’t have anything on the walls and is begging for some character.  Maybe if I did an art installation to each side of the window, it would just sort of blend in with the wall and maybe I wouldn’t notice the offset window?!?!

I did a quick mock up of a gallery wall using different sizes and shapes.  From the looks of it, the same white frames might actually look good and keep things from getting too busy.  I don’t want to add to the fact that the window is offset and I feel that different frames could get kind of wild… but I don’t know??

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Of course, the spacing and all isn’t right, but what do you think?  Do you think that by adding art in different shapes, sizes, and orientations, we could fix this twitch I seem to get every time I walk into the bathroom!?  I’m thinking it might look pretty awesome.

Do you have a window or door or something else in your house that is a little “off” that makes you twitch?  This is one of the only things in our house that bothers me.  I wanted to redo it SO badly when we were gutting the bathroom but J.C. said it would be opening a big can of worms… and he was right.  Please leave me a comment and tell me if you think this solution could remedy my problem!

 

5 thoughts on “Solving the Twitch

  1. Maybe you were just going to put a blind, but have you thought about a curtain of some type? A non-see through that’s a little bigger than you would normally buy. …. make IT centered. … then even when you open the drape you’ll still have light. … it will be centered. .. and you won’t see the off- set of the window! Just my thought 🙂 🙂

    • Well I thought about that but I don’t really like curtains that aren’t floor length and that won’t work in this situation because the bathtub is so close to the wall. I wish it would work because curtains add a lot of warmth to a room. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I like the design. I would not do it because of Kenny. But I like it. I can not think of anything sorry no help from me.

  3. Hey! I like the geometry of the picture frames! I think that will better trick the eye into seeing balance on your wall. White frames will look sharp against that wall color. You could even do empty frames and a few mirrored ones! Love you, Mom 🙂

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