I have a bay window that faces East that is also shaded. For almost 20 years I have had just the bottom half covered with lightweight curtains. I am sick of them and want something different, but don’t want to block the little bit of light and yet I need privacy as the windows face the street.
Back to Sonja’s window for a minute. . . Although I used shorter curtain panels, I would actually opt for full-length panels (mounted close to the ceiling) on the sides of the windows here since she has the board and batten on each of the adjoining walls. I think a shorter panel would make things seems a little “off” balance.