I live in an apartment at Park La Brea which has a giant expansive window...and blinds that are totally useless. The window faces the sun during the day, making it not only hot, but impossible to watch anything before the sun goes down, even with the blinds closed.
I need to get a curtain to block out the light so I can use the home theater during the day. Any suggestions, preferably inexpensive ones? :-)
I've gotten curtains for the other rooms at place's like Bed Bath & Beyond, Anna's Linens, etc. but the problem is that this window is twice as wide as the typical window area or curtain rod. It's too long for a normal curtain rod, and buying four curtain panels, plus valences, and rigging two curtain rods to overlap will be expensive, clumsy-looking, and will limit the ability to open the curtains all the way to either side to let the daylight in when I wish it.
I'm basically looking for somekind of heavy-duty curtain rod that can run across the entire window with two curtains that can be drawn back to the sides... for cheap. Any options? Thanks!
Here's a link to a similar, Park La Brea apartment layout, so you can see the window I'm up against...