So I think the next area I need to tackle is controlling the light into the room, as you can see from the above post there are three ares that light is mainly entering the room (the rear wall doors & windows are covered by blinds).
Does anyone have suggestions about material for curtains to cover them?
1) The main stair window:
This should be relatively straight forward (although it's an odd shape) as I can make a curtain (and fittings) to cover the opening).
2) The straight steps entrance:
This connects to the riser, I think the curtain should be at the top of the two remaining steps as then the light in the ceiling will fall within the HT but I'm debating building a fabric covered panel to cover at lease the first couple of feet as then I can install a fan in it if I need to improve the air circulation (the HT currently has two HVAC input registers but no return).
3) The wavy steps entrance:
This is similar in that there's a light above the steps again but I might just go for floor to ceiling curtains as trying to build an "s" shaped fabric panel at the top to match the shape of the stairs would be a real pain.
Any suggestions are welcome (although I'm not going to sheet rock any of the openings) as currently the light leaking into to room means we only use the HT in the evenings and with the days getting longer I want to address this next.