Roman Blinds: recess or face? ... With or without curtain?

Karina S
last year

Currently doing up the kids bedrooms. I am thinking of putting two roman blinds (one for each window) with curtains.

The reasons for the curtains are:

(a) to assist in blocking out light seepage from the sides of the blinds

b) assist keeping the room cool in summer and warm in winter

c) help even up the lopsided window placement / hide the small wall segment on the right side of the window.

I have been working on having the recessed because originally I was going with roller blinds (but couldn't find fabric I liked) but now I am wondering if is this the right way to go.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

Window basically takes up the entire southern wall

Small section of the wall visible on the right side

There is none on the left side

There is not much between the two spaces

Dimensions I am working with are:

This is the blind I am thinking of ordering: (the ceiling light will have a drum shade in dark/navy blue with star cut outs = blinds and light shade match)

or would this be better?

(my mock up)

(suppliers image)

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