Arched Window Treatment
Arched windows are very different in their sizes and shapes. You may have a
classic window with a half-circle arch, a wide eyebrow window, or a tall,
narrow Gothic arched window - to name only a few of them.
Your beautiful window definitely deserves a charming window treatment. But, if you want to
find one of the best curved window treatments for your home, answer at first to
Where is your arched window located?
What is its size and shape?
Is it a single one, or a part of several windows?
Do you need to add window dressing for light and privacy control, or do you
want just to beautify your arched window?
Though arched window treatment seems to be a challenging project, it still has
different options. What you will choose depends on your budget, your needs and,
of course, of your home décor style.
If you need temporary yet effective light blockage for a standard arch window Redi Arch Shade
is a wonderful solution. This pleated window shade is made of durable paper and can be installed in seconds without any hardware (it has self-adhesive holder that sticks to a windowsill). It goes in two sizes: 36-by-72-Inch
. That means that you can trim the shade to fit your windows width. If you like the idea, I would recommend to read customer reviews about this product for tips and suggestions.
Window blinds and shades for arched windows
If you need to block light coming through your arched window, or to control
your privacy shop for window shades or blinds. There are many options for
arched windows. Since there are so many types of arched windows, ordering
custom made window blinds or shades is an easiest way to get a perfect covering
for such windows. Its quite costly, of course, but it pays to do it. With
serious manufacturers, like Hunter Douglas, Graber, Kirsch,
or Levolor, you will get a perfect arched window treatment.
If you have a window with perfect arch, you can also order pre-made
arched blinds, shades or shutters. You only need to measure the width of your
window, (because its height will be a half of its width), and to decide about
the type of installation: inside mount or outside mount. Finding window
treatment for non-perfect arch will be a more difficult project. You
need to inquire in the store about available options. Its also a wise idea to
make a model of the arch (a half of it) and bring it with you.
Types of window blinds and shades
available for arched windows:
Wood blinds, faux
wood blinds, vertical blinds
Pleated shades, honeycomb shades you can also find movable shades for
arched windows on the market. Shop for them if you want to see the outside view
through the arch.
Arched window treatment ideas
You can treat arch separately from the entire window. For example, cover the
arch with wooden shutters or honeycomb shades and put roman
shades, bamboo shades,
draperies, or other type of window treatment below. It works well when you need
to match the arched window dressing with the rest of window treatments in the
Do you have a wide eyebrow window? Then install curtain track high above
the window and hang draperies of your choice. If you wish, you can install
double track for draperies and sheers. Such treatment will enhance the beauty
of the eyebrow window.
For a narrow arched window hang a curtain on a wide
curved curtain rod, for making it visibly larger. For a single
and not very tall window you can put drapery that puddle on the floor, if you
like such style. It will give an effect of a tall window and will add a unique
decorative accent to the entire room.
If the privacy and light blockage is not your priority put decorative curtain
rod above the window and hang sheer valance or window scarf. Such dressing will
not hide your beautiful arch and on the same time will give an additional charm
to the whole window.
If your interior style is one of those, for which stained glass is a
distinctive element of décor, in other words, if you have Gothic, Tudor,
Art Deco, even Modern interior style, you may consider this
window treatment for your arched window, or for the part of it.
There is another window treatment style that goes well with arched and bay
windows. Not so cheap, but very attractive - decorative window wooden or iron
grille. Its not for light blockage, or privacy control, but looks