Bay, bow, corner and arched windows create a unique charm to any home. But when it comes to window treatment for such windows, people face a big dilemma: to cover, or not to cover. On one hand they want to keep a uniqueness of their curved window, but on the other hand the windows look bare without dressing. If its your problem, dont worry - there are many window treatment variations for such windows, including blinds, shades, shutters and draperies. Curved curtain rods can be a wonderful solution if you consider adding draperies, valances or window scarf to your non-standard windows.
Curved curtain rods can be used not only for windows, but also for shower curtains and for bed curtains. These ones can be obtained in hardware and online stores for very affordable price. For window curtains though, it will be not so easy project, because almost every curved window or wall has a unique curve. You may need to order custom made curved curtain rods, or to look for less expensive options.
Besides, there are several variations of drapery hardware for curved windows. There are a number of companies that produce various types of curved curtain rods, flexible and bendable drapery rods and tracks. They may vary by materials and price, so do your search and you will definitely find a solution for your curved windows.
Before looking for the drapery hardware, decide about window treatment style that you would like to add to your curved window. Do you want to hang draperies? If so, what kind of them? Will it be heavy weighted draperies or light sheers? Maybe you need a set of draperies? Are you going to add also valances, pelmet, or swags? Or, maybe you plan only to put decorative window scarf above the arched window to enhance its beauty? For every of these choices you may need a different type of curved window rods.
Custom curved curtain rods you can get traverse rods or wrought iron rods. Traverse rods are usually made of aluminum and may vary in how much weight you can hang on them. Iron rods are sturdier and look more attractive. It means that you can use them for heavy weighted draperies and can do without valances or pelmets iron rod itself can be an eye-catching element of your window treatment, especially with decorative finials. White or colored draperies or window scarves will look very attractive with black or painted iron rod.
Bay window curtain rods these curtain rods are designed especially for bay windows. They are usually made of metal with white finish. They come in variety of sizes and can be adjust to your specific bay window. Keep in mind that there is a limitation of how much weight they can support. Check it out when you shop for them. You have also an option to get double bay window curtain track if you need to hang a set of draperies or draperies with a valance.
Flexible traverse curtain tracks - a wonderful solution for many kinds of non-standard and curved windows such as corner, bay, bow and arched windows. Some companies sell them by foot, others in rolls or as a single wide track that you can cut and bend for your specific window. A minimal radius is usually 12. These metal tracks can be standard, medium duty and heavy duty for light, medium weighted and heavy weighted draperies.
Bendable curtain rods, so called Crystal Clear Rods - are good for arched, oval and eyebrow windows. They become invisible under curtains because they are made of clear plastic. Like a flexible metal track, they can be easily cut and bend for your curved window. You can get a window hardware kit that includes the rod, parts and instructions for installation.
If your bay or bow windows are located so high that there is no enough space on the wall between windows and ceiling, you can install ceiling mounted flexible track for your draperies. It works good also for low ceilings with long draperies it creates a very attractive look and makes your ceiling visibly higher.
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