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Window Treatment Ideas for Tricky Windows

by | Oct 3, 2017 | Blog

Finding the right window treatment for less common window types isn’t easy because stores usually carry only the standard shapes and sizes. Here are some examples of such windows and the best way to dress them up:

Arched Windows
While arched windows are best left untreated (they’re just so pretty!), sometimes the space calls for extra privacy or light control. If so, flank the window with floor-length curtains hung a few feet above if not all the way to the ceiling, allowing a full view of the window when open. Source: HGTV

Bay Windows
The challenge: With three sides, bay windows can’t be covered by a single curtain rod, and three separate rods can look haphazard.

The solution: Dressing a bay is all about the hardware. A curved or angled rod is your key to a workable design. Angled rods are merely regular linear rods joined together at the corners with inexpensive hinges. You’ll want to have a professional measure for these, as custom-cut hardware is made to order and often not returnable. Rods like these can be mounted on the wall above the window if there’s room, or on the ceiling with brackets that suspend the rod in the air when elaborate framing covers all available wall space. Source: Houzz

Skylights and Tall Windows
What can you do with skylights or windows that are just out of reach? Hunter Douglas offers its popular Duette honeycomb shades with SkyLift—a new skylight shade available in manual, battery-powered, and hardwired motorized options. There’s even an app! Source: BobVila

The perfect window treatment is the one that’s specifically made for your windows. Our professional Decorating Consultants can assist you in deciding which window treatments you should use. Call us today!


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Vancouver, V6J 1Z9
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