Special Window Treatments For Arched Windows
Arched windows add a touch of elegance to your windows as well as provide extra light to the room. Showcase their beauty with fitted shades or blinds.
There are many homeowners who struggle with ideas for covering their arched windows. These architectural features are usually found over doorways or other windows, providing additional glow to the room from natural light. One of the best solutions to filtering some of the extra light they give while not covering their aesthetic appeal is to install custom made blinds or shades.
On their own, arched windows make a lovely decorative focal point that a homeowner should hesitate to cover with curtains or drapes. They can still obtain privacy and light control by installing blinds or shades on the interior of the window. This can be done easily with hardwood blinds, faux wood blinds and most types of cellular shades. How you want the room to feel, and the amount of privacy and light filtration you need, will be the deciding factors for the blind or shade you choose for the arched window.
Sunset arches are one of the most popular choices when it comes to covering an arched window. They provide consistent light obstruction along with complete privacy while still allowing the window to remain a decorative feature in the room. The only drawback to these window coverings is that they cannot be adjusted to allow more or less light in. This is a viable option for a room that is already flooded with natural light.
Cellular shades will work perfectly in an area where you want an element of privacy while allowing sunshine to filter in. You can find them in a variety of colors letting you further enhance the eye catching appeal of the arched window by incorporating it into the décor of the room. You may not be able to open and close it as you would on a rectangular window, but you can choose a soft color for more light or even blackout shades if you want to block sun rays completely.
If you like the idea of being able to open and close the window covering for the arch at will, than wooden blinds are your best option. Once they are custom fitted to the shape of your window, these act just as regular blinds do, letting you make adjustments to suit your needs. Wood gives a room a warm, sophisticated ambiance that will pair perfectly with the architecture of the arched window. If the window is in a hard to reach area, talk to your blind dealer about adding motorization to give you remote control over opening and closing the slats.
Measuring for shades and blinds on an arch window is not the same as with your other windows. In addition to the dimensions, it is a good idea to also give them an accurate template of the true shape and size of the window. A trusted blinds dealer will be able to help you with this.
It makes good decorating sense to take advantage of any special architectural detail in the home and use it as a highlight in the space, not cover it up. Custom blinds and shades are the perfect window covering to help you make that vision a reality with the beautifully structured arched windows.