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Arched Window Drapes

by Justine
(Naperville, IL, US)

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I am absolutely stumped!

We needed to replace the window in the photo. It is now a Pella with the same dimensions, 100"x90", with an arch. This photo was taken during the inspection, before we purchased the home. The decor is the former owners, not ours.
The window treatments you see in the photo were old and in bad shape, so we discarded them.



I am not concerned with morning sun coming in through the arch, and don't feel the need to have anything there. We need some sort of curtain for privacy.



Because the window is so wide, we would need to install a center bracket for support, but my husband is concerned about screwing into the wood of the window. He is also of the opinion that the new window is too shallow to install shades or blinds with an inside mount.



It seems to me that my only option is to go over the entire thing, arch and all... but I think the window is too wide and it won't look good.



Do you have any suggestions?



Answer

You are concerned about screwing into the wood of your new windows, yet don't want to miss out on elegant window treatments.

Here's an idea that will liven up your room.

Place medallions above the arch at intervals. Then hook a curtain onto the medallions. When opened you can tie back the curtain to the side.

See photo below how pretty and airy the sheer curtains with medallions look. Putting such curtains above an arch will only add to its ambiance. Sheer curtains, installed on medallions, glass bead tie backs and crystal tassels hanging from each medallion.Design by Amelie de Gaulle / Workroom - Interior Treatmentswww.CamilleMoore.com




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Measuring the sheers
by: The Window Treatment Expert

You can take regular sheers or sheer fabric and shape it at the top. Or you use it straight and allow it to hang diagonally on the bottom.

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by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your response. I had not thought of using medallions over the arch, but I love the idea. How would I measure for the sheers? Would they need to be custom?

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I have 4 arched windows in my bedroom (photo attached). I would like to hang drapes (photo also attached) but the drapes are made for rod pockets. Is there an arched window rod with "fixed clips" that I can use or would this look be better using drapery medallions?



Our arched curtain rods come with clips that keep the drapes in place.

Medallions are pretty and make a decor statement but I'm not sure how you will fit them in with the rod pockets.

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