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Angled Windows (Bay or Bow windows)

by Ann
(Texas)

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

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I have 5 windows in the master bedroom and I wanted to do a top treatment only, but cannot figure out how to connect the rods to do so. What type of rod would I buy?

Answer

You need to buy rods that can be connected to special corner hinges and put a hinge at every angle.

Another idea is a flexible curtain rod like our flexible curtain rods for arch windows. You flex the rod according to the angles of the windows.

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Bay Window with Trim Work

by Amie
(Twining MI)

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My bay window is 72x59 in size. I love the trim work on the window and the openness of it, but don't want people seeing in at night- I tried curtains but they covered up my trim work. What options do I have for window treatments?

Answer

If you are concerned about your trim work you should be looking at something inside mount.

There are loads of choices of window treatments that can be inside mounted like blinds, roller shades, cellular shades, or Silhouette.

But if you want something with fabric you should look into fabric shades like Roman shades. These are shades made of fabric that have pleats across the shade folded downwards.

Balloon shades or Austrian shades can work for you, too, but you might feel that these are too billowy and might block part of your window's trim work.

I just thought of another idea that might be ideal for you and I even have a photo of it in a bay window. It's called Austrian string shades. It's made of rows of strings swagged upwards into scallops like Austrian shades. Here's a photo of it in a bay window and you can read more about it here.

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Bay Window with Slider

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I have a bay window eat in kitchen area with a slider in the middle. I'm thinking I might want to do curtains on each window with a valence above the slider? My current window treatment uses two rods.

Answer

You can either make the curtains on one bendable track and stack at the far edges and framing all the windows together.

Or they can be covered individually and frame the single windows and the slider separately. This way you will have the curtains stacking at each end and at the corners. However you will have be careful when you close the slider that the curtains shouldn't get caught in the slider.

If you want to freshen up the valance you can still use the rods from the valance and you will only need to update the fabric and/or style.

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Oct 23, 2010
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ROD POCKET IDEAS
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the info - I'm thinking I will keep the rod. I can probably just use the top rod as long as the valance covers the bottom rod's hardware. I would like to have something not as "shirred". Is it possible to make something like a box pleat with a rod pocket?

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Box pleat valance
by: The Window Treatment Expert

Definitely, you can have a rod pocket above the box pleat valance or any other valance. Installing on a rod is much simpler than on a wood frame.

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Bay window

Large window in the middle and two small ones on each side

Large window in the middle and two small ones on each side

Question

The window has one large in the middle and two small ones on each side of the large window.

Answer

The window is similar to a bay window but without the angle however you can still use most of the ideas as in a bay window. Check ou our Bay window treatment ideas page here.

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Bent curtain rod needed for drapery panels

by Sabrina
(Palmer, AK)

Bay Window

Bay Window

Question

I have seen bendable traverse type rods, but no decorative cafe type rods to fit a bay window.

I have a modified bay, made of a large picture window flanked by two narrow windows - all inset from the main wall.

I just want to place stationary panels at each side of the main picture window. Is there a good way for me to bend ready-made tubular rods to about a 45 degree angle?

Answer

The flexible rod from our arched rod kit might be the right thing for you. It can be bent into any angle as needed.

This rod is made from a clear material and can carry light to medium weight fabric.

You can also use a rod specially made for bay windows. It can be adjusted and made fit any size bay window. Here you can find the bay curtain rod.

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Rounded bay window hardware

by Frances
(Lombard)

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I am looking for curtain/drape hardware to go around my bay window that is arched / rounded on top... I want the hardware to frame the window and the curtains can shape the window... does this make sense... I've seen pictures of this hardware before but can't find it or know the type it is......

Answer

Our flexible curtain rod might be the right thing for you. Take a look here. You can shape it into any shape you want it like arched or octagon.

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turret/tower

by ej
(maryland)

Question:
In my master bedroom, I have a turret area that has 6 windows in 180 degrees. It's a small area maybe enough for 2 chairs and a table. Any picture or ideas?

Answer:
Look at our page on bay window treatment ideas for ideas, pictures, and inspiration. Your window might not be the exact same bay shape but most ideas will be appropriate anyway.

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Breakfast Area

by Virginia Hoelting
(Olathe, KS)

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I have 6 windows that are in a bay like line and a door at the end. There are transom windows above each one and enameled trim to the ceiling. Since it is curved and 6 inches in between each window I don't think panels will work and a swag is too heavy looking.

Answer

You can add curtains to any set of windows by using flexible traverse rods which can be bend to follow any set of bay or bow windows.

If you will post a photo of your window we would be able to advise more accurately.

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