Wondering where to find window treatment ideas for specialty shape windows?
Windows now come in many different shapes. Many new homes are adorned with arched, octagon shaped, trapezoid, oval, and palladian windows. These shapes are very often designed without considering what type of window treatment will cover those architectural windows.
Yes, you can usually find ideas for specialty shaped windows but they are limited with the sizes and also function; meaning that sometimes a window covering that can usually be opened in a regular window cannot be opened or can only be partially opened when put into a specialty shape window.
It takes a lot of creativity and research but by in the end every window is coverable. If you have any shape window that is not typical it is worthwhile to look through these tried and true ideas.
Before choosing a window treatment you need to ask yourself:
Some more pointers to think about before choosing a window treatment for a specialty shaped window:
You will also need to note that specialty shape windows are divided into two types:
It is important to know the difference since many solutions work only with one of these types and not the other.
Choose your window shape below and you will find a wealth of ideas for your windows.
Eyebrow arch or Elliptical
Trapezoid and Angle-top
Circle or Round
Here are some of our popular window treatment ideas:
When your special window is finally covered please come back and tell us about it.
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Dec 07, 14 05:16 PM
A quick and easy way to cover your sidelights. Just put one rod on top and one on the bottom and your all set to hang up your sidelight curtains.
Nov 18, 14 01:25 PM
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Oct 22, 14 09:30 PM
Honeycomb shades are a great idea for sidelight window treatment. These sidelight blinds come in bottom-up lifting system and top-down/bottom-up style and match to our door window shades.