Arch windows are a beautiful architectural feature that can add softness and interest to a room. Like other speciality windows, they can cause frustration when trying to cover them. Arch windows come in many different shapes and sizes, from half circles to unequal leg arches. You won’t find well-fitting window treatments for arch windows at big box home improvement stores. Such unique windows deserve unique window treatments that will enhance, not hide, their beauty.
Windows come in all different shapes and sizes. Don’t be scared by arch windows—there are several great window treatment options for them!
Window Treatments for Arch Windows:
Shutters are a timeless decorating choice and can be custom fitted to your arch windows. Drapery Street carries a variety of Hunter Douglas shutters because they are made of high grade materials and are backed by the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee. Heritance® Hardwood Shutters are made from real wood and use dovetail construction for maximum strength and durability, while Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are constructed with a UV-resistant Polysatin compound that is guaranteed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel, or discolor, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
To achieve a classic look with shutters, they must be perfect. Choosing the right shutter, then measuring and installing the shutter on your arch window takes expertise. That is why our entire design staff is Hunter Douglas certified.
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
Most people believe shades must follow the arch of their windows, but this is not true. For a modern look, try straight blinds in your arch windows. This application creates clean, modern lines while drawing the eye to the arched detail.
Provenance Woven Wood Shades
One of our favorite shades for this type of installation is the Provenance® Woven Wood Shade from Hunter Douglas. These shades are hand-woven from light-filtering reeds, grasses, and woods. They come in five distinct styles, all of which give a warm richness to the room. Banding can be placed on the outer edges of these shades for an additional detail, if desired. When raised, Provenance shades create even, overlapping folds—adding even more dimension to the window.
Provenance Woven Wood Shades come in a variety of styles and colors.
When thoughtfully designed and properly installed, draperies can look stunning over arch windows. Like all windows, draperies look best on arch windows when the right fabric type, color, print, pleating, and trim is selected to match the aesthetic of the room.
A straight drapery rod over an arch window gives the room a more modern look. The arch detail is still noticeable under the sheer fabric of these drapes.
The second trick to making draperies look great on arch windows in knowing exactly how to install them. They must be placed at the right height and width so that the arch is showcased, not hidden. Careful design and proper installation are two of the main reasons to work with a window treatment expert, especially when working with a unique window type like arch windows.
Are you ready to find the perfect window treatment for your arch windows? Drapery Street carries premium products in a variety of price ranges and every customer is matched with one of our highly trained window treatment designers, so you know you’ll end up with a finished product you love! To get started, schedule your free design consultation here.