Many of today’s windows follow a certain proportion, mostly because they are built according to standard sizes and shapes. This makes it easy for homeowners to choose window treatments. This is not as easy if your windows have uncommon proportions. In this blog, window and door installation company, Stittsville Windows and Doors, delves into choosing window treatments for these types of windows.
Bank of Windows
Your home may have a wall that features a bank of several windows, but isn’t a window wall. To offset the horizontal orientation, choose tall draperies that cover all the windows. Identical shades create a continuous look across them. You can either choose a single drapery color or alternate contrasting drapery colors.
Converted attic spaces and room additions typically have small windows. You need to choose window treatments that are much larger than the window itself, but that will not contrast with the frame. For example, a floor-to-ceiling combination of draperies and valances can make the window look much larger than it is.
Alternatively, you can work within the window space and install small cafe curtains that cover the bottom half of the window. You may need to drill into the window frame to install the curtain rod. Consult with your window and door installation contractor if doing so may affect window performance or void its warranty.
Choosing window treatments for arched windows can be challenging. Not many window treatments showcase the curve at the top. If you must have window treatments on it, an arched valance is a good place to start. Instead of covering the curved trim, it becomes the frame for the curved valance. Pair it with a Roman blind or some other window treatment that stays within the bounds of the window frame.
For a more conventional window treatment, you can use draperies hung on high rods. Choose a contrasting drapery color to focus attention on the window itself as opposed to diverting attention as in our previous small window example.
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