Arched Window Treatments


By Eric Morris

With their defining overhead curves, Palladian and arched windows are beautiful additions to any room. Sometimes, though, one may want to play down the curves. One alternative is to subtly define the arch with drapery panels hung from a rod installed straight across the top of the window and pulled up and back with tasseled tiebacks, strategically placed at the bottom line of the arch.

If privacy is not an issue for one’s arched window, the treatment should be simply started below the arch leaving it unencumbered by fabric. In order to dress the entire window and flatter its natural shape, try using a swag and jabot treatment hung from an arched drapery rod installed just outside the upper trim.

For privacy, you may outfit the lower glass with sheer cafe curtains or shutters. A great way to treat eyebrow windows is to follow the form of the arch with a bendable rod and a span of fabric. Hang handkerchief like pieces from decorative drapery pins or holdbacks that are installed in the window trim.

Arched windows look elegant and beautiful but are one of the most difficult types of windows to fashion. A lot of people who want to fashion their arched windows rush to experts to do the job as it seems a very difficult task to accomplish.

These days, special arched window kits are available in the market, that ease up the task of fashioning and dressing curved or arched windows. Still, it is always better, as far as arched or Palladian windows are concerned, to employ professional help to get the perfect and desired touch. A lot of Internet sites these days provide free tips on arched window decoration and fashioning. Even if you don’t intend to do up your arched windows yourself, these provide great decoration ideas.

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