Arched windows over doors or windows add unique dimension to an interior. They can even make your room look “taller,” and more spacious. Originally introduced by the Romans, arched windows were also popular in ancient Greece and throughout the ancient world. They represent a classic architectural finishing touch.
Forget about stories you may have heard about how difficult it is to find arched window treatments, or how difficult it is to install those window coverings, since they’re often so high up and out-of-the-way. At SelectBlinds, we’re ALL ABOUT making your life easier, so read on to learn how window treatments can be a simple project for your arches, with many options to choose from.
Arched Window Treatments Should be Designed as a Focal Point
Arched windows are naturally a prominent focal point in a room due to their size and height. It can be tricky to find “off-the-shelf” window treatments to cover them. Window treatments for arched windows are a better option and are easier than ever before. You could hire someone to cover your arches professionally, but you can just as easily “DIY it” by purchasing arched window treatments online.
Arched Window Shapes & Styles
There are several different styles of arch-shaped windows, including traditional half-moon (the half circle people typically think of in regard to arched windows) and “sunburst styles.” There are also the more “elongated eyebrow-shaped” windows and “quarter arches.” Depending on the size, shape, and location of your window, there are plenty of stationary or movable options to meet your needs.
Cellular Shade Treatments for Arched Windows
One of the most popular treatments you’ll find for arches are Cellular/Honeycomb shades. “Cellulars,” as they’re often called, come in a variety of colors, textures, and are commonly constructed in durable polyester. This makes it easy to coordinate with other window coverings in your room, along with the rest of your interior décor. Some arched window treatments can be opened and closed, while many are “fixed” window treatments, meant to stay closed all the time.
Light filtering or blackout options for your arched windows can add just what you need for privacy and light control. Plus, you can achieve that personalized, well-designed look all throughout your home.
Other Cell Shade Advantages:
- Cellular shades are considered energy-efficient. Their unique “honeycomb construction” traps heat inside their pockets to insulate from heat in the summer, and to keep heat IN during the cold winter months.
- Installation is easy, once you have your arched window shades in the right size.
- Cellulars also help insulate against outdoor noise. Need some quiet to work while the kids are outside playing? Get cellular shades for your home office windows.
- Many arched window shades come with white street-facing backing, for HOA compliance.
Curtains and Drapery for Arched Windows
Another easy way to cover your arched windows is with curtains or drapery.
Curtains and/or drapery can be designed to cover your arched windows entirely, or partially. Sheer fabrics work well to not block out the light completely. Along with the classic look of arched windows, drapery has its own timeless appeal and flowing look, so that might be the pairing you decide upon. They also come in many patterns and colors and are a great choice if you want to display your personal style in a more prominent way.
Curtains and drapery fabric finishes range from cotton canvas to trending metallic and glossy sateens, sheens, and embossed satins. The choices are endless. It’s easy to enhance and personalize your drapes even more with standard and optional features like color coordinated tiebacks, privacy and blackout liners, and curtain rods and rings in a variety of finishes to enhance their look. We offer matching fabric by the yard, to tie the whole room together by using it to create your own fabric accents, like decorative pillows or a duvet, for example.
Here’s some guidance on how to measure for curtains or drapery.
Measuring Your Arched Windows
You may need a step stool or ladder to get up high enough to measure your arched windows. Proceed cautiously! It might be helpful to get someone to assist you.
Arched window treatments are almost always mounted on the inside of a window frame, so that’s where you’ll be measuring.
To measure width for half-moon and quarter arches: Get a steel measuring tape and measure the width of the window base at the bottom of your window,, from left to right. Round down to the nearest 1/8” if you measure a 1/16” or 1/32” increment. This is the width you’ll use for ordering for your arched windows from Selectblinds.com.
To measure the height, for a half-moon arched window and for quarter arches: take your measuring tape, and, measure inside the frame from the base up to the highest center point of the arch. Round down to the nearest 1/8” if you measure a 1/16” or a 1/32” increment. This is the height you’ll use to order.
Nice and easy.
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