Not all window shapes are the same. Sure, it’s easy to find draperies
and window rods for a standard sized average window -- but what do you do when
your home holds unique sizes, shapes, and types of windows? Do you let them go
drapery free, opening up your inner lives for all the world to see? No way
(unless that’s your thing) -- we have solutions for you. There are many reasons
to add to your windows -- decoration, privacy, light control, temperature
control. Your odd, unique, or large
windows can be just as fashionably decorated and insulated as all the others.
No matter the challenge, there is a solution.
Extra Tall Windows
Whether these are window walls, or just tall ceilings
calling for taller windows, no window is too big for drapes. If you have
windows that are essentially your entire wall, the tricky part is where do you
actually hang the draperies when there is seemingly no space? On the ceiling!
Ceiling tracks are a unique and efficient way to allow the openness and luxury
of window walls, while still having the option of privacy and decoration while
keeping the streamlined environment. These can be motorized drapes, adding to the minimalistic
atmosphere allowing them to easily open and close.
If you have extra tall windows, but not quite covering the
entire wall, you have two options! You can choose to mount tall drapes in the
space between the top of the window and the ceiling,OR you can mount drapes
midway, allowing privacy and the enclosed feeling, but keeping a pretty cool
and unique elegant feel with the top part of the window remaining uncovered.
This also gives the illusion of scaling the windows down to a more uniformed
proportion, bringing intimacy into the room.
Slanted and Curved
Both deal with angles. Slanted windows are straight edge,
but at an angle, causing the drapes to normally pile up towards the bottom due
to the uneven height. This is when Medallions are a great option, allowing you
to hang each part of the drapery in a stationary way, using custom window shades.
Curved windows are a little simpler, still being able to
used traditional rods. You may wonder, can rods curve? Yes! Most can! They can
curve to fit almost any window. It’s helpful to have additional professionals
to ensure correct measurement for the curvature as well as the drapes during
installation since it’s not quite as standard as a normal installation. A
professional will also be able to help you choose the correct rod and
coordinating brackets that may need to be a special C-shaped ring to allow the
drapes to be easily drawn. Sometimes a solution simply comes down to obtaining
the correct hardware for the job.
Bay windows are challenging in the fact that they have three
sides, making it impossible to cover by a single rod, yet three rods look a
little much. In this situation, try a curved rod like you would in the above
windows. You’ll need a professional to measure this correctly because you will
most likely need custom-cut hardware, but it is possible to mount a correct
curved sized rod on the wall if there’s room, to cover all three windows.
The beauty of arched windows is...well, the arch. Typically
if you have an arched window, you don’t necessarily want to over the arch in
the process of using drapes. One creative solution here would be to leave the
top arched undressed, having a rod for drapes to cross along the leveled portion
of the window, creating a cafe curtain type of feel. This way, just like the
extra tall windows, you ensure privacy and light control, while leaving the top
uncovered adding a unique vibe to the room. Financially, this is the more
economic choice. However, you can have a professional installer create a
precise custom build specifically for your arch, to cover the entire window.
Deep Framed Window
This may possibly be the easiest challenge to find a
solution. In a deep frame window you naturally have extra wall space on each
side of the inlets. Solution? Something as simple as a tension rod - similar to
a shower curtain rod- with each end on the inside of both walls, allowing a
curtain to be easily drawn to cover the window, closer to the window instead of
outside of the window frame.
Budget Blinds thankfully has the expertise and
solutions to cover these challenges and more. Your windows don’t have to go
bare, and they don’t have to look mismatched in their size and covers. Your
home can be unique, you, and fitted to the exact measurements in any situation.