Customizing Your Furniture

Window Treatment Solutions For Tricky Spaces

Not all windows are conventional double-sash panes, and there may be some challenges when looking for window treatments for these features. Try some of the following tips to install treatments that not only are fully-functioning, allowing you to control the light that comes into the space, but also that have a polished and cohesive appearance with the rest of your home's windows:

Casement windows

Casement windows resemble traditional windows with one exception: the cranking mechanism typically located at the bottom of each pane. The solution to this is a fixed rod above the window with treatments that hang over and camouflage the crank, or a swinging-style rod that moves in and out as needed. Tie-back curtains also offer a stylish way of covering up the window's mechanism.

Odd-shaped windows

Uniquely-shaped windows can be difficult to cover unless you order custom-sized window treatments, including port-hole, arched, and half-round Roman-style windows. When you need to cover up these windows for privacy or light control, consider custom fitted blinds or shades. Another solution is to drape shirred fabric across a tension rod to create a swag that can effectively block incoming sunlight.

French doors

The inward-swing of french doors make them a particular challenge when trying to find attractive and functional window treatments. You can take one of two approaches with french doors: you can find treatments that hang on either side of the door panels, or you can select something that rolls completely out of the way of the doors, such as rolling above the door panels or off to the side. Traditional draperies, venetian blinds, and cornices all work well when dealing with french doors.

Corner windows

Windows that meet in a corner are typically two mirror-image windows that are situated very close together in the corner of your space. The issue can arise when blinds hit one another in the tight space when you open or close them. Install your blinds or drapes with the drawing mechanism on the outside of each window, for the most convenience during use.

Sliding doors

Sliding glass doors are challenging because they are doors, yet may require the same approach to privacy and light control as a conventional window. Shades, drapes, and blinds are practical options, but must be installed to allow the door to effectively slide open and closed as needed. The key to this is to either mount the window treatment above, near the ceiling-line, or completely off to the side.

When you are challenged by the shape of location of some of the windows in your home, you may have to resort to some custom-made window treatments to provide the amount of privacy and light control that you need. Try these tips to dress the unconventional windows and doors in your home! Visit a provider with a wide variety of choices, such as Sylvans & Phillips Drapes and Blinds.