Arched windows add style and architectural interest to any space, but their unique shape can make it difficult to choose window treatments that look even and balanced. With our 70+ years of expertise, we have found several drapery and shade options that help your arched windows look their best. Whether you need full light blockage for a bedroom or you want to emphasize the arch in a living room, we have a window treatment solution for you.
Drapes Hung Above the Arch
Hanging drapes above arched windows addresses many potential drawbacks of other treatments. When hung high and pulled back, drapery can still allow the arched window trim to show and be appreciated. When closed, the drapes cover all of the windows and can help darken a bedroom or home office. Additionally, drapes mounted as high as possible elongate the walls and make ceilings appear taller.
If there is enough room on the wall above the windows, the drapery hardware can be mounted on the wall several inches above the arch. For a dramatic statement and for very tall windows, ceiling mounted drapes are an excellent choice. Both locations create a clean and streamlined look.
Drapes Hung Below the Arch
In multiple window situations where the arch rises above other rectangular windows, the drapery rod or track can be placed just below the arch and at the top of the other windows. This setup keeps the arch visible at all times, including when the drapes are closed. It preserves natural light while adding privacy to the lower portion of the windows.
Shades for Arched Windows
If other pieces of your furniture and décor have straight lines that you’d like to echo on the windows, sleek Roller Shades are a favorite for arched windows. In a light filtering material mounted above the top of the arch, the shade will allow the arched shape of the window to shine through when the shade is drawn. When raised, the shade closes into an inconspicuous roll, letting the windows remain the center of attention.
If you’d like to see what any of these window treatments for arched windows would look like in your home, take advantage of our free Photo Rendering Service. Send us a photo of your window and our designers will render the treatment of your choice in the proper location. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have by phone, email, or in one of our nationwide showrooms.