Welcome to another Window Wednesday! Today we’re going to talk about a nice looking window that can be tricky to figure out what to put on it – the arched window. Many people are stumped when they buy a house with this kind of window. They don’t know how to cover it for privacy, but still retain the beauty of the arch and the trim molding around it.
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The Arched Window
This topic has been on my mind this week because I have a client, that I”m working with right now, who has an arched window in her master bath. She needs privacy, but she doesn’t want to cover up the window molding. So, I am going to show her three options that I have done for clients with arched windows in the past.
This first arched window is in a client’s master bedroom. The arched part of the window, in this case, is separated from the rest of the window with molding. The client’s have never had anything covering the arched part, and were fine with that, so we left it uncovered. We added a roman shade to the bottom part of the window for privacy.
In this next example, my client and I did not want to cover the beautiful trim molding around the windows, so I designed drapery panels with goblet pleats that are mounted inside the molding.
This final example shows my favorite way to cover an arched window – shutters. Shutters are a great way to cover an arched window because they really complement the trim molding around the window. My client can open and shut the louvers when she needs privacy. This window does not open and shut, so she keeps the shutters closed most of the time.
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