What Are Arch Window Treatments?
Finding stylish and affordable arch window treatments has always been the goal of many interior designers and homeowners. Due to the variances in radius and craftsmanship, not every arch window is exactly the same. In order to overcome this obstacle, you must either purchase an arch window treatment that is custom made for each opening, or one that is adjustable by you, the homeowner, to match those variances from window to window. Luckily there are now entire industries devoted to providing you with arch window treatments that enhance the elegant look of a the semi-circle opening rather than try and cover it up. Before choosing which type of arch window treatments are best for you, you first have to decide how you would like the opening to be used. Are you looking for privacy and light control? Or, are you looking for privacy but also functionality allowing you to open the shade as necessary to let in natural light. Based on those answers, you will likely find one of the following arch window treatments to be a perfect solution.
Custom Arch Window Treatments
The only way to guarantee perfectly fitting arch top window treatments, is to have a professional company measure your exact window dimension and custom build blinds or plantation shutters. Unlike many ready-made blinds which you can trim to fit, custom arch window treatments will account for imperfect craftsmanship in the construction of your home. Half-circle window openings are not cut by lasers, they are made by someone by hand, so there are bound to be tiny errors. In addition, not every opening is made as a perfect half-circle. Some openings are designed with elliptical shapes to look more unique and stylish. This type of opening is very difficult to adjust to without constructing custom arch window treatments from scratch. Custom plantation shutters are one of the most elegant and timeless window treatments, and any quality interior shutter will add value to your home. Additionally, custom arch window treatments will allow you to open and close the shutters as you wish flood your home with natural light, or completely black out the room for privacy.
Adjustable Arch Window Treatments
However, if the extra cost of custom craftsmanship is too high, or if you’d just like to try out a DIY solution, there are adjustable arched top window shades available for a fraction of the cost. Products like Redi Shade Arch Window Treatments allow you to cut down their “fan” style shades with a straight edge and a knife. The result is something that fits into your window opening, and sits on the ledge with their clear self adhesive holder. Benefits of the Redi Shade include not needing and tools, nails, screws, or adhesives other than a knife and a measuring tape. There is no damage to your walls or window frames, and they install in seconds. The disadvantages include a less than quality appearance as they are made from paper. Additionally there is no way to open or close the shade to let in more or less light.
Although custom built plantation shutters and blinds may have a higher price on the front end, the beauty, quality, and low maintenance make them very affordable arch window treatments over the long term.