Are Your Windows Special?

All windows are special they give us our view to the world and we absolutely love the architectural design and unexpected shapes of specialty windows. . . 
So, how do we cover them?
There are just two questions to ask yourself - Yes, just two for now.

  1. Do I want the window completely exposed at times to relish in the architectural features?  OR...
  2. Am I okay that the angled or arched portion will be permanently covered.  If you answered yes here, you no doubt have discovered the sun's glare is glaring indeed.

Option One - THE SOLUTION

To be able to enjoy the integrity of the specialty window in all it's detail an outside mounted covering is key.  Our favorite pick is draperies with a decorative rod customized to feature the opening.

Photo credit:  Le Fer Forge Drapery Hardware  

Photo credit:  Le Fer Forge Drapery Hardware

 

Of course, shutters run a close second and are optimal in becoming one with the window.

Photo credit: Knight's Carpets & Interiors

Photo credit: Knight's Carpets & Interiors

Option Two - SOLUTIONS

For those of you wanting to permanently diminish uninvited light and prefer the option of inside mounted coverings there are many possibilities.  Specialty window coverings have evolved over the years to meet your personal design style.  Honeycomb shades being the most popular are a practical solution. Roman-fold shades in your choice of fabric, woven wood shades for natural textures and Silhouette window shadings for a light and airy look.

Hunter Douglas Duettes      Photo:  Pinterest               Horizons Woven Woods    Hunter Douglas Silhouette                                                                                                                           

Hunter Douglas Duettes      Photo:  Pinterest               Horizons Woven Woods    Hunter Douglas Silhouette


                                                                                                                      

 

 

If you're good at puzzles - round hole, square peg type of thing, then you may jump into a design all your own.  For most of us the best way to proceed is with a Window Covering Expert. This is the part where we add more questions to determine the best selections for a perfect fit, create a template, and arrange for a professional installation - another key ingredient for success.

For more ideas on Specialty Window Coverings visit our showroom, call for an in-home consultation of your windows or check out our board on Pinterest.  You can also post any questions you have here in the comments section.  We're happy to be of service.