When choosing blinds and shades, it’s a good idea to know what kinds of blinds are best suited to the different types of windows you have. This will help you decide, or at the very least, narrow down what kind of window treatment will be best suited for your home. Make sure you are as informed as you can be before you make the final decision on what blinds will be matched with your current windows.
For arched windows, a popular window treatment is the honeycomb shade, which fans into a semi-circle, covering the arched part of the window. While it is possible for horizontal blinds to be made to fit arches, it’s often very costly.
With bay windows, just about any type of window treatment can work. Decisions for outfitting a bay window with blinds will be mostly a stylistic choice.
Especially Large Windows
When covering a very large window, you should keep in mind the weight of the shade or blind making it difficult to raise. There are a number of control options can can help make raising them easier. For blinds on large windows, consider dividing them into multiple blinds on one headrail. Adding a valance to to this will make it appear to be one single product.
If you windows look out on a view that you will most likely want to see most of the time, consider shades that can be drawn up very high and neatly. Honeycomb shades are a good choice for these windows.
Although French doors aren’t actually windows, they do often need window treatments. There are a lot of options when deciding on windows treatments for french doors. Sheers are a popular choice, but do seem too frilly and old-fashioned for some people’s tastes. It is often a good idea to go with the same type of window treatment for french doors as the windows in the room. Blinds with slats on the smaller side can be recommended as door window treatments, as larger blinds can interfere with opening the door. If you are looking to block out the light let in by the french doors, you can use a blackout roller or honeycomb shade.
Of course, these are all just suggestions, and there are a lot of great options out there. The best tip is to decide what kind of window treatments work best for you and those you live with.
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