Bow windows bend elegantly outward in the interior of your home, containing four to five openings versus a bay window’s three. Some bow windows have ample distance to install rods and hues straight above the windows, while some need you dress the exterior the opening. In case the ground Chico in front of the window comes with a padded seat or bench outfitted with pillows, then coordinate the window treatments to the upholstery already set up.
Bow windows flow as one, which makes installing panels above each individual window hard. Rather, secure a decorative curtain rod over the opening to the window; because of the feature’s dimensions, a thicker pole appears best. Mount it so it goes well past the opening — around 12 inches on each side — allowing you to pull back the panels to reveal the entire space. Hang panels across the pole, allowing for 1 1/2 times the width of the opening in panels. Allow the panels to break right at the ground Flagstaff or puddle slightly for your visually pleasing appearance. Too-short panels surrounding a massive bow window often look misplaced.
Sheers installed straight over every individual window in the bow allow plenty of lighting to flood the room when preventing the unpleasant look created when curtains are installed in exactly the same method. Safe curtain rods above every individual window, curving them round the bow; rods that connect and flow together using the lines of the window produce the most seamless look. To get a thicker impact without perfectly sized rods, elect for rosettes. Install them evenly across the bend over the windows and secure the sheers to them together with clips. For more privacy, add drapery to the opening of the bow window. To get a soft, airy look, or if there isn’t enough room over the windows to install rods, install sheers beyond the opening in the same manner that you would install panels that are thicker. This frames the window without overpowering it, keeping it as the focal point rather than the window treatments.
Strategically Mounted Shades
Heavy draperies, and even a few sheers, may add too much volume to bow windows in certain spaces, creating an imbalance in the room. Individual shades over every section of glass, mounted outside the window molding, provide light and privacy control when creating a completed look. To get a seamless effect, size the colors so that the headers butt up against one another as they flow across the windows. Bamboo blinds control lighting and include texture, and lined versions provide privacy. Roman colors in a decorative print open up your color choices. To get a more separated effect, put in the colors so they’re within the window molding, treating every single section of glass as a separate slice.
Letting from the Light
Even the sheerest drapery or shade filters mild when it’s closed, limiting one of the bow window finest features: its capacity to drench a room in sunlight. For privacy without conventional window treatments, outfit the glass using privacy window film. These products can easily be applied with soapy water and are not permanent, enabling you to change your mind in case your decorating preferences shift. Frame the window using panels installed across the exterior of the bow if needed, or add color with a valance running interior the opening and over the windows. Shutters provide an alternative to movie, allowing you to privacy when desirable yet plenty of lighting throughout the day. Coordinate the style of the shutters to the style of the wood trim around the windows to get the very best results, for example, color and texture of the slats. Most companies provide free samples of shutter finishes, which makes finding a match easier.