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A Comprehensive Guide to Selecting Shades for Arched Windows

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Arched windows are beautiful architectural features that add elegance and style to any room. However, finding the right window treatments to fit the unique shape of arched windows can be tricky. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about selecting the perfect shades for your arched windows.

How Do You Modernize Arched Windows?

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There are a few popular ways to give your outdated arched windows a modern facelift:

Install Custom Arched Window Shades

One of the best ways to modernize arched windows is to install custom arched window shades or blinds. Custom shades are made to measure the exact dimensions and specifications of your arched windows. This allows them to fit beautifully into the window frame. You have numerous options when it comes to materials, colors, operating systems, and more. However, getting the professional measurements and customization right for your unique arched windows can be tricky. For the best fit and light control from your new window treatments, it’s advisable to have an experienced window coverings professional assist with the specialized details for custom arched shades and blinds. They have the expertise to help select the right materials and options to not only enhance the arch aesthetically but also function flawlessly.

Motorized Shades for Arched Windows

For the ultimate convenience, consider motorized arched window shades. Motorized shades can be raised, lowered, or tilted at the touch of a button using a remote control or smart home system. This allows you to easily control sunlight, privacy, and ambiance in your arched window rooms.

Energy-Efficient Shade Options

Installing energy-efficient window shades on your arched windows, like insulating cellular shades or dual honeycomb shades, can help reduce your energy bills. The layered construction of these specialty shades creates air pockets that prevent heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

Special Considerations for Arched Window Treatments

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Arched windows have some unique characteristics you’ll need to consider when selecting window shades and blinds:

  • The half-circle or semicircular shape requires a custom-cut shade to ensure a proper fit. Standard rectangular shades will not work.
  • Consider how the window shades will mount, given the curved enclosure space under the arch when open.
  • Plan for access for maintenance and repairs down the road. Some arched windows are very high or difficult to access.
  • Keep in mind that the sloped sides of the arch may pose some limitations, depending on the shade and blind options you choose.

FAQs about Shades for Arched Windows

Cellular shades and Roman shades provide beautiful coverage and are very customizable to fit arched windows. Layer curtains over shades for a luxurious look.

We always recommend hiring a professional installer for specialty-arched window shades. They have the expertise to properly measure and install shades on arched windows.

Yes, custom-made arched window shades and blinds carry an upcharge for the custom sizing and shape. This specialty expertise results in a higher cost, but it is worthwhile to beautifully decorate arched window spaces.

Expert Guidance at Bloomin' Blinds of Austin

Shopping for custom window treatments for arched windows takes some savvy and skill. Be sure to partner with a professional window shade company with expertise in measuring and installing arched window shades and blinds properly.
At Bloomin’ Blinds, we specialize in helping Austin homeowners select beautiful, functioning window shades ideal for arched windows and difficult installations. With proper measurements and planning, we can help you decorate your arched windows beautifully and affordably.
Contact our team at (512) 402-3588 for a free in-home consultation to get started designing your dream arched window shades.

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Kelsey Stuart

Kelsey is the current CEO for Bloomin’ Blinds and has been an expert in the window covering industry since 2002. He is an expert in window treatment sales and marketing, and has sold over $2.5 million in window coverings in a year. Kelsey’s favorite hobby is traveling and tries to take week-long trips at least once every three months. He also enjoys anything involving mountains, pine needles, and hiking.

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