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Practical Ways To Use Curtains For Odd Shaped Windows
S-craft has odd shaped windows that can go well with different kinds of curtains. Buying curtains that do not fit the windows is out of question hence the practical choice is compromising on pattern, color or material. These days, windows are in different sizes and types. At times, it is difficult to find ways of hanging curtains around some windows.
Some of the toughest windows to put a curtain around are:
• Bay windows
• Arched windows
• Odd shaped windows
• Extra large windows
The solutions for covering such windows with a curtain are:
Holdbacks are not only for holding back curtains. Curtain holdbacks are customarily placed to either part of a window. They hold back curtains when you want to let in some light. You can easily install holdbacks and even create decorative look. Stem holdbacks are very good. They install to a wall mostly with a plate and will have a stem that comes out from adjacent wall. Stem holdbacks also have a decorative piece on front part.
Holdbacks can be used with all types of curtains. You just need to put rings onto holdbacks then attach curtains to these rings using pincer clips or sewing them on. If you do not want to use rings, use curtains that have ties or tabs then put them directly on to holdbacks. Of course, when you use holdbacks in this way, it will not allow curtains to move across a http://www.s-craft.co.uk odd shaped window. If you want your curtains to be moving across, you can opt to use holdbacks for traditional role of holding curtains back from windows.
Holdbacks are in variety of sizes, finishes and styles hence you can use them with most decors. For single or small windows, you can use a few holdbacks. For larger windows, spaces and more curtains, you need to use several holdbacks.
Each window type has its considerations and these will help you to make most of its outstanding features or disguise the faults. It is one of most important aspects you need to consider as you choose curtains for your home. There are different ways to put curtains on these odd specific odd shaped windows.
Arched windowsOr Blinds
Arched windows Or Arched BlindsEasiest thing is to fit a curtain rod straight across over a window then hang a good pair of curtains. If you are still keen on working with the window shape, consider using curved top curtains drawing back into tie backs. Measure and put markers every 15 cms across your window on window sill. Measure and make notes on outside straight edges up to the point when the arch starts. At each of markers on the window sill, measure straight up from sill up to where tape measure will touch the curve. Make notes for vertical measurements. It is also a good idea to make a sketch of a window and jot sizes especially if someone else will make the curtains for you. Width sizes should be multiplied by 2.5 to allow curtains to gather.
These are traditional style windows found at old style houses. Casement windows are quite deep set. They open outwards hence curtains that you position right inside the window frame are ideal. This is for short curtains that end at the sill. You can create a dramatic elegant statement for a room, use floor length curtains positioned outside window frame instead of inset curtains.
Bay and bow windows
A good option is to use flexible curtain track that exactly follows line of window frame. You may extend track a little further on either side of a window to prevent the fabric from bunching up leaving most of window well displayed. Although you might fit a sill length curtain, floor length curtains look better and emphasize attractiveness. Combining sill length and floor length dress curtains is also a great option.
Slanted top window is usually when a window is fitted under sloping roof or ceiling. One option to simplify curtain fitting is to fit a curtain rack or pole horizontally across a window along a line to leave top triangle of the window uncovered. If there is a gap between the ceiling and top part of the window, mount a curtain pole horizontally to highest point of a window in usual fashion. A light weight fabric that hangs down on a specially shaped ceiling mounted track creates a good look for slanted window.
For two windows meeting at a corner without space in between, you can use just a pair of single curtains. Mount curtain poles or tracks above frames to make them meet at the corner. When open, each single curtain hangs at outer edge. If you find it appealing, you can at each outer edge fit some floor length dress curtains. You can then fit roller, Venetian or roman blinds to each window. Make sure that inner corner meets and works nicely together without leaving any gap. It rarely looks good if curtains hang in central corner when the window is open.
Dormer windows are problematic to treat but there are several curtain options. You can use a flexible curtain track that fits into its U-shaped recess. Short curtains that end at the sill or bottom of a frame are good for s-craft dormer windows. You can also use full floor length curtains to create an elegant look.
Position your curtain pole along outer part of window frame above your dormer window. Extend the pole a long way on walls at either side of a window. To keep curtains close to sloping ceiling and wall, position a pole further beneath the window at a height where sloping ceiling and upright wall meet. This is better than leave it hanging straight down in mid air and look ridiculous. This pole should be of identical style and length to curtain pole above. Tuck your curtains behind this particular pole. It keeps them in place while still allowing for easy opening and closure.
Curtains are a perfect way to create privacy in your house. There are several options even for the oddest shaped windows.