by Amy Meinecke
How many of you have a pesky window that seems to have no solution for how to decorate it, block the light, add privacy, etc? Is the window too tall? Does it have an odd shape? Hard to reach? We get calls from frustrated homeowners needing help with these same issues. Here are some of the solutions to consider... Bathtub Window So, why do builders always put a big window over the bathtub?! Often, it has a view of the neighbors' house or the road. How do you have privacy, but avoid losing the light or have to crawl in and out of the tub to open and close the window covering? How about a shade that comes down from the top and up from the bottom. You can leave the top down enough to let in light, but still have privacy. You wouldn't have to move it everyday.Of course, most any shade can be motorized so that you can open and close with the touch of a button! Arch and Angular Shapes The arch shape window presents a variety of problems. Is there too much light coming through the arch? Can you cover the bottom, rectangle portion of the window and leave the arch area open? You can very often just leave the arch portion open... But, if the light coming through the arch is too much, you can cover it with custom made shutters, blinds, honeycomb shades... Are you looking to add fabric to the arch window? Here are some great ideas for that... Custom hardware bent to fit shape of window Fabric Roman Shade and Pleated drapery made to fit within arch window. Doors Isn't it frustrating to have a door that needs a valance to match the other windows in the room, but if you put it at the same height as the window valances, you won't be able to use the door! You could put a tiny valance on the face of the door in the same fabric, but it seems so small and disconnected from the other valances. What do you do!? We have found the best solution is an Operable Door Valance. This way the door valance looks just like the others in the room, but you can still use the door... See how the valance moves with the door Tall Windows Tall windows are often an issue. Either there is too much light or it just looks massive and empty, begging for some softness. Here are some solutions... People often call us about there "standard" window, but as you can see, there are many different types of windows in homes these days and there is always a solution!