Asked on May 23, 2012

Need an inexpensive idea for one of those arch windows, it is beautiful but the cost of the custom made blind, wow!

PamCulpepper Carpets and Interiors, Inc.Kelly O


6 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 23, 2012

    I've seen some where a shear fabric is draped up to a high center point to result in a triangle type display. With some relaxed curves in the fabric it looks pretty good.

  • There is no easy way to dress a Palladian Window. They make flexible hardware for draperies but you have to order them. The least expensive thing to do is fabric sheered on a flex rod. You can create one yourself using PVC pipe. Another idea is to hang a curtain straight across & leave the arc open but this will not give full privacy. I hope this helps.

  • Lynn T
    on May 24, 2012

    Depending on the height of the window, you can leave it open or if you are looking for privacy spray a clear coat of poly and the. Apply a stencil of vine Or your preference. Very inexpensive

  • Kelly O
    on May 25, 2012

    a friend bought those paper looking horizontally pleated blinds. sh gathered them at the top and pinched the center and folded them down to fit the arch. so sorry i cannot explain better. its like one of those old fashioned fans.

  • Kelly O, that is a great idea, the paper shades are sold at Lowes, they are used as temporary shades and can be cut and installed with tape.

  • Pam
    on Feb 1, 2015

    If you want it darker & the paper fan method but buy for inside & 1 facing out...sandwich a cut out cardboard...will be good for 10 years or more...that's what I did:-)

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