Judith F
Judith F
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  • Wills Point, TX
Asked on Aug 20, 2012

`ideas for small arched window treatment

ZJudith FMiriam I
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It is the only window in bedroom and just the top is arched
19 answers
  • Miriam I
    on Aug 20, 2012

    What style do you like? here are some ideas to start with: http://www.hometalk.com/search?filter=Window%20treatment&search=photos

  • Judith F
    on Aug 21, 2012

    Thank you, I had already checked them out, but nothing like my window. I like simple clean lines!

  • Z
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Judith it would help if you post a picture of the window you need help with please. I have five windows with arches in our home so I know the dilemma of covering them. I've not finished any of mine yet because I was working as a seamstress and made window treatments for my clients instead of taking time to finish my own. I've retired now and hopefully will soon have time to do my own. With photos of your window I can help you more though.

  • Judith F
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Thank you Becky!I took a couple photos and hubby trying to figure out how to share with this site.The window has a treatment, that just doesn't work for me, but I like the fabric colors. I don't sew, but maybe handle a simple theme>

  • Judith F
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Here is the window, any advice would be great!

    q ideas for small arched window treatment, window treatments, windows
  • Z
    on Aug 23, 2012

    Yep, I thought that's the type of window you were talking about. I thought about purchasing curved rods, but decided against it because it seemed as if it would be difficult to get anything hung on them to stay in place. Gravity wins every time. Because of that difficulty and the fact that my hubby is making all our trim I came up with an idea of how to make the trim squared like the other windows by cutting out the drywall and replacing it with wood. Since you have no trim at all I would suggest using a straight rod hung just above the top edge of the arch. In doing so you might be able to make your current (very pretty) window treatments work for you. Even if you want to get another treatment it will still make it easier to dress your windows. I'm adding a couple pictures of our windows (only one has trim so far) to explain what my plans are. I wish they were complete, but hopefully my explanations will help give you a couple ideas.

    q ideas for small arched window treatment, window treatments, windows, Taken after first completed soon after we moved in with just a towel for privacy I ll use a twist and fit rod at the top of the arch and straight panels as soon as I find the right fabricq ideas for small arched window treatment, window treatments, windows, This shows two of four the Lady s Parlor windows you ll have to imagine how they ll look once the trim in on I bought an extra blind to cut lengths of slats to make a fan to cover the arches and hung the rods close to the ceiling
  • Z
    on Aug 23, 2012

    Gosh I wish you could edit the comments made on the pictures. (Place blushing smiley here.) I really do know how to spell and put together a sentence.

  • Judith F
    on Aug 23, 2012

    Thank you for taking the time to post this, I will give it some thought. I could do just do the straight rods.You are right about the curved rods, big pain.

  • Z
    on Aug 23, 2012

    You're welcome Judith. I really think straight rods are the best way to go. Wish my lady's parlor windows were trimmed and my bathroom curtains made and hung so you'd better get the idea of what it would look like. Maybe just put your current curtains on a rod and have them held in place by two people while you stand back and take photos and see what you think.

  • Judith F
    on Aug 24, 2012

    Becky, I believe you are right and I am already coming up with some ideas, thanks to you.When you other windows are ready please share.

  • Z
    on Aug 24, 2012

    I'm glad I could help Judith. I happened to find two black faux silk lined panels on clearance yesterday while shopping so they are hung, but need hemmed before they are picture ready. I'll be sure to share when I get them finished though.

  • Judith F
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Don't you just love finding a solution that is a bargain? I look forward to seeing your post. I also,will share, when I think my window looks good!

  • Z
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Yes I sure do. Especially for only $14.00. I couldn't buy the fabric for that price. I'm looking forward to seeing your window too.

  • Judith F
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Okay, Becky. I am also in the middle of making Christmas gifts and preparing to repaint kitchen cabinets, It may be awhile, Thanks for responding.I was out out yesterday, going from one garage sale to the next, and found some big baskets to use for christmas !

  • Z
    on Aug 25, 2012

    I haven't gone to a single garage sale this summer. It was just too hot. Not to mention I already have more than I need and should be having a garage sale of my own!

  • Judith F
    on Aug 25, 2012

    It was only 92 degrees he yesterday, I almost put a sweater on, lol!!!!Thi

  • Judith F
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Where are you located?

  • Judith F
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Nebraska?

  • Z
    on Aug 26, 2012

    LOL I know what you mean about feeling cold after close to two months of temps over or near one hundred. I'm in eastern Nebraska, just north of Omaha.

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