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

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  • KMS Woodworks 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 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 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 Pam on Feb 01, 2015
    If you want it darker & cooler...do the paper fan method but buy 2...one for inside & 1 facing out...sandwich a cut out cardboard...will be good for 10 years or more...that's what I did:-)