Drapery Ideas for Those Hard to Handle Areas (Part 1 of 2)
Coming up with drapery ideas can be a great exercise for Napa homeowners wanting to update their look. And thanks to all of the options – from colors, to fabric choices, to functionality – it can hard to know where to start with your drapery ideas. And these choices become even more difficult when you are dealing with windows that are hard to handle.
With this in mind, here are some drapery ideas for those windows that are difficult to dress.
What Makes it Difficult: What drapery ideas work with an angle on an angle?
How to Tackle: The angled windows in your family room perfectly complement your views. But how do you prevent the sun glare from impairing your view?
Windows on an angle can make drapery ideas difficult to implement. But using medallions to hang your drapes can help Napa homeowners do just that.
Even though medallions are stationary window treatments, they can be the perfect solutions when needing custom window shades where rod-hung drapes are not possible. This is especially true when dealing with angled windows, as trying to incorporate rod-hung drapes would be fighting against gravity, resulting in a messy pile and difficult to open or close windows.
Wall of Windows
What Makes it Difficult: How do Napa homeowners install a window treatment without impairing the view that wall of windows was installed for?
How to Tackle: One way to approach drapery ideas for a wall of windows is to consider utilizing a ceiling track. This feature can help block blinding light with fitting in with the overall designs aesthetic.
These ceiling tracks can be either a manual or a motorized system. Depending on large of an area the wall of windows take up, opting for the motorized install can make drawing the curtains as easy as pressing a button.
What Makes it Difficult: What are drapery ideas and window treatment options for a hard to handle window nook.
How to Tackle: Napa homeowners lucky enough to have a window nook might be looking for a way to dress it up beyond a comfortable seat cushion. If you are wanting to customize the nook, consider mounting draperies just inside the nook to create your own private space.
What Makes it Difficult: Bay windows have three sides. Which means that they cannot be covered with just one rod. And installing three rods can look less than professional.
How to Tackle: When it comes to drapery ideas for a bay window, Napa homeowners should keep in mind that the hardware used can make or break the design.
When dressing bay windows, your best bet can be using a curved or angled rod. Angled rods are simply regular linear rods that come together at the corners with inexpensive hinges.
If considering this technique, Napa homeowners will want to work with a professional to help measure and cut the custom design (especially since custom orders are often unable to be returned).
Curved French Doors
What Makes it Difficult: Using a curtain rod underneath the curve of French doors would result in being unable to open the doors.
How to Tackle: Just as with the bay windows above, curved rods can be a good solution. By adding a curved rod to a French door, Napa homeowners will be able to showcase the design without taking away from the functionality.
Check back next week for the second half of our list of drapery ideas for hard to handle windows.