The Right Fit
When it comes to dressing up windows, one size definitely does not fit all! The growing popularity of unusual and interesting window shapes creates a decorating dilemma. Fortunately, there are a variety of specialty window coverings available today that can be used to enhance these hard-to-decorate windows.
These energy-efficient Duette honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas feature an EasyView movable arch shade system that allows for privacy, light control, and easy window access for cleaning. The EasyView pleats can be aligned with those on conventional shades below to create a seamless, consistent look.
Skylights and Tall Windows
What can you do with skylights or windows that are just out of reach? Hunter Douglas offers its popular Duette honeycomb shades with SkyLift—a new skylight shade available in manual, battery-powered, and hardwired motorized options. There's even an app!
Palladian, or arched, windows are an elegant style favored by many homeowners. Here, custom-crafted Heritance hardwood shutters from Hunter Douglas dress them up in elegant, operational style. Check out the 100 standard colors, including 63 artisan-grade paint finishes and 33 rich stains.
Although sliding glass doors offer great convenience, views, and light, they have their own set of window treatment challenges. The Amalfi collection of Levolor vertical blinds from Blinds Galore features extra-durable vane stems and a semi-rigid stitched fabric to provide years of reliable operation; fabrics are available in a range of neutral colors.
Coveted for both exteriors and interiors, French doors create an air of Old World elegance. Decorating options abound, including custom-made Heritance hardwood shutters and Palm Beach polysatin vinyl shutters from Hunter Douglas. These shutters are offered in myriad colors and stains, and feature specialized cutouts to accommodate door handles.
Interestingly angled windows are the go-to solution for attic rooms transformed into living space, but they pose a tricky decorating challenge. Custom-made Horizons woven wood shades from New View Blinds & Shutters are constructed from select natural materials like wood, bamboo, and other grasses, and add a distinctive textural element to a room.
Related: Planning Guide—Attic Conversion
Angles, Peaks, and Points
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