Window Shades for Circle-top Windows
October 11, 2010
Circle-top windows can add flare to your home décor, but also can get a little tricky when choosing shades. Just like the rest of your windows, you must take into consideration energy efficiency, light, privacy, and materials to fit your budget.
Research what fabrics are available for your arched window and then choose complementary shades for other windows. You don't want to order custom-fits only to find matching shades aren't made for your circle-top window.
A perfect arch is when the measurement of the height is exactly half of the width. Not all circle-tops are perfect arches so contact the manufacturer for guidelines.
How to Measure for a Circle-Top Windows:
- Use a steel tape measure for accuracy.
- Measure the width by height in inches, not feet.
- Double-check all measurements. Manufacturers do not accept returns for incorrect sizes.
- Measure to the nearest one-eighth inch. Round down if you're not sure.
Shutters solve the problem beautifully, but are a little pricey depending on materials such as wood, faux wood or PVC. The louvers or slats create a stationary sunburst design, while some are movable to control the about of sunlight.
Simple redi-made pleated shades are elegant yet affordable, although may not offer the highest energy efficiency or light filtering. They are excellent alternative to cellular shades when working on a budget.
Cellular window shades for circle-top windows offer smooth and textured material from sheer to opaque, in a single cell construction. Gently filtering natural light, soft but durable fabrics maintain privacy and heat efficiency.
Circle-top windows can offer a design challenge. But the perfect window shades for circle-top windows pulls together any home or office room.