Tips for Dressing the Most Awkward Windows

Posted by Emily Wang on 6th Apr 2023

dressing awkward windows tips

We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve encountered them in a rental home or the home of your dreams has a few of them, some windows are so awkward that finding the right window treatment can seem impossible. Thankfully, Quickfit Blinds & Curtains offers a variety of modern curtains and custom-made window shades that allow you to dress virtually every type of window, no matter how tall, short, or wide. Check out our extensive online inventory today to discover endless possibilities and the best value blockout eyelet curtains and custom roller blind deals in Australia.

7 Examples of Hard-to-Cover Windows

Bay Windows

Expansive bay windows are often one of the most desirable features in a home. After all, there is no better type of window for letting in maximum natural light during the day. Unfortunately, they can be rather challenging to find window treatments for, especially if the angles of the opposing walls are very sharp. Custom-made window shades offer a budget-friendly and stylish solution for covering the windows, and since bay window blinds are nearly undetectable when fully open, you’ll be able to take advantage of the incredible view these windows offer.Tall Windows

High vaulted ceilings are a treasure, to be sure, as they can make an average room feel more spacious and grand. However, the beautiful soaring walls leading up to the ceiling often feature tall, hard-to-dress windows that leave homeowners perplexed. Because tall windows can often be challenging to find long enough curtains for, one of the best ways to cover these windows is to simply place shorter curtains on the lower half of the window only. This provides privacy where you need it without obscuring all natural light.

Short Windows

While some homes feature tall, picturesque windows, others feature windows that are on the shorter side of the spectrum. These can be equally challenging to cover. When undressed, short windows can make walls look shorter than they actually are, but a thoughtfully placed window treatment can restore the rightful stature of your wall. Mounting your curtain rod several inches above the window opening alters the appearance of the window, making it look taller and your ceilings look higher.

Arched Windows

Some older homes feature beautiful arched windows, many of which have beautiful wood casings surrounding them. While they add incredible architectural detail to a home, it can be pretty challenging to find the right window treatment for them. Do you try to find a curved rod that matches the shape of the arch? You could, but it would be far easier to hang the curtain rod above the frame to showcase the entirety of the window. Better yet, why not choose roller blinds and skip the curtains altogether?

Corner Windows

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Similar to bay windows, corner windows can leave many homeowners scratching their head when it comes time to find window treatments. Not to worry — we have the solution for this curtain dilemma. Why not use bay window blinds to cover this unique type of window, or hang a single curtain panel on the outside of each window to give the illusion of one big window? Depending on your privacy needs, either traditional panels or sheer curtain panels would make for a gorgeous window treatment.

Bathroom Windows

Having a window in your bathroom is great. Not only does it allow for better ventilation to help prevent mold and mildew, but it also allows fresh air into the room. The only problem is that the bathroom is arguably the one room in your home in which you need the most privacy. Traditional blinds work well, but more often than not, they inevitably stay closed most of the time. Hanging a sheer curtain or a neutral-coloured sunscreen roller blind provides privacy without leaving the room dark.

Windows Above Beds

All too often, the one wall in a bedroom that would work best for a bed has a window that is awkwardly shaped or placed. These windows are often high up on the wall, wide, and short, making them very difficult to cover. Since you want to have natural light during the day and ideal sleeping conditions at night, finding the right treatment is a must. Custom-made window shades that block out the sun work well for these types of windows, and they provide a sleek, modern aesthetic to the space.

Order Custom-Made Window Shades Online

No matter what type of windows you have in your home, Quickfit Blinds & Curtains has the window treatment solutions you have been looking for. From custom-made window shades and bay window blinds to extra long curtains, you’re sure to find a window treatment that suits your design preferences and your budget. Having a hard time deciding between curtains and blinds, or need help installing your new treatments? Our friendly team is just a phone call away seven days a week at 0422584155, and we’d love to help you. Shop our incredible online inventory today!

Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Emily Wang, a highly qualified expert on curtains, has been a valuable contributor to the Quickfit Blinds & Curtains brand. With a Certificate IV in Textile Design Development and Production from RMIT Melbourne, a Certificate in Textile Technology (CFTS-T) from CITA Hong Kong, and an HKDSE Diploma of Secondary Education from St. Mary's Canossian College in Hong Kong, Emily's educational background sets her apart in the world of home decor.

As a Quickfit Blinds & Curtains blog writer, Emily's curtain expertise shines through her articles, establishing her as a trusted resource for homeowners and decorators alike.