Bow Window Treatments

How you put together your bow window treatments is entirely up to you. There are essentially two directions you can take when designing bow window treatments, and both have their attractions and draw backs.

First, you can choose individual window shade treatments. This is certainly the simpler option. With this technique, each of the four or more individual windowpanes that make up the graceful curve of your bow window will have its own drop-down shade. The location of your bow windows may also heavily influence your window treatment choices. Often, bow windows are located in the front of the house, and they are also frequently located on the ground floor. They are show windows. With this in mind, select window shades that rate highly for privacy. However, since anyone passing by will see your drawn window shades, consider how these window treatments look from the outside as well. One possibility is to design a customized cloth roller shade with two separate, differently colored fabrics-one to compliment the outside of the home and one to work with the inside. Also consider individual café curtains if you wish to preserve the window view but maintain a minimal amount of ground-floor privacy.

The second direction you can go with bow window treatments is a customized cloth roller shade. This will be installed on a track that follows the contour of your bow windows. This might sound complicated, but all of the hardware is available for custom order and the Blindsgalore support staff will be happy to talk you through it. Again, consider a double track roller shade that will let you play with different color and lighting combinations, and will look as good from the outside as it does inside. One of the major benefits of the roller shade is that they are easier to close than individual window blinds, as they require only one movement to pull them shut.