Choosing windows treatments for arch windows is never easy. And clearly trying to figure out which window treatment for arch windows is best may not be a straight forward as one might think. What it really comes down to when selecting a good window treatment is considering what you are actually trying to accomplish?
Blocking out the sun, maintaining privacy or maybe just for adding some aesthetic value. Whatever the reason may be, chances are there is the perfect windows treatment for your arch windows. It just means that you have to understand what is already available.
Built just for function while remaining attractive to own
When it comes to the home office, especially for those who are less enthused about aesthetics than I might be, going with window treatments that are practical and often times more price conscious is a solution.
Paper shades – While it is not going to block out a ton of light, it will provide some light filtering if you are finding that too much light is coming through the windows arch itself. Definitely one of the lower cost window treatments as it rolls in at about $30-40. Great for limiting some of the light coming in during warmer months, easy to take down in the winter.
Aluminum blinds – Once you get past the fact that these are often seen as a “lesser” blind than most, the reality is that they actually are designed these days in a wide variety of colors. Aluminum blinds provide their owners with tremendous control. So much so, that you might find that Aluminum blinds best choice overall when looking for window treatments for your arch windows.
Cellular honeycomb blinds – Providing much of the same ability seen with the aluminum solution, cellular blinds go a step further as they come in varieties to provide you with ultimate light control. I am talking about blacking out a room with these blinds. The blinds are also not designed to be pulled up and down, just the slats to be opened or closed. This is most comparable to a higher end version of the paper shades as you will need to actually remove them in the winter if you need a lot of light coming through. Pricing is generally about $150 and up.
(Faux) wood shutters – The most expensive of the group, faux wood shutters operate in much the same way as aluminum blinds, but do so with a different aesthetic style. Color choices also tend to be a bit limited as well, generally available in white and off-white. Considered a built-in solution, you need to make sure you are comfortable with the amount that comes in through the slats during the winter months as this kind of window treatment is not easily taken down seasonally. Pricing is generally about $300 and up.