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Curtains for unusual shaped windows

Emily Booth one of the writers at Hillarys

by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 31/07/2018

Updated: 08/12/2020

Unusual shaped windows needn’t miss out when it comes to dressing them. Our curtains are made-to-measure, so even challenging shapes can look simply stunning. Read our latest article for our expert tips when choosing curtains for your unusual shaped windows, and be inspired by our stunning homes.

Dress a curve

If your window has an arch or curve, like this wonderful patio, curtains make a great choice. Curtain poles can sit above the arch’s highest point so that your window is completely covered by the fabric – you could even choose a couple of curtains and have them sit at different heights at the window for a gorgeous – and practical – effect. Our advisors will talk you through all of the options available to you.

Consider a single curtain for multiple windows

Multiple windows that are positioned close together are a wonderful architectural feature, but they can be problematic when it comes to dressing them. Choosing a single curtain that is wide enough to cover them all is a simple, fuss-free option that creates a thoroughly modern look window. Take inspiration from this pretty pastel dining room and layer a single Souk Berry Haze curtain over plain Roman blinds for a gorgeous look at the window, as well as enhanced levels of light control.

Make small windows appear larger

If your windows are unusually small or just smaller than you’d like, consider dressing them with curtains. Curtains can help create the illusion of both height and width when creatively positioned, like in this home office. Firstly, try placing your curtain pole a few inches clear of the top of your window for height, then ensure your pole is long enough so the curtain fabric can gather on the wall at the side of your window (clearing the glass completely), when not in use. Finally, choose a vibrant colour for your curtains, like our Tetbury Mustard design, to draw the eye.

A little luxury for feature windows

If you’re lucky enough to have unusually large or feature windows, like a bay or French door, you’ll want to make sure they’re dressed to perfection. Curtains, as well as being incredibly practical, also add a luxurious touch to a space, so make a fantastic choice. Choose a textured fabric for an inviting look and a rich colour for depth and definition, then watch your window transform into your room’s focal point.

Sill-height solutions

Curtains needn’t be ruled out if your window is awkwardly positioned. As all of our curtains are made-to-measure we can make them to whatever size you need, including sill-heights for windows that are located above radiators or other bulky items. Your advisor will happily talk you through all of your options so you can make the choice that’s right for you. Then we’ll measure up and fit them too – it couldn’t be easier or more convenient when you choose Hillarys made-to-measure curtains for the unusual windows in your home.

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