Awkward Doors and Windows? We've Got You Covered

Every home has windows and doors which aren’t as straightforward to pay, such as front doors with big windows and adjoining sidelights, or magnificent arched windows. They may increase the beauty of a home and provide natural sunlight into insides, but they may not offer much privacy, and sun can harm possessions.

Listed below are some of the best solutions to pay for these architectural features without concealing their true character.

Crisp Architects

Drapery over doors. When you’ve got French doors in a room that requires privacy, add floor-to-ceiling drapery panels to each side to produce the illusion your door is really a picture window.

Hint: If your space does not need privacy, add static drapery panels to simply soften the space.

Lisa Scheff Designs

Blinds on a sliding glass door. Mobile shades make excellent covers for sliding glass doors which require full privacy. Portable colors also act as insulation, protecting your home from cold and heat with their energy-saving honeycomb layout.

Hint: Carry precisely the same shade to additional windows in precisely the same room to get a professional, cohesive look.

Andrea Meyers

Fabric on a front door. A front door place near passing traffic or a nearby neighbor might require a small amount of privacy. Add sheer cloth over the door’s window to permit light in but obscure visibility.

Hint: A cinched, complete sheer treatment has a very traditional look. Try stretching the cloth taut for a more contemporary flair.

sherry hart

Draperies over tiled windows. Figuring out how to pay contemporary windows– for privacy or aesthetics — could be difficult. Try this simple method: Install a drapery rod over the arch and let the drapery panels lie on the sides when they’re not in use.

Hint: For draperies in hard-to-reach places (such like furniture), place the cloth on a traversing rod so you can open and close them using a cord.

Summerour Architects

Louvered shutters on arched windows. For oversize arched windows in rooms which shout for privacy, install custom-made louvered shutters for a professional fit.

Hint: Custom dividers enhance the design of any area, as they look more as an architectural element in relation to a window treatment.

Patrick J. Baglino, Jr.. Interior Design

Fabric on contemporary windows. Privacy might not be an issue in some rooms, but light control usually is. Use a sheer cloth to handle sunlight filtration on your arched windows. This well-known conventional window treatment has cloth fanned out in the top and assembled in the base center at a decorative knot.

Hint: The thicker the material you use for your window treatment, the more light you may block. Just take the direction where your area faces into account — south-facing rooms typically need more light control.

Bruce Johnson & Associates Interior Design

Fabric over sidelights. Heal sidelights using drapery panels. Straightforward drapes create a spectacular look that can cover the whole door if needed.

Hint: in case you’ve got clerestory windows, such as in this picture, install the draperies just under them to save on the expense of fabric.

Architect, Michael Knowles

Frosted glass sidelights. If your entryway could use just a touch of privacy, think about using frosted glass rather than traditional glass.

Hint: Frosted glass tends to have more of a contemporary feel, however other glass choices offer more of a conventional look. You’ll frequently find seeded glass (glass with tiny air bubbles) in conventional software.

G&G Interior Design

Wooden blinds over sidelights. Add wooden blinds over your sidelights to block all of the light with just a pull of a string. They work good for front porches with shared entrances.

Suggestion: Wooden dividers come in several wood species and finishes. Unify your whole interior layout by fitting your dividers with your inner base moldings and window casings.

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