40 Difficult Window Treatment Ideas With Tips

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What are difficult windows? These can be bay and bow windows, round and half circle windows, usual windows paired with clerestory ones. So-called difficult windows make our homes more special, help them tell the story of the place and give them a character providing a lot of light but there’s always a con, too: how to dress up such windows as they have a very unusual shape? We’ve gathered some cool solutions and we hope that our guide will help you.

Classic Draperies

Even if you have an unusual window or several ones, you may go for classic draperies that start under the ceiling or right above the windows (the first idea will make the space visually taller), and these draperies will cover the whole window. Usual tall and wide draperies are great to style almost any window, whatever its shape is. If you have windows at different heights, such an idea as matching curtains at the same height will make them look more regular and cohesive in the space.

a bay window done in a more simple way, with dark green curtains over the window but not on each part of it, the idea looks nice

a bay window done in a more simple way, with dark green curtains over the window but not on each part of it, the idea looks nice

a bay window in a niche is done with railing all along the window and mustard curtains that can cover each part of it

a bay window in a niche is done with railing all along the window and mustard curtains that can cover each part of it

a bay window with a fitted daybed right next to it and neutral draperies covering the window and the daybed together

a bay window with a fitted daybed right next to it and neutral draperies covering the window and the daybed together

a bay window with several neutral curtains that add coziness and chic to the space and block out excessive sunshine

a bay window with several neutral curtains that add coziness and chic to the space and block out excessive sunshine

a bow and a usual window done with matching striped green and white curtains over them to make the ceiling look higher

a bow and a usual window done with matching striped green and white curtains over them to make the ceiling look higher

a bow window done with usual blinds and dark draperies to completely block out the sun when needed

a bow window done with usual blinds and dark draperies to completely block out the sun when needed

a bow window featuring matching plaid blue curtains that can cover it completely anytime is a good idea to block excessive sunshine

a bow window featuring matching plaid blue curtains that can cover it completely anytime is a good idea to block excessive sunshine

a bow window with a clerestory part and neutral curtains covering the whole window completely is a lovely idea for more privacy

a bow window with a clerestory part and neutral curtains covering the whole window completely is a lovely idea for more privacy

a bow window with a stylish windowsill daybed and pillows and printed curtains over the whole window to make the ceiling look higher

a bow window with a stylish windowsill daybed and pillows and printed curtains over the whole window to make the ceiling look higher

a chic modern living room with grey walls, windows at different heights that are done with matching bold curtains to make them look cohesive

a chic modern living room with grey walls, windows at different heights that are done with matching bold curtains to make them look cohesive

a chic Parisian nook with a tall French door with a clerestory window, with silk curtains that cover this door completely when needed

a chic Parisian nook with a tall French door with a clerestory window, with silk curtains that cover this door completely when needed

a corner window done with a single semi sheer grey curtain that lets lght in but still blocks everything excessive adding a bit of coziness

a corner window done with a single semi sheer grey curtain that lets lght in but still blocks everything excessive adding a bit of coziness

a cozy modern living room featuring a series of arched windows and neutral drapes on each of them is a lovely idea to rock

a cozy modern living room featuring a series of arched windows and neutral drapes on each of them is a lovely idea to rock

a large window with a half circle piece done with creamy drapes and the piece above stays uncovered - a stylish and cool solution

a large window with a half circle piece done with creamy drapes and the piece above stays uncovered - a stylish and cool solution

a minimalist neutral bathroom with grey walls, white subway tiles, a wooden floating bench and a stone tub plus windows and curtains under the ceiling to highlight the double height

a minimalist neutral bathroom with grey walls, white subway tiles, a wooden floating bench and a stone tub plus windows and curtains under the ceiling to highlight the double height

a modern and refined living room featuring a glazed wall with French windows and doors, clerestory windows, printed yellow curtains and blinds

a modern and refined living room featuring a glazed wall with French windows and doors, clerestory windows, printed yellow curtains and blinds

a modern bedroom with a double-height ceiling, an arched window done with grey curtains hanging under the ceiling to accent this height

a modern bedroom with a double-height ceiling, an arched window done with grey curtains hanging under the ceiling to accent this height

a modern living room with tan furniture, double-height ceiling and windows with arched tops done with matching neutral drapes that cover everything

a modern living room with tan furniture, double-height ceiling and windows with arched tops done with matching neutral drapes that cover everything

a monochromatic dining space with a large bow window done with semi sheer draperies that match the color scheme and make the space cozier

a monochromatic dining space with a large bow window done with semi sheer draperies that match the color scheme and make the space cozier

a neutral dining room with tall windows with arched tops and neutral curtains that cover the windows partly

a neutral dining room with tall windows with arched tops and neutral curtains that cover the windows partly

a neutral farmhouse living room with a bow window draped with curtains for more privacy and less light and a grey sofa

a neutral farmhouse living room with a bow window draped with curtains for more privacy and less light and a grey sofa

a sophisticated white living room with high ceilings, arched French windows, each of them done with creamy drapes that match

a sophisticated white living room with high ceilings, arched French windows, each of them done with creamy drapes that match

semi sheer and pink silk curtains cover the whole window including its clerestory part to make the privacy complete when needed

semi sheer and pink silk curtains cover the whole window including its clerestory part to make the privacy complete when needed

windows placed at different heights are done with matching neutral and black stripe curtains that give them a more cohesive look

windows placed at different heights are done with matching neutral and black stripe curtains that give them a more cohesive look

a bay window covered with elegant black velvet draperies to make it more private and block out the sun

a bay window covered with elegant black velvet draperies to make it more private and block out the sun

Blinds

Blinds are another popular idea to style an unusual window. Blinds usually cover each part of a difficult window being matching for a more cohesive look. This idea works for absolutely any difficult window of any shape as blinds are usually made individually according to your window. Yes, it costs more but the result will be more fitting. You may try various materials, go for semi sheer or very thick sun blocking blinds – it’s up to you. Pairing up blinds and curtains is another great idea to layer your window in a beautiful way, make it look dressed up and block out any excessive light and achieve privacy at its best. Look at the ideas below and get inspired to dress up your difficult windows!

a bay window with black frames and semi sheer woven blinds on each part, more for interest and a touch to the decor than to block out the sun

a bay window with black frames and semi sheer woven blinds on each part, more for interest and a touch to the decor than to block out the sun

a bay window with neutral blinds on each part of it and dark curtains as an additional way to block out the sun

a bay window with neutral blinds on each part of it and dark curtains as an additional way to block out the sun

a bow window with a clerestory part and dark blinds on each oart of the window is a good idea to rock, if you wanna block out the sunshine

a bow window with a clerestory part and dark blinds on each oart of the window is a good idea to rock, if you wanna block out the sunshine

a bow window with graphite grey blinds on each part that match the sofa is a lovely and chic idea for a modern living room

a bow window with graphite grey blinds on each part that match the sofa is a lovely and chic idea for a modern living room

a bow window with semi sheer white blinds on each part is a good idea to get light but keep the space private when necessary

a bow window with semi sheer white blinds on each part is a good idea to get light but keep the space private when necessary

a bright grey and yellow living room with a bow window done with printed curtains, grey seating furniture and a refined table

a bright grey and yellow living room with a bow window done with printed curtains, grey seating furniture and a refined table

a cozy farmhouse dining space with a bow window featuring semi sheer blinds on each part to make the space more private when needed

a cozy farmhouse dining space with a bow window featuring semi sheer blinds on each part to make the space more private when needed

a cozy nook at the bow window, with semi sheer blinds and a windowsill daybed is a lovely solution for any space

a cozy nook at the bow window, with semi sheer blinds and a windowsill daybed is a lovely solution for any space

a farmhouse living room with tan wlals, a ceiling with beams and a sries of window including a half circle, with blinds on all the windows, and curtains on some of them

a farmhouse living room with tan wlals, a ceiling with beams and a sries of window including a half circle, with blinds on all the windows, and curtains on some of them

a French bow window with a clerestory part and burlap blinds on each part is a lovely idea for a refined space

a French bow window with a clerestory part and burlap blinds on each part is a lovely idea for a refined space

a French window and door wall plus clerestory windows done with polka dot curtains and semi sheer blinds additionally

a French window and door wall plus clerestory windows done with polka dot curtains and semi sheer blinds additionally

a large bow window with matching striped blinds on each part that are a great idea to make the space private and block out sunshine

a large bow window with matching striped blinds on each part that are a great idea to make the space private and block out sunshine

a refined blue home office with navy walls, an arched window covered with blinds and navy curtains additionally, chic vintage furniture and decor

a refined blue home office with navy walls, an arched window covered with blinds and navy curtains additionally, chic vintage furniture and decor

a refined neutral bedroom with a double-height ceiling and window featuring neutral printed curtains that highlight this height and make the space look chic

a refined neutral bedroom with a double-height ceiling and window featuring neutral printed curtains that highlight this height and make the space look chic

a stylish bay window featuring matching blinds that are neutral in the space and good to block out the sun

a stylish bay window featuring matching blinds that are neutral in the space and good to block out the sun