How to make arched windows work for your home
Arched windows are beautiful architectural features – guaranteed to add personality to your home. But, like other decorative elements, they deserve a little consideration to ensure the curvature works well with the interior décor and exterior style of your home.
To make arched windows feel right at home, consider:
Where will you install them?
Great for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, arched windows can make a stylish addition to almost any home, however, you don’t necessarily need them in every room.
Using an arched window will break up the monotony of square and rectangular windows – giving your home a brand new lease of life. Installing them sparingly is the best way to make a statement.
Choose a view and frame it
Arched windows can work like a picture frame, highlighting a great view. So when deciding where to put arched windows, think about what you’ll be looking out at.
Placed in the right location, and at the right height, arched windows can help to connect indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing you to make the most of picturesque views.
Opt for a theme
Arched windows are also an excellent choice for kid’s bedrooms. When used at eye-level, they offer a castle-like theme. Although it’s a simple addition to make to your home, an arched window can help stimulate the imagination of children, providing them with a super cool room (that will be envy of all their friends!) and the perfect setting for creative play.
Embrace the curves
Adding unique features to a room can really stand out. But adding arched windows in a room without any curves may look out of place. Try adding some soft curves to the room for a more harmonious look. An easy way to do this would be to opt for a circular wall mirror that will echo the appearance of the arched window and bring more shape to the wall.
Leaving arched windows uncovered is perfectly fine, however, it could be an issue when the sun comes up and you don’t want light streaming in. Curtains, shutters, blinds and drapery can follow the curve or end where the curve begins – providing the perfect look for your room.
Arched window specialists, such as ArcOframe, can create and install beautiful windows and frames to suit your home. Based in St Helens, the ArcOframe team supplies products for clients all over the northwest, including areas like Warrington and Wigan, and will be more than happy to help you. Feel free to call them on 01744 615 111 between 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, and find out more about how arched windows could work for your home.