When we see beautiful arched window treatments we assume that it costs a lot and just dismiss the idea. Guess, what? The truth is that it does not have to cost more than any other custom window treatment.
When we see beautiful arched window treatments we assume that it
costs a lot and just dismiss the idea. Guess, what? The truth is that it
does not have to cost more than any other custom window treatment.
Besides, if you learn how to make swags and jabot, you can do it
yourself. Just because there were thousands of people asking me
questions about window treatment, I documented my next project with
similar arched window drape. Here are the steps that I hope will help
Step 1: Measure the window. You need all the measurements
as shown in the picture below.
Step 2: Select and order fabric and trim. You can use solid
color fabric or a fabric with design.
Things to avoid when
selecting your fabric for this
o Avoid stripes, horizontal
o Avoid heavy fabric that
does not fold easily.
o Avoid floral prints with a
lot of colors in the print.
Fabric: Kasmir- Belvedere Damask Taupe
Step3: The window treatment consists of four joined together
parts: Two swags and two jabot. They are made and then
mounted on boards as shown below. It is very important to
mount all on boards for easier installation.
Step4: Crowning the window treatment: Have brackets welded
to the crown as shown below. I bought a piece of aluminum at
Home Depot for $4.00 and had it made by a welder $20.
In ideal world it will look like this:
Step 5: Determine the height of the top of the crown: Have
your window treatment installed (or you can do it yourself) –
sides on the frame of the arched window and the top at a
Mallorca by Iron art by Orion
Step 6: Attach the crown to the top board. Screw the crown
to the top board of the window treatment. You can do this on
the ground, not on the ladder. The window treatments are
installed to the wall on regular L brackets.
Step 7: Make sure that the sides are all visually equal.
Manipulate folds slightly by hand to give them desired look.
o This design does not require a lot of fabric, so you will save some
o It is comparatively easy to do as it requires only basic knowledge of
window treatments, such as making swags and jabot.
o The hardware is reasonably priced. Retail $150-$200 for the crown. It
can be purchased from us through my company, Klima Design
o This arched window drape will not block the view or outside natural light
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