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Tips on Dealing With Oddly Proportioned Windows

Windows with the right shape and size will almost always look good, but the same can’t be said for oddly proportioned ones. However, replacement windows with non-standard sizes can still look good if you know how to deal with them.

Here are a few tips from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee to help you out.

Draw Them Out With Curtains

With proper use of window treatments, it’s possible to “change” the size of your window. By having the curtain rod higher, you make the window look taller, while a longer curtain rod will add the illusion of extra width. For even better results, make sure you have curtains with blackout lining, for more clearly defined borders.

Treat Two Windows as One

It’s possible to make two small double-hung windows look like a single big opening. Once again, the secret lies in the window treatments. Having a single curtain rod spanning both windows and adding matching window shades will unify these two windows without the need to replace either of them.

Emphasize the Features

Some windows are odd because of their unique shapes. For example, arched windows have a circular top, which clashes with most simple window treatments. However, you can enhance their look by playing up their unique features. For the arched windows mentioned earlier, you can try window treatments with a wavy hem to emphasize the curve.

Use Color to Your Advantage

If window treatments aren’t your thing, you should consider working with the window colors. Picture windows can look bigger if the colors of the frames contrast with the wall while using lines or patterns on the wall around the window can also give the illusion of width and height.

Don’t let unconventionally shaped windows keep your room from looking great. Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee is the leading window and door company in Waukesha and nearby areas. You can call us at (262) 955-8400 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.

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