Don’t Perpetrate Arch Abuse

Beautiful arched windows can be ruined with an ugly horizonal window covering- don't commit Arch Abuse!

We’ve all fallen victim to it at one time or another. You’re admiring a lovely home with grand arched windows. You are impressed by the curb appeal of the home and obvious pride of ownership. But something isn’t quite right. You can’t quite put your finger on it – like trying to figure out what’s missing when you see someone without eyebrows.

And then it hits you. The window blinds are all wrong for those beautiful, grand arches!

Arched windows on a home can make a grand statement. They create beauty for the onlooker in addition to creating a striking portal for viewing one’s own outdoor oasis. These beautiful windows deserve window coverings befitting of their grandeur and appeal. However, many of them suffer from arch abuse.

Some definitions to help us:

arch /ärCH/ - noun
a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above it.

a·buse /əˈbyo͞oz/- verb
use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.

Choosing to believe the best about people, we can assume that arch abuse is accidental. It usually happens simply because the one responsible for obtaining suitable window coverings for an arched window doesn’t really know all the options. This person has often gone the “Do It Yourself” route or sacrificed quality for what sounds like a good deal.

Take a look at these examples of arch abuse compared to how beautiful your arched windows could look.

Bad: Example of arched windows abuse with horizontal window coverings cutting across. Good: example of arched windows treated right with plantation shutters.

Multiple arch abuse. Bad: Example of arched windows abuse with horizontal window coverings cutting across. Good: example of arched windows treated right with plantation shutters.

Window Fashions of Texas can help even the most brutalized of arches. The knowledgeable design consultants at Window Fashions of Texas will help you find just what you are looking for, be it for arched windows or any other kind. They will help you with the answers to questions you didn’t even know to ask.

So the next time you find yourself admiring those arched windows, take a moment to notice if the shutters add to or detract from the overall look and feel of the home.  If you’ve noticed arched windows that didn’t look quite right, but couldn’t quite put your finger on it, they might be the victim of arch abuse.

Bad: Example of arched windows abuse with horizontal window coverings cutting across. Good: example of arched windows treated right with plantation shutters.

Bad: Example of eyebrow arched windows abuse with horizontal window coverings cutting across. Good: example of eyebrow arched windows treated right with plantation shutters.