Arched Windows & Fanlights
How-to information and decorating ideas for Arched and Fanlight windows using decorative and privacy window films. Arched windows are difficult and expensive to decorate with most window treatments. Wallpaper For Windows with it’s trim-to-size service, makes it very easy and affordable to give an arched window a custom stained glass or etched glass look.
With Wallpaper For Windows’s new ‘giclee’ print technology, we now have the ability to customize Wallpaper For Windows designs for you. Trimming designs to fit arched windows and door ovals, design resizing/scaling and some color changes are now possible.
Want the medallions in the Monterey Design to be red instead of blue or amber? Easily done. Though the Allure Leaded Glass design is available in 7 colors, you can have the leading lines customized with any color you desire.
The Napa design too large for your small to medium-sized window? Have the design resized to be proportional to your window. Want to decorate your 15 pane French doors with the Savannah design, but prefer the shards of glass to be smaller? Have the Savannah resized and then use the Trim-To-Size service to pre-cut the panes for you. You will enjoy a beautiful new look for your door that was very easy to accomplish.
Having designs customized and trimmed-to-fit door ovals and arched windows is now possible. In the window covering business, decorating arched windows and the glass ovals in entry doors are two of the most difficult and expensive projects one could undertake. Wallpaper For Windows new customization program makes decorating these windows easy and very affordable. You provide the glass measurements and a picture of the window, we make a digital template of the windows shape and after the design is printed, the film is perfectly cut to fit your glass.
If you have an arched window or door with a clear glass oval, it’s time to decorate it with one of Wallpaper For Windows etched glass, frosted glass or stained glass designs.
All designs can be resized and many can have color changes, contact the Wallpaper For Windows office at 800-320-8439 / 321-504-4060 for more detailed information.
Visit Napa Stained Glass Privacy design product page for more design info.
One of the many great features of our designer window film is the ability to deflect light and heat. We recently received this rave review from a customer via our CustomerLobby system.
I have a Large 1/2 Moon window in my Great Room. That side of the house gets the afternoon sun. The room is almost unbearable in the summer time, which in Ky…that lasts for months as we never really have much of a Spring or Fall! I happened upon Wallpaper for Windows on the Internet & thought I’d give it a try! BEST THING I EVER DID!!! (Well, besides marrying my awesome Husband, of course!) Anyway, our Great Room’s temperature was decreased by almost 20 degrees in the dead of the afternoon heat! I’m now enjoying my Great Room daily…all year round!! Will definitely recommend this product!
I’ve recently made a second purchase. This time for some privacy on a window by the Front Door! Again…completely satisfied!! Thank you!!
She chose our Savannah Stained Glass Window Film for her home.
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Beautiful and versatile, our Monterey Sun Stained Glass design is changing the way some people think about window film.
The Monterey design has a timeless style, featuring medallions on a grid of leading lines. Perfect for doors, the Monterey Sun Stained Glass Privacy Window Film has a lite frost background. The subtle design is ideal with traditional, contemporary, country, easy living and urban decor.
This designer pattern is an easy way to decorate, add privacy, block UV rays and save energy on sliders, French doors, showers, windows and other large glass surfaces.
In addition to the privacy film, with its lite frost background, the Monterey Sun Stained Glass Design also comes in a see-through window film. This gives you all of the elegant design elements of the Monterey Sun pattern, without the privacy control. Perfect for when you want an unobstructed view from your windows or glass door.
And, because variety is the spice of life… these two great looks are also available in our Monterey Bay pattern – with beautiful blue medallions in place of the sunny yellow.
Today’s post is from Southern Accents magazine, Best Southern Rooms issue Early 2010 pg 97.*
It’s a good thing this beautiful bathroom doesn’t have neighbors or a trip to the tub would put on quite a show.
If you have a tub window that faces the street or your neighbors, here are some decorating ideas for adding privacy without darkening the room.
The Design Team used both warm and cool colors to demontrate the range of looks that Deco Tint adhesive-free film can have on a room with neutral colors.
The arrangements shown here range in cost from $42 to $115 and are easy to do.
The following colors are available in the Deco Tint Decorative Window Film collection. Each color is available in a see-thru and privacy version, click a color for details.
*”Southern Accents” The Best Southern Rooms magazine and Trademark is owned and published by Oxmoor House of Des Moines, IA. Use of the original image and the Deco Tint added images are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by the magazine or its publisher.
Updated August 2013 – Todays post is from the cover of “This Old House” magazine, Jan/Feb 2010 issue.
Decorating this arched window with curtains or blinds would rob the room of its architectural look. There are many Wallpaper For Windows designs that could be used to give this window a new treatment, but Deco Tint’s were chosen for this room. Deco Tint’s maintain the unique style of the window while offering both decorative and functional alternatives to plain glass. This window and the bold colors of the room severely restrict the ways this window can be decorated, but here are 4 looks that demonstrate how Deco Tints could be used.
Make your decorating project even easier by having your window film trimmed to size at the factory. When your Wallpaper For Windows film arrives, it is pre-cut and ready to be applied to the glass. Makes a decorating project quick and easy and it will look like you had a professional do the installation.
The following colors are available in the Deco Tint Decorative Window Film collection. Click a color for details.
* “This Old House” magazine and Trademark is owned by This Old House Ventures, Inc. Use of the original image and the Deco Tint added images are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by the magazine or its publisher.
July 27, 2013 – Updated pictures to include new designs. Updated info about new designs and new Trim-To-Size service that have been added since original post.
Arched windows are beautiful unless too much sunlight comes through, your neighbors can look into your home through it, the view is not the best or if you just want them to be more decorative than plain clear glass. You can use Wallpaper For Windows window film to solve any of these problems. There are now over 50 designs from which to choose. Frosted and overall patterns that add privacy with a classic yet subtle look. For stained and leaded glass lovers, there are floral, contemporary, geometric and country designs available that will create an eye-catching window.
Choose a design that has the appearance you want and that controls the light or view as needed. Wallpaper For Windows is an affordable way to give new style to your decor. Wallpaper For Windows now offers a Trim-To-Size service for arched and half-round windows (or they can be trimmed by the homeowner). Whether pre-cut or trimmed at home, the adhesive-free film is easy-to-apply and will look great for years.
Have the film pre-cut and installation will take about about 30 minutes. Trimming the panel to fit the arched window and sidelights will take 30 – 45 minutes.
Decorating Arched Windows With Sidelights
If your arched window is above a door with 1 or more sidelights, Wallpaper For Windows is the best looking and most affordable option. Arched windows are difficult (and expensive) to cover with blinds or curtains and sidelights even more so. Below are arched windows and sidelights decorated with etched glass, leaded glass and stained glass designs.
Many designs are available in both a privacy and semi-private or see-thru version. This allows the same design to be used even with varying privacy needs between windows and doors.
On the left is the Eden Privacy design on the sidelights and the Eden Semi-Private design on the arched window. The Odyssey Leaded Glass design creates a look of decorative security in both the see-thru and privacy versions. And there are many designs with color. The Allure Privacy design with gold leading lines is very complimentary to the arch window decorated with the Mirage stained glass design.
As you select your design(s), remember to consider the degree of privacy you want on that window or glass door.
Decorating Arched Windows Above Windows
The arched window above a window (or windows) can be decorated by itself, with the same design on the windows underneath or with complimentary designs on the windows underneath. This arrangement has many of the same issues as decorating arched windows with sidelights. The degree of privacy needed can vary from top to bottom. When choosing designs, considering the degree of privacy can be as important as appearance.
If you are looking for complete privacy, you can cover both the bottom and arched parts of your window.
With over 50 designs available, there are many, many ways to decorate windows and arched windows that will contribute greatly to your home or office decor. Odyssey is a new stained glass design that transforms an ordinary window into an a beautiful custom window.
When decorating any window, sidelight of glass door, the degree of privacy needed should be considered. There are frosted and privacy films which offer complete privacy, semi-private films which allow some visibility to the outside while reducing the ability for others to look inside and see-thru films which decorate without blocking the view.
Wallpaper For Windows is easy to trim to size. But trimming the film to fit an arched window can be a challenge for the average person. We highly recommend that you use the Trim-To-Size service for arched windows. The digital cutter that trims the film, always does a good job and it will save you a lot of time and energy.
Enjoy the new look of your arched window.