Blinds / Curtains / Drapery
Blinds / Curtains / Drapery
The only poles that can be curved into a bow window is a Traverse Pole,I-Beam or passÃ© pole. These can flex into place to follow the curve. You can put French pleat drapes or drapes with a passÃ© pole heading. As for the decorative poles, they exist for bay windows. You can take most poles and use a flex corner for the curves, but you still have straight pieces in between. Using this option, the header styles are your choice.
Yes, Vertical slats can be bought one by one, or more if you wish. The best thing to do is to bring your broken slat with you to the store so you can match the style and color and proper height.
Most people assume 100% cotton fabrics are washable. Unfortunately, if you wash them, 100% cotton draperies will shrink, fade, and lose their protective finish and smooth surface. Draperies are one case when you would NOT pre-wash the fabric. The best care is to vacuum your draperies with the hose/brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. If you do this regularly, cleaning may not become necessary. If, for some reason you MUST clean your draperies, then have them dry cleaned--it's worth it!
Here are a couple of options that might work. The first product is a blackout cellular shade. This shade has foil on the inside of the cells and light will not penetrate the shade. The second product would be a pair of drapes with a blackout liner. By adding a blackout liner to the drapery the light will not penetrate the drapes.
This may help. On-Site injection/extraction cleaning system. This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove the window treatments. One of the leading companies that provides this service is On-Site Cleaners. They have a national network of trained professionals that can clean any soft, fabric-based Hunter Douglas product including Luminette Privacy Sheers, Alouette LightLouvers, Silhouette, Nantucket and VignetteÂ® shadings, Duette and Applause honeycomb shadesâ€ , Trio Convertible Shades and Vertical blinds. Dry method is recommended for certain fabrics.
A combination of panels on decorative rods or studio shades could be used or mixed with better styles of blinds.
The trouble with faux and real wood blinds is exactly as you say. They are very heavy and probably not recommended for such a large window. If you would like the look of wood however I would suggest either shutters which have no weight issues or a product called Romanelle which comes in both a Roman and a sliding door style. Further the floor color is of course one of the colors that you may match.
There are several blind options along with varying drapery styles that work. The most important thing in a blind style would be to be careful regarding the weight of the product as it opens. Here are some I would look at Shutters / Woven woods / Silhouettes / Luminettes / Honeycombs with Vertiglide on the door.
Soak oak blinds in tub with mild detergent. Rinse with hot water.
We are not sure you can. Many times the verticals are placed so they clear as much of the glass as possible. Sometimes this only works when the head rail can stack/draw more to one side than the other. Is the head rail centered on the door? If not, that could be moved over so they are more even. The other option might be to restring the head rail, but that may be more complicated than what you want to tackle.