How to Hang Barn & Willow Drapes and Shades in Awkward Corner Windows

Hanging window treatments in awkward corner windows can be tricky. Fortunately, there are a handful of ways to dress up cramped corner windows with Barn & Willow drapes and shades. From connecting rods to double panels, here are five solutions for dressing your corner windows.

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1. Double up on drapery panels.

When faced with two windows in a cramped corner, do yourself a favor and add two drapery panels to each window—instead of just one panel each—to frame it from both sides. Not only will this ensure you can fully shut out light when necessary, it will warm up an otherwise awkward space with visual interest.

2. Add Roman shades.

A good pair of Roman shade goes a long way when dressing difficult corner windows. In addition to drapery panels, employ a Roman shade in each window to ensure adequate light coverage and turn an inconvenient corner into a stylish focal point for the room.

3. Raise your drapery rod.

Never underestimate the impact of raising a drapery rod in a corner window. By installing each window’s rod just two to three inches lower than the ceiling, you’ll make the who room feel taller no matter how tight the corner may be.

4. Buy an elbow connecter.

If you aren’t already familiar with elbow connecters, then now’s the time to smarten up. Available in an array of styles and finishes, elbow connectors can be used to combine the corner drapery rods of both windows, creating an engaging continuation and flow in an otherwise congested area of the room.

5. Make sure your drapes are precisely measured.

Nothing ruins a room faster than ill-fitted window treatments. Use our online measuring tool to custom stitch your corner window drapes and shades with their exact specifications.

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