A hexagonal window can be a lovely accent in any room. However, it can be difficult to find or design window coverings that work with its non-standard shape. Ideally a hexagonal window would be left uncovered, however, placed in a bathroom or bedroom, it may need a cover or other treatment for privacy.
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Drape a curtain over it. With a hexagonal or other odd-shaped window, one can always place a curtain rod that is larger than the window, and its frame, above the window. On the curtain rod, you can hang one or two panels and place tiebacks to create one or two dramatically sweeping curtains. A small curtain rod -- which might have to be homemade with a dowel or by cutting down a commercial one with a hacksaw -- could also be placed directly across the widest point of the hexagon, providing partial privacy.
Cover your hexagon with something translucent. To provide privacy, a window film can be used. Window films come in a variety of colours and designs. Some are designed for absolute privacy; others might allow someone outside to see shapes or light. You could also change the glass in your window to something textured, coloured or opaque.
Hang a shade over it. A shade whose width is several inches wider than your window is another option for covering a hexagonal window. Just make sure that the shade you choose can be mounted on a wall. Some are designed to sit inside window frames.
Dress up your window in beads. A hexagonal window is an ideal place to hang beads. Simply choose some beads that complement your decor and string them to the desired length. Screw some tiny eyehooks into your window frame and tie your bead strands to the hooks. A bead store can give you some pointers on the best ways to attach decorative beads.
Fill up your hexagonal window. Your window can be filled with a variety of items including a faux birds nest, a floral arrangement, or even feathers. To create a floral type arrangement, glue a floral brick to the lower half of your window and fill it with items that delight you.
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Tips and warnings
- Always be careful when working with glass. It is fragile and heat sensitive.
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