Awning windows can be difficult to dress due to the fact that they open from the top. Here are 4 ideas for window treatments that will still let light in, and allow you to open the window easily for cleaning.
1. Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds can be opened to the degree you desire to allow the amount of light you want in the room, or when completely opened, almost look as though there is no window treatment. This gives you versatility. They come in metal or fabric coated textures in virtually any color you need.
2. Window Film
This is a great alternative for an awning window if it is in a place where you don't particularly want to have a fabric window treatment. You can find window at home improvement stores and online. The new window films come in an array of patterns and colors that look like stained glass.
3. Window Cornice Box
A window cornice box can add real impact to an awning window if it is above a piece of furniture, like a bed. It will make a frame over the window, adding design to the room. The cornice box can be stained, or can be covered in upholstery to match the room. You will want to be sure to allow enough room for the window to be opened for cleaning.
4. Natural Roman Shades
Roman shades in a natural texture is acceptable for any room and will blend with any decor. This is a good option if you are trying to minimize the visual impact of the window in the room.