The Curtain Styling Hacks You Need To Know For Corner Windows

While we admire the classic symmetrical center hall Georgian or Colonial-style house, we also know that most of us live in homes with little quirks and sometimes oddly placed windows. When we come across a room with windows in the corner, well, at least we have a sunny nook. Yet when we want curtains for privacy or warmth, this layout can be a challenge.

But there are creative ways to decorate with the most popular curtain styles as well as designer hacks to fool the eye and finish off the room despite unbalanced windows or uneven windows framed by molding. This TikTok designer suggests making one flat surface of the entire wall. Other designers approach the problem as a single installation, using a drapery pivot or plastic plumbing elbow to connect two window rods that meet in the corner. Use one set of curtains (two panels) to slide along each rod to also meet in the corner, from the outside inward. An elegant solution to a design challenge, since you can use whatever type of curtain you prefer – from sheers to blackout drapes.

One panel or two

There's also an advantage in splitting corner windows (as well as bay windows) into separate flat units. It's easy to hang multiple blinds, Roman or cellular shades, shutters, or a combination such as heavier blinds and sheer curtains to achieve the look you want and the privacy you crave. 

Ultimately, how you treat corner windows comes down to what type of look you're going for. If you want a clean, streamlined look, finding a way to bring all the windows together with one cohesive treatment is the way to go. However, if it's important that each window should be able to function independently in terms of letting light or airflow in, giving each window its own treatment will probably make life easier. You can still tie them all together by adding a second layer, such as a curtain or drape, over the top. Another alternative is to tie all of the windows together with a valance, while letting each window have its own set of blinds, shutters, or Roman shades.