In our master bedroom we have a half moon window. You will not believe how much light that bloody window lets into our bedroom. As with everything in life, nothing is ever simple. This window is not exactly a half circle. It is 61 1/2 inches across and only 29 inches high at the high point. After talking to a woman in a store who has one of these windows and was quoted over $700 for a California Shutter type of covering for her half circle I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Dh had some of this pipe, he said it is used in plumbing(?), it is stiff enough to go into the half circle and to hold the sheers.I bought sheers that matched the ones on the main window and cut them in half and hemmed them. The measurement of my pipe to cover the half circle was 94 inches. I bought 5 panels at 50 inches wide and cut them in half, to get the fullness I desired.
You slide the panels on the pipe, and then thread some string through the bottom hem. I made my panels 30 inches long by the way.
Now this is what it looks like more or less finished. I am having issues with everything gathered in the middle. I need to look into this further to see what I can do to make it tidier.
I also spent the afternoon taking up the 8 sheer curtain panels. I still have the four drapery panels to take up but didn't have any thread the same as the chocolate brown colour of the drapes.
I couldn't get a decent light to take the photos.
I have to say this wasn't overly cheap to do all these window's.
I needed 13 sheer panels at $32.99 each =$428.87 (bought them at Bed, Bath and Beyond)
4 drapery panels @ $29.99 each = $119.96 (got them on sale @ Lowes)
2 short double drapery poles @ $69.99 each = $139.98 (bought them at Bed, Bath and Beyond)
1 long double drapery pole @ $79.99 - 20% = $63.99(bought them at Bed, Bath and Beyond)
1 pair end finials = $19.99 (bought them at Bed, Bath and Beyond)
13% taxes: $100.46
I am sure you can do this a lot cheaper and also a lot more expensive. We are pleased with the results and it suits us.