Transom windows are an architectural term for a window that sits atop a door or another window. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but are commonly known to have a fan shape. In most cases transoms are strictly decorative and often use a leaded pattern glass, for visual interest. However, transoms are not only pretty but purposeful. They not only add architectural appeal, but help to add light to a room as well. The tricky part comes with how to treat transoms with window coverings. The best solution is usually the simplest. As not to distract from the beauty of these windows, a short decorative rod hangs at each side. Drapery panels shirred on the rod are made from a fabric color that compliments the rooms color palette, blending seamlessly into the wall. The drapery panels are then tied back with beautiful cording and trimmed with a tassel accent. This simple yet elegant approach to covering the transom windows allows the window to make the visual statement in this room.