How to dress unusual shaped windows

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 31/07/2018

Updated: 08/06/2023

Read our ideas on how to dress unusual shaped windows and doors.

Unusual shaped windows needn’t miss out when it comes to dressing them.

Our blinds, curtains and shutters are made-to-measure, so even challenging shapes can look simply stunning. Your expert local advisor will take care of all the measuring and fitting, so you know you'll get the perfect fit.

Here we share our top tips for dressing your unusual shaped windows to inspire your creative ideas.

Curved windows

If your window has an arch or curve, like this wonderful patio, curtains make a great choice.

Curtain poles can sit above the arch’s highest point so that your window is completely covered by the fabric. You could even choose a couple of curtains and have them sit at different heights at the window for a gorgeous and practical effect.

Your local advisor will talk you through all of the options available to you.


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Shaped windows

Round, arched and non-standard shaped windows are impressive architectural features but how do you find a window dressing to fit these unusual shapes?

Luckily, we have the know-how to help.

Our classic wooden shutters can be made to fit windows of virtually any shape or size.

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Sloping windows

If your property is built on a sloping site or your room is built into the eaves of your roof, your windows may be shaped to accommodate the slope.

This can be a challenge for most types of window dressings, but not for Vertical blinds. That’s because we can cut the individual louvres to different lengths so that they fit sloping windows perfectly, giving you a look that’s totally seamless.


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Skylight windows

Contemporary extensions and loft conversions often include feature skylights that allow plenty of light to filter in through the roof space. However, unwanted light, particularly in the summer months, can be a nuisance, especially in loft bedrooms.

We’ve got lots of great solutions for skylight and velux windows which not only look neat and sleek, but are also available in performance fabrics, including blackout.


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Conservatory roof windows

Our specialist advisors can even help you find the perfect conservatory blinds for the most complex conservatory roof configurations.

Not only will we measure and professionally fit your roof blinds, but we can also offer you a range of innovative fabrics that will help you to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round.

You can even choose motorised controls to help you open and close your heard-to-reach conservatory roof blinds with ease.


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