Windows come in all shapes and sizes. The more unique the shape of your windows, the more character they’ll add to your home. The challenge is finding the right window coverings, however. Not all windows are square and easy to fit. If you have odd shaped windows, you’ll need to factor in the functionality and design of shutters, curtains, and blinds. Fortunately, there is a range of options available. These include curtains and blinds for triangular windows, arched windows, round windows, and even portholes. A non-standard window shape may be a challenge, but with custom-made coverings, you can find the perfect look for your home.
Some of the more difficult window types to work with include triangle, arches, and circular. Triangular windows or gable-shaped windows make a beautiful and interesting feature in any home. They’re popular for conservatories, and bi-folding doors creating a flow from inside to outside. These types of windows are often strategically positioned to let plenty of natural light into the home. During very sunny days this could cause glare or high temperatures. You’ll need a window covering that fits.
Triangular window blinds or custom-made curtains for triangular windows can provide an effective solution. The best blinds for triangular windows are made from a low-density fabric, which can neatly fit into the recess of the window frame. This way you can retract the blinds easily and they’ll be discreetly hidden when you’re not using them, allowing you to make the most of the natural light when you prefer.
Arches are another challenging shape. You can opt for curtains for arched shaped windows or arched window shutters for a stylish alternative. Shutters make a fabulous yet functional feature. They provide privacy while still letting the light in. Blinds and shutters can both be used to dress windows of all shapes and sizes. With custom-made blinds or shutters to fit an arched shaped window, you don’t have to worry about covering their magnificent appearance with a traditional, one size fits all curtain rail.
Porthole windows are often a favourite of architects in modern bathroom designs, attics, hallways, and even small bedrooms. Also known as an oculus, the porthole window was originally designed with practicality in mind. They withstand adverse weather conditions while letting in a strong beam of light making them ideal for coastal properties. Nowadays they’re seen as the perfect way to let light into a small space, and there’s a range of window covering options, such as porthole shutters. These are made to measure often from fine timber. Louvers are recommended for especially high-up portholes as they have a semi-open design.
There are certain factors to consider when choosing a window treatment for oddly shaped windows. If you’re opting for arch window shutters the panels might not be able to fully open, depending on the position of the window. For this reason, arched window blinds may be a better choice as they can be fully opened or retracted completely. Round shapes, in general, may be difficult to cover with panels and you can opt for blinds or curtains designed for round windows instead. This way you make the most of the natural light coming in.
If you’re looking for a window treatment for an oddly shaped window in your kitchen or bathroom, a waterproof option would be more practical. Kitchen or bathroom blinds are the perfect spot for mildew to develop, due to the amount of moisture in the room. Look for blinds for round or odd shaped windows that are made from waterproof materials. Polyvinyl shutters are a good option in the bathroom, for example. You need something that’s easy to clean, yet provides you with the right combination of light, privacy, and ventilation.
Getting the right fit for your odd shaped windows is essential. It will further accentuate the unique design and allow you to get the most out of your feature window. At Art Blinds, we offer a range of high-quality window treatments and our products are tailored to each customer’s individual needs. Let us know about your odd shaped windows, and we’ll help you choose the best curtains, shutters, or blinds. We also offer a huge selection of materials so you can look for a practical choice to match your decor. If you would like to learn more about arched window blinds or need help finding the blinds for your odd shaped windows, make an appointment today.
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