What Window Treatments Are Best to Cover Specialty Shaped Window?

Specialty Shaped Window Treatments

Nantucket™ Arched Window Shadings in the Living Room

Not all windows are the same. They come in numerous shapes and sizes. New home construction tends to incorporate these “odd” shaped windows into its architectural design for beauty and uniqueness, but rarely do designers take into consideration how to cover them. That is where Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area plays a key role. We’ll help you determine which blinds, shades, shutters, or draperies will work and perform to your specific needs and desires.

Common Specialty Window Shapes:

  • Octagon
  • Oval
  • Cathedral
  • Eyebrow
  • Trapezoid
  • Skylight
  • Palladian

Specialty Shaped Windows Have Limited Functionality

Not all window treatments can be used to cover specialty shaped windows. For example, a regular window can be open and lowered, whereas a specialty shape window can only be partially opened or not at all.

The Theory “Less Is More” Is True When Working With Specialty Shaped Windows

Window Treatments for arch windows

Parkland® Arched Hardwood Blinds in the Den

When possible, work with the architectural structure of the window. Too many lines in and on a window can be confusing and take away from the beauty of the specialty window. If you don’t need privacy and the light is not an issue, the specialty windows are beautiful untreated! Remember, go outside and think about how your treatments will look from the curb. Another thing to remember when working with a specialty shaped window is that it already advances into the room because of its shape, line, and light. If you use a contrasting color, it will be magnified and become the focal point in that room.

Answer These Questions Before Buying Window Treatments

Before heading out to look for window treatments, take a picture of your window and answer the following questions. This will help your sales consultant narrow down which products will work best for you.

  1. Do you want to maintain the architectural look from the inside?
  2. Why do you want to cover the window?
    a. For privacy
    b. To block out the harsh sun
    c. To add decoration or color
  3. How important is the view?
  4. Is the specialty shaped window above a standard window?

Now you are ready to start shopping for the perfect window treatment for your specialty shaped windows.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments for Specialty Shaped Windows

Hunter Douglas offers a large selection of window treatments for different shaped windows. Regardless of the shape, there is a Hunter Douglas blind, shade, or shutter to cover it. For example:

  • For arches, circles, and ovals, consider Vignette® Modern Roman Shades or Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • For bay and corner windows, consider Heritance® Hardwood Shutters or Applause® Honeycomb Shades
  • For French doors, consider NewStyle™ Hybrid Shutters or Silhouette® Window Shadings
  • For sliding or patio doors, consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades with Vertiglide™ or Skyline™ Gliding Panels
  • For skylights, consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades or pleated shades

Visit our showroom to see all of our product offerings for specialty shaped windows, or call for a free in-home consultation.

Treatments for Specialty Shaped Windows in Baltimore, Timonium MD Areas

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients in Ellicott City, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!