Arched top windows add a spectacular look and feel to a room. They are beautiful. Arched top, half circle, and quarter circle windows are a great architectural feature. However, these specialty shaped windows can create problems if they allow too much sunlight into the room. If you are trying to eat dinner and the sun is glaring in your eyes and you cannot see, you may not think the arched top windows are so great. Do not despair, there are options for shades and blinds that will fit your non-rectangular windows.

Shades, blinds, and shutters are available for arched top, half circle, quarter circle, and other specialty shaped windows. Here are some options to consider.

Shutters can be made to fit most special windows. The shutter louvers can be opened and closed like a rectangular shutter. Some of the louvers may have to be opened and closed individual and some that are in the curved section may not be operable. It all depends on the geometry of the shutter.

Horizontal blinds are also available to fit arched top windows, and can have either fixed or operable slats. Even if the slats are fixed, the blind still gives privacy and light control. An option is to use a rectangular blind and add a fixed slat blind above it to fill the curved area. This gives you the versatility of the blind and completes the look. Again, it all depends on the geometry of the window.

Many types of shades are available for specialty shaped windows. Duette honeycomb shades, Silhouette, Pirouette, and Vignette shades are just some of the options. Some, especially Duettes, are operable while others are fixed.

Custom draperies, valances, cornices, and curtains can also be used on your non-rectangular windows. There are lots of options.

If you have a non-rectangular window and the sunlight from that window makes you uncomfortable, call Beyond Blinds Inc. at 630-232-9901 to schedule an in-home appointment. We will come to your location and determine your needs, budget, and décor. Then we will measure your windows and help you select the best solution. Please call today.