speciality shaped windows

How to Cover Arches and Other Specialty Shaped Windows

speciality shaped windows

Specialty shaped windows like circles, ovals and octagons can be intimidating to cover. They are beautiful to look at but when it comes to covering them, many people don’t know which route to take.

Here are some options so that you can best decide which route is right for you.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, are an excellent option for specialty shaped windows. If your windows have arched tops, you can add a fan, or sunburst, covering. You may also consider applying a moveable arch shade system. This particular type of covering creates a consistent, unified look, while also offering mobility.

Cellular shades are the most energy efficient window covering solution. The construction of the cell forms an air pocket, which acts as an additional barrier of insulation for letting heat in or the cool of the air conditioning out. Cellular shades are available in a variety of colors and are a perfect solution for arch top windows! They are also great for sunrooms with skylights.


Shutters, or plantation shutters, are a quite popular option for specialty window treatments. They can be used for arched windows, ovals, hexagons, half-moons, and so much more. Because shutters are so versatile and classic, they are one of the most common options for unusually shaped windows.

These custom window coverings are like furniture for your windows. For an arched window, you have the same options as a cellular. You can choose the sunburst look or have a continuous arch. You can also use shutters for other shapes such as ovals, hexagons, half-circles, and so on.

Solar shades

Solar shades will keep your home cool while blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are almost invisible, yet they can block up to 99% of the unwanted glare.

Fixed Specialty-shaped Solar Screen Shades can be made to fit any angle-topped window. These shades do not roll up and down but can be removed seasonally.

Reasons to Cover Arched and Specialty Shaped Windows:

  • Energy Efficiency / Heating & Cooling
    The sun causing heat to build up in a room is more likely to occur with higher off of the ground and larger windows. Specialty windows are often higher off of the ground. Window coverings for arched and angled help keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • UV Exposure & Protection from the Sun
    UV exposure causes fading of carpeting, hardwood floors, cabinets, furniture and household furnishings. Our blinds for arches and other specialty shaped windows provide complete protection from sun exposure.
  • Light Control
    With the touch of a button, arched and other specialty shaped windows solutions provide unmatched light control.
  • Glare Control
    Our window treatments will alleviate the intensity of the sun when desired and will help to eliminate glare on a computer screen, television, and other glare concerns.

As you can see, there are a lot of options to choose from when covering specialty shaped windows! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a FREE in-home design consultation to further discuss your window covering options, contact us today!

Give us a call at 262-643-8484 to schedule your complementary consultation.  Let our expertise guide you to the perfect solution.