Windows are not a one-size-fits-all for any home. Specialty-shaped windows are an architectural delight, and they should be accented with custom window treatments to highlight the intricate shapes. Differently shaped windows require custom window treatments for them to fit properly because pre-made window coverings won’t fit them perfectly. Window blinds and shades are a great choice for your specialty windows of all shapes, and choosing a professional window treatment company ensures they fit perfectly and operate properly. In this article, we’ll explore the best shades, shutters, and blinds for odd shaped windows and how they can unlock the charm and allure of your windows.

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Stationary Special Shaped Windows

Many times, arched windows have a stationary arch over the top of an operable rectangular window. The stationary window doesn’t open or close, and it adds great curb appeal to your home. In most cases, the stationary portion will be covered with a window treatment that remains intact at all times and doesn’t open. The window covering of your choice, on the bottom half that is functional, should be covered with operable materials.

What Are Some Specialty-Shaped Windows?

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You may have a huge variety of odd-shaped windows in your home. Each can be covered by customized window treatments in different types according to your taste and preferences.

Specialty windows include arches, circles, angles, bay and bow windows, corner windows, skylights and French doors, all of which need to be covered to block out heat and sun to make your home energy efficient. Measuring these types of windows can be tricky. The great news is that you have many different options of window coverings from which to choose from.

What Are the Best Blinds and Shades for Specialty Windows?

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Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are also called honeycomb shades, and they are highly energy efficient because they trap air next to the window in tiny cells that are sandwiched between two layers of fabric. They can be operable or stationary, depending on your needs. This works exceptionally well for windows with a separate arch on the top of them to provide extra insulation. They can be styled as a sunburst or a fan on the top portion that is stationary, and the bottom can be an operable cellular shade made as a roller shade that opens and closes to adjust your light control.

Indoor Shutters

Indoor plantation shutters have the unmatched beauty of wood that can be stained or painted in any color you wish for heightened style. They are highly customizable and can be made to fit all types of window shapes including circular windows, semicircles, triangular windows, ovals, trapezoidal windows, and arches. Shutters add dimension, texture and interest to your stationary windows to draw the eye to them and highlight them. Shutters can also be made with special cut-outs to accommodate door handles on French doors.

Roller Shades

Another classic and highly customizable option is roller shades. They are available in a massive number of fabrics with solid colors, patterns, themes, and different fabric types and thicknesses. There are many different customizations to complement your decor and style in your home.

Window Blinds

The addition of window blinds on your oddly shaped windows highlights their unique design. Specialty blinds can be made to fit angles at the top of windows, with the top angled portion being somewhat functional to tilt the vanes open for filtered light. The bottom portion is rectangular and operates as a regular horizontal custom blind to open, close, and tilt the vanes to adjust your lighting.

Custom Curtains

Curtains can easily be made to fit any shape and size of windows that you have in your home. You can either cover your window with a different shape or choose to highlight its shape using decorative drapery panels that are stationary, or you can drape the arch with a scarf valance that follows the window shape to highlight it.

Blackout Shades

If you want to block out all the sunlight and heat from your window, you can choose to go with blackout shades. These are usually made as a roller shade for the bottom operational portion of the window and a sunburst of the same fabric at the top of the window that is inoperable. This is often done when your specialty window is in the bedroom, so you can have room-darkening capabilities, sound dampening, privacy and keep your cool while you sleep peacefully.


Skylights are a work of art in your home. If left uncovered, it can get extremely hot in the summer months. You can choose any type of window covering you desire and add motorization to it, so you can open, close and adjust your window coverings with the touch of a button, or with a voice command to your home assistant. Motorized blinds relieve you of needing a ladder or a long pole to adjust your skylights for lighting and heat control.

Find The Best Shutters, Shades, and Blinds For Odd Shaped Windows

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You have many customizations to add window coverings to your specialty and odd shaped windows and doors as well as skylights. Choosing custom window treatments gives you a large variety of items from which to choose and a multitude of fabrics and materials to work with, and installation is provided too. Keep in mind that if a portion of the window is non-functional and a portion operates, you want a matching product on both parts for aesthetics and to look cohesive.

But keep in mind that you don’t have to go through the process alone – if you’re unsure what materials or features would work best for your odd-shaped windows, reaching out to Incredible Windows is a great idea. We offer free consultations and have the expertise to make sure your space looks its best with both classic and modern solutions. So, the next time you’re looking to decorate or redesign odd-shaped windows in your home, remember your lovely options—and don’t forget to schedule a free consultation with Incredible Windows!