Treating a Specialty Shaped Window

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you’re lucky enough to have a specialty shaped window (one that isn’t the standard square or rectangle), you know how great it is for adding visual excitement to a room, bringing new light sources, or just creating an interesting enhancement on an otherwise boring wall. However, you might also know that, if left untreated, that great window can let in hot air in the summer and cold air in the winter, can add too much natural light to a room, or can introduce harmful UV rays to your flooring and furnishings. At Windows, Walls & More here in Bloomfield Hills, our trained consultants can help you find the right window treatment that will meet your needs while still letting you enjoy the benefits of your specialty window. To get ideas for your situation, speak with one of our representatives today.

Dealing With Specialty Windows

Especially with new construction, many homes are sporting interesting, dynamic windows as visual enhancements. You might find octagons, ovals, cathedral windows, eyebrows, trapezoids, or skylights in many new homes. Depending on certain elements, covering them can be tricky. For example, a regular window can be open and lowered, whereas a specialty shape window can only be partially opened or not at all. To cover your specialty shape, use the “less is more” theory. 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. Remember to look at your window from the outside to consider how your treatments will look from the curb.

Hunter Douglas Options for Specialty Windows

While Hunter Douglas offers several solutions depending on the circumstances, at Windows, Walls & More, we often suggest the following as a baseline to start from:

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

Treatments for Specialty Shaped Windows in West Bloomfield, Novi MI

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi.

Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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