Blinds for Odd Shaped Windows: Circle, Oval, Octagon + Triangles

Abigail Sawyer | 21 Apr 2015 | Specialty Shapes

Specialty shape windows like circles, ovals and octagons can often be found in upper floors and attics as a decorative element in the roof’s gable. Triangle windows are found in similar spaces and often get their shape by following a slanted roof line.

These odd shaped windows can be intimidating to cover, but it is possible! We’ll walk you through the options for covering these non-standard window shapes.

How to cover oval and circle windows

Please Note:

Odd shaped shades or shutters cannot be ordered without the help of a Blinds.com designer. Give us a call at 800-505-1905 and we’ll help you measure your windows and place your order.

Blinds for Circle Windows

Circle windows are often found at the top of gables or in alcoves. They add a charming touch and are sometimes called porthole windows.

Circle Window via Carolina Design Associates on Houzz

Circular windows can be covered with cellular shades or wood shutters. A cellular shade of this style will be inoperable, but can be made with fabrics to match other shades in your home.

Browse the Bali fabric options online to choose your color and then give us a call to place your order.

cellular shade for circle window

Shutters for circle windows can be made with operable slats or as a solid piece. If you want adjustable light control. we’d recommend this choice over cellular shades. Circle shutters will be fixed to the window and do not swing open. However, if you need to clean behind the shutter, it can easily be removed by taking out a few screws.

Circle window shutters

Blinds for Oval Windows

Oval windows are a unique detail often found in Victorian style homes. Covering one of these windows can be tricky, but plantation shutters can be made in nearly any shape. The shutter will be fixed to the window and does not swing open. However, if you need to clean behind the shutter, it can easily be removed by taking out a few screws.

oval window shutter

Custom cellular shades can also be made in an oval shape. A cellular shade of this style will be inoperable, but can be made with fabrics to match other shades in your home.

Browse the Bali fabric options online to choose your color and then give us a call to place your order.

Blinds for Octagon Windows

Octagon or hexagon windows are unusual, but not unheard of. They are usually found in converted attics and provide a beautiful detail to the home’s facade.

Octagon window

Octagon windows can be covered with cellular shades or shutters. A cellular shade of this style will be inoperable, but can be made with fabrics to match other shades in your home.

Browse the Bali fabric options online to choose your color and then give us a call to place your order.

Octagon window cellular shades

Shutters can also be made to fit an octagon window. Depending on the size of your window, the shutter may be one fixe panel, or two panels that cans wing in or out.

Octagon Window Shutters

Blinds for Triangle Windows

Triangle windows are often found in attics or stairwells. They can either be a decorative topper for a taller window, or an angled window that follows the roofline.

Triangle windows can be confused for trapezoid windows. Read our post on Blinds for Trapezoid Windows or list of window treatments for angle top windows at Blinds.com to learn more.

Triangle Window

Cellular shades can be made to fit triangle windows. These shades will be inoperable, but can be made with fabrics to match other shades in your home.

Browse the Bali fabric options online to choose your color and then give us a call to place your order.

Triangle window shade

Shutters with movable slats can be made to fit any triangle or angled opening. Depending on the size of your window, the shutter may be one solid panel, or two doors that can swing to open.

Triangle window with shutters

Want Help Finding Blinds for Your Specialty Shaped Windows?

Reach a Blinds.com designer by calling 800-505-1905. They’ll help you measure your windows and order your covering.

For more information about covering other unusual window shapes, check out our Odd Shaped Window Series.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw