How can I cover a rounded window under a slanted ceiling?


We're soon moving into a new house, and my room has a big window (with a door in it to access the balcony) under a slanted ceiling. The ceiling is quite steep, and there is very little clearing between it and the window.

I'm easily disturbed by light in my room when I'm trying to sleep, so I'm looking for a way to cover as much of the glass as possible with a material that lets very little light through.

Currently there are some very ugly curtains suspended to the ceiling, which you can pull away to the side and keep there with a tie-back. However, I'd prefer another type of covering. My desk is in the same room, so I'd want something that can let light through during the day (blinds for example, or perhaps two types of covering).

I've been thinking about it for a while, but I can't really find a solution to the problem. I'm not exactly up to date on what types of covering exist.

The illustration I added is not exactly to scale, but I think it captures...

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Note: I am adding a separate answer because though the answers that I linked in comment seem to give a solution, this one is a bit more complex due to the presence of border also along with the border-radius.

The shape can be created by using the following parts:

One main container element which is positioned relatively. Two pseudo-elements which are roughly half the width of parent element. One element is skewed to produce the skewed left side whereas the other is not skewed. The skewed pseudo-element is positioned at the left while the normal element is positioned at the right of the container element. The skewed pseudo-element has only top, left and bottom borders. The right border is omitted as it would come right in the middle of the shape. For the pseudo-element that is not skewed, the left border is avoided for the same reason. Left border of the skewed pseudo-element is a bit more thicker than other borders because skew makes the border look thinner than it...
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A slanted ceiling adds character to a room but it can make decorating difficult. If a window sits between two sloped walls, you might be struggling with how to cover the window. Below are some ideas on how to deal with these challenges.

Just as is the case with any window treatments, first you must recognise what the purpose of the window coverings will be. Do you need privacy and light blockage or a solely decorative element? How do the slanted ceilings fit in with the task? Are they something you want to accentuate or hide?

If the window covering is decorative and the window sits between two slopes, you can accentuate the slants by placing gorgeous fabric where the wall meets the ceiling from the tip/peak and down. The fabric can be gathered into itself using ribbon or binding so that it doesn't block the window.

If you need to cover the window for privacy and light blockage, then a simple roman shade hung inside-mount will suffice and won't interfere with...

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Depends on the pattern and what your design is about overall. Typically it would run vertical, and your side walls would be a continuation of pattern from your ceiling. However, keep in mind where everywhere the pattern will cross over from one surface to the other. There will be some amount of random int matching as you can only continue pattern on "x" amount of surfaces, so identify the most obscure locations in advance and hang toward them. Always make sure the most visible continuations spots are aligned in pattern as one surface plane gives way to the other. Hanging multi-angled ceilings, i.e.attic rooms or dormer spaces, is not for the faint of heart or those who don't like...

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As a color consultant, one question I seem to get asked over and over is “should I paint this wall or ceiling color?” It seems like a lot of the homes I have been in recently have odd angles and sloped ceilings. I am not talking about a slightly sloped ceiling like in this room below where it is still easy to identify wall from ceiling.

Hamptons Show House 2011 by Brian Brady and Franco Biscardi

I’m referring to a deep angled ceiling with multiple slanting walls like in this bedroom below. It can often be confusing to figure out if something should be painted wall or ceiling color.

House Beautiful

Even among designers and painters there seems to a difference of opinion of how best to treat angled walls and sloped ceilings. To help you make a decision of how best to treat your angled and sloped walls I thought it would be helpful to show you four options: Three that work and one that doesn’t.

#1 The first way is to paint everything wall color...

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If you fancied the idea of installing flap tile height cupboards but prefer shelves, it is possible to construct some custom shelving to fit the height constraints of your space. Reasons why you might want to opt for shelves rather than flap tile height cupboards include that they allow you to display items, typically come with more compartments for storing smaller items, and they can be ideal for playrooms.

Open-faced shelves will allow your little ones easier visual and physical access to their toys, which may even help them with learning organisational skills. Plus, it’ll keep their little fingers from getting shut in the doors. Customised shelves will also help facilitate your dream of creating a home library in your loft or attic.

If you'd like to get inspired in creating your own home library, check out these expert tips for turning your loft into a reading room. Happy decorating!...

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Whether you are shopping for a new home or looking to extend the living space in your current one by expanding into the attic or another room, you may find yourself faced with the challenge of decorating a room with low, slanted ceilings. These rooms often provide useable space, but it is easy to doubt this fact as you stand in the corner of the room with your head bent to one side trying to visualize the finished product. Although it may be hard to visualize, a room with a slanted ceiling can make an inviting bedroom, home office or kid’s play room. By using a few tips and tricks for maximizing the potential of these spaces you may just turn a problem area into your favorite part of the house.


A small room with a slanted ceiling can make a cozy bedroom. The key is to maximize floor space by placing the bed under the slanted part of the ceiling. Because you lay down to use it, having the slanted ceiling above the bed won’t be a problem. A bed that has no...

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by Gary Gutcher
(Richmond Virginia)

The angled windows from the outside

The angled windows from the inside


I have a large living area with a vaulted ceiling that looks out on the water through a wall that is largely glass with a large peaked area of trapezoidal, fixed glass.

Below the fixed glass are typical windows but they run nearly from floor to about 8 feet. When we first renovated this area, we installed Bali Diamond Dell 3/8 inch blinds in White #2401. They are only on the lower windows and open down/up and up/down. These existing blinds are 36 in. wide by 60 in. tall.

I now wish to cover the trapezoidal glass above the existing glass and blinds using the same manufacturer, material and color, if possible.

The attached sketch shows that there are 8 glass panes (4 on each side of the peak), but that the smallest panes are too small to be covered, leaving a...

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The simplest way to hang curtains from a slanted attic ceiling is to ignore the angle. Another approach is to use fixed curtains with tiebacks, hung at an angle. Depending on the configuration of your room, either approach could work to provide privacy, control light and appear balanced. Although the slant makes the room asymmetrical, your curtain treatment should be precisely symmetrical: absolutely level if you ignore the slant, and perfectly aligned with the angle of the ceiling if your curtains follow it.

Opt for Level

Measure the floor space to determine where the furniture will be placed and find the point for an attic room-dividing curtain. Mark the opposite walls at ceiling height at this point.

Drill a hole at each mark and tap in an anchor to securely hold sturdy screw-in hooks.

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