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Dressing a window with a sloping ceiling

Architects have been getting more and more creative with the buildings they design over recent years. A major stress on most new builds is to make the project as green and sustainable as possible, other important factors particularly for the client is to make something which looks beautiful and different.

A feature which has been cropping up more often recently is windows which feature a sloping ceiling at the top.

This has been adopted in order to make the most of the room and thus providing full length windows not to mention plenty of natural light. This design also crops up commonly when converting lofts into bedrooms or second living rooms.

The problem you face with this is when you try to dress these windows. Traditional styles of window blind fail to cut the mustard as rollers, venetians and roman blinds all need to be fitted to a flat top in order for them to work correctly.

window installed under a sloped ceiling
bottom up blind The bottom up blind offers a possible solution by offering privacy on the bottom of the window whilst still allowing light in through the top.

This features a cassette at the bottom of the window which houses a roll of fabric which, as the name suggests pulls up via discreet pulleys to cover the window. This obstructs the view in at the bottom “square” section of the window whilst still allowing light in through the top half.

A great solution if you are overlooked but unfortunately will not cover the whole window.


Fortunately a product has been invented which answers this issue. Created to remove the office persona behind vertical blinds and finally bringing this classic window dressing kicking and screaming into the 21sth century the sloping vertical blind has been created.

This features a head rail not dissimilar to standard vertical blinds but each hanger has a hook which has been angled specifically for the vane which hangs from it so that each vane hangs straight.

The individual vanes are then made up to suit the differing lengths and meet each other at the bottom of the window perfectly.

sloping vertical blind

As it uses what is basically a standard product that has been adapted they are readily available. You can then choose from fabric, strings, wood or aluminium vanes to hang from the head rail in order to create a look your architect would be proud of.




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