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Dressing a window with a sloping ceiling – new sloping vertical blinds.


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 blindThe 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

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.