Window Treatments for Oddly Shaped Windows

modern building with oddly shaped windows

Oddly shaped windows are fun and provide a unique flair to any home. These windows range anywhere from octagons, half-moons, and small-sized triangles. While we may enjoy these oddly shaped windows, it can be a bit of a challenge to find a window treatment that fits the mold. ABC is here to help with those tricky windows.


Angled Blinds


Angled blinds can be custom-made with angled tops. The top of the blinds in the triangle will only tilt. When you raise the blinds, it will rise to the bottom of the triangle, meaning the triangle area will always be covered. ABC can help with your custom blinds for your odd triangular-shaped windows. 


Long Drapes


Adding drapes is not only a great and simple way to add color and style to your home, but it’s also an easy way to be versatile with your oddly shaped windows. If your odd window is high enough, drapes make it easy to pull back and reveal your window panes or cover to hide away the blaring sun. 


Cellular Shades


Cellular shades are versatile and come in a variety of shapes and angles, including arches and triangles. They’re available in a wide array of colors and textures, making them a great choice for your oddly shaped windows. 


Custom Shutters


Custom shutters can fit your windows and can be your perfect solution. Shutters can be custom-made into different shapes, including circles, octagons, and arches. 


Need a Fit For Your Oddly Shaped Windows?


ABC Blinds can help you pick your perfect oddly shaped window treatment! We’ll help you find a solution that fits both your style and your home’s function. 


The Best Window Treatments for Every Room

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Window treatments create a combination of style and purpose. They make a statement in your home while also performing a specific function. The function of your window treatment depends on each individual room and its needs. 


The Living Room 


The living room is typically the first room people see when they step into your home. This is also the place people spend the most time in their home. For the living room, you want to make a statement, but you also want that comfortability. Here are the window treatments we suggest adding to your living room:

  • Roman Shades: These are beautifully aesthetic and are easy to fit in with any of your in-season decor. They provide natural light while also adding privacy from those nosey neighbors.
  • Shutters: Interior shutters are a timeless window treatment that adds a distinct wow factor to your living room. They create a bold statement for inside and outside of the home. Shutters additionally block light as well as the Texas heat.
  • Drapes: Drapes add a layer of elegance to any living room. They are a dramatic and eye-catching statement piece that’ll surely grab your guests’ attention. Drapes are incredibly effective at blocking light and additionally give your living room privacy. 


The Bedrooms


Your bedrooms need light control and privacy. You’ll want some natural light peeking out, but you also don’t want the room to feel like an oven. Your personality is also reflected in a different way than in the rest of the home. A bedroom is a place of comfort, calm, and refuge. Your choice of window treatments should reflect this. 


  • Cellular Shades: If any of your bedroom windows are facing the sun during the day, you’ll need a temperature-controlled window treatment. Cellular shades come in a wide variety of styles and colors. You can have a beautiful-looking piece while also having a cool and calm feeling room. 
  • Roman Shades: These shades create a stylistic border to your bedroom window while blocking out that sun and heat. They also add to privacy, especially if your window is street-facing. 
  • Lined Drapes: These drapes are a great option for noise and light control. The addition of the liner is what blocks noise and adds a layer of insulation.  You can also customize your lined drapes to fit each bedroom’s personality. 

The Dining Room


The dining room is a place to gather and celebrate different occasions. Use this space as a  place for bold statements and elegance. You’ll also want to consider the direction of the sunlight when you’re in the dining room, usually in the evening. 

  • Panels: Side panels add instant elegance to your dining room. They also frame your windows to allow natural light to trickle in, but not be over the top. You can also add panels as an extra layer to your existing window treatment for pizazz. 
  • Wooden Blinds: These add an elevated style to your dining room. We have a variety of colors and styles of wooden blinds to choose from that’ll match the theme of your dining room perfectly. 

The Kitchen

The windows in kitchens are all about that natural lighting. People don’t want to cook in the dark, they want to see all the colors illuminate for their Instagram worthy dish. Kitchen window treatments should frame your windows without blocking light. 

  • Curtains: Curtains can come in all different shades and sizes to fit your kitchen aesthetic and the size of your kitchen windows. They are also versatile for light control. Curtains can let in as much or little light as you desire. 
  • Sheer Shades: Sheer shades bring filtered light into your kitchen. If your kitchen gets harsh afternoon sun, sheer shades are a great way to soften the natural light. 

Window treatments play a bigger part in your rooms than you may have thought. They add charm to any space and allow for privacy after a long day. They also help with light and heat control, thus saving energy as well. 

If you’re inspired to brighten, or darken, up your space, fill out ABC’s free consultation form and we’ll be right there to help!


6 Child- and Pet-Safe Window Treatments

pet cat sitting in window

If you have children (or pets!) at home, you know hanging cords can pose a risk to curious little explorers. Here are six of our favorite child and pet-friendly options for window treatments to make your windows safer:


The easiest way to make shades safe is to remove the cords altogether! These shades have no loose strings, making them a perfect option for anyone with young children. 


These coverings can be controlled from anywhere, making them a great option for those with unsupervised pets at home.


This sturdy option is stylish, easy to use, and completely cordless. If your windows are particularly close to the ground, use shutter magnets or another tool to keep the lower set tightly closed to protect your little one’s hands.

Vertical blinds with wand

These blinds are closed using a wand that hangs at the perfect height for adults, staying well out of the way of adventurous little hands.

Faux wood

This material is stronger than flimsy vinyl or aluminum, making it easier to stand up against your pet’s chewing or scratches.

Wide slats

This treatment gives your pet plenty of space to gaze outside while you’re away, making it less likely that a noise from outside will rile them up and have them scratching at the windows.

Do you see a solution that will work for you? Give us a call at (512) 459-6561 and set up your consultation today!

How to Clean Your Window Treatments

open blinds

At ABC, we have a wide selection of window treatments to choose from– no two are exactly alike, so you’re sure to find something that matches both your budget and your taste! One important consideration, however, is maintenance. Each window covering will need to be cleaned in a different way to ensure that you’re getting the most out of the product. Here are some tips on how to clean your windows depending on their type:   


Wood/Faux Wood

  • Dust both sides of slats with soft cloth or chemically-treated dust cloth
  • For stubborn dirt, dampen a soft cloth (do NOT saturate!), wipe, and open slats to air dry


  • Gently vacuum with duster attachment
  • For stubborn dirt, treat the way you would wood blinds



  • Gently vacuum with duster attachment
  • Stubborn stains can be spot cleaned with a sponge and mild dish detergent– just make sure not to rub the fabric!


  • Gently vacuum with duster attachment or use handheld vacuum with brush attachment
  • Spot clean with soft cloth and mild dish detergent– do not saturate the fabric!


  • Gently vacuum with brush attachment on lowest possible setting

Roller (Vinyl)

  • Wipe down with sponge and mild detergent and extend fully to air dry
  • Remove shades and cover with warm water mixed with a few pumps of mild dish soap in bathtub; gently clean with brush and allow to air dry fully before rehanging

Panel Track

  • Vacuum with dust brush attachment


Experts disagree on the best method for cleaning fabric drapes and curtains. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the fabric is safe to be either machine-washed or dry cleaned, but in general, regular vacuuming and spot cleaning should suffice to keep your fabric coverings in good condition.

Have any questions about window treatments? Whether you’re looking for a quote or just exploring a new option, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call at (512) 459-6561 to set up a free consultation today!

Are Your Windows Ready for Winter?

winter windows

As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure that your home and windows are prepared for cold weather! We may not get much snow in Texas, but harsh winter winds as well as icy sleet and rain can still cause damage if you’re not careful. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your windows are ready for the coming months:

Make sure they’re covered

Window coverings are one of the simplest ways to control the temperature in your home. If the weather in your area is particularly cold, consider layering up your window treatments by adding a thermal lining under your drapes or shades to block the initial gusts of cold air.

Control humidity

The contrast between the cold air outside and warmer air in your home can cause a buildup of condensation. To prevent this, control the humidity in your home by opening windows or doors briefly, or using an exhaust fan to improve air circulation in the room.

Prevent drafts

Keep cold air from entering your home by caulking any exposed areas around doors or windows. You can also fix minor drafts with insulation tape or foam. Additionally, don’t forget to lock your windows! Unlocked windows can be another sneaky way for cold air to enter a room.

Add insulation

If you live in an area that gets particularly cold, you may want to add another layer of insulation on your windows. Window wrap kits are widely available and easy to use yourself: simply tape the plastic sheets in place and then use a hair dryer to shrink the sheets to fit your windows.

Looking for the perfect window treatment to keep you warm all winter long? We’re here to help! Give us a call at (512) 459-6561 to set up a consultation today!

5 Ways to Update Draperies for Fall


We love draperies for the elegance and versatility they bring to any room. As summer begins to fade away and fall approaches, here are five quick ways to update your curtains for the upcoming season:


Opt for velvet or a heavier fabric to add a luxuriously warm and cozy feel to any room.

Color palette

Pair warm, earthy shades with bold jewel tones.


Update your curtain rod and other hardware in a warm metallic shade like gold or brass, or opt for a matte black that looks stylish all year round!


Finials (the ends of curtain rods) and tiebacks can both be a quick way to update the look of your window treatment! Play with color and texture to provide a fun contrast from the fabric of your curtains.


If all else fails, just give your drapes a thorough cleaning to have them looking good as new! Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you’re treating the fabric correctly.

Are you ready to give your draperies an autumn makeover? Give us a call at (512) 459-6561 to set up your consultation today!