Let’s face it, there’s something enchanting about oddly-shaped and mismatched windows – the bigger the better. Maybe it’s the sheer volume of natural light they let in, or the fact they can provide unparalleled views from your home, either way, they’re one of the most sought-after property features in many modern builds.

But while an apex window and its close cousins can look artistically incredible, they can also be a nightmare to dress if they’re awkwardly angled or shaped. So, this begs the question, how do you approach apex window dressing so you can block light in the morning and retain your privacy at night?

To help you get started, here are our top tips on how to begin apex window dressing with curtains, blinds, and shutters, so you can maintain a consistent home aesthetic, no matter the eccentricities of your shaped windows.


If you’re looking to keep a traditional feel to your home, then a set of apex window curtains is likely to be the right choice for you. Unfortunately, hanging your curtains so that they stay in keeping with your décor while matching your window’s lines can be a hassle.

  1. First and foremost, regardless of your preferred apex window curtain ideas, you will need to ensure the curtain you choose is long enough to reach all the way to your floor – the last thing you want is to have a wide gap at your window’s base.
  2. Next, with apex window curtain in hand, you’ll need to purchase a good quality curtain track that is designed to be fitted at an angle. This will let you hang your curtains properly and match the angle of your windows.
  3. To stop your curtains from sliding down, you will need to fit stoppers on the rail at certain intervals. This is best done on the rail’s topside to avoid damaging the window, especially if space is finite, and you’ll need to place the curtain rings on as you apply each stopper so you can quickly hang your curtains once they’re up.
  4. On top of hanging your rails, you’ll also need to place fixings on either side of the window so you can keep your curtains open without physically moving them on the rail. We recommend having two separate holders on either side of your window so you can open your curtains at different lengths.
  5. After this, all that’s left to do is tweak and adjust how your curtains sit until you’re happy with how you’ve styled them.



One of the most common alternatives to curtains; a good set of apex window blinds can do wonders for controlling the volume of light entering your home. Simple blinds that go straight down from the ceiling can work in a pinch, but ideally, you want something more specialised.

If it’s within your budget, one of the best apex window blind options you can pick is a mixed set that has been measured to fit each of your windows individually. This allows you to block out all light initially, and then open the specific blinds you want, depending on the time of day. More often than not, these blinds will come in a plisse style.

Of course, if you want something more contemporary and simpler to operate, then it’s hard to go wrong with a set of vertical blinds that hang in line with your windows in a similar way to an apex curtain.

Finally, and again, only if you have the budget, you could think about installing a set of sweeping motorised blinds, allowing you to shield your home from view in the evening and dramatically open them in the morning.



Last, but by no means least, you might want to think about installing apex window shutters for a mix of opening flexibility and light reduction.

Better suited for traditional homes, or those with lots of natural materials in their décor, both tiered and full-length shutters can work with apex windows – though a tiered system is usually preferred so you can open each shutter individually.

Naturally, one benefit of apex window shutters over curtains and blinds is that you can get them perfectly fitted to your window’s shape, allowing you to open one shutter in the morning while keeping the light muted with the rest.



Regardless of whether you settle on curtains, shutters, or blinds for your home’s specially shaped windows, one important thing to do in all cases is to properly measure your window’s dimensions.

It’s essential that you create a good fit for any dressings you choose, so they don’t look out of place. Measuring, and then measuring again, will ensure your new drapery will look just right and only enhance the positive qualities of your apex window.

Hopefully, you should now have a much better idea of how to go about dressing your home’s apex window. With a little bit of time and effort, you’ll have it looking great in no time.

Of course, if you’re planning on getting an apex window installed in the future, then the experts at Express might be able to help. Specialising in aluminium windows and premium front doors of all shapes and sizes, which you can learn more about in our product brochure, our team are happy to walk through your plans with you in person or over the phone.

Get in touch today to see how we can help bring your dream home to life and visit our showrooms to see our entire product range. You can also browse the rest of our blog for more window dressing tips, such as how to dress a bay window.

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