Raked ceilings, Triangular + Skylight windows.

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Walk through any new build or architectural home and you’ll likely spy at least a raked ceiling or two, and triangular windows. Raked ceilings, or ceilings with an incline, are a fabulous way to create drama and with the right window placement can flood a space in natural light. Yet in the excitement of designing a space with raked ceilings, it can be easy to overlook the practical need for window coverings.


It isn’t possible to use every type of window covering on a raked ceiling… and if you have hard to reach triangular windows, automation is more important than ever.

So, let’s explore the best window coverings for raked ceilings and triangular windows.

“Raked ceilings, or ceilings with an incline, are a fabulous way to create drama and with the right window placement can flood a space in natural light.”

— dc+b Interior Consultant


Curtains are my top window covering solution in most rooms. They instantly add a designer look and offer fabulous insulation benefits.

At dollar curtains + blinds you’ll have the largest choice of Curtain fabrics in Australia so you can find the perfect solution for your space. There’s a lot to consider when picking curtain fabrics and I cover off on the most important curtain fabric points in this article.

Depending on the angle of your roofline, dollar curtains + blinds can accommodate most window shapes and sizes and will custom make your Curtain to fit perfectly. This means the curtain track can be fixed on to your sloping ceiling in most circumstances and the Curtain will be specially cut to fit the window or wall. Pretty amazing!

It’s even possible for the team to custom make a Pelmet if you’d like to cover the curtain track and hardware. Pelmets offer fabulous added insulation benefits.

The only limitation of Curtains on a raked ceiling is automation. It isn’t possible to motorise curtains on a sloping angle so if you have particularly high ceilings where hand drawing the curtain may be problematic, keep reading for other window covering solutions.

Sheer Curtains on cathedral window

“dollar curtains + blinds Cellular Blind Skylight system is Australian Made and specially designed for skylights, allowing you to control the amount of light in your space with the touch of a button.”

— dc+b Interior Consultant


One of the most popular window coverings right now are Shutters. With Australia’s largest range of Shutters, dollar curtains + blinds can make a Shutter to suit most sizes or shaped windows – including triangular windows in rooms with raked ceilings.

Read this 101 on Plantation Shutters for everything you need to know.


Soft Roman Blinds.

Offering many similar benefits as Curtains, Soft Roman Blinds are another great solution for sloping topper windows. Plus, they can be motorised! Soft Roman Blinds combine the functionality of Blinds with the decorative impact of soft furnishings.


dollar curtains + blinds custom make Soft Roman Blinds in a large selection of fabric. This enables you to choose from hundreds of fabrics to create a look that will enhance your interior style or colour scheme. Also, dollar curtains + blinds add a layer of Blockout lining to all their Soft Roman Blinds which doubles their thermal benefits.


Cellular Blinds.

Another excellent window covering solution for raked ceilings and triangular windows are Cellular Blinds. With a unique honeycomb structure, Cellular Blinds offer exceptional insulation benefits. It’s also possible to automate Cellular Blinds on raked ceilings.



Available in a range of neutral colours, Cellular Blinds are an ideal option if you want to create a more minimalist look or if insulation is a priority.


dollar curtains + blinds have a Cellular Blind system designed for skylights, allowing you to control the amount of light in your space with the touch of a button.


Vertical Blinds.

The final window covering solution suitable for raked ceilings are Vertical Blinds. They are a functional and economical option that can offer excellent privacy and light control.


Whether you’re building new or doing a home renovation and plan to incorporate a raked ceiling, it’s a good idea to consider your window coverings early. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect solution, such as recessing tracks into the ceiling, designing pelmets or preparing for motorisation.


Visit your nearest dollar curtains + blinds store where a member of the team can show you all of these window covering solutions and provide a free measure and quote.

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