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A great selling point for any house is a room (or rooms) with large windows. Whether floor to ceiling or extra wide, large windows open up a space and let in more natural light. But for all that openness, you’ll want the ability to protect your privacy and trap in hot or cold air. So which window coverings work best?
What To Consider
Large windows add natural light and visual interest to a room. You likely got them for a reason, so you will want a window treatment that can let them shine when needed. But you also want to consider things like privacy, blocking light at night and even preserving your AC in the summer, so you’ll want window coverings that can encompass large surface areas.
Best Window Coverings
Right out of the gate, curtains are an excellent choice. By design, they are long, eye-catching, and built to cover and live in large spaces. They can handle a larger space and also balance out against a big window, so neither piece feels too big or too small. They can also be drawn fully closed at night or during too-bright times of day.
Vertical blinds are an option that are really only suited to large windows. They need a long canvas to work with, running lengthwise. They can also add dimension to a room and help a smaller room feel more open. Roller shades are also a great choice. Their continuous, single piece of fabric is not only easy to maintain in a large space, but looks elegant and doesn’t overwhelm a large canvas.
Window Treatments To Avoid
Honestly, there’s nothing that doesn’t work pretty well with large windows. However, keep in mind the concept of scale v. wear. Sometimes, blinds might not be the best choice. Because they need to support a more fragile mechanism, having blinds too large or too heavy can cause damage.
Get the right custom-created and sized treatments for your windows by making an appointment today!