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Dressing Up Your Large Windows: Four Stunning Options

Windows can do so much for a property. They allow a little bit of the outside world to filter in. They let light and warmth into your house. They allow you to take in gorgeous scenery. Large windows, in particular, are a real asset. When I was buying a house, I was completely taken in with a property that had huge windows throughout the downstairs of the home.



While they do have many benefits associated with them, it is important to note that sometimes these windows show outsiders a little too much of what is happening inside the home. That is why it is important to devote some time to finding the right window coverings. I have four great ways to address this issue.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds are classic, and they turn any space into comfortable and inviting area to relax in. This option is best for climates where temperatures are quite extreme and where moisture is a problem. Faux wood does not crack and it does not fade. That makes it perfect for the aforementioned conditions. Furthermore, faux wood blinds do not cost a lot of money but they look like they do. If you have big picture windows, I think a three in one head rail is best. It gives the space something unique that looks great. Faux wood blinds, then, are a solid choice for your home.

 

Cellular Shades

I love cellular shades, and I’ve seen how popular they are with customers. They work well for large windows because they have a streamlined shape and a small stack. Because of these two features, they do not keep the light from coming into a home, which is very important. Most people do not want anything too heavy; I think a 3/4″ size is best because it looks great and it works well too.



You can get cellular shades in a wide variety of sizes. Some have thicker materials than others, which means they are heavier. In addition, you can find just about any color, which comes in handy if you are trying to match existing decor. There are also a number of different lift options for you to select from.

You can do a lot with these shades to make them your own. You can also purchase them with blackout options or light-filtering options. Think about each of your rooms individually, and choose what is right for them. My rooms are all a little different, so I made different choices for different spaces. Vertical cellular shades are also an option for sliding glass doors and extra-large windows. These stack well, so that you don’t really notice them. In short, cellular shades look great in your space and are not very complicated.


Roller Shades

If you are looking for a simple, low cost option for your windows, look no further than roller shades. These contemporary window treatments do not have much of a stack when they are up. Their profile is also small. You can purchase them in a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Custom graphics are also an option, which I find to be particularly interesting.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are made out of beautiful, classy material that feels great. They make oversize windows look elegant. You can put on a liner if you want a bit of added privacy. The liner also helps with insulation and can make the room darker when you want to eliminate light. Therefore, I love roman shades because you can use them in so many different ways and in so many different spaces.

I love big windows; they are simply breathtaking. There are so many different window treatment options that the sky really is the limit. Let me help you figure out the best look for your space!