Black Window Trim Window Treatments

Black trim windows will make you stop and say, “Wow!” They are known for elevating the atmosphere of the home by making it look and feel more modern and sophisticated. As black trim windows are continually growing in popularity, they are appearing in a lot more spaces. Now, homeowners are curious about what window treatments pair well with them or if they should be covering up the black trim. 

Top Considerations 

  • What’s your preference for highlighting your black window trim? Would you like to reveal more of it, or would you prefer a subtler look?
  • Are you drawn to blending colors or do you like a striking contrast?
  • Do your windows have grids? (Consider how fabrics look against grid windows to find a style that resonates best with you.)
  • Are your windows showcasing a black-on-black look or black-on-white? This influences the look and feel indoors and out.

Seeking Inspiration 

No harm could be done by searching for inspiration. Having a variety of photos of black trim windows in homes can greatly help you decide what looks best. Thankfully, black trim windows look wonderful with many different window treatments such as roman shades, woven treatments, roller shades, and cellular shades. Now, you can layer in draperies as a way to frame the windows. This also adds privacy, energy efficiency, and light control. Let’s explore some favorites.

custom window treatments dark olive drapery in modern loft apartment dining room
Custom Drapery

Don’t Forget the Grids 

If you’re looking for a timeless look in your home, don’t forget the window grids. They bring in visual interest and are the perfect touch to your windows. However, the decision is up to you if you want the grids to show through or if you would rather prefer them only be visible when the shades are open. There are window shades that can effortlessly create a seamless look. This is an added benefit as it will resemble one big shade instead of multiple!

Floor to ceiling black trim modern windows covered with Applause® Honeycomb Shades. There is a young boy around three who is chasing a French bulldog in front of the set of windows on a sunny day. The windows look out into a seating area in the backyard of the house.
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

If you opt for a light-filtering look, you will be able to enjoy levels of privacy, light control, and UV protection all while the grids are showing through. 

one stop decorating designer roller shades
Designer Screen Shades

The window coverings you select can quickly transform the look and feel of a space. The same window–featured in the photo above–has replaced the light-filtering fabrics with room darkening. The benefit of room darkening is that you can control the light and privacy whilst maintaining UV protection. However, the grids are only visible when the shade is raised and the windows are exposed. 

Designer roller shades covering three-fourths of a living room window with a comfy chair and coffee table in front
Designer Roller Shades

The options don’t stop there. Dual shades are another excellent choice. They allow you to close out the light when you need to, and soften it when you want it. This is effectively done through a light-filtering sheer roller shade. If you prefer seeing the grids on your windows but also want room darkening, this is the best option for you! 

Designer Solar Shades with Duolite®

Uniquely Shaped Black Trim Windows 

We have all seen those specialty-shaped black trim windows and wonder how to even begin covering them up. We’ve got the solution! For starters, black trim windows paired with uniquely shaped windows make a big statement. An example of this is arched windows. Some homeowners opt to leave a portion of the window free of shade. This allows the grids to be available at the top of the window while simultaneously letting light shine through. A popular window covering pair is drapery and roman shades, especially for those tall windows!

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with Drapery covering an arched window in a kitchen
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with Drapery

If you have tall, arched windows, consider leaving the arches completely uncovered. This adds style to your home while lighting your ceilings with natural light. 

dual applause honeycomb shades in formal living room
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Conversely, shaped windows covered in a particular color that contrasts with the black trim windows make a statement while providing privacy. 

rounded arched window with cellular honeycomb shade
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Maybe you have transom windows in your home? If you do not know if they should be covered or uncovered, there is no right or wrong answer.

modern executive office floor to ceiling window shades in soft gray color
Alustra® Architectural Shades

Depending on how much sunlight this particular room in your home receives, you can pick what best fits your needs. With Duette® Honeycomb Shades, you can showcase the thick window trim, even the uniquely sized windows, as the shades are mounted inside the trim. 

stye icon Iris Apfel vertical shades

Creating contrast in your space doesn’t have to relate to just color. You can make a statement even with neutral tones! Opting for a gray against a dark window trim will make it pop. 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Highlighting the Side Trim 

You have the option of letting the black window trim be a part of your design, depending on whether the shades are open or closed. It varies based on the depth of your windows or how you need to install your window treatments. If you wish to show the black trim, roman shades are a great choice. 

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Interestingly, they are also a great choice if you wish to cover all of the black elements of your windows up when they are closed. 

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Woven Textures roller shades are a unique option because they are positioned to highlight the black trim. It’s almost like they were built in. 

Alustra® Woven Textures® covering windows in a rustic and modern living area.
Alustra® Woven Textures®

Opting for a low-profile design is easy with roller shades because they embody sleek window coverings. 

Elegant dining room in evening light featuring Alustra Woven Texture Roman Shades
Alustra® Woven Textures®

The Crossroad Between Contrasting & Blending 

As you search through photos, you may start to see a pattern. Maybe you like to contrast the black trim windows with a neutral or bold color. There is a possibility that you like to blend the black trim and window coverings. The two rooms below showcase window shades placed on black trim. One highlights white Designer Banded Shades while the other is in a charcoal color. 

Designer Banded Shades in white in a modern living room with floor to ceiling black trim windows
Designer Banded Shades
east facing floor to ceiling windows with banded roller shades Olathe KS
Designer Banded Shades

Ready for the Experts?

The best window treatments for black trim windows are ones that you love. Putting the final touches on your home should be a fun and exciting journey. That is why our team at One Stop Decorating is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation and we will prepare samples and assist you in finding the perfect window treatments for your home.