How to Cover Those Large Windows

Do you have those large windows in your home? If so, you are well aware of the many benefits they offer! Not only do they offer amazing views but they can also bring in a good amount of natural light. Have they been causing some frustration as well? As a homeowner, you probably find yourself having a love/hate relationship with those large windows. The good news is that we have 5 great ideas that will help you highlight what you love most about them while simultaneously solving the common issues you face. 

Goodbye, Fishbowl Feel

When you’re inside your house, you may love the natural light that flows through those large windows. However, if you step outside at night, you may feel like your life is on display. You may think you live in a fishbowl. If you want privacy, but do not want to give up natural light, we have the perfect window coverings for you. Top-down shades do an excellent job of allowing you to enjoy all levels of lighting. Now, you can effortlessly enjoy some much-needed privacy. An additional feature of top-down shades is that you can still see the views by adjusting the shades down enough to reveal the skyline, treetops or the sky. 

top down bottom up feature on patio door windows in dining room
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades on floor-to-ceiling windows

Large Windows & An Open Floor Plan 

If you have an open floor plan, chances are that you have those large windows as well. Dealing with big windows can be a daunting task. You may be unsure of how you can cover them while maintaining the style and function of your space. In our recent article, we highlight window coverings that are best for an open floor plan home. Take a look to get ideas! Remember that you do not have to settle for style or function. You can enjoy both.

Sliding doors with sheer treatments
Luminette® Privacy Sheers cover the sliding door; Silhouette® Window Shades cover the large windows.

Custom Coverage

As you start looking into window coverings for those large windows you may be thinking, “Do I have to cover the whole window?” The good news is that you do not! If you go the custom shades route, they will be designed to enhance the look and feel of your home exactly how you want it. Some clients have angles or arches in their homes that they want to keep displayed, but they want to cover the rest of the window. Other clients may have a wall of windows that include transoms. They can choose to cover the transoms or leave them bare. By going down the path of custom shades, you can do what works best for you! 

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

Enhance the Views 

If you have floor-to-ceiling windows in your home, there is a good chance that you have a great view that you aren’t looking to sacrifice. The great news is that we have an article on the best shades that will enhance your view. Not only does it easily help reduce the glare but it also directs the light which allows you to fully enjoy the view in front of you! 

large windows floor to ceiling windows
Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Adjust the Shades 

When you’re looking for coverings for those large windows but want a convenient solution, consider smart shades. They are one of the best ways to get the most out of your windows because you will no longer have cords dangling, and nothing is out of reach. An extra feature of smart shades is that you can set up a schedule for opening and closing your blind. It can even be done with voice commands. They are also easy to integrate into your already existing operating system. How great is that?

Modern living area with Alustra® Architectural Shades
Alustra® Architectural Shades

Start Loving Those Large Windows 

Need help identifying the perfect window coverings, or are you on the hunt for something specific? One Stop Decorating is here to provide assistance! Contact our team and schedule a FREE in-home, virtual or showroom consultation with our skilled designers today. They always bring a wealth of product knowledge, design expertise and fabric samples. Allow us to guide you in discovering the ideal window treatments for those large windows in your home.