What Are the Best Window Treatments for Large Windows?

Window Treatments for Large WindowsYou’ve just moved into your very first home and you can’t wait to make it your own. You can envision where all your furniture will go, and you know exactly what color you’ll be painting each room. But the one thing you’re not sure of yet is what kind of window treatments to hang on your big, beautiful windows.

For as great as large windows are, they can also be a bit of a nuisance at times. The larger a window is, the more heat transfer will occur through the glass. And more heat transfer tends to result in higher heating and cooling costs, and can also make some of the rooms in your house uncomfortably hot or cold.

Large windows are also notorious for creating a blinding glare on the TV, which can make it hard to enjoy your favorite shows or sporting events. And at night, having large windows all over your home can make it feel as if you live in a glass house and have no privacy at all. So, clearly, when you have large windows, it’s important to also have good window treatments. But the question remains—what kind of window treatments are best suited for large windows? We’ve listed our top picks below.

Cellular Shades

With large windows, your home is susceptible to significant heat gain, so window coverings that are energy efficient are a great choice for large windows. Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, have small internal channels that are designed to trap air. This creates a wall of contained air over your windows that provides insulation and helps keep your interior living space at a comfortable temperature

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a nice, traditional choice for covering large windows. After all, they’ve been a staple of home décor for decades, covering sliding glass patio doors. Many vertical blinds are made of durable, lightweight materials that are easy to operate and built to stand up to daily wear and tear. They’re also available in a variety of materials—ranging from fabric to faux wood—so you can customize them to suit your interior décor. The slats can be tilted to allow for precise light control while still offering the privacy you need. Best of all, vertical blinds can be opened all the way, allowing you to enjoy every inch of your wide-open view.

Combine Smaller Window Treatments

Rather than cover a large window with a single large window treatment, you can opt to combine a few standard-sized window treatments onto the same headrail. This is known as a “2-on-1 or 3-on-1” headrail. The headrail is the top bar of the blind or shade that houses the operating mechanisms. So, with a 2-on-1 or 3-on-1, you’ll have two or three blinds hanging from one headrail that can be operated independently of one another. This approach gives you the light control and privacy you need, allows you to choose virtually any kind of window treatment you desire, and also avoids the issue of having window coverings that are too unwieldy to operate.

Turn to Advanced Blinds & Awnings

Our window design specialists have helped countless homeowners with their window treatments. When you work with us, we’ll take all the guesswork out of which shades or blinds are best for your large windows. We’ll also take care of all the measuring, ordering, and installation, so you don’t have to.

To learn more about the custom window treatments we install for local homeowners and business owners, contact Advanced Blinds & Awnings today. We look forward to helping you select the best window treatments for the large windows at your home in the Inland Northwest!

Transform Your Home
Top-Name Products & Expert Design Advice
Let Your Style Shine
Get Started