The move to larger windows in modern homes has left many homeowners wondering which type of window coverings they should choose. You want to prevent people from seeing inside and maintain control over the added natural light, but practicality and design are also important.
Perhaps the best course of action is to envision your ideal home and your day-to-day life, and then work backwards to address the most important elements to you. Here are some factors to consider when you need to choose window treatments for large windows that will help point you in the right direction.
How Will It be Used?
Figuring out how your large windows are going to be used is the first thing you should think about when deciding on window treatments. Does the window open? Is it near a main traffic area in the house? Does the sun come through in the morning, evening, or not at all? Is it in a bedroom, or other room where privacy is essential? Do you rely on it for a main light source?
Once you determine how the window or windows will be used on a day-to-day basis, you can turn your attention to the type of window covering. As an example, patio doors work well with shutters that can fold to one side for easy access. If the patio doors are oversized, a bi-fold or bi-pass track system will enable you to move the shutter panels out of the way quickly and efficiently.
Do You Want It Completely Uncovered?
If you want to let in a lot of natural light and want the window completely uncovered, customization is the best option. A made to measure roller blind will fit the dimensions of the window perfectly and roll all the way up to a cassette at the top of the window.
Hard to Reach Windows
Taking inventory of any hard to reach large windows may lead you to motorization as a solution. With motorized systems, there is no need to worry about the “how “ of your window coverings. You can just sit back and enjoy the convenience. Hard to reach windows can also benefit from fabric panels that move independently on a suspended track when the window needs to be uncovered.
Your Interior Design
You want your home to look great all year round, and window treatments play a big role in accomplishing that goal. Finding window treatments for large windows that complement the overall design scheme, and blend with the lines of your home without being too intrusive are key factors to consider.
When you have custom window coverings made by Shutters Etc. for your large windows, they will fit your windows precisely, and will fit right into your design plans and colour scheme. If you aren’t sure which option is best, give us a call today for an in-home window treatment consultation.