Large Window Covering Ideas Explored

Can covering large windows be counterproductive? Afterall, floor to ceiling windows offer gorgeous views, incredible natural light and are the design essence of your home. But let’s be honest, large windows come with their own set of issues. So, when clients are faced with heat, harsh sunshine and glare, they want large window covering ideas straight from the pros. Today, we will uncover how shades and blinds work to improve the atmosphere of our homes and explore window covering solutions. In addition, we will learn the specifics about measurement sizes and what’s possible for your unique wall of windows.

*Depending on the window specifics, fabrics and features, sizing information can vary.

Direct Sunshine & Heat

When windows face direct sunlight, the room may feel like an oven. The larger the windows, the higher the temps. Control the atmosphere by implementing one of our large window covering ideas. First, identify the issue, next, solve it with the best window treatment products available.

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

We recommend Honeycomb Shades when covering the large window areas in your home. They allow light to come through, while blocking the heat. Also known as cellulars, this product line offers a variety of features that make even the trickiest window issues a thing of the past. Honeycombs are available in vertical and horizontal options, perfect for fitting sliding doors and windows seamlessly.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 14 feet wide, 12 feet tall.
Vertical: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 28 feet wide, 10 feet tall.

On Display

Do your large windows have you feeling vulnerable? No one wants to feel ‘on display’, especially in the privacy of their own home. If you want both privacy and landscape views, sheer shades can help. With large window covering ideas like this one, you can have the best of both worlds. Enjoy landscape views, but reduce or even block the look in. Follow along, we have more ideas for when you want the view but value your privacy.

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Another suggestion is the Pirouette Shade, this collection boasts privacy and landscape views as well. Here, it’s the dual shade feature that makes it so versatile. The pirouette fabric can fold in place to showcase the scenery, completely close off the view or roll up and out of sight. Its sheer fabric backing was developed to filter in light, but keep you feeling secure. When the vanes are closed in place, they are capable of room darkening. In addition, the entire shade can disappear into the headrail.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Silhouette® Windows Shades

close relative to the Pirouette Collection is the Silhouette Collection. The Silhouette offers a similar experience but instead of folding fabrics, this shade uses tilting inner vanes to direct lighting. These vanes float between sheer fabrics and offer wide open views to the outdoors while allowing soft glowing light in. They also reflect exterior views and offer daytime privacy for your family’s comfort. Add the optional dual shade and go from light filtering to room darkening.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 11+ feet tall.

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Over the years, we’ve learned that every window covering project has its own obstacles. With Luminette Privacy Sheers, your vertically operating windows and doors can enjoy a similar experience to your Silhouettes. Here, the solid vanes rotate revealing your landscape view or close off to control the light. If room darkening and complete privacy is needed for your space, we offer varying opacities that appeal to your comfort zone.

Vertical: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 16 feet wide, 10 feet tall.

Styling Your Interiors

As we mentioned before, our largest windows are the design essence of our homes. Roman Shades can elevate your experience by providing visual interest. Cascading fabric in the color scheme and texture of your choice is a luxurious play on interior design. We have collections to choose from, bringing incredible inspiration to your home…

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Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Vignette Modern Romans bring light control, privacy and elegant style to your largest windows. They offer smart home features and top down bottom up adjusting for complete light control. Vignette Romans can be adjusted to add privacy, protect your interiors and enjoy the view at the same time.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 11+ feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Provenance® Woven Woods

For a statement-making look, Provenance Woven Woods bring the height of texture to all window sizes. They are not only beautiful but functional as well. The woven materials allow filtered light through while protecting privacy. Simply incredible.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 16 feet tall.
Vertical: Maximum Measurements for windows and doors, up to 9 feet wide, 9+ feet tall.

Low Profile Ideas

As we discover large window covering ideas, two distinct styles begin to take form. Does your home design crave luxurious fabrics at the window or a sleek, modern design. Both are incredibly stylish and functional, it becomes a personal choice.

Wood shutters are a beautiful way to get light control, privacy and energy efficiency with a low profile window treatment that stays close to the window. Because these custom shutters are tailored to fit the exact shape and size of your window, it can be tough to identify particular sizing. Our wood shutters are made right here in Texas, and they offer unparalleled strength and durability–something other shutter companies cannot guarantee when it comes to covering large windows.

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Custom Wood Shutters


Another option? Consider Roller Shades to cover large windows, they stay close to the windows and give off a contemporary vibe.

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Designer Solar Shades

Solar Shades help protect us from common large window problems. They reduce light and glare and use UV protection to create a more comfortable atmosphere. Improve your experience by adding smart features and a dual shade to increase light control and make these shades more notably versatile.

Horizontal: Maximum Measurements for windows up to 16 feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Lastly, we must not forget Skyline Gliding Window Panels. This option provides effortless coverage for doors and windows. They operate in the same direction, vertically. Clients love the way they look in shared spaces, coordinating well with roller shades.

Vertical: Maximum Measurements for windows and doors, up to 32 feet wide, 14 feet tall.

More Large Window Covering Ideas

We have boundless ideas for covering large windows. Let us evaluate the floor to ceiling windows in your home. We can help you create an incredible design that complements your home perfectly. Get the most out of your landscape views by covering your window with treatments that protect your view and your comfort all at once. Our designers love a challenge, let us help you with yours. Our team is waiting to provide you with a FREE in-home consultation. Or, meet us at the showroom and see the possibilities for yourself.