Tall windows make for an impressive sight. They create a picturesque atmosphere within a room by letting in a great deal of natural light. However, dressing tall windows can be a hassle. No matter how impressive the windows, without the right dressing, it’s just glass.
Thankfully, there are several window dressing and treatment options. Here are six of the best.
Drapery window treatments should be on the mind of any window owner, but if you have tall windows, then this is a must. Go for bigger drapery hardware and larger pleats to create a grand effect in a room. Add in valances and tie backs to better style these options.
- Motorized Shades
Motorized shades allow you a level of control over your tall windows you wouldn’t otherwise have. You can adjust the level of light and glare filtration to suit any occasion with the press of a button. Without motorized shades, you run the risk of falling as you try and use a ladder to reach a dangling cord.
- Use UV window film on curtain-less windows
A cheap window dressing option for tall windows is to just leave them bare. Natural light will then come in unimpeded giving a room a vibrant look. The problem with curtain-less windows is that prolonged sunlight can cause damage to your furniture. It also produces a lot of glare. To fix this problem, get UV film on your windows. They cut down glare and protect your household from harmful UV rays.
- Paint the frames
Painting the frames bold colours can do wonders for a room with a tall window. For instance, painting the frames on the kitchen windows a sunny yellow gives the room a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Hide the rods
Use fabric to hide the rods in the drapery. This is best done on windows with a view. Doing this makes a frame around the window, and the object of interest outside creating a blending function. For the full effect, get a rod with a ripple fold.
- Mixing strategies
Of course, mixing and matching window dressings is the best option. For example, you can combine a box valance with functional drapery panels running along the upper part of the window. On the lower section, select a woven blind. This hybrid provides a two-part strategy to control light.
These are just a few of the ways you can dress your tall windows. Tell us what your favourites are!