Window Treatments for Large Windows

Grant | 04 Sep 2018 | Door Blinds

Large, wide, or tall windows are things of beauty. They let in an awe-inspiring amount of light, allow amazing views of the outdoors, and make the room look larger. We’re excited to share some tips for how to choose a custom window treatment for your large or wide windows.

Vertical Blinds

We recommend vertical blinds for windows that are wider than they are tall. They’re a durable alternative to draperies, and their PVC slats can hold up to elements such as sunlight or moisture – an important factor to consider if you’re installing these over a large kitchen window.

If you want to let in a little light, most vertical blinds come with wand control for easy operation. Vertical blinds are an ideal choice for large, wide, or sliding glass doors and windows.

Cellular Shades

For large windows that look tall instead of wide, cellular shades are always a stylish choice. Cellular shades offer unparalleled ease-of-use while also giving your room a warm and cozy atmosphere.

You can choose from a wide variety of fabric opacities – from gentle filtering to blackout – to fit the mood of the room. Cellular shades fabric is lightweight, so they can be made in large sizes without being too heavy.


An elegant choice for large windows, custom curtains add a touch of grace and sophistication to your home. For truly large or wide windows, complete coverage by a window treatment can become expensive rather quickly.

draperies hang over sliding glass door in living room

If your home has multiple large windows in a row, you can save money by installing drapes only on the outside edges, like bookends. This will give the row of windows the appearance of one long piece, without the bulkiness of heavy curtains covering the entire length of the windows.

Valances and Cornices

Consider a valance or cornice for your large or wide windows as a decorative accent to your blinds, shades, or curtains. You can keep your windows open to maximize the view, while blocking a bit of sunlight at the top with a stylish design. Browse our wide selection of colors and patterns to coordinate with your style – it’s the perfect accent piece for a large window!

Roller shades and solar shades are also great options for large windows. They can span wide widths and fit the decor of modern-style homes with large windows.

You also have the option of combining multiple blinds on a single headrail or multiple blinds with a common valance.

Tall Windows

Your home may have windows that are extremely tall or even out-of-reach. Our selection of motorized blinds and shades may be the right solution for you. With the touch of a button, motorization allows you to tilt your blinds and raise and lower them, even if they’re out of reach. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly design consultants to learn more about your motorization options.

Get the Look!

Don’t be intimidated by treatments for large windows. Browse our selection of blinds and shades – and don’t forget that Design Consultants are also available 800-505-1905 if you have any questions.

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