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3 Window Treatment Ideas For Wide Windows In Dallas, TX

May 31, 2016

If your window is more than four feet wide, adjustable window treatments that are also fashionable may seem tricky to find in Dallas. But more options exist than you realize.

Some window treatment options such as blinds can cover wide windows. But when multiple blinds butt up to each other without a frame, they don’t showcase your window. And they don’t give you adequate control over light and temperature.

So we put together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Dallas to give you a better understanding for what works best for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows bring in lots of light. Plantation shutters let you control all that light. They cover the entire window using multiple panels within a frame that gives you a seamless look. Each shutter panel can swing out along its hinge. The louvers on each panel can be tilted down to prevent light from shining through. The frame that surrounds the panels brings the whole window treatment together so that it looks finished on your window.

Shutters on wide kitchen windows 

You can adjust each individual shutter panel to let in as much light as you want with a tilt rod. The louvers all tilt together, so more light can stream in quicker. Depending on the size of your windows, you might also decide to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail lets you control the top louvers separately from the bottom louvers.

Wide windows have a lot of glass, which can lead to high energy bills. Some plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can block heat transfer and airflow. And that directly translates into energy savings for your home.

Windows with so much glass means that you have to have a window treatment that provides some privacy. Plantation shutters for wide windows close all the way to block off both light and curious eyes looking in. Adjust the louvers upward to let some light into the room while maintaining your privacy.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a pretty view of your Dallas neighborhood. Window film allows you to appreciate that view without any distractions in the way. When applied to your wide window, the film can add a tint of color to the glass. You can pick from multiple levels of darkening for increased privacy. The window film won’t obstruct your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Window film on wide window 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays that come through the glass. Since wide windows let more sunlight through than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to purchase a separate window treatment. Window film will guard your carpets and furniture against fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades are great for enhancing wide windows. Extremely wide windows may mean you need to install more than one shade over the width of the window to cover it entirely. But some shades are available in wide widths. Roll the shades down for less light. And you can add a room darkening liner for increased light and privacy control.

Look out at the view outside by rolling your shades up. When they’re retracted, shades create a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Dallas!

We carry the window treatments you’re looking for for your wide windows in Dallas. Schedule your free in-home design consultation and we’ll bring window treatment samples to your home and show you an estimate. Our window professionals are ready to answer questions you may have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the living room or dining room, we have you covered. Contact us at 214-301-5066 today to find your custom window treatments.