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3 Window Treatment Solutions For Wide Windows In Seattle, Washington

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also in style may seem difficult to find in Seattle. But you have more options than you realize.

Some window treatment options like blinds may be able to cover your wide window. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t show the window off. Nor do they provide control over temperature and light.

That’s why we compiled these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Seattle. Now you can know how to choose coverings for your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows are exposed to lots of light. And plantation shutters help you control that light. The shutters cover the entire window using multiple panels within a frame that gives you a finished look. Every shutter panel can swing out on its hinge. Each panel’s louvers tilt down to block out the light. The frame surrounding the panels brings the entire window treatment together, giving it a seamless look on your window.

Plantation 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 in unison, so you can let in more light faster. Depending on how wide your windows are, you might even decide to have a divider rail installed. With a divider rail, you can adjust the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

All of the glass in wide windows can lead to high energy bills. Some plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can minimize airflow and heat transfer. And that means extra energy savings for your home.

Windows with so much glass means that you have to have a window treatment that gives you control over privacy. Plantation shutters for wide windows shut all the way to block out both light and curious eyes looking in. By adjusting the louvers upward you can let light into the room while creating a private space.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows let you see the beautiful view of your Seattle neighborhood. Window film lets you see that view without any distractions. When applied to your wide window, the film may add a little bit of colored tint to the glass. You can choose from a range of darkening to add some privacy. The darker tints won’t obstruct your view from the inside looking out.

Wide window with window film 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays coming through the glass. Because wide windows let more sunlight through than narrow windows, it’s essential that you 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 can dress up wide windows. Windows that are extremely wide may require you to install multiple shades across the width of the window to cover it entirely. But there are shades that come in wide widths. Roll the shades down for less brightness. You can add a room darkening liner to control light and privacy.

See the view outside by rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades provide a cozy accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Seattle!

We have the window treatments you want for your wide windows in Seattle. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to view window treatments samples and get an estimate. Our experts are ready to answer questions you have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the dining room or the bedroom, we have you covered. Call us at 360-464-2277 to get started on your custom window treatments.