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3 Decorating Tips for Large Windows

Mar 07, 2017 by Don Watkins Category: Decorating Tips 0 comments

Windows set the atmosphere in a room and influence the overall design of a house. It can be a home’s biggest feature and can greatly enhance the look and feel of a space.

Large windows, most especially, can be a great element that adds to your home’s style. Many homes now opt to have large windows to increase its aesthetic value and most importantly to create a favourable atmosphere in each room for the whole family to enjoy.

But how do you maximise this beautiful element in your home to fully experience the benefits that it brings? You pair it with great design. Here’s how.

Orientation

The first, and probably the most important, design decision you have to make is to settle the room’s layout or floor plan and decide on the orientation of the furniture you’re going to use.

There are different options you can choose from, as ghar360.compoints out. In a bedroom for example, they can be placed behind the bed or located opposite it. The latter would be a better choice. Wouldn’t it be best to lie comfortably on your bed while enjoying the panoramic view of the outdoors? A beautiful garden view, relaxing scenery of the beachfront or quaint view of nature right outside your window can greet you every day when you wake up. Be sure to have all your furniture face or point towards the large window, which should be the focal point of the entire room.

Decor

When it comes to the room’s decorations, it’s best to keep it minimal. Lamp shades on each side of the window or a table full of photo frames propped up against the window area – these are things you would want to keep to a minimum.

The part of your room where your large window is located should be free from visual distractions. The beautiful view right outside of your window should be the main attraction of the room and any embellishments would just be unnecessary.

Window Coverings

Window treatments are a staple in a house with big windows. You need them to block the bright rays of the sun and to keep some level of privacy in the home. With this, it is important to choose the right one that will work well with the design of the room, and most especially will be great to pair with a large window.

Here are several design ideas to consider:

  • According to ghar360.com, large windows are great to pair with any window coverings. But if you want to achieve a certain look you need to be careful on which one to pick. If you want to create a classy look for your room for example while still having a touch of personality, it would be best to use vertical blinds for your large windows.
  • Hgtv.com explains that vertical blinds are best to use for wide windows; while horizontal blinds, like wooden blinds, are best to use for taller windows.
  • Interior designer Blanche Garcia suggests onhowcast.com a great alternative to having custom-made drapes for your windows. Using a custom-made blind along with a window scarf can be a great window covering solution to use with a large window.
  • Roman shades, as suggested by Brian Patrick Flynn on hgtv.com, can add a punch to the overall style of your room, especially if you pick a bold pattern in vibrant colors. And as with the decor, it’s important to keep the window treatments simple. Troy Beasley also explained in hgtv.com that you should avoid ‘fussy treatments’ like jabots or swags.
  • When it comes to colors, Robbie Walden explains that it would be good to pick a design shade scheme that matches the furniture, wall paint and carpet of the room where your large window is located. This is essential in ensuring the overall design makes you feel at home and you have a room you never want to leave.

Having these design suggestions in mind, you can’t go wrong with styling your room and enhancing the look of your large windows. Make the most of this beautiful element in your home and experience the advantages of having these in your home.

Got large windows at home? How did you style them? Share your tips below.

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