Having large rooms to spread out, appreciate the openness and/or entertain, sounds appealing to most of us. Yet, all that space can make it challenging to decorate in a way that feels comfortable and inviting.
One way to address that challenge is by choosing the right window treatments. Large rooms often mean large windows, an asset to welcoming in the sunlight, or enjoying the views, but also challenging when it comes to energy efficiency and privacy.
Here are four tips for shining the light on large rooms while accentuating your décor.
Warm colors complement the natural light pouring into your room. When you use warm colors in window treatments you complement the flow of that natural sunlight shining in. From beiges and browns to grays or even wood, these window treatments contrast the outdoor views of nature and its landscapes with the lighting inside.
Window treatments that use dark fabrics can dramatically change the lighting of any room and can create a cozy atmosphere. Consider a room-darkening fabric or liner for added privacy if you have large windows in a bedroom.
Whether dressed with drapes, blinds, shades, shutters or a combination, window treatments that are controlled by a motorized operating system makes adjusting the amount of light that enters a room as easy as pressing a button. With the convenience of controlling the window treatments by remote, phone or tablet, you can relax from your sofa or bed and create your preferred lighting environment quickly and easily.
You appreciate the sun’s rays shining into your room, bringing in light and warmth. However, larger windows in your living room or bedroom may allow so much sunlight into the room that it gets too warm. Did you know that up to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows? The superior design of honeycomb shades may help with temperature control. The design traps air in distinct pockets to help keep your room cool when it overheats from the sun’s brilliant rays (not to mention, it helps keep the room comfortably warm in the winter as well).
Yes, Hunter Douglas offers many room-darkening fabrics and liners for added privacy of any room.
Before measuring your large windows, consider whether you want an inside or outside-mounted window treatment. If inside, you’ll need to make sure your window is square by measuring horizontally at the top, center and bottom, vertically along both sides and center, and diagonally. Also measure the frame depth and take into account any window hardware that might obstruct the window treatment.
Your cost to cover your large windows depends on the size of your window, the type of fabric and control option you choose, as well as any enhancements you select. For a cost estimate, please consult your local Hunter Douglas window treatment specialist.