While tall windows beautifully draw the natural light and stunning views of the outdoors into your home, choosing tall window treatments can be a lofty challenge. You might be wondering, which window shades will provide the most light control and privacy? How can you keep out the cold in winter and block the heat in summer? What shade styles work best?
Here are a few tall window treatment ideas that are as fashionable as they are functional.
Since heating and cooling energy can be lost much more easily through tall windows than smaller ones, cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, are great tall-window coverings. They feature a cellular construction that traps air in distinct pockets, adding a layer of insulation at the window, so you save energy costs and keep comfortable all year round.
For even more energy efficiency, you could opt for the honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction of Duette Architella® for more insulating layers of fabric. The nice thing about Duette is that there are so many colors, textures and patterns to choose from, they’ll go with any décor.
For an elegant, sophisticated and streamlined appearance, Roman shades are perfect for tall windows. When fully raised, Roman shades look like a stunning fabric valance, drawing your eyes to the top of the window. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades have no exposed rear cords so they’re a safer option if you have small children or pets. Choose from a wide range of luxurious colors and textures in sheer, light-filtering or room-darkening opacities.
For the best of both worlds, Solera Soft Shades combine the soft folds of Roman shades with the unique construction of cellular shades, so you have the added benefit of superior energy efficiency — which is an important factor to consider for taller, larger windows. They come in a wide selection of woven and non-woven textures, colors and patterns in a variety of light-filtering and room-darkening opacities. And to complete your look, you can opt for a fabric-wrapped headrail and bottom rail with color-coordinated hardware. Since Solera shades are designed with internal lift cords, they enhance child safety and offer a clean, tailored appearance.
More sun may enter the room through taller windows. Solar shades, such as Designer Screen Shades, can prevent damaging UV rays from fading and deteriorating your artwork, hardwood floors and other furnishings. Designer Screen Shades add a crisp, modern feel to tall windows, and they’re available in different opacities from sheer to opaque, so you have plenty of options for controlling light.
To control tall, hard-to-reach windows, PowerView® Automation lets you operate your shades from anywhere with a simple push of a button, tap on a mobile device or voice control, if your shades are connected to a compatible smart-home system. You can even schedule shades to move automatically throughout the day and create personalized shade-setting Scenes in any room of your home.
Another option available on many shades, the Top-Down/Bottom-Up system enables you to control your shades from the top down, bottom up or anywhere in-between, so you can maintain your privacy while optimizing your views. No matter how tall your windows are or how hard they are to access, there’s a window-treatment solution that will work well for you.