Inspiration: Large Window Covering Ideas

Wide windows, tall windows, floor to ceiling & more…do you need large window covering ideas? Those huge windows that boast gorgeous views and illuminating natural light can also become your biggest nuisance. Which window blinds or shades work best to reduce the glare, heat, and harsh sunshine? What style will complete the look of your home? How can you enhance the atmosphere with benefits and features? Answers to these questions, plus measurement sizes so you can see which window coverings are possible for your largest windows.

*Sizing information can vary, depending on the window specifics, fabrics and features.


Constant Sunshine & Heat

When windows face direct sunlight, you can start to feel like you’re inside of an oven. When they’re floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s ten times worse. No spot is safe from the light and heat. If you’re looking for large window covering ideas, make sure you identify the issues and solve them with the right products.

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are a great option when it comes to covering large window areas in your home. They block the heat–even when the light comes through. Cellular shades offer the widest range of features available to solve even the trickiest problems. They’re available in both horizontal and vertical options, for windows and doors.

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 14 feet wide, 12 feet tall.

Vertical Maximum Measurements for windows up to 28 feet wide, 10 feet tall.


The Fishbowl Life

The views of your landscape are probably amazing, but when your privacy suffers, especially with wide windows, does it feel worth it? This is where sheer shades can help you to enjoy the view out, but reduce, or even block, the view in. Let’s explore large window covering ideas for when you want the view, but need your privacy as well.

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Pirouette® Shades

Pirouette shades offer dual shade features that show off the view, completely close off the view, or roll up out of the way. Solid vanes fold in place to showcase the view. The sheer backing fabric brings in filtered light, but shields outside views into the home. Vanes close in place to cover the window, capable of room darkening. And, the entire shade can roll up into the headrail.

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Silhouette® Window Shades

Silhouette shades offer a similar experience to the Pirouette collection. Instead of folding in place, the fabric vanes tilt, floating between sheer fabrics, for a wide-open view-through with soft light. They offer daytime privacy, as sheers reflect exterior views. An optional dual shade feature allows a wide range of light control, from light filtering to room darkening.

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 11+ feet tall.

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Luminette Privacy Sheers offer a similar experience to Silhouette shades but with a vertical operation. The solid vanes rotate for a sheer view-through or a closed-off light control experience. Room darkening and complete privacy are options when the vanes are rotated.

Vertical Maximum Measurements for windows and doors, up to 16 feet wide, 10 feet tall.

Styling Your Interiors

Ultimately, the largest windows of your home play a big role in the overall style. Roman shades offer waterfalling fabrics that add visual interest, playing into the color scheme and bringing texture into the design. Two of our roman collections will bring inspiration to large window covering ideas for your home…

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Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Vignette Modern Roman Shades are a beautiful way to bring light control, privacy, and style to your floor-to-ceiling windows. With features such as smart shades and top down bottom up, you can harness the light, protect your interiors, and enjoy some views and privacy all at once!

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 11+ feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Provenance® Woven Woods

Provenance Woven Woods brings the height of texture to any size windows in your home. The woven materials allow the light to filter, while privacy is retained. Beautiful coloring coordinates with surrounding design elements for a statement-making look. Top-down and dual-shade features allow you to customize the atmosphere.

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 12 feet wide, 16 feet tall.

Vertical Maximum Measurements for windows and doors, up to 9 feet wide, 9+ feet tall.


Low Profile Design

As you scroll through large window covering ideas, you’ll notice the difference between feeling enveloped in fabrics and surrounded in sleek, modern design. There’s no right choice, just personal preference. Roller shades make a great covering for your largest windows, and the way they stay close to the window makes them an inviting choice.

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Designer Solar Shades

Solar Shades protect from the elements, known to be an issue with large windows. Reduced light and glare pair with UV protection for a comfortable atmosphere. Available options include smart features and dual shades–to increase light control, as well as an improved experience.

Horizontal Maximum Measurements for windows up to 16 feet wide, 12 feet tall.

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Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Skyline Gliding Window Panels are a vertical option, capable of providing vertical coverage for doors and windows. Many homeowners love to coordinate fabrics in a shared space with roller shades and these panels.

Vertical Maximum Measurements for windows and doors, up to 32 feet wide, 14 feet tall.

Need More Large Window Covering Ideas?

We’ve got it! Our team of window covering designers is full of inspiration for your next project. No matter the window size, we can help you create a beautiful atmosphere, full of solutions to improve your life. Visit one of our area showrooms to see everything in person. Then, get in touch with our team for your FREE in-home consultation.