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3 Window Treatments For Wide Windows In Orlando, FL

May 31, 2016

When your window is more than four feet wide, functional window treatments that are in style may seem hard to find in Orlando. But more options exist than you realize.

Some window treatment options like blinds may be able to cover wide windows. But when you have multiple blinds butting up to each other without a frame, they don’t show off your window. And they don’t give you enough control over temperature and light.

That’s why we put together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Orlando. And now you can understand how to cover your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows are exposed to lots of light. And plantation shutters help you control that light. They cover the entire window by using multiple panels within a frame, giving you a seamless look. Each shutter panel has a hinge so that it can swing open. The louvers on each panel tilt down to prevent light from shining through. The frame that encases the panels brings the entire window treatment together so that it looks finished on your window.

Plantation shutters on wide kitchen windows 

With a tilt rod you can adjust the amount of light you want to let in on each individual shutter panel. The louvers all tilt in unison, so you can let in more light quicker. Depending on the size of your windows, you might even decide to have a divider rail installed. With a divider rail, you can control the bottom louvers separately from the top louvers.

All of the glass in wide windows can mean higher energy bills. Certain plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can significantly reduce heat transfer and airflow. And that means more energy savings for you.

Privacy is a concern with wide windows that have a lot of glass. Plantation shutters for wide windows tilt shut all the way to block off both light and curious eyes looking in. By tilting the louvers upward you can let light into the room while creating a private space.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows provide you with a pretty view of your Orlando neighborhood. Window film helps you appreciate that view without any distractions in the way. When applied to your wide window, the film may add a colored tint to the glass. You can select from many levels of darkening to add some privacy. The window film won’t block your view when you’re inside the house looking out.

Wide window with window film 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays that come through the glass. Because wide windows allow more sunlight in than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to purchase a separate window treatment. It will prevent your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades can dress up wide windows. Extremely wide windows may mean you need to install more than one shade over the width of the window to cover it completely. But some shades are available in wide widths. When you want less brightness, roll the shades down. And add a room darkening liner to control privacy as well as light.

Look out at the outside view by rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades create a beautiful accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Orlando!

We carry the window treatments you’re interested in for your wide windows in Orlando. Schedule your free in-home design consultation and we’ll bring samples of these window treatments to your home and show you an estimate. Our window professionals are glad to answer questions you may have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the living room or dining room, we have you covered. Contact us at 407-630-7011 today to start finding your custom window treatments.