The Focal Point of your Home
Every home has something special to offer which becomes the focal point of décor, the highlight of the house. It can be the placement of a window, uniquely designed windows and doors, the layout of your home, etc. Your job is to use this special feature to enhance the appearance of your home. Every piece of furniture you pick, furnishings you choose are developed around this focal point.
Large Windows as Show Stoppers
Windows have the potential to be the show-stealer. A bay window overlooking a gorgeous view, a skylight window inside the living room, a large sprawling window almost covering the length and breadth of one entire wall, or a circular window are but a handful of examples of how windows can transform the look and feel of your home and become center-stage around which everything else is developed. Some of you are lucky enough to have large wide windows in your house. They allow an abundance of light into the room which brightens up space and also creates an illusion of larger living space. If your home overlooks a stunning landscape, seafront or mountain range, these windows offer an unobstructed view. You can experience a breathtaking sunset or serene sunrise from these large windows.
Challenges of Large Windows
Beautiful and gorgeous as they are, large windows can be challenging. They lay bare the entire room to outsiders jeopardizing your privacy and security. The glass windows can cause a major loss of energy during summer and winter and also expose your home to unfiltered UV rays that can adversely impact your health and furnishings. Large windows need to be well covered to keep enjoying them while protecting the home from these major concerns.
Why Vertical Blinds for Large Windows?
While for standard windows we use horizontal blinds, these don’t work well for larger windows. For oversized windows, you need larger blinds and it becomes bulky and heavy to lift them up. Instead what are preferable are vertical blinds where slats run vertically from top to bottom and open sideways. When opened the vertical slats stack neatly along the sides of the windows. They can be designed to open either to the left or right or on both sides equally. Sliding panel tracks are also another convenient way to dress up your windows.
Dressing Large Windows on a Budget
Dressing large windows can be an expensive affair. Often double to triple the size of standard windows, these oversized windows require more materials and fabric which increases their cost. So if you are working on a tight budget yet looking for a window treatment solution for your large windows you need to explore the cheaper varieties that are available in the market. Wood vertical blinds and sliding panel tracks can be expensive. Instead, you could explore PVC Vertical Blinds and Fabric Vertical Blinds for your large windows.
PVC Vertical Blinds
PVC or polyvinyl chloride is a synthetic plastic polymer. They are extremely sturdy and durable materials that are widely used for manufacturing pipes, wires, cable insulation, medical devices and now window treatments. They are lightweight, long-lasting, resistant to water and non-inflammable. This makes them a popular choice of window treatment for kitchens and bathrooms as they can survive exposure to moisture. They are easy to clean and maintain. PVC vertical blinds are a great choice for large windows because they are lightweight which makes operation easy and smooth. As they are low cost and durable, you shell out far less than you have to for wood blinds or side panel tracks. They are available in a vast array of colors to suit your home decor. Make your windows and home look stylish, sleek and contemporary with these beautiful and sturdy blinds.
Fabric Vertical Blinds
Fabric Vertical Blinds are a blend of style and elegance. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the color and texture of your fabric vertical blinds. Made of durable polyester fabric, these blinds are durable, easy to maintain and clean. There is some classy about fabric and with these blinds you give your windows and rooms the touch of sophistication and elegance that can transform the look and feel of your home. Polyester fabric does not cost much and you get your choice of covering without burning a hole in your pocket.
Drapes remain the timeless choice of window covering for homes. They look equally gorgeous when used for large windows. The soft multiple pleats of the drapes cover the windows imparting a touch of class and beauty to the surroundings. Hung high and dropping till the floor creates an illusion of large living space and lends a luxurious charm and elegance to your homes. With drapes, you never run out of choice when it comes to color, texture, designs and patterns. You have ample options to choose from and you will find the one of your choice irrespective of the decor and color theme. There are different types of fabrics available in the market across different price ranges. You can choose cheaper variants if your budget is restricted.
Decorating Large Window Ledges
Apart from window treatments, there are multiple ways you can decorate your large windows. Many large windows come with wide window ledges which you can put to different uses. You can place potted plants to add a pop of green to your room. They survive well as they receive sufficient light and sunshine. You can use it to create book corners, display decorative items or photo frames. They give the look an unique character and dimension. If the windows do not have a ledge you can create a sitting area by adding a comfortable couch with a throw pillow and cushions.
If you have large windows in your house, give them the respect they deserve and allow it to become the focal point of your home decor.