The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving all of Connecticut
Shutters on wide windows

3 Window Treatment Ideas For Wide Windows In Hartford, CT

May 31, 2016

If your window is four feet or wider, adjustable window treatments that are also in style may seem tricky to find in Hartford. But there are more options than you realize.

It’s true that some window treatment options such as 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 showcase your window. Nor do they give you control over temperature and light.

So we compiled these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Hartford to give you a better understanding for how to cover your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows are exposed to a lot of light. Plantation shutters help you control that light. They cover the window entirely using multiple panels inside a frame that gives you a seamless look. Each shutter panel can swing open along its hinge. And the louvers on each panel tilt down to block out light. The frame that encases the panels brings the window treatment together, giving it a finished look on your window.

Wide kitchen windows with plantation shutters 

You can adjust each individual shutter panel to let in as much light as you want with a tilt rod. The louvers all move together, so you can let in more light quicker. Depending on how large your windows are, you may even consider having a divider rail installed. A divider rail allows you to control the top louvers separately from the bottom louvers.

Because they have so much glass, wide windows can mean higher energy bills. Some plantation shutters, such as Polywood®, can significantly reduce airflow and heat transfer. And that means more energy savings for your home.

Privacy is a concern with wide windows that contain a lot of glass. Plantation shutters for wide windows tilt shut all the way to block out both light and curious eyes looking in. Adjust the louvers upward to let light into the room while keeping your space private.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a wonderful view of your Hartford neighborhood. With window film, you can appreciate that view without any distractions in the way. When applied to your wide window, the film can add a colored tint to the glass. You can pick from a range of darkening for increased privacy. The darkened tints won’t block your view from the inside looking out.

Window film on wide window 

Another thing window film does is block UV rays that come through the glass. Because wide windows are exposed to more sunlight than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to install any other treatment. Window film will protect your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades are great for dressing up wide windows. Windows that are extremely wide may require using more than one shade across the width of the window to cover it entirely. But some shades are available in wide widths. Roll the shades down for less brightness. You can add a room darkening liner to control privacy as well as light.

Get access to the outside view by simply rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades provide a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Hartford!

We have the window treatments you’re interested in for your wide windows in Hartford. Schedule your free in-home design consultation to look at samples of these window treatments and get a quote. Our experts are ready to answer questions you may have about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the dining room or the bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Call us at 860-266-5459 to start finding your custom window treatments.