How to Best Cover Those Large Windows 

There are so many amazing benefits to having those large windows in your home. They bring in a ton of natural light, show off beautiful views, and… cause some frustration. We all love large windows. As homeowners, it can be a love/hate relationship. We have inspiration to share that will help you showcase what you love most about them while solving the typical issues you’re facing. 

Goodbye, Fishbowl

Those large windows and less privacy seem to go hand-in-hand. Have you ever been driving at night, and when you look around, if lights are on in someone’s home, it’s easy to see right inside? You may feel on display–like you’re in a fishbowl. If you are looking for privacy. but aren’t looking to give up the natural light that enters, consider top-down shades. These window coverings allow you to enjoy all levels of lighting. Plus, you can enjoy some privacy. An added bonus to top-down shades is that you can still catch some of the views by adjusting down enough to see the treetops, sky, or skyline. 

top down bottom up feature on patio door windows in dining room

Caption: ​​Vignette® Modern Roman Shades on floor-to-ceiling windows

Enjoy Your Open Floor Plan 

If you have an open floor plan, it can be safe to say that you have those large windows as well. You may be wondering how you can cover them while maintaining the function and style of the space. In a recent article about using window coverings in an open floor plan, you can see our ideas and apply them to your home! The important thing to keep at the forefront of your mind is that you absolutely do not have to settle for function OR style. You can have them both!

Luminette® Privacy Sheers cover the slider; Silhouette® Window Shades cover the windows.


Customize That Coverage

Looking at those large windows in your home, and thinking about how to best cover, them can be a daunting task. You may think that you have to cover it all–or nothing. The good news is that custom shades will be designed to take the feel (and look) of your home to the next level. They can cover exactly what you want. Some homeowners have angles or arches that they want to leave on display, but they want to cover the rest of the window. Others may have large windows that are part of a wall of windows. This can include transoms. They may decide to cover the transoms or leave them bare. By doing the latter, they are allowing more natural light in while having privacy by covering the main windows. 

modern executive office with floor to ceiling windows, covered in soft architectural shades that look like romans
Alustra® Architectural Shades on lower windows, transoms left open


Embrace the View 

With floor-to-ceiling windows, we can assume that there is a spectacular view that you aren’t looking to sacrifice. We have a list of the best shades that will enhance your view! You can easily reduce the glare and direct the light, all while savoring the landscape outside your window. 

sliding door window treatments to show off view
Luminette® Privacy Sheers


Easy Adjustments 

With window coverings, it’s important to have a good operating system. It’s crucial to make sure that you choose one that allows you access to a wide variety of lighting controls and privacy. Consider smart shades. It’s one of the best ways to get the most out of those large windows. You won’t have any cords dangling and nothing is right out of reach. It’s simple, easy, and convenient. An added bonus is that you can have your smart shades open and close on a schedule, or with a voice command. For the cherry on top, they can easily integrate with the smart home system you’re already using. How perfect is that? 

Alustra® Architectural Shades


Love Those Large Windows 

Whether you have a specific need or can’t pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for, Timan Custom Window Treatments is here to help. Get in touch with our team today to schedule a FREE design consultation. Our expert window cover specialist is on-hand and ready to provide guidance. Let us help you make your house a home!