28 May The Best Window Treatments for Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
The aesthetic benefits of floor-to-ceiling windows are many. They add incomparable natural light and a sense of airiness to any space, and they instantly give a room a dramatic focal point. But when it comes to finding window treatments, the super sized scale of floor to ceiling windows can present more challenges than smaller versions.
So what are the best window treatments for floor-to-ceiling windows? We’ve put together a list of four beautiful, practical options, below.
1. Vertical blinds. Blinds that open horizontally aren’t typically a great option for windows more than a few feet high, since the amount of tugging required to raise them can not only be inconvenient, but dangerous if too much pressure is placed on the cord, since they can fall. If you like the look of blinds, choose vertical ones instead, which will slide open easily.
2. Sheers. If you live in the city, for example, and your floor-to-ceiling windows are all about the view, opt for sheer drapes. They’ll provide a level of privacy and light filtering without obstructing the scenery beyond.
3. Light blocking drapery. If you have a wall of windows in your bedroom, invest in light-blocking or blackout drapes to help keep out the sun in the early morning hours. In instances when drapes are serving a functional purpose, be sure to look for options on a track, or choose drapes with grommets or on rings, since tab top or rod pocket drapes can become worn out after years of being slid open and closed each day.
4. Motorized shades. Motorized shades are an excellent option when your floor-to-ceiling windows are more than 8 feet tall, since they can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button. Motorized shades can also be programmed to open and close throughout the day as the sun changes positions.