Finding the Perfect Window Covering for Large Windows

Large windows are a beautiful feature in any home. They allow an abundance of natural light to flood into your interior, making your home feel brighter and airier. If you live in a rural area, they can provide you with panoramic countryside views too, bringing the outside in. 

However, finding the right window covering for large windows can be a daunting task. Their size and shape make it harder to find a solution that balances functionality and aesthetics. Rather than opting for standard curtains for your large windows, it’s worth exploring the option of plantation shutters instead. 

Shutters are the perfect solution for windows of all sizes and they work equally as well on larger windows as they do on smaller windows. Below we have explored some of the reasons why shutters are the ideal choice for enhancing the beauty of your unique, large windows.

Perfect Fit

Large windows come in various shapes and sizes, from bay windows to arched windows, and finding a window treatment that fits perfectly can be challenging. Plantation shutters are made-to-measure to fit any dimensions, helping to achieve a seamless look. They will showcase the shape of your windows and draw attention to them, rather than hiding them away behind ill-fitting window dressings. Whether your large windows are rectangular, triangular or uniquely shaped, plantation shutters can be crafted to your precise requirements.

Customisable Design 

When installing interior shutters, there are lots of shutter ranges to choose from. You will have control over every aspect of the design, including the shutter material and colour, as well as the louvre size. It’s easy to ensure the shutters you install perfectly complement your home and make your large windows stand out for all of the right reasons. 

Timeless Elegance

Plantation shutters have an effortless elegance and they are a sophisticated window dressing, making them a perfect match for large windows. They feature horizontal louvres that can enhance the feeling of space in a room and make your home more inviting. The clean lines, seamless installation and classic appearance of plantation shutters add a touch of luxury to any interior design, elevating the overall aesthetics of a space.

Optimal Light Control

With their adjustable louvres, plantation shutters offer enhanced light and privacy control. This is particularly beneficial for large windows, which are easy to look through and can let in a huge amount of light. Unlike other window coverings that can only be opened or closed, you can also tilt shutter louvres to block visibility and redirect sunlight, while still enjoying natural light during the day. When fully closed, plantation shutters can effectively block out light too, making them an excellent choice for rooms like the bedroom.

Energy Efficiency 

Due to their size, large windows can make a space feel warmer during the summer months and colder during the winter months. Finding a window dressing that can help you control indoor temperature is important. Plantation shutters act as insulators and help you to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, potentially lowering your energy bills.

Low Maintenance

High-quality shutters are designed to withstand the test of time. Whether you install wooden shutters or ABS plastic shutters, they will be carefully constructed to make them resistant to wear and tear. You can use your shutters daily without worrying about durability. Unlike fabric window treatments, shutters can simply be wiped down with a soft cloth to keep them looking their best too and they’re a low-maintenance option for large windows.

Designing Shutters for Large Windows

Choosing the perfect window covering for large windows can be challenging, but plantation shutters are a great option to consider. These shutters combine style and practicality, and can be custom-built for any sized window. With various options available, you can find the perfect interior shutters to transform your large windows into captivating focal points in your home.

To find out more about plantation shutters, get in touch with us at The Great Shutter Co today. We have decades of experience designing and fitting shutters, and we can provide you with bespoke shutters for your large windows. During a home design consultation, we can show you product samples and take measurements of your windows to create CAD drawings. This can help you to visualise the final look of your window shutters. 

If you have any questions about plantation shutters or how we work at The Great Shutter Co, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re always happy to help.