How to Dress a Wide Window

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Window covering ideas for wide windows

We love a wide window here at California Shutters. They’re a stunning focal point in any room, providing lots of natural light and (hopefully) picturesque views. But when it comes to finding the right wide window idea for you, it can be a bit of a headache.


As luck would have it, we’ve got the perfect solution for dressing wide windows: shutters. But before we get to that, let’s discuss your other options.

Blinds for wide windows

With their sleek design and affordability, blinds are a popular choice for wide windows. They provide good light control and come in a range of styles and finishes. Vertical blinds, in particular, are well-suited for wide windows, offering a clean and uncluttered appearance.


However, blinds aren't super customisable, especially when compared with shutters. Plus, some types of blinds require lots of maintenance to keep them looking fresh.

Curtains for large windows

A classic window dressing, curtains have an air of elegance and can be customised to match various décor styles. They come in a wide range of fabrics, colours, and patterns too. So, if you’re particular about your interiors – we know we are – you’ll find the right design for you.


That being said, curtains aren't the most practical wide window idea. They require a lot of maintenance, particularly if you don’t fancy changing them every few years. Plus, some curtains can be very heavy, so you might fight it cumbersome having to open and close them across your wide windows.

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Wide window shutters

We know what you’re thinking. You asked how to dress a wide window, not how to break the bank. While shutters can cost more than other window dressings, that’s not the case with California Shutters.

When you go with a measure and install company then, yes, shutters will cost more than a few pennies. As a DIY shutters company, we save on the window shutter costs associated with shutter installations. It's these savings that we pass onto you.

They come with plenty of other benefits too. For starters, you won’t find a more striking dressing for wide windows. With their sleek versatility and crisp, clean lines, they’re the perfect companion piece for any space.

It’s their style coupled with their insulation, privacy, light management, and versatility that make our affordable window shutters a firm favourite with homeowners up and down the country.

To find out how best to dress a wide window with shutters, shop our collections today.