Sheila Rich Interiors: Design Blog

Helpful tips and suggestions on designing your interior.

Make the Most of Multi-Level Windows

Multi-story windows allow outdoor views into your home. Window treatments can afford privacy and enhance decor without blocking sunlit views.

Multiple levels of windows that cover the entire height of one wall may have been put there in order to take advantage of a beautiful view and add drama. If that’s the case, it’s best to leave the windows bare and let nature become your window treatment.

However, if you need to filter sunlight or want more privacy, window treatments may be necessary. But -- not all of the windows must be treated equally! You can use sheer shades on the bottom tier for privacy, leaving the upper levels open. This way, the light filters through the bottom and nature emanates through the top.

You can also select draperies and/or cornices that coordinate with the rest of your décor and pull the color scheme of your entire room together. This also works well if you consider a window to be unattractive, since you can use the coordinated material around the window to camouflage it. The personality of your windows can be further enhanced by your selection of rods and hardware, which you can find in a wide range of styles, colors, and materials.

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