3 Window Treatments For Wide Windows In Phoenix, AZ

Greg Arnett

When your window is more than four feet wide, functional window treatments that are beautiful may seem tricky to find in Phoenix. But more options exist than you realize.

Yes, some window treatment options like blinds can cover your wide window. But with multiple blinds that butt up to each other without a frame, blinds don’t show off your window. Nor do they provide adequate control over temperature and light.

So we put together these 3 window treatment ideas for wide windows in Phoenix to give you a better understanding for how to cover your wide windows.

1. Shutters For Wide Windows

Wide windows are exposed to a lot of light. Plantation shutters let you control all that light. They cover the whole window by using multiple panels within a frame, giving you a finished look. Each shutter panel has a hinge so that it can swing out. Each panel’s louvers tilt closed to block out light. The frame surrounding the panels ties the window treatment together, giving it a seamless look on your window.

Wide kitchen windows with plantation shutters 

A tilt rod lets you adjust the amount of light you let in on each individual shutter panel. The louvers all move in unison, so you can let in more natural light more quickly. Depending on the size of your windows, you may even decide to have a divider rail installed. A divider rail lets you adjust the top louvers separately from the bottom louvers.

Because they have so much glass, wide windows can mean higher utility bills. Some plantation shutters, like Polywood®, can block heat transfer and airflow. And that means more energy savings for your home.

All that glass also means that you need a window treatment that gives you control over privacy. Plantation shutters for wide windows close all the way to block off both light and curious eyes looking in. By adjusting the louvers upward you can let light into the room while maintaining your privacy.

2. Window Film For Wide Windows

Your wide windows give you access to a beautiful view of your Phoenix neighborhood. Window film allows you to appreciate that view without any distractions. When applied to your wide window, the film can add a little bit of colored tint to the window. You can choose from many levels of darkening to give you some privacy. The darkened tints won’t block your view from the inside looking out.

Wide window with window film 

In addition, window film blocks UV rays that pass through the glass. Since wide windows allow more sunlight in than narrow windows, it’s best to cover them with window film if you’re not going to install a separate window treatment. Window film will prevent your furniture and carpets from fading.

3. Shades For Wide Windows

Shades are great for enhancing wide windows. Extremely wide windows may mean you need to install more than one shade over the width of the window to cover it entirely. But some shades are available in wide widths. When you want less light, roll the shades down. You can add a room darkening liner for increased privacy and light control.

See the outside view by rolling your shades up. In the retracted position, shades provide a gorgeous accent for your wide window.

Get Custom Window Treatments For Your Wide Windows, Phoenix!

We carry the window treatments you want for your wide windows in Phoenix. Schedule your free in-home design consultation and we’ll bring samples of these window treatments to your home and show you a quote. Our experts are glad to answer any of your questions about window coverings for wide windows. Whether your wide windows are in the kitchen or living room, we have you covered. Give us a call at 480-485-7743 today to start finding your custom window treatments.