Large windows can create an airy, spacious feel, infusing your rooms with ample natural light while maximising views and creating a sense of closeness to the outdoors. In summer, large windows can also help make the most of any natural breezes to cool your home.
Our sub-tropical Queensland climate creates many opportunities for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining during the warmer months. Glazed sliding or bi-fold doors are common features of Queensland homes, and provide an important link between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Floor-to-ceiling glass, while a stunning design element, can prove somewhat challenging to furnish. Which window treatments work best on those large windows and glass sliding doors? Here are some of the best options to consider.
Curtains to Frame and Accentuate Large Windows
There’s nothing quite like a stylish set of drapes to infuse a room with drama and traditional opulence. Curtains have a distinctive style that works particularly well in large spaces, where they can effectively frame and accentuate windows while offering a raft of other functional benefits.
Large windows are great for amplifying the natural light, though unfortunately, they can also let in a lot of unwanted glare and heat during the warmer months, and allow too much warmth to escape in winter. Floor-length drapes are a stylish solution for insulating large windows, particularly when paired with matching pelmets.
Sheer curtains are a great way to add a touch of softness and daytime privacy to large windows and doors without blocking the views or natural light, while the combination of blockout drapes and sheers provides the best of both worlds.
Panel Glide Blinds Add a Touch of Elegance
Perfect for those larger windows and sliding doors, panel glide blinds are a chic and versatile window furnishing. Overlapping fabric panels create clean, modern lines, and the panels stack smoothly to the side when not in use. Operated via a wand or chain, the blinds can be configured to open and close in any direction.
Best of all, panel glide blinds come in a huge range of stylish fabrics and colours to complement your individual style and décor. We’ve got everything from understated neutrals to bright colours and bold prints – you can even customise your blinds with panels in different coloured fabrics for a stylish design statement.
You can also choose from a range of opacities to optimise the amount of light and privacy in your home. There are so many fabulous options with panel glide blinds.
Versatile Vertical Blinds Are Back in Fashion
Originally a design favourite of the 80’s, vertical blinds are enjoying a well-deserved resurgence in popularity, with modern fabrics featuring an array of striking colours and patterns. Their popularity as a window furnishing can be attributed to their practical functionality and ease of light control.
Vertical blinds are tailor made for large windows and sliding doors. They create a feeling of height and spaciousness within a room, while their unique horizontal stacking abilities enable them to fold neatly away to the side of the glass, ensuring they won’t disrupt either the view or the workings of a sliding door.
Roller Blinds for Clean Lines and Minimalistic Style
The sleek, minimalistic lines of roller blinds can be customised to complement windows of any size. If you’re looking for a modern and understated yet practical furnishing for large windows or sliding doors, roller blinds could be your perfect solution.
These blinds take up minimal space and – depending on the fabric you choose – they can either blend seamlessly into the background or add an eye-catching burst of colour to your room. They also come in your choice of transparent fabrics for light filtering and daytime privacy, or blockout fabrics for extra insulation, complete privacy and light blocking when required.
Plantation Shutters for Hamptons-Inspired Homes
There’s nothing quite like white plantation shutters on large windows to complement a Hamptons-style interior. It’s a design scheme that embodies the relaxed yet sophisticated coastal feel of many south-east Queensland homes, and a perfect way to work with the natural light and spacious feel afforded by abundant glazing.
An enduring style icon, good-quality shutters can capture the breezes, filter the sunlight, and providing privacy and security in a way no other window furnishing can replicate. Our made-to-measure door and window shutters are available in solid timber, polyresin or aluminium, with a range of colours to choose from.
Need Inspiration? We Can Bring the Showroom to You
If you have large windows or glass sliding doors to furnish, we have the window treatments to match! Get in touch online to book in your free measure and quote, or give us a call on 1300 077 125 to chat with one of our friendly consultants. We can bring our mobile showroom to you and help you select the perfect window treatments for your home.