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Ways To Cover Different Sized Windows In The Same Room In Chicago

June 07, 2021

Nearly all rooms have standard rectangle windows that make it easy to get identical window treatments. But sometimes a space has mismatched sized or shaped windows that make buying window treatments difficult. When you have to cover different sized windows in the same room in Chicago, you can use identical styles, neutral colors, and layering to create consistency. Or use distinct treatments to split up an area or to emphasize an exceptional window.

 Polywood® shutters in a dining room.

Cover Different Sized Chicago Windows In The Same Room With Identical Window Treatments

The ideal way to give a space’s inconsistent windows a harmonious aesthetic is by using the same window treatment style on them. This decorating trick takes the focus off of their varying sizes and creates symmetry in the room. To do this properly, use a style of custom window treatments that works with every window size and shape, such as plantation shutters.

Plantation shutters have panels with a row of louvers made of wood or faux wood. In contrast to blinds and shades, you can have shutters custom-fitted to any window shape and continue to open and close them. Both real wood shutters and faux wood Polywood® shutters are durable enough to use in most rooms of your Chicago house.

Roller shades in a formal living room 

Help Mismatched Windows Blend In With Neutral Colored Treatments

When you cover different sized/shaped windows in the same room in Chicago, neutral colored window treatments look better. Neutrals like browns, beige, or white are calming and help unify unbalanced features. Neutral colored window treatments let windows fade into your interior design so that their different sizes don’t clash so much.

Muted palettes offer a lot of flexibility. You could use beige or white roller shades for a minimalist aesthetic. Or give a touch of elegance to a formal room with gray or ivory Roman shades. And plantation shutters in a white or natural wood hue match any type of decor.

Plantation shutters in a bedroom

Conceal Varying Sized Windows With Layered Window Treatments

You may cover different sized windows in the same room with layered window treatments to hide their size disparity as well. If a room’s windows aren’t very different sizes, hang curtains at the same height for all of them to create the illusion that your windows are all alike.

Then place the curtains on top of |interior shutters or textured woven fiber shades to give dimension to your windows and distract from their mismatched sizes.

Plantation shutters with hidden tilt

Show Off Windows Or Divide Up A Room By Mixing Window Treatments

You might come across occasions where you don’t want uniform window treatments. You can use mismatched window treatments to designate specific areas if you have an open floor plan. You might put up interior shutters to block light where you watch TV and graceful Roman shades across the room next to the dining table.

You might also want to highlight a unique window, like a bow or a bay window, with patterned shades that work with single-colored shades throughout the remaining space. Or use custom-fitted shutters for a circular window that you don’t want to conceal behind a shade or blind like you put on rectangular windows.

Find Window Treatments For Any Window From Sunburst Shutters

However you decide to cover your Chicago windows of different sizes, get the perfect look with custom window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Chicago. We help you find the style you want and expertly install them for you. To begin, give us a call at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.