Window Treatments for High Ceiling Windows in Chicago

Richard Rampton

Several homes in Chicago have a particular window or group of windows that’s positioned high up on the wall near where the wall meets the ceiling, or is so large that it’s out of arm’s length. While these high ceiling windows are distinctive and stunning, they may cause headaches when searching for high ceiling window treatments.

Television room in open concept Chicago home with plantation shutters on tall windows.

But don’t worry - there hasn’t been a window Sunburst Shutters Chicago has seen that we haven’t turned into something beautiful. Let’s examine a few of the best options for window treatments for the tall windows in your Chicago home.

High Ceiling Plantation Shutters

When it comes to high ceiling windows, the lower maintenance, the better. That’s why plantation shutters ought to be one of your foremost selections for those windows. Usually the first concern with window treatments for a window high up on a wall is “How will I open and shut it?” If you choose shutters, that’s rarely a concern, as most people keep the louvers set at a single, specific angle all the time, so they get the perfect amount of light while still keeping your privacy.

If frequent louver adjustment is desired, there’s no need to get out the stepladder. We’ll offer a telescoping pole to move the tilt rod, giving you easy control over your shutters. And once finished, the pole collapses for easy storage until you’re ready to use it again.

Another stressor that is common with high ceiling window treatments is when it comes time to clean, just one more reason to go with plantation shutters. Because of their material, color, and angled construction, Polywood® plantation shutters don’t require cleaning as frequently as other window treatments. And when you do need to clean, the louvers and frame can be cleaned with a simple cloth, without moving or taking the shutters down.

All of these benefits, paired with plantation shutters’ top-notch energy efficiency, make shutters a superb fit for high windows.

Motorized Shades Make High Ceiling Windows Simple

Minimal Chicago bedroom with high ceiling windows and brown cellular shades. 

What’s almost as simple as being able to leave your high window treatment in one spot? Opening and shutting it with the flip of a switch! That’s what motorized shades offer, adding chic looks with modern convenience.

Automatic shades are a great match for high ceiling windows, especially since you can choose to either operate your shades by hand, or by remote control. Your window treatments have at long last entered the new millennium!

Beautiful New Window Treatments Are No Longer Out Of Reach

Don’t let the distance between the floor and your windows keep you from getting the best product for your home. Sunburst Shutters Chicago will do the hard part when you schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll take care of all the measuring and the entire installation process so you never have to step on that ladder. Get in touch with us today at 847-250-6544 or set up your consultation with the form below - we’re ready to help!