Tips for Decorating with Mismatched Windows in Your Home

July 20, 2018

Window decoration is usually a pretty simple task. You choose whether you’re going for a more formal or casual look, select the window treatments you’ll use and then place them up around your home. However, if you have mismatched windows (whether that was a purposeful choice or not), it might feel like an impossible task to choose the right décor for them. This could include windows that are different shapes, different sizes or installed at different heights.

Ultimately, the biggest thing you need to accomplish when working with different types of windows is figuring out which types of window treatments will provide them with the most unified, flowing appearance. When done correctly, having mismatched windows around your home (or for use in other projects) can actually add quite a bit of character.

Here are some tips from our team specializing in windows in Dodge City, KS.

Keep the designs and décor as simple as possible

Whenever you’re working with mismatched windows, your best option is to go simple with your window treatments. Rather than using long, elegant curtains or drapes, use blinds instead. Blinds come in a variety of sizes, so you’ll be able to find the same sets of blinds for different-sized windows. They also come in many different colors, so you should be able to easily match the décor in your room. If you want a warmer or more natural look, try using wood or faux wood blinds.

But blinds aren’t always an ideal solution, especially if you have oddly shaped windows. Instead, try using window clings, which prevent passersby from looking into your home but still allow for light to pass through.

Try using panels

If you have windows installed at different heights or ones that are different sizes, you can try using floor-length drapery panels to make them look more similar. Say you have one window that’s taller than the others. In this case, mount the curtains above all of the windows at the height of the tallest window. This will make them appear to be the same size. You might even choose to mount the curtain rods just below the ceiling to give the windows a taller, more dramatic appearance.

Use valances where appropriate

Using treatments along the tops of mismatched windows rather than curtains or drapes can also create a more unified sort of appearance. Valances are the most common example of this sort of top treatment. You can find them in all types of styles and designs so you can more easily complement your décor. Whether you go sheer or opaque is up to you—base it on the décor you have in your home.

Embrace the mismatch

If you have a lot of windows that vary significantly in size, design or shape, you might actually aim to embrace how different they are and select different window treatments for each window. Try to maintain a common color family just to provide a little bit of unity.

For more tips about working with mismatched windows in Dodge City, KS, contact Wes-Kan Siding Windows & Doors today. We have lots of mismatched windows in stock that are great for small projects, such as garage doors and general decoration.

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