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Simple Ways You Can Make Your Windows Look More Exciting

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

If your windows need a bit of sprucing up, there’s plenty of things you can do to make them look more interesting. Read on to gain some exciting inspiration.

House with sash windows

Extend rods beyond the frame

Strategically placed curtain rods can help you fudge the width on your window - overhanging rods 15 inches off the edge of the window can trick your mind into thinking part of the wall is really glass.

Layer curtains and shades

Window shades can help exaggerate height. You should hang shades right under the rod for the appearance of taller windows - this will create a premium look that adds a touch of sophistication to your home.

Use sturdy fabric for curtains

It’s best to avoid skimpy curtains. Not only does a thick material make this design accessory appear more expensive, but it also does a better job of concealing windows and light when you use tricks like extending curtain rods beyond the frame.

Paint a border around your window

Do this, or otherwise opt for a window frame that's larger than standard dimensions. By adding thickness around your average-sized windows, your windows will make a bigger impact in the room and appear larger.

Hang your rod higher

If you want your window to appear taller and wider, you should install an extra long curtain rod at, or near, the ceiling for floor length drapes to create this illusion. This basically combines two window tricks into one.

Give the trim some colour

Not everyone can paint their walls, or wants to repaint them white after they decide to move. Instead, paint your trim a shade darker, like a putty, to achieve a similar effect. Since this is a smaller surface, it won't take as long to repaint later.

Invest in low furniture

Even what you use to furnish your room can make a difference in how your windows appear to the eye. Place smaller or low-profile furniture pieces near or under the window so the eye is tricked by scale.

Use fabric with patterns

Fabrics with vertical patterns will add height to your windows and draw your eye upward, while horizontally-oriented patterns will create the illusion of width. The most common vertical pattern you’ll find is stripes.

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