Best Window Treatments for Tall Windows

If you have tall windows anywhere in your home, it takes more length, more fabric, and more from your shades, blinds, or other types of window treatments to cover those windows. Tall windows are great for bringing natural light and warmth into your home.

The wonderful part about having window treatments for your tall windows is that it gives you the ability to control the light in various rooms around your home. Today, we are going to be taking a look at some of the best window treatments for tall windows. If you have been struggling with what kind of treatment or window covering you want for your windows, this will give you a better idea of the options you have available to you.

Curtains and Drapes for Tall Windows

Long curtains and drapes are an excellent and elegant option for window coverings for tall windows. With drapes and curtains, you can choose the length of the window covering so that you can amplify or exaggerate the height of your window. This adds a visual effect that actually can make a room look taller and more spacious, as it pulls your eyes to look at the top of the curtain and the top of the window. Tall curtains and drapes are an excellent way to make a statement or add an accent to any room in your home while making it look more spacious as well.

If you do choose to go with curtains and drapes to cover your tall windows, it is critical that you get the correct measurements of how long your drapes or curtains need to be. Since these window coverings may be thick and heavy, you should also be sure that you have the proper hardware to support the weight of the fabric of your drapes or curtains.

Tall curtains and drapes come in all kinds of different types of fabrics and levels of thickness. They can be great for totally blocking out light or completely opening up a room to natural lighting. 


Blinds are another wonderful and versatile covering for tall windows. Blinds are unique in that you can use them to cover either then bottom or the top half of large windows. This can also add a pleasing visual effect to your windows while giving you more control of the light you want to add in a room. This also gives you the freedom of combining colors and textures with your blinds and other types of window coverings.


Keep in mind that blinds are not always the best choice if you know that you are going to be closing and opening your windows frequently throughout the day. The mechanisms that you use to open and control your blinds can be difficult to operate and hard to reach, especially for blinds that are covering tall windows.

If you are not planning on opening and closing your windows frequently, blinds are an excellent choice for fine-tuning, in order to let a consistent amount of light enter a room. This makes blinds particularly great for controlling light or creating more privacy in your bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. If you are looking at adding blinds to some of the tall windows in your home, make it easy on yourself. Put them in the rooms in your home that won’t need to be open and closed or adjusted often.

Shades for Tall Windows

Shades are another lovely choice for tall window treatments. They also come in a variety of fabrics, styles, and designs, all of which you can use to customize the look and feel of a room or your entire home. There are a few great shade options that tend to work best as treatments for tall windows. 

Cellular Shades

If you are looking for more of a modern look for your tall windows, cellular shades may just be the tall window treatment for you. These modern window coverings pride themselves on being energy efficient. They can block out light and heat effectively in the summer, and make it easy to let in more light and warmth in the winter. Since cellular shades are layered well, you can also draw them closed during cold nights to make sure that you keep more heat in your home. 

Another incredible feature of cellular shades is that you can either get them to scroll top to bottom or bottom to top. This gives you the ability to easily customize when and where you want the light to enter any room in your home. 

Roman Shades

Roman shades are some of the most luxurious looking window treatments that you can use for your tall windows. If luxurious flowy drapes are not quite your style, Roman shades are sleek and compact tall window coverings that are lightweight and do not take up too much space You can lower or raise your Roman shades to easily control the light that enters your room. They also create an elongating or spacious visual effect for the rooms that you use them in. It is an excellent way to make a tall room appear even taller to the naked eye.


Roman shades are versatile in that you can use them along with other window coverings as well. Roman shades are great for using beneath drapery. Not only does this create a nice, layered visual effect, but it also gives you even more control of the light in a room.

Solar Shades

Solar shades are excellent for covering windows that tend to get a lot of sunlight throughout the day. Large windows tend to let a lot more sunlight in your home, especially if they are mostly east or west facing. Solar shades look great, and provide ample protection from the sun throughout the day. Solar shades are great for tall windows that let in a lot of sun because they can block and prevent UV rays from fading or deteriorating light-sensitive materials like artwork, flooring and furnishings inside of your home.


If you are having trouble choosing the right window treatments for your tall windows, we would be happy to help. Contact our local window covering and installation experts at Starwood Distributors today.

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