How Do You Cover a Window Without Curtains?

Your windows play a major role in the aesthetic appearance of your home, so if they’re looking a bit drab, you’re probably thinking of ways that you can dress them up. While curtains are an obvious choice, there are several other ways that you can add interest and beauty to your windows that will be just as impactful. Consider:

Mounting Shutters or Shades

Interior plantation shutters are a classic and sophisticated addition to any home. These hard window coverings are available in numerous materials, such as wood, composite, and vinyl, and can be customized using a vast array of colors and styles. You can close them entirely for privacy or open the louvres to let in plenty of light. Plantation shutters are not just beautiful and versatile; they’re also incredibly durable and will last on your windows for many years to come while requiring little maintenance.

Unlike plantation shutters, shades are usually created with a large swath of fabric material and can be fully raised or lowered to match your desired level of light or privacy. Like plantation shutters, shades are a popular winder covering, as they are highly customizable and lend a unique touch to any room. Consider sprucing up a boring window with roller shades in an interesting pattern, or bamboo/woven shades for a more natural look.

Using Plants

You can easily brighten up your plain windows by having them serve as a backdrop for an indoor garden. You can hand potted plants from the ceiling, place them on the window sill, or put tall, leafy plants on the floor in front of the window. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to get a lively and charming look you’ll love.

Painting Sashes and Frames

Painting the sashes or frames in a bold color is one of the easiest and most significant ways that you can give your windows a more dramatic look. However, it is important to note that this is only recommended for wood windows, as paint would likely damage vinyl or fiberglass.

Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in new window coverings for your home, turn to the professionals at Bay Home & Window. We are a family-owned window treatment company that has been serving homeowners in the Greater San Francisco Bay area since 1994 and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for our unwavering commitment to quality. We offer a vast selection of window treatments in addition to curtains and drapes, including plantation shutters, shades, and blinds. Our award-winning experts will work closely with you to choose the window coverings that best suit your home, taste, and budget, and since we are a direct wholesale supplier to the trade, we can provide you with prices that are up to 20-30% less than you’d pay at retail. When you partner with Bay Home & Window, you’ll never have to sacrifice quality for savings!

Contact Bay Home & Window today to learn more about how we can dress up your windows without using curtains. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a complimentary design consultation.

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Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL