Staircase Windows: Consider Window Coverings

If there are windows in the staircase of your home, you may already be aware of their advantages, such as providing ample natural light and highlighting fantastic views. However, like other windows in your home, staircase windows also come with their own set of challenges. To find the most suitable window treatments for this area of your home, it’s important to consider the options available to you.

What’s the Perfect Amount of Privacy?

Using window treatments is undoubtedly an excellent way to ensure privacy in your home. The level of privacy required, however, may differ depending on the location of the windows. For example, if the windows overlook your neighbor’s yard or the street, you would likely prefer a window covering that offers a good degree of privacy.

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades on floor to ceiling windows near a modern staircase
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

On the other hand, windows facing your backyard may not require as much privacy. One great option for large staircase windows is the top-down/bottom-up option. It allows you to enjoy stunning views and natural light without feeling like the interior of your home is exposed to outsiders.

Which Direction Do Your Windows Face?

When choosing window treatments for your staircase windows, it’s important to take their orientation into consideration. Are they exposed to direct sunlight for a significant portion of the day? If that’s the case, it’s crucial to select appropriate window coverings to prevent an excessive amount of heat from entering your home!

Duette® Honeycomb Shades on an exterior facing window on a set of stairs
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

How Much Space Do You Have?

If your staircase windows are built into the wall that supports the stairs, you may find yourself restricted in terms of space for installing window treatments. In such cases, we advise that you choose low-profile window coverings with a design that remains close to the window. Our suggestion is to go for designer roller shades!

Designer Roller Shades on an exterior facing bricked wall with a modern staircase
Designer Roller Shades

Have You Thought about the View Out?

When there are multiple staircase windows, the emphasis is not just on the lighting but also on the outdoor views. The ideal placement for exterior-facing windows is where the view can provide a stunning backdrop to your space. However, excessive natural light can have a negative impact on the look and feel of your room. It can also cause harm to your furnishings! In such scenarios, screen shades or other light-filtering alternatives are a great way to get the best of both worlds. Not only do they let you enjoy your breathtaking view, but they also safeguard the interior of your home.

Designer Screen Shades on floor to ceiling modern windows that overlook a big city
Designer Screen Shades

What’s Your Style?

Fun fact: Window treatments are often referred to as the “art of the home.” This is because they have the ability to enhance the look of your living space. Besides their practical benefits, window coverings should also be aesthetically pleasing and reflect your unique style.

Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds on the first landing of a staircase in a modern home

Need Assistance Picking Window Coverings?

If you are needing help picking out window coverings, Bazaar Home Decorating is here to assist! Contact our team today to schedule a FREE consultation. We can’t wait to help you make your house a home!