17 Amazing and Unique Curtain Ideas for Large Windows

By: Summer Hirst |

Large windows are a popular feature these days. They offer more sunlight and make the house airier. In fact, because of their advantages, all modern homes have large and wide windows. And when something is large, you need to give it the right treatment so it can flaunt the best aesthetics.

When it’s time to cover up the windows with curtains, our ideas have got you covered. There are a number of ways in which you can hang curtains and make your windows larger than life. Let’s discuss some of those ideas.

Get a Royal Look

Get a Royal Look
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If you want a rich and luxurious feel, drape your windows with pure satin. Check out this combination of silver grey and golden brown curtains entwined with each other. Double shaded curtains always look better than a single shade, especially when they are royal colors like silver and gold.

Plus the pleats on satin look amazing. Check out the scarf curtains that are installed here. They make the windows even more appealing. When you need to cover the window, you can simply open up the curtains that have been strung together. This style has a very dramatic appeal and will suit someone who wants to go one step extra when doing interior décor.

Use Bamboo Blinds with Curtains

Use Bamboo Blinds with Curtains
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White curtains go great with white walls and white windows. To give it a unique look, install bamboo blinds on the windows. Since white curtains won’t be able to stop the sun from entering your room on a hot summer day, it’s important to add another line of defense, and bamboo blinds will be perfect for that.

This is a pretty minimalist look and is ideal for people who like simple things. Plus, bamboo gives an old school kind of feeling that’s very Zen and peaceful. According to Feng Shui, combining bamboo with natural fabrics such as linen or cotton contributes to healthy energy.

Try Fringe Curtains

Try Fringe Curtains
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While fringe curtains are generally simple, you can get stylish ones as well. Check out these fringe curtains that add a lot of aesthetic value to your windows. However, keep in mind that fringe curtains are only there to provide good looks. If you want to hide from the sun coming in, they can’t help much.

If you want fringe curtains and also want to avoid the sun, you can dark glass panes on the windows. You can also get a reflective glass to reflect sun’s rays and to keep the room cooler in hot summer days. Fringe curtains do look good but don’t offer many practical uses.

Twin Curtains with One Type Knotted Up

Twin Curtains with One Type Knotted Up
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Instead of installing a single layer of curtains, go for curtains that have two layers. Then bunch up the top layer and knot it to the side. This will reveal the bottom layer and will make the windows look even more beautiful.

You can get sober and subtle shades for twin curtains or bright and beautiful. You can also get contrasting colors like black and white. The idea is to have the curtains bunched up to the side while they’re still unfolded, covering the hot summer sun. On that note, make sure the bottom layer is made of thick fabric to keep the sun out,

Use One Set of Curtains for the Entire Door Window Area

Use One Set of Curtains for the Entire Door Window Area
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Instead of having different curtain rods (and thus different sets of curtains), use one curtain rod for the entire window area. Since the rod won’t be able to bear all that weight, it’s important to add support in the middle – or even in two places.

Here, the entire door and window area is looking like one huge window – thanks to the single set of curtains. Make sure the curtains you hang here are wide enough to be drawn over the entire window area.

If you want to make the windows look larger than normal, you can use this trick and your door will also look like a part of a large window.

Use Several Curtains (And Curtain Rods)

Use Several Curtains (And Curtain Rods)
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Create layers of curtains using several curtain rods. As given in this image, plain white chiffon fabric would look great as curtains here. You can also use another cotton based fabric that gives it a plain and simple and yet regal look.

Draw the curtains to the side and tie them up in knots to add to the aesthetic of the place. The soft white color is soothing to the eye and the sunlight filtering through them can uplift even the dullest of moods. If you’re feeling the winter blues, try these curtains and get a mood boost.

Go for Bright Colors

Go for Bright Colors
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It’s important to have an accent in your room. If your room is entirely white, your curtains will give you a good option to add that much needed accent in the room. In fact, you can use bright colors even if your room isn’t entirely made up of one color.

This room consists of several bright colors and the curtains are a part of its bright theme. From bright colored paintings on the wall to the vivid flowers in the vase, bright colors add energy to a room. If you want curtains for your child’s room or your own activity room, bright colors would be the best choice.

Get Floral Patterns on Your Curtains

Get Floral Patterns on Your Curtains
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You don’t have to limit yourself to plain curtains. If prints are your preference, go crazy with all kinds of prints. Floral prints are very popular as they are evergreen. You can get floral prints in calm and soothing types or even in bright and vibrant shades.

Floral curtains can also add accent to an otherwise dull room. If your room doesn’t have much of an art, your curtains an add something to grab eyeballs. Install them in the living room and they’ll be the first thing to catch the attention of visitors.

Embroidered Curtains Look Cool

Embroidered Curtains Look Cool
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Just when you thought embroidered is out of the scene, it came back in with a bang. And it doesn’t just look good on your jeans. Embroidered curtains look cool, especially when it’s pretty embroidered flowers on white fabric.

Check out these pretty and colorful dandelions embroidered on sheer curtains to give it a classy and traditional look. The embroidery is light and beautiful. But if you’re a big fan of embroidered things, you can go for heavily embroidered curtains as well. Ideal for living rooms, they also look good in bedrooms and dressing rooms.

Cartoon Curtains for Your Child’s Room

Cartoon Curtains for Your Child’s Room
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If you’re planning to get curtains for your child’s room, cartoon prints would be a great idea. This curtain doesn’t just look cute, but it also adds to the look of the room. It’s best to have peaceful yet happy colors in your child’s room. If you have a particular theme (for example, Frozen or Avengers), plan the curtains accordingly.

While installing curtains in a toddler’s room, make sure that there are no chains or cords and small kids can get tangled in them and injure themselves. Otherwise, curtains are safe for little kids’ rooms. Just make sure they are away from your baby’s bed else the little child might pull them down.

Velvet Curtains are the Best in Winter

Velvet Curtains are the Best in Winter
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We all know George Costanza would drape himself in velvet if it were socially acceptable. Whether or not he can drape himself in velvet, we can surely drape our windows in some velvet curtains.

Velvet has dense and thick fiber that keeps the moisture and cold outside and keeps the room warm in wintery nights. Since they have small fibers, they trap dust and microbes and don’t let them enter your room, making them the perfect curtain material.

And the best part is that velvet curtains are available in practically all colors, making them one of the best choices for your room.

Burlap Curtains for a Rustic Look

Burlap Curtains for a Rustic Look
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Burlap curtains are in no way a “regular” curtain fabric. But if you’re looking for something unconventional and unique, burlap can help you out. It has a rough and rustic look. Plus, it’s cheap, which means you’ll not just get a different look but you’ll also save money on it.

Burlap will go well with your theme if you’re looking for something rustic or vintage. Or even if you’re into steampunk, burlap might go along with it. And the best part is that you don’t always have to keep it simple. You can paint burlap or even do embroidery on it. 

Stylish and Unique Reyna Window Curtains

Stylish and Unique Reyna Window Curtains
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Reyna window curtains look beautiful and regal. They have lovely frills on the borders that give them a unique look. They are available in a number of colors to go with the theme of your room. They are elegant and fit to be used in a queen’s room.

These curtains are available in a number of materials from sheer to thick ones. Depending on your needs, you can get the right kind of Reyna curtains to add grace to your room. Their cascading ruffle borders look lavish and offer simplicity in an opulent manner.

Combine Prints and Solid Colors

Combine Prints and Solid Colors
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If you can’t decide whether you want prints or solids, you can combine them both and get curtains that are not just attractive but also look extravagant. These curtains here are perfect for these windows as they give a plush add-on touch to the largeness of the windows.

If you have large and wide windows, you want something that will enhance their beauty. And these lovelies will do them justice. These curtains are made of two types of fabrics and a part of it is printed. The same print is used on a chair cushion to give a unique theme to the room – very tasteful and classy!

Sheer Printed Curtains 

Sheer Printed Curtains
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Who said only thick fabrics can be printed (or embroidered)? You can get sheer curtains in printed varieties too. Check out these colorful butterflies on sheer curtain fabric. If bright sunlight – and peeping neighbors – aren’t an issue, these curtains will look great.

Ideally meant for kitchen, they can also be installed on the bedroom window (especially on multistory buildings). The bright colors of the butterflies go well with the sheerness of the fabric and it seems that multicolor light is filtering through the wings of these gorgeous fluttery creatures. But if you have lepidopterophobia, you can get floral patterns as well.

Get a Curtain Valance

Get a Curtain Valance
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If you’re aiming to get a royal and luxurious look for your curtains, you cannot skip a valance. A valance will add style and glamor to otherwise plain curtains. While there are simple ones as well, valances are commonly used when you don’t want things to be plain and minimal. 

Check out these golden and white curtains with a golden valance. It comes with a scarf look while the cascading ripples fall on the side. Definitely worth hanging in a royal palace, you can hang these curtains in your living room if you’re going for a kingly feel. But if you like a modern look, you can find modern looking valances as well.

All Curtains of Different Colors

All Curtains of Different Colors
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When you’re going for a unique and different look, try something that’s not “common” or “regular”. Check out these curtains that are all of different colors. But they don’t look odd or out of the place because they’re of the same type and fabric.

Plus, they’re bunched in the same way as well. While these curtains have earthy shades, you can go for bright and vivid colors as well. Or summery cool shades – whatever is your preference and taste. You can also go for printed or embroidered curtains in different colors – as long as they’re all similar. Bright colors will look great on a white wall.

Go Big on That Curtain Look

When you’re planning to get curtains for big windows, you need to go big. Curtains have the power to change the entire look of a room. And you don’t even have to burn your wallet to get good looking curtains. Even burlap can give you a good look if you use it the right way.

Try our ideas and see which curtain look fits your theme and style.