4 Unusual Window Covers That Make a Statement
It’s something we all have to think about and deal with: window coverings. (I won’t say window “treatments” because that sounds vaguely medical to me—and a little disturbing?!) Personally, I think figuring out how to handle windows in your home can be a great creative outlet. If you’re stumped at which direction to turn, here are a few ideas.
1. Sideways Slats
Running thin wooden—or even metal—slats vertically, as is shown above, makes for a very effective screen. It doesn’t allow for full privacy, but a fashionable (if partial) sun and visual block. Hang these using barn door fittings on a track above the window, and you can open and close them as well.
While it doesn’t look intended to be a window covering solution in the above image, using that Union Jack is a terrific and stylish idea. One flag the right size could work – but why not use several? Mixing flags from different countries could bring a whole new viewpoint to your space.
3. Contact Paper
Image: Seventh House on the Left
If you’re a really creative, DIY type, you may want to look into making your own etched glass or stained glass pattern using contact paper. Design whatever you like and then make it come to life—you’re likely to be the only one with your unique design and windows.
4. Modern Roman Shade
Image: Casa Abril via Planete Deco
For a sleek and modern look that—at least from a distance—doesn’t read as a window covering (this looks more like large panes of frosted glass), try a modern Roman shade treatment (oops, there’s that word…). This provides a very streamlined and clean covering while keeping visitors guessing on just how you made it happen.
What kinds of creative window coverings do you have at home?