Basement windows are designed for utility, not style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t punch them up and incorporate them into your décor. Here are three ideas to help you make the most of your basement windows.
Mirrors and shutters
Mirrors are a popular choice for small rooms when people want to make the room seem larger, but folks often don’t think of this trick as a solution for other issues. One idea is to take a mirror and frame it like a window. You can also put a mirror right under your small window and frame it so that it looks like it’s all one bigger window. Shutters are another option – frame a mirror with your windows within the shutters and see the windows looking larger.
Floor-length drapes can help too. They will likely appear more natural, as though they’re covering a much larger window instead of a small window within a large wall. You can also put the mirror on a desk or dresser under your window, and then hang floor-length drapes so they’ll balance the window with the wall.
Blend your windows in
You can also try to blend the windows in with the rest of your surroundings. Use the same colors or patterns on your curtains or blinds as you’re using on your wall. This helps the windows blend in when the curtains are drawn. A unique idea is to stencil one of the walls your windows are on, and then continue the stencil onto your curtain. White walls with matching white curtains are the simplest ways to camouflage your windows – and the most elegant.
Blend and balance
Galleries are sometimes the answer. For example, when there’s just one small window centered at the top of a larger wall, blend the window in with photos and art of a various sizes. This will make the window appear to be a cohesive part of the gallery. This works best on basement windows that are private where window coverings aren’t needed for privacy purposes.
No matter what unique idea you decide to embrace for your small windows, Half Price Drapes is here to help. We offer custom drapes that can be created in virtually any size. Shop our site, give us a call, or order your free swatches to test out your favorite fabrics, colors, and patterns in your own home.