Staircase Windows: Window Coverings to Consider

Does your home feature windows on the staircase? If so, you are likely aware of their benefits, such as exceptional natural light and great views. However, similar to other windows in your home, these windows present unique challenges. You can discover the best options and factors to consider when selecting window treatments for this space of your home!

What’s the Right Amount of Privacy? 

Undoubtedly, window treatments are an excellent way to ensure your privacy. The level of privacy required may vary depending on the location of the windows. For instance, if the windows overlook your next-door neighbor’s yard or the street, a window covering that provides a good amount of privacy would most likely be preferred.

Modern staircase in the hallway with top down/bottom up shades
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Conversely, privacy may not be a primary concern for windows that face your backyard. One appealing choice for large staircase windows is the top-down/bottom-up option, which enables you to really enjoy some of the views and bask in the natural light while avoiding the sensation that the interior of your home is exposed to those on the outside.

Which Direction Are You Facing? 

When you’re selecting window treatments for staircase windows, it’s crucial to consider their direction. Do they face direct sunlight for a good portion of the day? If so, it’s essential to cover them with appropriate window coverings to prevent excessive heat from entering your home.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades on a staircase with windows facing the outside
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


How Much Space Is There? 

Now, if your staircase windows are integrated into the wall that provides structural support to the stairs, you may feel limited in terms of space to install window coverings. In this case, it is definitely advisable to opt for low-profile window treatments that have a design that stays near the window. Our recommendation is designer roller shades! 

Designer Roller Shades on a modern staircase that faces the exterior
Designer Roller Shades


What About the View Out? 

In the case of numerous staircase windows, the focus is not solely on the lighting but also on the great views that exist outside of the home. The ideal location for exterior-facing windows is where the view can serve as a beautiful backdrop to your space. However, an abundance of natural light can have a negative effect on the atmosphere of your space and cause damage to your furniture. In this case, opt for screen shades or other light filtering options. They could be a great compromise. Not only do they allow you to enjoy your breathtaking view but you are also safeguarding the interior of your home. 

Floor to ceiling windows with Designer Screen Shades over the panes. It is in a modern home in a big city
Designer Screen Shades


What Style Fits You? 

Have you heard window treatments referred to as the art of the home? This is because they have the potential to elevate the look of your home. In addition to their advantages, window coverings should also be visually pleasing and reflect your personal style.

Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds on a landing of a traditional home
Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds


Do You Need Window Coverings in Your Home? 

If you are looking for professional assistance with your window coverings, look no further than our team at Austin Window Fashions. We are here to help you with a complimentary consultation that will help you with ideas and products that will fit your needs and style. Contact our team today to get started!