How to make your windows

look BIGGER!

Learn how to disguise small,  off-center and awkward windows with these designer tricks!

Add blackout roman shades

To give the illusion of height, order blackout shades taller and wider than your window, and install close to the ceiling

Hang curtains high and wide

Mount your curtain rod near the ceiling and extend least 20" on each side of the window to make it appear wider.

Place furniture and lighting adjacent to the longer wall to help create symmetry

Balance an off-center window

Order shades 10" wider than your window, and long enough to cover the bottom from the ceiling

How to measure for window shades

For proper fullness, each panel should match the width of the curtain rod. For length, measure 2-6" from the ceiling to the floor.

How to measure for curtains

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