Often times, windows act as focal point in a room, making them an important architectural element.  A big, gorgeous picture window makes such an impact and creates a beautiful frame for the view beyond.

But what if you don’t have a big, grand window? 


Don’t worry!  You can give your windows the illusion of being bigger with these three easy tricks!


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1.  Hang Your Curtains High and Wide

Hang your curtains so that they are taller than your actual window and overlap the sides by only a couple of inches.  Doing so will create a visual frame around the window that tricks the eye into thinking the window is larger than it actually is!

{via HomeGoods}




I have a small dining room window that has no trim around it, so I’ve hung my curtains HIGH & WIDE to make the window appear larger!

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2. Outside Mounted Window Treatments

Similar to the curtain trick mentioned above, mounting blinds or shades on the outside of the window helps to give the illusion of a larger window.  Another benefit is that when pulled up, the shade will clear {or almost clear} the entire window leaving most of the glass exposed so that no light is blocked.  Be sure to allow at least 1 1/2″ extra on each side of the window to help reduce light seepage.

Bedroom by Amy Morris
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3. Add Moulding & Trim

Another way to make a window look larger is to add visual weight to it with moulding and trim.  Many homes have simple trim around the windows {or if your home is like mine, you have none!}, but by beefing up the layers and the detail, you can give your window the appearance of being larger than it is!  This amazing Before & After example from Sandra at Sawdust Girl shows just how dramatic a difference trim can make!

Sawdust Girl Window Before
{BEFORE via Sawdust Girl}


Sawdust Girl Window After
{AFTER via Sawdust Girl}


Remember, just because your home might not have larger, picturesque windows doesn’t mean that you can’t make them appear that way!

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