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George Clarke's Ways with Wide Windows

Top tips for styling wide windows and doors

Join George Clarke as he explores three very different homes and discovers innovative and stylish ways to dress wide windows.

George Clarke on Glass Extensions Video

George Clarke: How To Use Day & Night Blinds

Motorised blinds in a modern side extension

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George Clarke on styling French doors video

George Clarke: Controlling The Light With Shutters

Made-to-measure shutters for French doors

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Norfolk Charcoal Vertical blind in wide window

Contemporary sliding doors

This cool and contemporary kitchen doubles up as both family dining room and professional working environment. The homeowners chose sleek Vertical blinds from our new collection for the huge sliding doors at the back of the house. The sleek profile really suits this edgy, industrial styling with its polished concrete and exposed brickwork. And because Vertical blinds are available in really wide widths, they’re perfect for very large windows like these.

Vertical blinds are a practical choice too, with fire-retardant and easy clean options which are ideal for hard-working areas of the home. And importantly, the louvres allow the homeowners to easily adjust the light levels, which is essential in the summer months when the kitchen can become very warm.  

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Silk White Craftwood Shutter in living room

Traditional French doors

This light-filled garden room has original French doors, and the homeowners wanted a window dressing that would complement their fresh and contemporary décor, but would also work alongside the traditional features of this stunning Victorian property. Pure White full height shutters are the ideal choice for this space. Sophisticated and timeless, they look totally at home in this colourful and eclectic interior. What’s more, our made-to-measure shutters can perfectly mirror the configuration of your windows, giving you maximum light control. Here, the central shutters have been designed to fold back, allowing easy access to the garden, and individual shutters have been fitted to each of the fixed window panels for total flexibility. This room is used as a second living room and occasional guest bedroom, so shutters give the homeowners options to make the room feel light and airy by day, or safe and cosy at night.

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Diffuse Raven Enlight Day & Night Roller blind in living room

Wide windows

With an extension, it’s important to consider how this new building will work alongside the older parts of your home, and window dressings are a clever and affordable way of bringing these two spaces together. This homeowner has chosen motorised Day & Night blinds from our collection. The understated style of these blinds gives a nod to the simple styling of the old house, but the innovative design features are very much part of the contemporary new look.

Day & Night blinds are Roller blinds that work like a Venetian blind, with opaque and translucent fabric panels that pass over each other to provide different levels of light control at the window. The blind can either be moved to the fully opaque position or a combination of opaque and translucent. Either way, the look is sleek and stylish.

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Ways with Windows

George Clarke explores a range of window styles and how to make the most of your space.

George Clarke sat in a Living Room with Full Height Shutters in a Bay Window

George Clarke on windows

Watch architect and TV presenter George Clarke reveal his tips for creating stunning windows in three distinctively British homes.