19 Impactful Ways to Dress Multiple Windows in a Row

red white blue sitting room with large windows
Photo: David A. Land

Windows don't just stand solo but often come in pairs, trios, or greater multiples. Whether treated individually or as a group, multiple windows in a room require clever window treatment ideas. These beautiful examples will show you how to dress side-by-side windows while providing smart functionality.

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How to Dress Multiple Windows

earth tone living room with sectional
Jay Wilde

When choosing treatments for multiple windows, you'll need to decide whether to dress each window individually or treat the whole expanse as a single unit. In this living room, separate Roman shades tuck inside the frames of each window, a necessary choice due to the surrounding built-ins. The woven material complements the leather sofa and other natural textures used throughout the space. The same window treatments repeat across windows in the adjoining dining area for a cohesive look.

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Treatment Ideas for Windows and Doors

cottage style contemporary living room with blue curtains
Brie Williams

Tie together multiple windows and doors with matching window treatments. In this living room, a pair of windows and a set of French doors are dressed in identical curtains mounted just below the ceiling. The patterned fabric connects the two elements and creates a sense of symmetry in the room.

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Colorful Window Treatments for Multiple Windows

red white blue sitting room with large windows
David A. Land

Several windows positioned close together provide the opportunity for a big dose of color and pattern. Bright orange-and-white curtains stretch from floor to ceiling in this bow window. In tandem with a lively red accent chair and pillow, the colorful window treatments stand out against a mix of gray and blue patterns.

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Living Room Window Treatments for Multiple Windows

bright living room with many pillows
David Tsay

This living area enjoys plentiful views with its walls of windows and French doors. To offer privacy without impeding the serene setting, roller shades in a white fabric are mounted high. When not in use, they seem to disappear against the walls.

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Repeating Kitchen Window Treatments

kitchen with island and multiple windows
Werner Straube

Playing to the country-casual decor in the kitchen, floral Roman shades repeat across the windows above the sink. The matching kitchen window treatments introduce a pattern that breaks up the span of white while staying neatly out of the way during kitchen tasks. The touch of fabric also helps soften the hard surfaces of the kitchen.

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Matching Shades for Multiple Windows

formal dining room with gray walls and purple chair cushions
Edmund Barr

Playing off the graphic shapes of the lattice-style chairs, honeycomb-print fabric covers the large picture window in this dining room. Roman shades in the same fabric suit smaller windows, a solution that brings about cohesion to the different-size windows. Maintaining the light and airy feel, the mostly white drapes are unlined, allowing light to filter through.

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Bay Window Treatment Ideas

Living room with patterned carpeting and pillows
David Tsay

Because of the curved bay of these windows, each frame requires individual treatment. Woven matchstick blinds provide casual coverings perfectly suited to the laid-back atmosphere in the living area. A seagrass rug adds another layer of natural fibers, tying the window treatment to the room's overall design.

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Custom Treatments for Multiple Windows

workspace with windows and patterned curtains
Edmund Barr

Putting even more attention on the grand architecture, orange-and-white zebra-print Roman shades dress a trio of windows in this study. Choosing custom treatments to fit the different window widths (the one in the middle is larger) allowed the designer to use the ideal fabric for the space. Above, an arched window needs no dressing; it's high enough that privacy isn't an issue.

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How to Hang Curtains

Curtains are an excellent window treatment idea when you need to cover multiple windows in a row. Because you mount the rod above the window frame, you can easily stretch the curtains across several windows, even if they have individual frames. Watch and learn the tricks of hanging curtains like a pro!

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Corner Window Treatment Ideas

pink bedroom with beanbag and patterned curtains
David Tsay

Windows fill the corner walls in this bedroom, but instead of draping to the floor, the curtains are cut short to make way for the bank of bookshelves. By resting just above the top of the shelf, these curtains allow room for additional display. For support, two sets of rods hang above each window. The draperies, though short, are made wide enough to easily cover the expanse of each window.

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Valences for Multiple Windows

kitchen nook with green shelving
Greg Scheidemann

A trio of windows hangs above a built-in banquette in this breakfast area. Because seating is just below the windows, drapes were not an option. Instead, individual valances in matching fabric crown the top of each window. Semitransparent linen shades pull down for privacy.

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Wide Window Treatment Ideas

kitchen with island and white cabinets
Helen Norman

Spanning the bank of windows above the kitchen counter, a single horizontal bamboo shade provides an unobtrusive focal point. The window treatment's natural material, along with the island's wood countertop, introduces texture that balances out the black and white used elsewhere in the room. With wide or heavy window treatments, be sure to use support brackets along the window treatment and not just at the ends.

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Sunroom Window Treatments

enclosed sunroom with neutral walls, tv, and furniture
Lauren Krysti

Windows extend to the ceiling in this sunroom. Hung below upper transoms, wide Roman shades unfold to cover the window and offer privacy. Upper windows are left unadorned to maintain a constant vibrancy of natural sunlight.

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Coordinating Window Treatments for Multiple Windows

bedroom windows pattern treatment
Edmund Barr

A tropical-citrus color scheme adds feminine flair to this bedroom bay. Custom rods, which are angled to fit the bend in the walls, allow for a continuous look. For complementary tension, Roman shades repeat the draperies' circle pattern on a larger scale, and the colors coordinate with floral patterns on the ottoman and bedding. In a room with multiple windows, treatments take up a lot of visual space; coordinating the dressings to elements already in the room promotes cohesion.

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Custom Bay Window Shades

dining table with bench
Michael Partenio 

In this bay window, custom Roman shades were the answer to a streamlined look, despite bends in the walls. The wide expanse in the middle shares a single shade, and on either side, shades are custom-fit to individual windows. To give the entire bay a united look, the designer carefully lined up the folds on the fabric's diamond pattern.

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Treatment Ideas for Window Seats

window seat with black and white décor
Scott Little

Dressed in pretty coordinating graphics, this built-in window seat gains even more charm. Black-and-white fabrics in varying scales of patterns suit pillows, an upholstered cushion, and a trio of Roman shades. Embracing scale and the linear bench seat, the shade fabric is a medium-size diamond pattern bordered by a bolder black stripe.

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Curtain Ideas for Multiple Windows

tan couch in front of windows
Edmund Barr

A custom curved-iron rod provides a smart window treatment for this bay of windows. Drapery panels hung from grommets soften the expanse and call attention to individual windows. Pairing a loose linen weave with white banding at the top, the curtains add textural interest while maintaining the room's neutral scheme.

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Individual Roman Shades for Multiple Windows

window seating with round wooden table
Andreas Trauttmansdorff

A curved built-in banquette resides beneath a strikingly shaped ceiling in this breakfast nook. Pillows and built-ins eliminated the option for full-length draperies, so the designer chose simple Roman shades to offer privacy and accent the architecture. The pale blue fabric offers a subtle pattern for interest without overpowering the drama of the bay.

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Simple Bay Window Treatments

Built-in window seat in bay window
Annie Schlechter

A wide window seat and multipane windows make a grand impression in this breakfast bay. Maintaining a modern, uncluttered look, simple bamboo Roman shades cover the side-by-side windows. Chairs repeat the natural color tones. Library lamps are anchored to the outside wall, shedding contemporary light on the inviting scene.

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