While brownstones can be found in all five boroughs of New York City, none are as iconic as the Brooklyn brownstone. Every brownstone is different, but they usually feature three to four stories, high ceilings, and tall, narrow windows. Some brownstones have bay windows on the elevated entrance floor, also known as the parlor floor. The problem with decorating a Brooklyn brownstone is that you’ll have to shop for several window treatments that are wide or large enough to fit the windows. But which window treatments Brooklyn should you use to cover your windows? We recommend using window treatments that will highlight your home’s distinctive features, such as the ones listed below. 


Roman Shades

What could be more perfect than fitting your traditional brownstone with timeless Roman shades? Since their invention during the construction of the Colosseum in Rome 2000 years ago, Roman shades have yet to go out of style. These window treatments combine the practicality of shades with the elegance of drapes. With such a large selection of colors, patterns, and designs, you will have no problem creating beautiful shades that will complement the unique charm of your brownstone. Roman shades offer many benefits, which include providing you with much-needed privacy while blocking out any unwanted light. 


Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a popular choice for wide windows, particularly bay windows. These attractive  window treatments offer a sleek and modern appearance while effectively blocking out light when closed. Vertical blinds are also easy to use; simply use the pull cord to move the blinds and tilt wand to adjust the slats and regulate the amount of light that enters your home. Depending on the design of your bay windows, you may have a different vertical blind solution available to you. For example, if you have a curved bay window, vertical blinds can be fitted to a flexible track. If you have a square bay window, we recommend installing separate blinds on each pane of glass so you can adjust them individually. 


Luminette Shades

Luminette shades are another fantastic option for your Brooklyn brownstone. This is because these shades will allow you to show off the window casings of your historic home while providing you with all the functionalities that you need. Luminette shades are made of sheer fabrics and solid fabric vanes. These vanes, like blinds, can be rotated to provide you with stunning views and soften the harsh sunlight during the day while maintaining privacy at night. Luminette shades are ideal for large windows and French doors.


Roller Shades

If you’re looking for the best window treatments Brooklyn for your brownstone, roller shades may be the perfect solution for you! Roller shades offer a minimalistic and clean appearance and are ideal for complementing your beautiful window frames. These window treatments are popular for reducing the amount of sunlight that enters a room, offering protection from harmful UV rays, and significantly reducing energy bills. Roller shades come with a large selection of colors, designs, and opacities. You can even purchase light filtering and blackout fabrics!


Traditional Drapes

Looking for that turn of the century feel? Traditional drapes will draw attention to the high walls and ceilings of your brownstone. Because brownstones are naturally beautiful, you should attempt to complement their design rather than overpower it. You can do this by choosing simple yet elegant colors and designs for your drapes. However, keep in mind that designing drapes for your home can involve a lot of planning. Reach out to Royal Window Treatments for guidance from a professional designer!


Choose Custom Window Treatments

Forget off-the-shelf window treatments! Each window in your brownstone is uniquely shaped and sized, which is why it’s important that you purchase custom window treatments Brooklyn. If you live in Brooklyn, reach out to Royal Window Treatments. We are located in the heart of Manhattan and would be more than happy to pay your Brooklyn brownstone a visit with samples of various window treatments. Just give us a call to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation today!