How to Cover a Victorian Window

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How to Cover a Victorian Window
Covering your Victorian window is not a difficult task. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Windows within a Victorian-styled home need to be covered to enhance the theme of your space. You can give your room the special touch that it needs to match the rest of the formal decor as long as you cover the windows the right way. Once you understand the style and decor of Victorian homes, covering a Victorian window is not a difficult or overwhelming task to complete. You have several options to cover the windows, all of which enhance the Victorian style.

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    Cover the window with lace. Lace is usually a large part of the Victorian decor. You can choose to cover the entire window with lace, or just use lace as an accent by covering only the hem detail or the border. The detail of lace adds sophistication and beauty to the overall Victorian style.

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    Use roller blinds to cover the window. Roller blinds are made of stiffened fabric that rolls onto a tube when it is operated; three types were commonly used--oil cloth, fine linen or tracing cloth from an artist. These types of blinds are common in Victorian homes and are covered with complicated and intricate patterns. If the patterns are not completely covering the blind, they are covering just the border. The patterns on these blinds give the room a rich and sophisticated feel.

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    Cover the Victorian windows with cloth window shades. These are another type of common window coverings for Victorian homes. Linen is a common fabric that is used and these types of shades may have pleating. The shades can be in one of many designs and colours.

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