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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Cleveland Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages ofinterior design magazines are eye-catching, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Cleveland homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that big, luxurious drapes don’t work with.

When it comes to small windows, these are our team’s picks for the best Cleveland window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Cleveland. Some may think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters really are perfect for smaller windows. And there are a number of reasons why. You can see that shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Shape

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception.

Cleveland arch small shutters

Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and so on. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some Cleveland homeowners aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s understandable, but you don’t have to put up with a window that you don’t love. Sunburst shutters can add size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t actually make the window bigger, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window coverings including as shades or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with how you control lighting, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. The majority of smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so most store-bought shades will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So make sure you have precise measurements of your windows and look for custom shades that accentuate your small window and the space around it.

Shades can make smaller windows look a little more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some smart Cleveland homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to buffer the window.

It makes better use of the space, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Cleveland. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 440-561-6787 or use the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.