Covering Small Windows In Houston Homes

Cory Cryer

The big, fancy window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages ofBetter Home & Garden are eye-catching, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in Houston are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, these are our team’s picks for the best Houston window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows

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Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Houston. You might think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are a fantastic for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. Let’s find out!

Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

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 – no exceptions.

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Smaller windows run the gamut of styles: casements, transom windows, porthole windows, octagon windows, etc. Plantation shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Houston aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you’re not a fan of. Plantation shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments like as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially when you factor in styles like cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. More often than not small windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you get at the store will just cover up your window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades might make small windows seem a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some forward-thinking Houston homeowners do for small windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. 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 shutters, and hang drapes to either side to frame the window.

Combining coverings helps your space look a little bigger, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Houston. Sunburst is here to help. Call us today at 713-853-9629 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.