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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Houston Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of home magazines are eye-catching, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Houston homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

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

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Houston plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You might think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are perfect for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. You can see that shutters are a terrific option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

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-shaped 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 Houston homeowners don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you don’t like. Plantation shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t really affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments including as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you a bit more flexibility with how you control lighting, especially with 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 curtains to either side to border the window.

This helps your space look a little bigger, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

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.