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Covering Small Windows In Your Clearwater Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy windows you see on design shows or in the pages of home magazines are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Clearwater homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, here are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Clearwater window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Clearwater plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some might think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters really are one of the best choices for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. For example, see why 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. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception.

Clearwater arch small shutters

Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Customized shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Larger

Clearwater small bathroom window 

Some Clearwater residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s ok, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you’re not a fan of. Custom shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

Clearwater cafe shutter kitchen 

With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window treatments including as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with your 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 shades for smaller windows is to shop for custom shades. The majority of small windows aren’t standard sizes, so the majority of shades you get at the store will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and shop for custom shades that accentuate your small window and the space around it.

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 Clearwater homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, you can do this on any window in your home to the same effect. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like shutters, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to border the window.

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

Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Clearwater. Sunburst is here to help. Call us today at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.