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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Sacramento Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of interior design magazines can make you swoon, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in Sacramento are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are our recommendations for the best Sacramento window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Sacramento plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are perfect for smaller windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. For example, see why 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 What

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, circular, octagonal windows, etc. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some homeowners in Sacramento aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but you don’t have to live with a window you don’t like. Interior shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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For smaller windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window treatments like as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially with 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. More often than not smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you find in stores will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have precise measurements of your windows and look into custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might make smaller windows look a tad “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some smart Sacramento homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, the windows don’t even have to be small for you to try this in your own home. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang drapes on the sides to buffer the window.

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

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Sacramento. Sunburst is here to help. Call us today at 916-665-0078 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.