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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Austin Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy windows you see on design shows or in the pages of interior design magazines are breathtaking, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Austin homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Austin window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Austin plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but they actually are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there are 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 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 – without exception.

Austin arch small shutters

Small windows are in every style: casement windows, transom windows, porthole windows, octagonal windows, etc. Plantation shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some Austin homeowners don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s fine, but you don’t have to put up with a window that you don’t love. Custom shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t really make the window bigger, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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For small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But interior shutters offer a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially when you factor in styles like 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 look for custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so most shades you find in stores 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 play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades can make small windows look a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some savvy Austin homeowners choose for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment 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 drapes on the sides to frame the window.

Combining coverings uses the space better, and makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Austin. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.