Window Treatments for Small Windows In Austin Homes09/11/2018Tyler Jorgensen The big, fancy window coverings you see on design shows or in interior design magazines are swoon-worthy, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in Austin 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 Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Austin window treatments. Plantation 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. Let’s find out! 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 – without exception. Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, transom windows, porthole windows, octagonal windows, etc. Plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t. Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger Some Austin homeowners don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s understandable, but you don’t have to put up with a window that you don’t love. Plantation 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 Let You Manage Light in Small Windows For small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But plantation 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 The most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to shop 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 measure your windows precisely 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 blinds, and hang drapes on the sides to border the window. Combining coverings makes better use of the space, 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.