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Covering Small Windows In Philadelphia Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window coverings you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Philadelphia homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that those big bold drapes don’t work with.

When it comes to small windows, these are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Philadelphia window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Philadelphia. Some might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters really are a fantastic for small windows. And there are more than a few reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a wonderful option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Fit Small Windows No Matter the Shape

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

Philadelphia arch small shutters

Small windows come in a number of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and beyond. Custom plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some Philadelphia homeowners don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but you don’t have to tolerate a window that you don’t love. Interior shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t actually make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window treatments such as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with shades for smaller windows is to shop for custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and shop for custom shades that accentuate your small window and the room as a whole.

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

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some savvy Philadelphia homeowners do for small windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, you can do this on any window in your home to the same effect. Combine a window treatment that sits on the frame like blinds, and hang drapes to either side to border the window.

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

Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Philadelphia. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.