How to Cover Small Windows In Philadelphia Homes

Holly Perron

The big, stately window coverings you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages ofBetter Home & Garden are swoon-worthy, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Philadelphia homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, these are our recommendations for the best Philadelphia window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows

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Philadelphia plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. 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. Take a look!

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.

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

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Philadelphia aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s ok, but you don’t have to tolerate a window that you don’t love. Interior shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches 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 an all-or-nothing issue. 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 when you factor in styles like 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. The majority of 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 make sure you have precise measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

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 frame the window.

This uses the space better, 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.