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Covering Small Windows In Your Cincinnati Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window coverings you see on design shows or in the pages of Better Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Cincinnati homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that those big bold drapes don’t work with.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Cincinnati plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters actually are a fantastic for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a terrific option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

Plantation shutters are built specifically for your windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows are in every style: casement windows, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagon-shaped windows, and several other styles. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Cincinnati don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s fine, but you don’t have to live with a window you don’t like. Custom shutters can add size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments like as drapes or curtains. But interior shutters let you have a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. Most smaller windows don’t have a standard size, so most shades you get at the store will completely cover a window instead of 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 smaller 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 we’ve seen some forward-thinking Cincinnati homeowners do for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. 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 curtains to either side to border the window.

This 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, Cincinnati. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 513-216-9740 or use the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.