Covering Small Windows In Your Cincinnati Home

Lisa Renee Nieberding

The big, fancy windows you see on design shows or in the pages ofBetter Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Cincinnati homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows 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

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Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Cincinnati. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters actually are perfect for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. Check them out!

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 run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagon windows, and several other styles. Custom shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some Cincinnati homeowners 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’re not a fan of. Plantation shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments including as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with how you control lighting, 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 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 accentuate your small window and the room as a whole.

Shades can make smaller windows look a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart 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 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, 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.