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Covering Small Windows In Your Orlando Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages of home magazines are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in Orlando are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes won’t work for.

When it comes to small windows, these are our team’s picks for the best Orlando window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Orlando. You may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they really are one of the best choices for smaller windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. You can see that shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

Plantation 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.

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Smaller windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, transom windows, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and beyond. Custom shutters fit all of these styles, even the ones that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some Orlando residents aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window you wish looked different. Sunburst shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t actually 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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For small windows, light can be an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window treatments like as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters offer a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to look for custom shades. More often than not small windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you find in stores will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might make smaller windows seem a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart Orlando 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 or shutters, and hang curtains on the sides to border the window.

This helps your space look a little bigger, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Orlando. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.