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How to Cover Small Windows In Raleigh Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of Better Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in Raleigh are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, here are our team’s picks for the best Raleigh window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Raleigh. Some might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters actually are perfect for smaller windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. For example, see why 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 Shape

Plantation shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Smaller windows come in a number of styles: casements, transom windows, rounded, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Custom plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the ones that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some homeowners in Raleigh aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s ok, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window you’re not a fan of. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t actually make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light can be an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re covering the whole window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window treatments such as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters offer a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially when you factor in styles like cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. The majority of small windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you get at the store will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look into custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades may make smaller windows look a little more boxy 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 Raleigh homeowners do for small windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, the windows don’t even have to be small for you to try this in your own home. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang curtains to either side to border the window.

It uses the space better, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Raleigh. Sunburst is here to help. Call us today at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.