How to Cover Small Windows In Raleigh Homes

Blake Jarman

The big, luxurious window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in Better Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Raleigh homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

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

Custom Shutters for Small Windows

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Raleigh plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. 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. Check them out!

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 beyond. 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 Raleigh residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window you don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t actually make the window bigger, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your 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 with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with small window shades is to look 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 shutters, and hang drapes to either side to frame the window.

Combining coverings 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.