Covering Small Windows In Minneapolis Homes

George Christ

The big, luxurious windows you see on design shows or in the pages ofBetter Home & Garden are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Minneapolis homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows

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Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Minneapolis. You might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they actually are perfect for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. Check them out!

Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Shape

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

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Small windows are in every style: casement windows, eyebrow, circular, octagon windows, and beyond. Custom 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 Minneapolis 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’re not a fan of. Interior shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, even up to multiple inches 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 Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window coverings including as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters give you a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with small window shades is to look for custom shades. Most small windows don’t have a standard size, so a lot of shades you buy off the rack 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 may make small windows seem a little more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some savvy Minneapolis homeowners choose for their smaller 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 drapes to either side to border the window.

Combining coverings makes better use of the space, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Minneapolis. Sunburst is here to help. Give us a call at 952-856-8130 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.