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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Minneapolis Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window coverings you see on design shows or in the pages of home magazines are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Minneapolis homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to.

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 

Minneapolis plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but they actually are perfect for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a wonderful option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

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 run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, rounded, octagon windows, and several other styles. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some Minneapolis residents aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s understandable, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window you don’t like. Interior 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 Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is often an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s the deal with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters give you 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 big thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so the majority 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 look at custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might 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 shutters, and hang curtains 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.