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Covering Small Windows In Your St. George Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious windows you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of home magazines are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in St. George are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows 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 St. George window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

St. George 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 more than a few reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a terrific option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

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

St. George arch small shutters

Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, circular, octagonal windows, and so on. Custom shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Bigger

St. George small bathroom window 

Some St. George homeowners don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you’re not a fan of. Plantation shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window treatments such as shades or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a bit 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 most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to shop for custom shades. The majority of smaller windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you get at the store will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades can make smaller windows seem a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some forward-thinking St. George 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, and hang drapes on the sides to buffer the window.

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

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, St. George. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 435-485-9332 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.