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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Salt Lake City Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages of interior design magazines are swoon-worthy, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Salt Lake City homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that big, luxurious drapes won’t work for.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Salt Lake City plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they really are perfect for smaller windows. And there are a number of 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 What

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Smaller windows run the gamut of styles: casements, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagonal windows, and beyond. Customized shutters fit all of these styles, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some Salt Lake City homeowners aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. That’s fine, but you don’t have to live with a window that you don’t love. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters 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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For smaller windows, light is usually an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the whole window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window coverings like as shades or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a bit more flexibility with how you control lighting, especially when you’re talking about 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 smaller windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you find in stores will completely cover a window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and shop for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades might make small 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 some forward-thinking Salt Lake City homeowners do for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be your small windows you do this with. 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 makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Salt Lake City. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 801-515-3598 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.