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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Destin Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious windows 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 Destin homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

If you’re worried about your small windows, these are our picks for the best Destin window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Destin. You may think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters really are perfect for smaller windows. And there are 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 Fit Small Windows No Matter What

Plantation shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, transom windows, circular, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Custom shutters fit any and all of them, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some Destin homeowners aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you’re not a fan of. Sunburst 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 really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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For small windows, light can be an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. Most small windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have precise measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might make small windows seem a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some forward-thinking Destin homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. 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 sits on the frame like blinds, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to buffer the window.

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

Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Destin. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 850-203-0419 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.