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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Your Seattle Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of home magazines can make you swoon, but not every home has those kind of windows. Homeowners in Seattle are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that oversized, flowing drapes don’t work with.

For small windows, here are Sunburst’s picks for the best Seattle window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Seattle. Some might think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters actually are perfect for smaller windows. And there are more than a few reasons why. You can see that 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 the Size

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

Seattle arch small shutters

Small windows run the gamut of styles: casements, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagonal windows, and beyond. Custom shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Bigger

Seattle small bathroom window 

Some homeowners in Seattle 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 don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

Seattle cafe shutter kitchen 

For small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re totally covering your window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window coverings like as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

Seattle roller shades small 

The most important thing with small window shades is to shop for custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so most shades you find in stores will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that accent your small window and the space around it.

Shades can make small windows seem a little more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some savvy Seattle homeowners choose for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. 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 sticks to the frame like blinds or shutters, and hang curtains to either side to border the window.

This uses the space better, and makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Seattle. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 360-464-2277 or use the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.