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What to Put on Small Windows In Phoenix Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window coverings you see on design shows or in the pages ofhome magazines are eye-catching, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in Phoenix are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the kind that oversized, flowing drapes won’t work for.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are Sunburst’s recommendations for the best Phoenix window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Phoenix plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but shutters actually are a fantastic for smaller windows. And there are a number of reasons why. You can see that shutters are a wonderful 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. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows are in every style: casements, transom windows, porthole windows, octagon-shaped windows, etc. Customized shutters fit any and all of them, even the ones that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some homeowners in Phoenix aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window that you don’t love. Interior shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters let you have a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The key with shades for smaller windows is to look for custom shades. The majority of small windows don’t have a standard size, so most shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look into custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

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

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some smart Phoenix homeowners do for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like shutters, and hang curtains to either side to frame the window.

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

Small Windows Giving You Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Phoenix. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.