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What to Put on Small Windows In Your Southern California Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window coverings you see on design shows or in home magazines are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Southern California homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the kind that big, luxurious drapes don’t work with.

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

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Southern California plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters actually are perfect for small windows. And there are a number of reasons why. For example, see why 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 What

Interior shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, rounded, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Plantation shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in Southern California don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s understandable, but nothing’s forcing you to live with a window you’re not a fan of. Custom shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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For small windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s what you get with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters give you a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially when you’re talking about cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The most important thing with small window shades is to go with custom shades. Most small windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you find in stores will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So get precise measurements of your windows and look into 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 think a bit before using them for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some forward-thinking Southern California homeowners do for their smaller 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 any window in your home to the same effect. Combine a window treatment that sits on the frame like shutters, and hang drapes on the sides to buffer the window.

It uses the space better, and makes your room’s flow a little more seamless.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Southern California. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 888-611-2474 or use the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.