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Window Treatments for Small Windows In San Antonio Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately windows you see on design shows or in the pages of home magazines are eye-catching, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in San Antonio are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes don’t work with.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are our team’s recommendations for the best San Antonio window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in San Antonio. You may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they really are one of the best choices for small windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. For example, see why shutters are a terrific option for transom windows and other small windows.
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Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Smaller windows are in every style: casement windows, eyebrow, circular, octagon windows, and so on. Custom plantation shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some homeowners in San Antonio don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to put up with a window you don’t like. 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 make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With 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 including as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters offer 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 key with small window shades is to look for custom shades. Most smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so the majority of shades you get at the store will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades can make smaller windows seem a tad “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so think a bit before using them for your windows.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some savvy San Antonio homeowners do for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sits on the frame like blinds, and hang drapes on the sides to frame the window.

Combining coverings helps your space look a little bigger, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, San Antonio. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 210-876-0377 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.