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How to Cover Small Windows In Your Boston Home

September 11, 2018

The big, fancy window coverings you see on design shows or in the pages of home magazines are swoon-worthy, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. More often Boston homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes don’t work with.

When it comes to small windows, these are our team’s picks for the best Boston window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Boston. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are a fantastic for small windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a wonderful option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Small Windows No Matter What

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

Boston arch small shutters

Smaller windows are in every style: casements, eyebrow, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and so on. Customized shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some homeowners in Boston don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s understandable, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you wish looked different. Plantation shutters can add size to a small window, even up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s the deal with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But interior 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. More often than not small windows are in unusual sizes, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will just cover up your window rather than 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 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 some smart Boston 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 sticks to the frame like shutters, and hang drapes on the sides to frame the window.

Combining coverings makes better use of the space, and makes the flow of your room more smooth.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Boston. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.