How to Cover Small Windows In Your Boston Home

Holly Perron

The big, fancy window coverings you see on design shows or in Better Home & Garden are breathtaking, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in Boston are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the kind that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, these are our team’s picks for the best Boston window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows

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Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Boston. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are perfect for small windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. Take a look!

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 Boston homeowners don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s understandable, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you don’t like. Custom 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 creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But interior 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 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 play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades can make small windows seem a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call 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, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang drapes on the sides to border the window.

Combining coverings uses the space better, 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.