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Covering Small Windows In Your New York Home

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in New York are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that oversized, flowing drapes won’t work for.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

New York plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters really are perfect for smaller windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a terrific 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 whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

New York arch small shutters

Small windows run the gamut of styles: casement windows, eyebrow, porthole windows, octagon-shaped windows, etc. Plantation shutters fit any and all of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Bigger

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Some New York homeowners don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you don’t like. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, this won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s the deal with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters give you a little more flexibility with your lighting, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

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The big thing with shades for smaller windows is to go with custom shades. The majority of smaller windows aren’t standard sizes, so most shades you get at the store will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and look at custom shades that accentuate your small window and the space around it.

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

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some forward-thinking New York homeowners choose for small 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 sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to frame the window.

This makes better use of the space, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, New York. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.