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Covering Small Windows In Your Gainesville Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages ofhome magazines can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Gainesville homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Gainesville. You might think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters actually are one of the best choices for small windows. And there are 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 Small Windows No Matter the Size

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. That means that whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Smaller windows are in every style: casements, transom windows, circular, octagon-shaped windows, and beyond. Custom plantation shutters can fit any one of them, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some Gainesville residents don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. We get it, but you don’t have to tolerate a window that you don’t love. Plantation shutters can add size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t actually affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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For small windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window treatments including as drapes or curtains. But interior shutters let you have 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 most important thing with shades for smaller windows is to shop for custom shades. Most smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so most shades you find in stores will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look into custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades might make smaller windows seem a little 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 Gainesville homeowners do for small 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 blinds, and hang curtains or drapes on the sides to buffer the window.

It helps your space look a little bigger, and makes your room’s flow a little more seamless.

Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Gainesville. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 813-602-5966 or use the form below to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.