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Covering Small Windows In Charlotte Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window coverings 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 Charlotte are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the kind that big, luxurious drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, here are our picks for the best Charlotte window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Charlotte plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters actually 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

Plantation 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: casements, eyebrow, rounded, octagon windows, and so on. Customized shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Bigger

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Some Charlotte residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s ok, but you don’t have to live with a window you don’t like. Interior shutters can add a number of inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window coverings including as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters let you have 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 big thing with shades for smaller windows is to look for custom shades. The majority of small windows don’t have a standard size, so a lot of shades you find in stores will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades might make small windows seem a little “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 savvy Charlotte homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments. 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 sits on the frame like blinds, and hang curtains on the sides to frame the window.

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

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Charlotte. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 980-231-1116 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.