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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Your Atlanta Home

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window treatments you see on design shows or in Better Home & Garden can make you swoon, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Atlanta homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, here are Sunburst’s picks for the best Atlanta window treatments.

Custom Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are a great fit for plantation shutters in Atlanta. Some might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters actually are perfect for small windows. And there are more than a few reasons why. For example, see why shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

Atlanta arch small shutters

Smaller windows are in every style: casement windows, transom windows, rounded, octagonal windows, and so on. Custom plantation shutters can fit any one of them, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

Atlanta small bathroom window 

Some homeowners in Atlanta don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. That’s understandable, but you don’t have to put up with a window you’re not a fan of. Interior shutters can add size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t actually make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

Atlanta cafe shutter kitchen 

For small windows, light is often an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s how it is with most window treatments including as shades or curtains. But plantation shutters give you a little 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. Most small windows are in unusual sizes, so a lot of store-bought shades will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look at custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades may make small windows seem a tad more boxy and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some forward-thinking Atlanta homeowners choose for small windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. 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 or shutters, and hang curtains or drapes on the sides to frame the window.

Combining coverings uses the space better, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Atlanta. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 404-962-8517 or use the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.