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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Washington DC Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. Homeowners in Washington DC are usually more concerned with smaller windows – windows that big, luxurious drapes won’t work for.

If you’re worried about your small windows, here are Sunburst’s picks for the best Washington DC window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Washington DC. You may think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but they really are perfect for small 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 the Shape

Plantation shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Smaller windows run the gamut of styles: casements, transom windows, porthole windows, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Custom shutters fit any and all of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Make Small Windows Look Larger

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Some Washington DC residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to live with a window you wish looked different. Interior shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

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With small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments such as drapes or curtains. But plantation shutters offer a bit more flexibility with your lighting, especially with 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 go with custom shades. More often than not small windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you find in stores will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So measure your windows precisely and look for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

Shades can make small windows look a tad 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 we’ve seen some forward-thinking Washington DC 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 sits on the frame like blinds or shutters, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to frame the window.

It makes better use of the space, and makes your room’s flow a little more seamless.

Are Your Small Windows Causing Big Problems?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Washington DC. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 240-339-2588 or use the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.