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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Your Virginia Beach Home

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious windows you see on design shows or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are eye-catching, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Virginia Beach homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – the type that oversized, flowing drapes aren’t suited to.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Virginia Beach plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but they really are a fantastic for small windows. And there’s a number of 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 Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

Plantation shutters are custom-built to your specific windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Small windows are in every style: casements, transom windows, porthole windows, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Customized shutters fit any and all of them, even the ones that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Can Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

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Some Virginia Beach homeowners aren’t huge fans of how small their windows are. We get it, but you don’t have to live with a window you’re not a fan of. Sunburst shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, shutters won’t really make the window bigger, 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 usually all or nothing. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window coverings like as drapes or curtains. But interior 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 key with shades for smaller windows is to shop for custom shades. The majority of small windows don’t have a standard size, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will just cover up your window rather than framing it. So measure your windows precisely and shop for custom shades that accentuate your small window and the room as a whole.

Shades may make smaller windows look 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 Virginia Beach homeowners do for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments. In fact, you can do this on any window in your home to the same effect. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like shutters, and hang curtains or drapes to either side to buffer the window.

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

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Virginia Beach. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.