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Window Treatments for Small Windows In Miami Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious windows you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of home magazines are eye-catching, but those kind of windows aren’t in every home. Homeowners in Miami are usually more concerned with smaller windows – the type that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

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

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Miami plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some might think we’re a little predisposed to shutters, but shutters really are a fantastic for small windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. You can see that shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter What

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. So no matter the size or shape of the windows in your home, shutters will fit – no exceptions.

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Smaller windows are in every style: casements, transom windows, circular, octagon windows, etc. Custom plantation shutters can fit each and every one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Bigger

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Some Miami residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s fine, but you don’t have to tolerate a window you’re not a fan of. 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 creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Help Manage Light in Small Windows

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For smaller windows, light is an all-or-nothing issue. Either you’re totally covering your window, or you aren’t. That’s what you get with most window treatments including as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you 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 small window shades is to go with custom shades. More often than not smaller windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you buy off the rack will just cover up your window instead of framing it. So make sure you have precise measurements of your windows and shop for custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades might make small windows seem a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so use caution when choosing window treatments for your space.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some forward-thinking Miami homeowners choose for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment 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, and hang curtains on the sides to buffer the window.

This uses the space better, and can help smooth out the flow of your room.

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Miami. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form at the bottom to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.