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What to Put on Small Windows In Your Fort Myers Home

September 11, 2018

The big, stately window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages of interior design magazines are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Fort Myers homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes aren’t suited to.

For small windows, these are our team’s recommendations for the best Fort Myers window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Fort Myers plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. You may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they actually are perfect for small windows. And there’s a number of reasons why. As you'll see, shutters are a wonderful option for transom windows and other small windows.
Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Shutters 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 – without exception.

Fort Myers arch small shutters

Small windows run the gamut of styles: casements, eyebrow, rounded, octagon-shaped windows, and beyond. Custom shutters can fit any one of them, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Larger

Fort Myers small bathroom window 

Some Fort Myers residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. We get it, but you don’t have to live with a window you don’t like. Custom shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t really affect the size of the window, but it can make it look a lot larger than it actually is.

Shutters Let You Manage Light in Small Windows

Fort Myers cafe shutter kitchen 

With small windows, light can be all or nothing. Either you’re covering the whole window, or it’s bare. That’s the deal with most window treatments including as shades or curtains. But interior shutters give you a bit more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially when you factor in styles like cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

Fort Myers roller shades small 

The key with small window shades is to go with custom shades. More often than not smaller windows are in unusual sizes, so the majority of store-bought shades will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So make sure you have the exact measurements of your windows and look into custom shades that accent your small window and the space around it.

Shades might make small windows seem 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 savvy Fort Myers homeowners do for their smaller windows is to combine window treatments to make them more interesting and bigger. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be your small windows you do this with. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang drapes on the sides to buffer the window.

It makes better use of the space, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Fort Myers. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.