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What to Put on Small Windows In Hartford Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see on design shows or in the pages of Better Home & Garden are breathtaking, but those aren’t typical for every home. More often Hartford homeowners are concerned with smaller windows – windows that those big bold drapes won’t work for.

When it comes to small windows, here are Sunburst’s picks for the best Hartford window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Hartford plantation shutters work wonders for small windows. Some may think we’re just favoring shutters, but they really are perfect for small windows. And there are 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 the Shape

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

Hartford arch small shutters

Smaller windows are in every style: casements, eyebrow, circular, octagon-shaped windows, and beyond. Custom plantation shutters fit any and all of them, even the shapes that other window coverings can’t.

Shutters Help Make Small Windows Look Larger

Hartford small bathroom window 

Some homeowners in Hartford don’t like that their windows are on the smaller side. We get it, but nothing’s forcing you to tolerate a window you don’t like. Custom shutters can add some much-needed size to a small window, sometimes up to multiple inches with the right frame and mount. Obviously, shutters won’t really affect the size of the window, but it makes the window look bigger than it is.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

Hartford cafe shutter kitchen 

For small windows, light is often all or nothing. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window coverings such as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters offer a little more flexibility with lighting and privacy, especially with cafe shutters for small windows.

Custom Shades for Small Windows

Hartford roller shades small 

The most important thing with small window shades is to go with custom shades. More often than not small windows aren’t standard sizes, so a lot of shades you find in stores will just cover up your window instead of framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and look for custom shades that fit both your window and the space around it.

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

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What some forward-thinking Hartford homeowners do for their smaller windows is to use more than one kind of window treatment. In fact, you can do this on just about any kind of window, big or small. Combine a window treatment that sticks to the frame like blinds, and hang drapes to either side to buffer the window.

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

Are Your Small Windows Giving You Big Headaches?

Don’t fret over small windows anymore, Hartford. Sunburst wants to help. Give us a call at 860-266-5459 or use the form below to get started on finding your perfect window treatment solution.