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What to Put on Small Windows In Fort Lauderdale Homes

September 11, 2018

The big, luxurious window treatments you see in fancy HGTV homes or in the pages of interior design magazines are breathtaking, but not every home has those kind of windows. More often Fort Lauderdale homeowners are 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 Fort Lauderdale window treatments.

Plantation Shutters for Small Windows 

Small windows are perfect for plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale. Some may think we’re biased because “shutters” is in our name, but shutters actually are a fantastic for smaller windows. And there’s more than a few reasons why. For example, see why shutters are a great option for transom windows and other small windows.
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Shutters Can Fit Smaller Windows No Matter the Size

Interior shutters are built specifically for your windows. So whatever size or shape the windows are, shutters will fit – without exception.

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Smaller windows run the gamut of styles: casements, transom windows, circular, octagonal windows, and several other styles. Custom plantation shutters fit all of these styles, even the shapes that other window treatments can’t.

Shutters Make Smaller Windows Look Bigger

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Some Fort Lauderdale residents don’t like the fact that their small windows are, well, small. That’s ok, but you don’t have to put up with a window you wish looked different. Plantation shutters can add up to a few inches to a window with the right frame and mount. Of course, this won’t actually make the window bigger, but it creates the illusion of a larger window.

Shutters Control Light in Small Windows

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With smaller windows, light is an all-or-nothing game. Either you’re covering the window, or it’s bare. That’s how it is with most window treatments such as drapes or curtains. But custom shutters let you have a bit more flexibility with how you control 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 look for custom shades. Most small windows are in unusual sizes, so the majority of shades you buy off the rack will completely cover a window instead of framing it. So get the exact measurements of your windows and look at custom shades that play to your window and your space’s strengths.

Shades might make smaller windows seem a little “boxier” and draw attention to their small size, so be careful about making the right call for your home.

Combining Window Treatments for Small Windows

What we’ve seen some savvy Fort Lauderdale 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, 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 to either side to frame the window.

This uses the space better, and lets eyes flow across your room more smoothly.

Small Windows Causing Big Headaches?

Don’t worry about your small windows anymore, Fort Lauderdale. Sunburst wants to help. Call us today at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form at the bottom to get help finding your perfect window treatment solution.